10 of the Safest Cars for Teens

When you and your teen are shopping for a new car, safety should be top priority. The increase in smart technologies in vehicles means there are more ways today to help keep young drivers safe.

The 10 small and midsize cars listed below are top safety picks by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which Nationwide is proud to be a member group of. These 2017 models earned advanced or superior ratings for front-end crash protection. Looking for a safe first car for your teen? Check these out:

2017 Vehicle model IIHS safety ratings Safety features
Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt safety features
Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra safety features
Mazda 3 4-door hatchback Mazda 3 4-door hatchback safety features
Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza safety features
Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla safety features
Toyota Prius Toyota Prius safety features
Honda Accord Honda Accord safety features
Mazda 6 Mazda 6 safety features
Nissan Altima Nissan Altima safety features
Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy safety features

Since safety features continue to evolve, we’ll publish our updated list of safest cars for teenage drivers next year. In the meantime, here are 3 ways to save on teen car insurance and 7 tips to make your teen a better driver.

* Above information is accurate as of 3/31/2017 based on 2017 Top Safety Pick+ list from IIHS.