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Eight Subaru Models Recommended For Teen Drivers

Eight Subaru Models Recommended For Teen Drivers

If you’re looking for a safe car for your teen to drive in, we suggest you look no further than these eight Subaru models. They’re recommended on the Consumer Reports (CR) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) latest list of vehicles recommended for teen drivers.


These organizations test vehicles and place them in two categories; Best Choice, with a high level of safety, and Good Choice. All the cars in either class will have these features:


  • Electronic stability control
  • Above-average reliability. This is based on the member survey conducted by CR.
  • Scores from CR’s emergency handling tests. Vehicles must score average or better.
  • Dry braking distances of less than 44,1 metres from 96,5 km/hr. 
  • Rating from IIHS crashworthiness tests. Tests include original moderate overlap front, head restraints, and roof strength.
  • A rating of four stars or better National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (if rated).


Used Vehicle Picks

These five vehicle models have been selected. 


Small Cars - Best Choice

2018 / 2022 Subaru Impreza (4-door sedan)

This elegant sedan has a classy interior, good fuel economy, and boasts all-wheel-drive as standard making it very safe to drive in slippery conditions. It has good performance and smooth acceleration through the gears.


2018 / 2022 Subaru Impreza (Wagon)

The wagon offers all the same refinement as the sedan with the added benefit of a large cargo area, perfect for carrying a sports kit.


Midsize Cars - Best Choice

2013-2021 Subaru Legacy (4-door sedan - built after August 2012)

The Legacy has simple, inoffensive styling that will age gracefully. The car has Subaru’s all-wheel drive for safe driving in poor conditions.


2015-2018 / 2022 Subaru Outback (4-door wagon)

The Subaru Outback is an impressive blend of good looks, speed, and comfort and is a trustworthy companion both on and off-road. There are buckets of cargo space to satisfy the most demanding student. 


Small SUVs - Best Choice

2018-2023 Subaru Forester (4-door SUV)

This small hatch-back SUV feels larger than it is due to generous headroom. It offers peace-of-mind motoring with its all-wheel-drive system and excellent cargo space flexibility; all wrapped up in an attractive package.


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Midsize Cars


Subaru Legacy (4-door sedan)

The hallmarks of the latest Subaru Legacy are safety, reliability, and Subaru’s standard all-wheel-drive system. With attractive good looks, this vehicle is both quiet and comfortable.


Subaru Outback (4-door wagon)

The ageless Outback gets a significant upgrade in 2023 and has fresh exterior and interior features. Upgraded infotainment and the new Onyx trim will allow drivers to travel further into the wilderness than before.


Small SUVs


Subaru Forester (4-door SUV)

The Forester has been one of Subaru’s most popular models and has a solid reputation for reliability. It comes with Subaru’s standard all-wheel-drive, and its generous ground clearance makes it a popular choice for those wishing to tackle simple off-road trails.


Midsize SUVs


Subaru Ascent (4-door SUV)

The Ascent has been upgraded in 2023 and is a great 7-8 seater with three rows of seats. It sports Subaru’s all-wheel-drive, loads of cabin space and generous ground clearance. This reliable, safe, and roomy SUV will carry the driver and passengers in comfort and style.


Are you Ready to Drive in Style?

Now you have a better idea of which Subaru vehicles are suitable for you if you’re a teen eager to purchase a car. We hope one of the selections above gains your interest. Be sure to check out Rally Subaru to see which models we have available.


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