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2. Hyundai Sonata SE
This version, built in the U.S., stands out thanks for the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which place it in the peak of the best warranties in the industry. No other manufacturer can touch Hyundai inside this respect.
Even the Sonata SE’s 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine will not disappoint teenagers’ speed expectations, unless they dislike a driver-shiftable 6-speed automated transmission. Truly, the Sonata is a simple car to drive.
To parents, the Sonata features seven airbags, even a driver-side knee one. If your budget permits it, for a little extra cash, you can add lane-departure caution, blind-spot detection and forward-collision warning systems.