What is the Most Popular Car Among Teen Drivers?

Honda Civics are the most popular new and used cars among teenage drivers according to a national survey conducted by the Quality Planning Corporation (QPC). The survey concludes that the Civic is the most popular new car, while the most popular used car is a seven-year-old Civic.

2000 Honda Civic Sedan

The QPC helps insurance companies verify policy holder info. Their survey looked at cars that were primarily driven by teenagers and not necessarily who owned them.

Large SUVS, that were once a popular choice because parents thought they were safer, are no longer popular mainly due to the high gas prices. There is also growing awareness to the fact that larger vehicles handle worse than their smaller counterparts, thereby making them more dangerous for inexperienced drivers.

Sports cars are also missing from the list, which is mainly due to the fact that they are higher to insure.

Top Ten New Cars:

Honda Civic
Ford Focus
Toyota Corolla
Chevrolet Cavalier
Ford Ranger
Honda Accord
Ford F150
Ford Explorer
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Sunfire

Top Ten Used Cars (age is in parentheses):

Honda Civic (7)
Honda Accord (10)
Toyota Camry (9)
Chevrolet Cavalier (7)
Ford Explorer (7)
Toyota Corolla (7)
Ford Ranger (8)
Pontiac Grand Am (7)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (8)
Ford Taurus (8)

Full Story: CNN

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