10 Best Cars for Young Drivers

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These Cars Are Ideal For Young Drivers in Their Late Teens and 20s

If you’re a college student or a recent college graduate, the last thing you need is an unreliable, unsafe, inconvenient vehicle that makes your life more complicated. If that sounds like the situation you’re in, it might be time to shop for a new car. 

We’ve found the best new cars for young drivers by focusing on affordability and practicality without sacrificing overall enjoyment. If you think you’ll be shopping for a new car in the near future, these are your best bets.

The cars on the following slides have strong overall scores based on the U.S. News scoring methodology, which means they all rank well in their respective classes. Furthermore, they all have high safety scores, which factor in their results from independent crash testing at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as well as the availability of advanced safety technology and features.

Browse through the following slides for the best new vehicles for college students and recent graduates.

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