When picking out a car for a new teen driver, it’s essential to get all the latest safety gear. But for most families, it’s unrealistic to buy their teenager a brand new car.

So how do you get the most critical safety features without breaking the bank? Auto Center of Texas has your back!


Continue reading to learn our Top 5 suggestions for the safest used cars for teens:

Ford Focus 

The small Focus sedan is agile and fun to drive, with an upright seating position that may help teens plan ahead by giving them a good view down the road. The optional Sync system gives hands-free phone connectivity, but without the fussy and distracting MyFord Touch control system that came later. The cabin makes access easy and gives plenty of room for two in the backseat.

Ford Fusion

The midsized Fusion offers responsive handling and a supple ride, along with Sync Bluetooth connectivity and voice commands. Controls are fairly simple and drivers will find plenty of room inside along with comfortable seats. The four cylinder is backed by a smooth, smart-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Sonata 

A comfortable, quiet, and daresay almost luxurious midsized sedan, the 2006-2010 Sonata has a pillowy ride, soft seats, and simple controls. Freshened for 2009, the four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic deliver quiet acceleration, with very good gas mileage at 26 mpg overall. The backseat will hold three across comfortably.

Kia Soul 

A functional little box-on-wheels, the Soul gets great mileage and offers all the features your kid wants with all the safety features you do. Kia’s UVO connection system will play songs from your smart phone, as well as enable hands-free calling. Hatchback versatility may prove helpful on campus.  A distinctive shape, the Soul has personality that may have distinct youth appeal over a more traditional, staid alternative.

Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 is a roomy reliable SUV that rides well, gets great gas mileage for an SUV and has responsive and secure handling. The RAV has tons of room for carrying dorm supplies with the backseats folded.

Interested in one of these great quality vehicles for your teen driver? Just come visit one of our three locations any time or visit our website!