U.S. News Unveils the Best Cars for Teens

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Cars for Families and Best Cars for the Money, today unveiled the Best Cars for Teens.

"Not every car is a good fit for a teen driver," said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "High-performance models can tempt teens to drive beyond their skills, and vehicles without key safety features can leave teens at higher risk for an accident. The winners of the Best Cars for Teens awards all have top-of-the-line safety features that can help teens safely develop their driving skills while lowering the risk that they'll be involved in a collision."

All 2020 Best New Cars for Teens have available forward collision warning and forward automatic emergency braking, as well as lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. All of the winners in categories above $20,000 also have teen driver controls or available smartphone apps that send parents alerts when the car goes over a set speed or is driven outside a set geographic area or time period. These features allow parents to set limits for teen drivers and have an ongoing conversation with their teens about responsible driving habits.

The 2020 Best New Cars for Teens

        Best Car for Teens
         Under $20K        2020 Honda Fit

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        Best Car for Teens
         $20K to $25K      2020 Toyota Corolla

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        Best SUV for Teens
         $20K to $25K      2020 Ford Escape

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        Best Car for Teens
         $25K to $30K      2020 Kia Optima

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        Best SUV for Teens
         $25K to $30K      2020 Kia Sportage

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        Best Car for Teens
         $30K to $35K      2020 Hyundai Sonata

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        Best SUV for Teens
         $30K to $35K      2020 Nissan Rogue

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        Best Car for Teens
         $35K to $40K      2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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        Best SUV for Teens
         $35K to $40K      2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The 2020 Best Used Cars for Teens


       Large Car   2017 Kia Cadenza

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       Midsize Car 2016 Toyota Camry/Camry Hybrid

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       Midsize SUV 2017 Kia Sorento

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       Small Car   2016 Toyota Prius

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       Small SUV   2017 Hyundai Tucson

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To be named one of the Best New Cars for Teens, a vehicle has to have the best combination of predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features and top critics' recommendations in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings in its price category. To be named a Best Used Car for Teens, a vehicle must be from the 2015 through 2017 model years and have the best combination of dependability and safety ratings, ownership costs, positive reviews from critics when the vehicles were new, and available tech that can help prevent crashes or lessen their severity.

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars supports car shoppers throughout the entire car buying journey, offering advice for researching cars, finding cars for sale near you and getting the best rate on car insurance. U.S. News Best Cars had more than 73 million visitors over the past year, with the majority actively shopping for a car. Eighty percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

About U.S. News & World Report

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