2012 Car Review » 10 smart choices for a teen's first car
Starting car price: $16,495
Fuel economy: 24 city and 34 highway mpg
Engine specs: 2-liter, four-cylinder
This teen car has an antilock braking system as well as electronic stability control. It also boasts an automatic door-locking feature that kicks in when the car hits 8 miles per hour.
The Jetta also comes standard with front and side air bags as well as side-curtain air bags for the front and rear. In addition, this sedan boasts technology to automatically unlock doors if an air bag is deployed.
The starting MSRP is for a manual transmission. Automatic transmissions start at $17,595.