5 Best Used (and Safe) Cars for Teenagers

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Teenage drivers want one thing: a set of wheels for their 16th birthday. Parents want a safe and reliable vehicle for their kids to drive. Unsure what cars to look for? Check out these top standouts recently praised by Consumer Reports.

Ford Focus (2009-2011)

Ranking high on the list, the Ford Focus is an ideal first car for young drivers. Safe and compact, it’s a breeze to parallel park.The Focus is also ideal for stretching a buck. Whether on a trip or your teenagers’s go-to transport to school, this car gets great gas mileage. The Focus also comes with Sync for hands-free audio, pleasing both parents and teens alike.

Mazda 3 (2011-2013)

The Mazda 3 received high marks for its sporty and fuel efficient sedan. Slightly smaller than the Mazda 6, the Mazda 3 still has more than enough room for your teen, their friends, and their lacrosse equipment. Here at Frank’s we often have multiple Mazda’s in our inventory at any given time. Here, you’ll find a perfect Mazda 3 just waiting for it’s new owner.

Volkswagen Jetta (2009-2010)

Sleek and sophisticated Volkswagen delivers a nice ride along with stellar safety features in the Jetta. Complete with a 5-cylinder engine, the Jetta has just enough power, but not too much. The trunk space is generous and the controls simple enough to manage without being distracting. The lower center of gravity in cars (versus their SUV counterparts) translates into better overall stability-in a collision, an ice storm, or a hairpin turn.

Hyundai Sonata (2006-2014, non-turbo)

This roomy sedan is the biggest on the list. Decent gas mileage, and stable handling round out its features. Like the other cars listed, the Sonata also comes with front and side and curtain airbags. If you aren’t sold on this one, not a problem. Frank’s Auto Credit happens to have one right here on the lot you can take out for a test drive tomorrow.

Subaru Impreza (2009-Present)

The Impreza comes in a sedan or hatchback, but most teens will likely have their eyes on the hatchback. Easily the sportiest car on the list, it also comes with All Wheel Drive-essential for New England winters and unpredictable weather. Subaru’s are notorious for rock solid reliability and outstanding crash-test ratings. This car will handily see your teen safely into their 20’s.

Poor credit? No credit score at all? Here at Frank’s Auto Credit, we don’t let anything hold you back from your dream car. We are a local, family-run business that’s been giving back to our community for nearly twenty years. We finance all our vehicles in house, and we know that the right car is waiting for you in our lot. Apply online or call today and let us help find your perfect car. Remember, we make the Deal that gets you behind the Wheel!5 Best Used (and Safe) Cars for Teenagers

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