Discover How To Get The Best Car For Your Teenager

When purchasing a car for your teenager, a bigger, heavy car is not always the safest and the best car. Teenagers are inexperienced drivers, and the best car for them Top Gear is a car that is safe, handles well and is reliable. We all know that every teen wants a sporty ride with lots of power. However, sporty cars have the highest crash ratings of any other cars on the road.

MSN Auto warns that a sporty car isn’t worth the risk just for looking good. Two seater sports cars are the worst for a new teen driver. Stay away from the Pontiac Firebird, the Chevy Camaro, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang. These cars are the deadliest cars for teens.

Late model cars, built after 2005, are highly recommended for safety and reliability. It is recommended to stay away from trucks and SUVs because they have the tendency to roll over easily. (Consumer Reports did report that the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue, passed their safety tests.) Check the crash and safety test ratings on any vehicle before buying it. Buying a used car is your best option to reduce insurance rates, and they are more economical than buying a brand new car.

Here’s What The Experts Say:

Consumer Reports: In 2010 Consumer Reports selected the following cars as the best wheels for teens in the $10,000 to $26,000 price range. The small cars were the Mazda 3, the Hyundai Elantra, the Scion xD, the Subaru Impreza, the Suzuki SX4 Crossover and the Scion xB. Family size cars included the Toyota Prius, Kia Optima, Honda Accord, Acura TSX and the VW Jetta.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): The IIHS states that the best late model cars for your teen, are the Ford Taurus, the Honda Accord, the Buick LeSabre, the Toyota Camry, the Mercury Sable, the Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Passat. The list of safe vehicles from 2000 to 2001 models are the Honda Civic, the Lincoln LS, the Buick LeSabre, the Volvo S80 and the Volkswagen Passat.

For Best Price and Safety: Consumer Reports lists these cars as the leading cars for a teenagers first car: the 2002 Lexus ES300, the 2007 Kia Rondo, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata, the 2000 to 2003 BMW 323i/325i and BMW 528i/525i, the 2005 Saab 9-3 Linear and the 2008 Saturn Aura XE. The 2006 to 2007 Kia Optima EX, the 2002 to 2004 Toyota Camry and the 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit are all good choices for your teen.