10 of the Safest Cars for Teenagers to Drive

10 of the Safest Cars for Teenagers to Drive

April 05, 2021

When you and your teen are shopping for a new car, safety should be top priority. The increase in smart technologies in vehicles means there are more ways today to help keep young drivers safe.

The 10 small and midsize cars listed below are top safety picks by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which Nationwide is proud to be a member group of. These models earned advanced or superior ratings for front-end crash protection. Looking for a first car for your teen? Check out some of the safest cars for teenage drivers:

Vehicle model Safety features
Subaru LegacySubaru Legacy safety features
Hyundai ElantraHyundai Elantra safety features
Mazda CX-5Mazda CX-5 safety features
Subaru ImprezaSubaru Impreza safety features
Toyota CamryToyota Camry safety features
Kia ForteKia Forte safety features
Honda InsightHonda Insight safety features
Kia K5Kia Optima safety features
Hyundai SonataHyundai Sonata safety features
Subaru OutbackSubaru Outback safety features

Not everyone has the budget for a new car, so be sure to look at the safety ratings for used options as well. Vehicle safety features change over time, which means a car that’s highly rated now might not have scored as well a few years ago. And remember to teach your teen common sense and good driving behaviors, like limiting the number of friends in the car and keeping the music off or at a level that won’t be distracting.

Once you find the right car for your teen, make sure to contact your insurance agent to add them as a driver. Stansell Agency offers competitive rates and forgiveness packages. 

Source: https://blog.nationwide.com/safest-cars-for-teens/