Today's Date: June 20, 2024
SNOOP DOGG'S DR. BOMBAY PARTNERS WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB LONG BEACH, PITTSBURGH AND PORTLAND TO PROVIDE ICE CREAM SOCIALS &am   •   LA Kings Unveil Brand Evolution   •   Ahead of the Second Anniversary of the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, New IWPR Analysis Shows State Abortion Bans Cost the US Economy   •   #1 SPORT FOR OLYMPIC AUDIENCES AND FEMALE FANS FINDS FIELD OF PLAY WITH GLOBAL IMPACT GYMNASTICS ALLIANCE (GIGA)   •   Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Announces the Release of its 2023 Sustainability Report   •   More than 1,000 Florida adolescents will learn about emotional intelligence thanks to the partnership between the Ismael Cala Fo   •   Peruvian Trade Set for Boost as DP World Completes $400M Callao Port Expansion   •   Healthy meals for our kids   •   Five Startups Announced in 2024 Remarkable US Accelerator Program   •   Vizient examines pulsed field ablation, wearables for women’s cardiovascular health in latest Medical Device Tech Watch   •   Gwen Mills Elected President of UNITE HERE, First Woman to Lead the Union in its 130-Year History   •   Hebrew SeniorLife's Jack Satter House to Receive Up To $20 Million HUD Grant to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Resilience   •   Wayfinder Family Services Earns Highest Possible Rating from Charity Navigator   •   Sal Mian, represented by Rob Wiley, P.C., files disability discrimination lawsuit against Thermotech Insulation Co. LLC   •   Envision Energy Releases 2024 Net Zero Action Report Highlighting Global Decarbonization Achievements   •   National Beverage Corp. Announces LaCroix Partnership with Inter Miami CF   •   Cambium Learning Group Releases 2023 Impact Report Highlighting Its Commitment to Addressing the Most Critical Needs of K-12 Stu   •   AHF Helps Shore Up HIV Care in Pierce County   •   Molina Healthcare of New Mexico Supporting Residents Impacted By New Mexico Wildfires   •   Netflix’s ‘Toughest Forces on Earth’ Host and Former British Special Forces Soldier Dean Stott Receives MBE
Bookmark and Share

U.S. News Unveils the 2024 Best Cars for Teens

U.S. News Unveils the 2024 Best Cars for Teens

PR Newswire

Hyundai secures the most brand wins; multiple hybrids awarded across new and used-car categories.

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2024 Best Cars for Teens. The awards recognize new and used cars that come highly recommended by critics and score well in factors including predicted reliability, safety features and crash scores.

Hyundai secured the most wins in the Best New Cars for Teens categories, with four awards. Hyundai was also recognized for three awards in the Best Used Cars for Teens categories, a testament to the brand's reputation for producing safe and feature-packed models across both new and used car segments.

Hybrid vehicles claimed three wins across eight new-car categories and three wins across five used-car categories. These award winners should appeal to environmentally and financially conscious teenagers.

"Amidst the excitement of summer break, the 2024 Best Cars for Teens awards serve as a tool for families, ensuring their teen hits the road with confidence and safety," explains Liz Opsitnik, executive editor, U.S. News. "Each winning vehicle offers active safety features and strong crash test ratings, empowering new drivers behind the wheel and reducing accident risks."

All 2024 Best New Cars for Teens include safety features such as forward collision and lane-departure warnings, forward automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. Select winners are also equipped with teen driver controls or available smartphone apps that send alerts when the car exceeds a set speed or is driven after designated curfews or outside of specified geographic areas. These features enable parents and guardians to set limits for teen drivers while simultaneously guiding them toward responsible and mindful driving habits.

The 2024 Best New Cars for Teens



2024 Kia Soul

Best SUV for Teens $20k to $25k

2024 Hyundai Elantra

Best Car for Teens $20k to $25k

2024 Hyundai Tucson

Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k

2024 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k

2024 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

Best SUV for Teens $30k to $35k

2024 Subaru Legacy

Best Car for Teens $30k to $35k

2024 Subaru Outback

Best SUV for Teens $35k to $40k

2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Best Car for Teens $35k to $40k

The 2024 Best Used Cars for Teens



2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Small SUVs

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Small Cars

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Midsize SUVs

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Midsize Cars

2021 Nissan Maxima

Large Cars

Each Best New Cars for Teens winner has the best combination of predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver-assistance features and top critics' recommendations in its price category. Read more about our new-car ranking methodology here.

To be named a Best Used Car for Teens, a vehicle must be from the 2019 through 2021 model years and have the best combination of dependability and safety ratings, projected ownership costs, positive reviews from critics and available crash-prevention tech in its category. Read more about our used-car ranking methodology here.

For more information on the Best Cars for Teens, explore Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok using #BestCarsForTeens.

About U.S. News Best Cars

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars Awards, including Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars supports car shoppers throughout the entire car buying journey, offering advice for researching cars and finding cars for sale. U.S. News Best Cars helped more than 61 million car shoppers in 2023.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE U.S. News & World Report, L.P.

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News