Best Cars to Buy for Teens under 15K

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In putting together this list of some of the best cars you can buy today for your teen, we set a limit of $15,000. We looked at vehicles that received high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) regarding crash test ratings. All the cars on this list include an arsenal of safety features. They are also at the top of the list when it comes to reliability.

Safe and Reliable

We are parents too, so we didn't include any sports cars or high-performance cars because we want your teen to be safe. It's better to have them drive a boring little sedan than a rocket ship. But a little style and comfort is alright. We also kept fuel economy in mind. You won't find any gas guzzlers here.  

With all that in mind, we present our list of the best cars for your teen that come in under 15K. Price estimates are based on Kelley Blue Book and are subject to change. Some of the earlier years listed here for these cars come in as low as $7,000.

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Looking for the best used car for your newly driving teen? Let Lithia Motors help. With over 75 years of experience in providing personal transportation solutions and over 280 dealerships from coast-to-coast, we can help you find the perfect ride offering safety and reliability at the right price.