3. 2015 Honda Fit
Starting price: $16,610
The Honda Fit is one of the best autos for teenagers when it comes to being able to fit everything that he or she will need into a subcompact car when it comes time for college. The 2015 Honda Fit has a ‘Magic Seat’ feature that lets the driver rearrange the passenger compartment to best leverage the car’s greater than 52 cubic feet of storage space. The car is powered by a 1.5 liter four cylinder engine that is rated at a decent 130 horsepower for the size of the car. The Fit’s overall fuel efficiency comes in above average with a 29 MPG (city) and 37 MPG (highway) overall rating. Parents can choose between a six-speed manual or CVT transmission for the auto, and the car has a top speed of 118 MPH.