The Best Used Cars for Teens Under $25,000

The Best Used Cars for Teens Under $25,000

Honda Civic Coupe

Choosing a vehicle for the teenage driver in your family can be a daunting task. You will want to consider a number of things. CarPro Show host Jerry Reynolds shares some tips on how to pick out your teen’s first car here. One recommendation he makes is to buy used rather than new, but not too old because the newer the car, the more safety features.

Which brings us to’s safest and most reliable used cars for teens under $25,000. It is designed to provide parents with a number of safe, reliable and economical options that also take into account the budget. The models on the list range from 2015-2019. Safety and driver assistance features vary by model, but according to iSeeCars, they all have: basic safety features such as electronic stability control and front airbags.

iSeeCars says these are the most important safety features parents want to consider:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Electronic stability control brakes automatically when a vehicle skids or slides on slippery surfaces or winding roads. This safety technology is so important that it has been required in most vehicles since 2012.
  • Backup/Rear Cameras:They have mandatory in new vehicles from May 2018. However, this technology is common in older vehicles.
  • Collision warning with automatic braking: This technology uses sensors to detect what is in front of your car while monitoring your car’s speed. If a crash is imminent, a warning is given. If you do not stop yourself, the system brakes automatically.
  • Detection of blind spots. Blind Spot Detection uses sensors to alert drivers to vehicles that are not yet visible but are in adjacent lanes.

All listed vehicles scored an 8.5 or higher (out of 10) on an iSeeCars quality analysis that takes into account long-term reliability and average safety ratings. Vehicles also all have a combined 20 MPG to minimize gas costs.

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