2019 Hyundai Accent

The 2019 Accent was the top new car pick for under $20,000, according to US News & World Report.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

For teens and parents looking to spend between $20,000 and $25,000, a Volkswagen Jetta should fit the bill.

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2019 Honda HR-V

As for crossover SUVs, the HR-V is the top pick as the most affordable option between $20,000 and $25,000.

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2019 Kia Forta

Between $25,000 and $30,000, the Forte was is the top pick.

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2020 Kia Soul

Between $25,000 and $30,000 SUVs, the Kia Soul takes top honors. 

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2019 Toyota Camry

If a larger car fits the bill, the Toyota Camry is the top pick if spending $30,000 to $35,000.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

More utility needed? The Hyundai Santa Fe is the top new pick with a budget between $30,000 and $35,000.

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

As a more frugal option, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best pick for cars priced between $35,000 and $40,000.

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2019 Toyota RAV4

As far as new SUVs go, the RAV4 is the best option for teens if the budget falls between $35,000 and $40,000.

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2016 Toyota Prius

On used cars, the Toyota Prius is the winner for small cars.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson

When it comes to small SUVs, the Hyundai Tucson is the winner for teen drivers.

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2016 Toyota Camry

There are many midsize sedans, but the Toyota Camry is the best pick for teens if they need a larger sedan.

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2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is the top pick for teens in need of a larger SUV. US News calls it midsize, but it's a big vehicle.

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2016 Buick LaCrosse

Something more luxurious? The Buick LaCrosse took the honor as best large luxury car for teens.

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