What car should your high-schooler be driving when school starts up again? Recently, Consumer Reports provided its opinion on the best choices for teenagers shopping for a new car taking into consideration cars with safety features such as electronic stability control and curtain air bags and good crash-test results.
According to Consumer Reports, the following are the best cars for teenage drivers:
- Small sedans: Hyundai Elantra SE (2008-2010), Mazda3 (2007-), Scion xB (2008-)
- Midsized sedans: Acura TSX (2004-), Honda Accord (2008-), Kia Optima (2007-)
- Small SUVs: Honda CR-V (2005-), Nissan Rogue (2008-)
However, even the safest cars get into car accidents. The number reason for car accidents is distractions--cell phones, other people in the car, loud music, etc. Getting the safest car is the first step. The second step is educating the teenage drivers on how to prevent car accidents. For a free informational card on "10 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Be Safe Drivers," send me an email with your name and address.
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