Automotive websites Cars.com and DriversEd.com (a drivers education resource) have teamed up to determine the top new vehicles for teens this year. Criteria used included price, safety, size, and 'fun factor.'

The two sites top picks, broken down in categories, are:

Cars:
  • Honda Civic      
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mazda3
  • Mini Cooper           
  • Scion tC       
  • Subaru Impreza 
  • Volvo s40      
Pickups:
  • Nissan Frontier Crew Cab      
  • Toyota Tacoma Double Cab    
SUVs:
  • Hyundai Tucson 
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota RAV4    

[Source: PR Newswire via Seattle Post Intelligencer]