2. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic
Starting price: $15,570
The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is one of the most popular cars for teenagers to drive both in high school and in college. Affordably priced, the car also has the benefit of being one of the best looking subcompact cars on the market. Chevy also makes a number of features available in the car not seen in other compacts such as Bluetooth, imitation leather upholstery, OnStar, and 10 standard airbags giving a higher overall safety rating than other cars in its class. The car is powered by a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine rated at 138 horsepower, and consumers can choose to upgrade to a 1.4 liter V-4 that boost the overall fuel economy to 40 MPG (highway) with the same power rating.