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Cars for Teens

The Best Cars for Your Kids

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Kia Forte EX

Teen-Friendly Vehicles

It's one of life's inevitable rites of passage: your child, no matter how terrifying the prospect may be, will one day get behind the wheel of his or her very own car. As parents, the most we can do is teach them to avoid the bad habits we have acquired, and make sure that they are properly equipped with the right vehicle to brave the roads. However, it takes a special type of temperament to handle the needs of teen drivers. The ideal car for our kids is fun yet frugal, sporty yet safe — something that won't drain the college fund, yet is still cool enough to cruise to the movies on a Friday night. Take a look at our list below to find youthful, affordable rides that are perfect for teen drivers. Now if only there was a way to get cheap insurance for your new teen driver!

Reviews of Cars for Teens

Chevrolet Cruze 1LT

Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Trax LT FWD

Chrysler 200C AWD

Chrysler 200 Limited

Dodge Dart Rallye

Dodge Dart GT

Fiat 500

Ford Fiesta SE

Ford Fiesta Sedan SEL

Honda Civic Coupe LX

Honda Fit Sport

Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent GLS

Hyundai Elantra GT

Jeep Patriot Latitude

Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4

Kia Forte SX 5-Door

Kia Forte Koup SX

Kia Forte EX

Kia Optima SX

Kia Soul Exclaim

Mazda 2 Touring

Mazda 3 i SV

Mazda 3 s Sport 5-Door

Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Nissan Cube 1.8 S

Nissan Juke

Nissan Sentra 2.0 S

Nissan Sentra SR

Nissan Versa 1.6 SL Sedan

Nissan Versa SL

Scion iQ

Scion xB

Scion xD

Toyota Corolla S Premium

Toyota Yaris Liftback

Toyota Yaris S Sedan

Volkswagen Jetta SE TSI


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