"Having a new driver in the family is both exciting and nerve-wracking," says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "Although it's expensive, parents should consider investing in newer models because they have many more safety features than cars made just five years ago. The 2016 Best Cars for Teens are some of the safest options on the road, giving parents a little peace of mind."
The 2016 Best Cars for Teens has options for a range of family budgets. The list covers models with prices starting under $20,000 and going up to over $40,000. Top picks have advanced active safety features, such as rearview cameras, parking sensors, blind spot detection and forward collision mitigation. Some models also include new parental control technologies that allow parents to set geographic, time and speed limits and monitor their new drivers using smartphone apps.
About U.S. News Best Cars Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars had over 45 million unique visitors over the past year, with over 65 percent of visitors actively shopping for a car. Eighty percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.
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