Best new cars for teens boast top-of-the-line safety features (Photos)

WASHINGTON — If you’re a parent shopping for a car for your teen driver, and your teen’s lucky enough to be getting a brand-new one, it is safety first, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“While driving is a rite of passage for many teens, it’s also a major source of worry for parents,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars.

“We selected cars with top-of-the-line safety features, including accident prevention and crash protection technologies, as well as features that allow parents to track their new drivers.”

Every vehicle on the list has forward collision warning and automatic braking. Two of the vehicles have smartphone apps that send parents alerts when a car goes over a set speed, outside a set area or is driven after a certain time of day. Several have lane-assist alerts.

This photo provided by Toyota shows the 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th anniversary special edition. Toyota is marking 50 years of its stalwart and economical Corolla sedan with new styling, an upgraded interior, standard backup camera and more safety features than ever. (Toyota via AP)
Best car ($20,000 and under): 2017 Toyota Corolla (Toyota via AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, a  2016 Chevrolet Cruze is on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. With 153 horsepower, the 2016 Cruze is more powerful than its predecessor.  .(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Best car ($20,000 to $25,000): 2017 Chevrolet Cruze (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP)
2017 Hyundai Elantra
Best car ($25,000 to $30,000): 2017 Hyundai Elantra (Courtesy of Hyundai Motor America via AP) (AP)
This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Best car ($30,000 to $35,000): 2017 Chevrolet Malibu (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) (AP)
This is the Toyota logo on the hood of a 2016 Toyota Avalon hybrid sedan on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Best car ($35,000 to $40,000): 2017 Toyota Avalon (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP/Gene J. Puskar)
This Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, photo shows the 2017 Honda CR-V, in Detroit. America's family car is no longer the Toyota Camry or some other midsize car. It's the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV, that's getting its first overhaul since 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Best SUVs and crossovers ($25,000-$30,000): 2017 Honda CR-V (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (AP/Paul Sancya)
A man looks at the Subaru Outback SUV   during the Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Models on display at Auto Shanghai 2017, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, reflect the conflict between Beijing's ambitions to promote environmentally friendly propulsion and Chinese consumers' love of hulking, fuel-hungry SUVs.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Best SUVs and crossovers ($30,000-$35,000): 2017 Subaru Outback (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (AP/Ng Han Guan)
2016 Kia Sorento SX-L
Best SUVs and crossovers ($35,000-$40,000): 2017 Kia Sorento (Kia Motors via AP) (AP)
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This photo provided by Toyota shows the 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th anniversary special edition. Toyota is marking 50 years of its stalwart and economical Corolla sedan with new styling, an upgraded interior, standard backup camera and more safety features than ever. (Toyota via AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, a  2016 Chevrolet Cruze is on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. With 153 horsepower, the 2016 Cruze is more powerful than its predecessor.  .(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
2017 Hyundai Elantra
This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. For 2016, the Chevrolet Malibu is newly styled and more fuel efficient, with more of the latest safety and tech features. (Jessica Lynn Walker/Chevrolet via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
This is the Toyota logo on the hood of a 2016 Toyota Avalon hybrid sedan on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, photo shows the 2017 Honda CR-V, in Detroit. America's family car is no longer the Toyota Camry or some other midsize car. It's the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV, that's getting its first overhaul since 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A man looks at the Subaru Outback SUV   during the Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Models on display at Auto Shanghai 2017, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, reflect the conflict between Beijing's ambitions to promote environmentally friendly propulsion and Chinese consumers' love of hulking, fuel-hungry SUVs.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
2016 Kia Sorento SX-L


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