2019 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

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Best Used Cars for Teens Methodology

The Best Used Cars for Teens have the best combination of overall quality, high safety ratings, strong dependability, low long-term ownership costs, and accident avoidance technologies across five segments. We evaluated vehicles from model years 2014, 2015, and 2016, though all of our winners are 2016 models. Some of the vehicles on this list have the space and features to keep your whole family comfortable and safe, so they’re smart choices for parents who’ll be sharing the car with a teen.

Though your bank account may be pushing you toward a used car, keep in mind that older vehicles generally don’t have as many accident avoidance technologies as new vehicles. While features like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning are commonly available in 2014-to-2016 vehicles, advanced autonomous features like front automatic braking, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking are less ubiquitous. If having the most advanced safety technology is a priority, you’ll have to shop newer vehicles.

The Best Used Cars for Teens are some of the best-equipped, safest, and most reliable used cars on the market, so if you want a top-notch ride for your teenager without spending a fortune, read on.

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