ARLINGTON, Va. — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is applying more stringent criteria to its list of recommended used vehicles for teens, as recent safety improvements have percolated down to lower-cost used cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups. 

Teenagers are among the riskiest drivers, but they often end up with inexpensive vehicles that don't offer adequate protection in a crash. To help families find safer vehicles that fit within their budgets, IIHS began publishing a list of recommended used vehicles for teens in 2014.

The latest update includes 49 "best choices," starting under $20,000, and 82 "good choices," starting under $10,000.

Read the entire news release from the Insurance Insititute for Highway Safety here