Some reliable and safe cars for teenagers as of 2015 include the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Civic. These cars offer teen-friendly features such as adjustable steering or typically low prices and insurance rates.
The Ford Focus is a small sedan that has been on the market for over two decades. Those who have used the car say that it has a quick and communicative steering and is firm and controlled over bumps.
The Chevrolet Malibu entered the market in the 1970s. Analysts say that newer versions of the car have an adjustable steering wheel and pedals that make it an easy fit for both short and tall teenagers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recommended the Ford Taurus as one of the safest cars. Some insurance companies have rated the car as the cheapest to insure for teenage drivers.
As of 2015, the Hyundai Sonata features a high-quality interior and an affordable price that may be accommodating for teens ands parents.
The Honda Civic is popular for its great gas mileage and reliability. Autobytel has rated the 2006 and 2011 models among the best choices for teenage drivers. According to Edmunds, the car has been one of the most popular compact cars in the United States since its inception in 1973.