1. Ford Taurus
Here you have it, so the full-size Taurus is far from being the sexiest model among CarInsurance.com’s recommended cars for teen drivers. But like all the other model-year 2009 vehicles in the list it’s affordable, gets 20+ mpg combined city/highway driving, is rated at average or better in annual repairs by TrueDelta.com and received a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As has become the standard, the Taurus is roomy, reasonably quick, and handles well for a car of this size. Plus, it leaves Mom or Dad the ability to own something smaller and sportier and still have a big people mover with a large trunk in the family fleet to fall back on as necessary. Estimated annual insurance premium: $3,322.