There are certain cars that are easier than others for teens to learn how to drive, but are they safe and are they affordable? Here's a list of 3 of the most safe and affordable used cars for teens in 2023.
1. Honda Civic (2012 - 2015, 2019, and Newer)
Not only is the average price for a used Honda Civic around $7k, but it gets a safety score of 5/5 stars. The 2012 model, for example, passed front and side crash tests with flying colors. It's comfortable. It's compact. It has stable handling and very easy to drive. The Honda Civic is perfect for a new teen driver.
2. Toyota Highlander (2014 and Newer)
If you're looking for a reliable used SUV, the Toyota Highlander is a great choice. It's not a gas-guzzler and drives smoothly. It was redesigned 2014 to improve handling. It's a quiet ride with seating for 8. The 2017 version includes standard forward collision warning and automatic braking
3. Subaru Outback (2019 and Newer)
The 2022 Subaru Outback received a Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), but the older models are. It's quite spacious for being a smaller mid-size SUV, and it has a ton of trunk space. We recommend the newer models from 2019 and on. Older models experience more recalls occurring at lower mileage. In 2023, a used 2019 Subaru Outback runs for around $19k.
No matter the car, there are always accidents and there are always injuries. If you're a teen and you've been injured in an accident, call Wilkes & Mee. Our Jacksonville car accident attorneys have your back, and we know how to get the insurance companies to pay you full compensation when they would otherwise take advantage of you.