2 – Hyundai Sonata SE


This model, built in the U.S., stands out thanks to its 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which put it at the top of the best warranties in the industry. No other manufacturer can touch Hyundai in this regard.

The Sonata SE’s 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine won’t disappoint teenagers’ speed expectations, unless they dislike a driver-shiftable 6-speed automatic transmission. Really, the Sonata is an easy car to drive.

To please parents, the Sonata features seven airbags, even a driver-side knee one. If your budget allows it, for a little extra money, you can add lane-departure warning, blind-spot detection and forward-collision warning systems.

Furthermore, the Hyundai Sonata comes with remote keyless entry, Blue Link Telematics, a 7-inch color touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system with USB port.