These are the top 5 best and most affordable cars for teens. This list is compiled with cars that have the best gas mileage, are most efficient, and are the most reliable whenever you drive.
- 2016 Toyota Corolla
The 2016 Toyota Corolla is a four-door compact car that can seat up to five people and scored five stars on its safety test. The Corolla is known to be a very cost-efficient car as it is not pricy and is extremely fuel-efficient. The Toyota Corolla is a very fuel-efficient car using 40 miles per gallon on the highway and 30 through the city. The slick shape of the Corolla allows for less interior noise while driving and also contains a backup cam.
- 2017 Kia Forte
Scoring a four out of five on the JD Power reliability test and will not break the bank. This car has Apple and Samsung Carplay allowing you to have access to simple cell phone functions from the screen in your car. This car will get around 29 miles per gallon and a new refined engine than the models before it. The 2017 Kia Forte also has new safety features making it a very safe and reliable car for your teenager.
- 2017 Toyota Prius
While scoring a 4.6/5 by Kelley Blue Book and a 4.7/5 by Edmunds, the 2017 Toyota Prius has received a lot of praise for being a reliable and affordable car. While getting almost 58 miles per gallon which is almost twice the amount of a normal compact car. The Prius also earned a perfect five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a five-star rating in the side crash test.
- 2016 Honda Civic
The 2016 Honda Civic is one of the best used compact cars ever made due to top tier safety scores, high-end interior, and flashy look all for an affordable price. The Honda Civic scored a 4.5 out of 5 on the reliability test and has an average annual repair cost of $368. Civic owners have stated that on average a Civic can last up to 200,000 miles but with proper care and maintenance, they can last up to possibly 300,000 miles. Although the Civic is not one of the more reliable cars on this list, it still has a slick look with a strong engine.
- 2015 Toyota Camry
If you are looking for an affordable car that is extremely reliable, the 2015 Toyota Camry might be exactly what you are looking for. The 2015 Toyota Camry allows for advanced safety features without driving up the price compared to its counterparts. If this car is well taken care of and maintenance is attended to the Toyota Camry could last up to more than 200,000 miles. This model received a 9/10 from the US News & World Report. A 2015 Toyota Camry owner said this:“In my opinion, considering depreciation, RELIABILITY, quietness, and longevity, the Camry is probably the best value for the money in a sedan.”