Toyota Camry LE
- Price: $23,070
- Gas mileage: 28 mpg
Assembled in Kentucky, the midsize Camry is the most expensive and one of the more reliable of these picks, according to Consumer Reports. Your teen may not be wowed by its coolness factor, but 10 air bags and its Insurance Institute rating of top safety pick should overcome the complaints.
Toward the bottom of the list for mileage, Camry's go comes from a 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This Camry offers a few goodies not found on some other picks, such as heated outside mirrors and redundant steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth.
It also has keyless remote entry. Its Entune infotainment system provides a 6.1-inch touchscreen, 6 speakers, USB port and Siri Eyes Free.