What are the best cars for your teens?

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The american organization Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its list of the cars at a reasonable price, the most secure: purchases of property often sought after by adolescents or their parents.


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To select the vehicles to recommend, the IIHS takes into account four key factors. Young drivers need to stay away from cars too powerful and prioritize the bigger, more robust and massive. The body prioritizes also the cars with a corrector for electronic trajectory, better known as traction control, as well as those with a high security clearance.

Taking into account these elements, the best choice of vehicles for which the price is between 13 000 $ CAN and 26 000 $ CAD :

Intermediate Format (suggested models)
Volkswagen Passat 2013, and more; designed after 2012
Volvo S60 (2011 and more)
Ford Fusion (2013, and more; built after December 2012)
Subaru Legacy (2013 and more; built after October 2012)
Honda Accord coupe (2013 and older)
Volkswagen Jetta (2015 and more)
Mazda 6 (2014 and more)
Honda Accord sedan (2013 and older)

Subaru Outback (2013, and more; built after August 2012)
Acura TL (2012-14; built after April 2012)
Lincoln MKZ (2013 and older)
Toyota Prius v (2015 and more)
Volvo V60 (2015 and more)
Audi A3 (2015 and more)
Acura TLX 2015; (2017 and more)
BMW 2 series coupe (2015 and more)
Infiniti Q50 – (2014 and more)

Large format
Volvo S80 (2007 and later)
Ford Taurus (2013 and older)
Chevrolet Impala (2015 and more)
Infiniti M37/Q70 (2013 and older)
Toyota Avalon (2015 and more)
Acura RLX (2014 and more)
Buick LaCrosse (2017 and more)

Small SUV
Mazda CX-5 (2014 and more; built after October 2013)
Fiat 500X (2016 and later; built after July 2015)
Nissan Rogue (2014 and more)
Subaru Forester (2014 and more)
Buick Encore (2015 and more)

Honda CR-V (2015 and more)
Ford Escape (2017 and more)
Toyota RAV4 (2015 and more; built after November 2014)
Hyundai Tucson (2016 and later)
Mazda CX-3 (2016 and later)
Kia Sportage (2017 and more)

Intermediate SUV
Volvo XC90 (2005 and more)
Ford Flex (2011)
Chevrolet Equinox (2014 and more)
GMC Terrain (2014 and more)
Volvo XC60 (2013 and older)
Kia Sorento (2016 and later)

Nissan Pathfinder (2015 and more)
Nissan Murano (2015 and more)
Ford Edge (2016 and later)
Toyota Highlander (2014 and more)
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (2017 and more)
Acura MDX (2014 and more)
Hyundai Santa Fe (2017 and more; built after march 2016)

Honda Odyssey (2014 and more)
Kia Sedona (2015 and more)

Toyota Sienna (2015 and more)

Small pick-up truck
Toyota Tacoma Access cab 2016 and later)
Great truck
Toyota Tundra Double Cab (2014 and more)