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Best First Car Suited for Young Drivers

Among the vehicles best suited for a young first-time driver are Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Camry.

This is according to Joseph B. White @ Wall Street Journal: Better Safe Than Sporty.

Even if the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nowadays says it can recommend certain sport utility vehicles as safe choices for young drivers, this is usually not a parent’s first choice.

Honda Accord

Key Data

To come up with the best rides for a teen driver, Joseph B. White crunched the numbers from several key sources of data and safety rankings. Among the midsize cars that scored well are the Accord, the Fusion and the Camry. Three of the blandest cars on the road, maybe, but they are reliable.

White also says that an older, second-hand luxury car may give you a full complement of safety technology. The trick is finding one that isn’t too powerful. Among those that got through mr. White’s filter: the sedate Lexus ES, an Audi A4 and a 2004-2008 Acura TL.


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