Volkswagen’s 2012 Jetta is one of the best cars for teen drivers, according to editors at (Photo: Contributed)

Leaders with released a list of best new and used cars for teens, who may be taking to the road more during the summertime., which is an online resource for automotive information, recommends midsize sedans for young drivers. 

“Midsize sedans offer teen drivers the best combination of safety, reliability and affordability,” Carroll Lachnit, consumer advice editor at, said in a prepared statement. “Small cars might be more affordable, but they don’t offer as much protection in a collision as larger vehicles.”


She also said that some people think SUVs are the best for teens because they would likely hold up better in an accident, but Lachnit said they can also be difficult to maneuver and could be intimidating for first-time drivers. 

“Some experts think new SUVs with stability control are great choices for teen drivers, but there is far less risk of a rollover in a sedan,” she also said. 

The full list of new and used vehicles recommended by is:

-2009 Honda Accord
-2009 Toyota Camry
2010 Chevrolet Malibu
2010 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Hyundai Sonata
2012 Honda Accord
2012 Hyundai Sonata
-2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Volkswagen Jetta
2013 Chevrolet Malibu