Top 10 Best Cars For Teens

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6. Mazda 3:

This car beats most Japanese cars in terms of price. The deals you can get at Mazda, you can never find anywhere else. It is fuel efficient taking up around 10L/100 km. There are two cars teens can choose from when buying a Mazda: hunchback or sedan. The price is around $15,000 for standards and 21,000 with upgrades. The latest edition scored 15.33/16 on the offset crash test and 15/16 on the side crash test. Quite safe for the price! There are sports editions to the car which easily fit teenagers.


7. Volkswagen Jetta:

This car is the safest for teens when driving on the highway in terms of its horse power. Visibility is clear and the layout is simple for those just getting used to driving. Volkswagen also provides diesel cars for the Jettas, which allows teenagers and students on a budget, to be more cost efficient. The cost is also around $15,000 for a basic car.


8. Mitsubishi Lancer:

This car is popular amongst teenagers. It’s not great like the Hondas and Nissans, but is still reasonable for those wanting a sporty look. It is simple and cost efficient. The cost of a 4D sports edition manual transmission car is around $16,000. It consumes 24 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg in the city. This is approximately 9.4L/100km in the city and 6.5L/100km on highway. There are 12 kinds to choose from, which makes it a good gift.


9. Kia Sportage:

Improvements have been made by Kia. This is a fuel efficient car that is worth buying. Your teenager will love the sporty and compact look. It has stability control, a 6 airbag system and even a backup warning. The latest edition, 2011, consumes 9.5L/100km in the city and 6.9L/100km on the highway.


10. Toyota Prius:

Although a bit pricy and a bit over the $20,000 mark, it still deserves a spot on the top 10 list. It is fully hybrid, which saves teenagers and even students on fuel (2011 (basic): 3.4L/100km on highway and 4.0L/100km in the city). It is presently sold in 70 countries and is quite popular. It is a reliable car with excellent versatility and has traction and Vehicle Stability controls. These specs are important for a teenager buying a car because his/her budget is small.


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