U.S. News recommends top used cars for teenagers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 

U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the , and three models from General Motors cracked the rankings. 

The rankings can be a resource for parents in search of safe, dependable used-cars for their new drivers, the publication said. 

“Just because you're looking for a used car for your teen driver doesn't mean you should compromise on peace of mind,” U.S. News Best Cars managing editor Jamie Page Deaton said in a news release. “The 2017 Best Used Cars for Teens are all dependable, provide excellent crash protection and have available active safety features that can keep teens safe.”

To be considered for the list vehicles must be from the 2012 to 2014 model years, according to U.S. News.

Each vehicle must also carry an impressive combination of reliability ratings, crash test scores, and advanced driver assistance features.

Vehicles to make the 2017 Best Used Cars for Teens list include:

  • 2013 Buick Verano, Best Used Small Car for Teens
  • 2014 GMC Terrain, Best Used Small SUV for Teens
  • 2012 Honda Accord, Best Used Midsize Car for Teens
  • 2012 Buick Enclave, Best Used Midsize SUV for Teens
  • 2014 Toyota Avalon, Best Used Large Car for Teens

For teens and parents seeking, more options, U.S. News & World Report has also released an additional list of recommended picks from the 2015 model-year which includes vehicles with the latest high-tech safety features.

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