New drivers are having a more challenging time as prices rise finding reliable and safe mode of transportation on a budget. According to CNBC, the average used car price in America today is $33,341. New drivers on a tight budget must find deals well below today’s average used car price.
Recently, iSeeCars compiled a list of the best deals that can be found on the safest and most reliable used cars under $25,000, and for that price point, there is still a huge list of great cars for teen drivers. With both crash test scores and safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA, this is everything you need to know about the safest and most reliable used cars for teens under $25,000.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe one of the most reliable used cars
The Honda Civic is a legendary nameplate that has been a favorite for new and experienced drivers since its inception in the early 1970s. The 2017 Honda Civic can be found on used car lots for around $22,785 on average, and for that price, drivers get a solid car with excellent fuel economy. The 2017 Honda Civic also received all five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA and an IIHS top safety pick award.
2017 Honda Accord
If the compact Honda Civic is too small for you, the Honda Accord offers just about everything the Honda Civic has, with added passenger room and cargo space. The 2017 Honda Accord has a lower average price than the Civic as well, coming in with an average used price of $21,851. The 2017 Accord also received primarily five-star reviews from the NHTSA but outpaced the Civic with the IIHS ratings, receiving the top safety pick + award for the year.
2015 Toyota Avalon one of the most reliable used cars
The 2015 Toyota Avalon may be a little older than the other offerings on this list, but it is by far the most luxurious. The Avalon is a large car that offers Lexus quality at a Toyota price with Toyota reliability. The Avalon also comes standard with a rearview camera, while adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts are available on some models.
At $21,107 on average, the Avalon is a safe, affordable luxury car, with the car receiving all four and five-star NHTSA ratings and an IIHS top safety pick award.
2019 Subaru Impreza Wagon
The 2019 Impreza Wagon is the newest car on this list, but it is still an affordable pick, with used examples averaging $23,784 on used car lots. The Impreza wagon comes standard with all-wheel drive, solid fuel economy with 31 combined mpg, and a rearview camera standard. The 2019 Impreza received all five-star ratings from the NHTSA and an IIHS top safety pick + award for the year.
2017 Toyota Prius one of the most reliable used cars
Averaging around $24,967 for used models, the 2017 Toyota Prius is the closest to our $25,000 spending limit on this list. Still, it does offer some of the best fuel-saving capabilities with excellent fuel economy. The 2017 Toyota Prius achieves a fuel economy rating of 58 mpg city and 53 mpg highway. Alongside this efficiency, the Prius also received an IIHS top safety pick + award for 2017 and mainly received five and four-star ratings from the NHTSA.
Which used car is right for you?
Every one of these options is unique and will benefit drivers in different ways. Is all-wheel drive a necessity? If so, the Impreza might be your best bet. The Prius is a no-brainer if fuel economy is at the top of your priorities. With all of these options, there is no way to go wrong.