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Top five cheapest and easy-to-drive cars for teenagers

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It could be a headache when choosing a right car for teenagers. The selling price, maintenance costs, cost of ownership, insurance costs, as well as safety features are often the major things to consider when buying a car for young people. Here are the top five best cars for teenagers. These cars are cheap, easy to drive, cheap to own, and with high fuel economy.

1. Ford Fiesta S

Ford Fiesta S

Fuel economy: 28 city/38 highway mpg; 12 city/16 highway km/l
5-Year fuel cost: $8,568
5-Year insurance cost: $5,623
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $28,524

The latest Fiesta S is a stylish and sensible subcompact car. Any young people will look cool with the car and older people will look young with it. From headlamps to bumpers, from rear lamps to sport rims, the car looks just fantastic. From the inside, the dashboard and gauges look sporty yet useful and it tells everything that the driver needs to know. A USB port is also available to connect the car stereo with iPod, iPhone, or any devices with USB output. Music can be played through the car stereo easily.

2. Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Yaris

Fuel economy: 30 city/38 highway mpg; 12.75 city/16 highway km/l
5-Year fuel cost: $8,306
5-Year insurance cost: $5,451
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $29,153

There are reasons for the Toyota Yaris to be one of the most popular subcompact cars. Many parents love to pick this car for their kids who have just got their driving licenses. The Yaris comes with nine airbags including driver’s knee airbag, dual front seat-cushion airbags, and side airbags.

3. Scion iQ

Scion iQ

Fuel economy: 36 city/37 highway mpg; 15.3 city/15.7 highway km/l
5-Year fuel cost: $7,553
5-Year insurance cost: $5,461
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $29,594

The Scion iQ is only ten feet from front to back but it is a sparrow with all its internal organs intact – small but complete. The Scion iQ two-door hatchback is fitted with 11 airbags, one of which is fitted at the rear-window.

4. Mazda2 Sport

Mazda2 Sport

Fuel economy: 36 city/37 highway mpg; 15.3 city/15.7 highway km/l
5-Year fuel cost: $6,508
5-Year insurance cost: $5,487
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $29,786

Some called it Mazda2, some refer to it as Mazda Mazda2. It doesn’t really matter because both of them refer to the same thing. The Mazda2 is powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder MZR engine that delivers 103 bhp at 6,000rpm and 135 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, giving it an impressive fuel consumption in its segment. One good thing about owning a Mazda2 is that you can always see a smiling face from the front grille which is Mazda’s characteristic.

5. Honda Fit/Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

Fuel economy: 27 city/33 highway mpg; 11.5 city/14 highway km/l
5-Year fuel cost: $9,361
5-Year insurance cost: $4,997
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $30,411

The Honda Fit is a five-door hatchback subcompact that really works for teenagers as their first car. Combine the power steering system with the special-designed windscreen that gives a better view for the driver, the car is very easy to navigate even for smaller size people. Smart consumers who prefer hybrids can go for the recently launched Honda Jazz Hybrid.

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