Safest cars for teen drivers | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- That magical "number 16" puts your child behind the wheel and a lot of stress on you.
Parents of teen drivers all share one thing in common, the quest to find the safest car out there.
Since car crashes are the number one killer of young people, consumer reports has put together a list of eight good choices for teens.
It's based on the best safety features in cars recently made.
These cars are pretty affordable too. All come with price tags under $12,000.
1. Hyundai Sonata - 2006 or Newer
2. Volkswagen Rabbit - 2009
3. Hyundai Elantra SE or Touring
4. Acura TSX
5. Volkswagen Jetta - 2009 or 2010
6. Ford Focus Sedan - 2009 or Newer
7. Scion xB - 2008 or Newer
8. Mazda 3 Touring or Grand Touring - 2007 or Newer
Consumer Reports says if you can afford it, it's always best to get a newer model with up-to-date safety features.
Important safety features include stability control and the ability to accelerate 60 miles per hour in eight to eleven seconds.
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