All parents want their teen drivers to be as safe as possible, but budgets also are a major consideration when looking for an appropriate car for a less-experienced driver. Few families can afford to buy a teen a brand-new car as a learning vehicle. Fortunately, there are many high-quality used cars that do not compromise safety, and they are available at attractive price points.
Here are 10 late-model used cars that cover all the bases. They’re affordable, many are still covered by factory warranty, and all 10 received the highest “Top Safety Pick +” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. If you’re looking at used cars for your teen driver, start here.