Top Safety Picks: Finding the Best Used Cars for Teen Drivers

May 25, 2024, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Let's talk about finding a safe ride for your teen driver. It's a big deal, right? You want them to be protected on the roads, but also have a reliable set of wheels that won't break the bank.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has got your back with their recommendations for the best used vehicles for teens.These cars and SUVs check all the boxes - safety, affordability, and reliability.

 Safety First

When it comes to safety, the IIHS doesn't mess around. Their "Best Choices" list includes only vehicles over 2,750 pounds that earn top ratings in crucial crash tests like moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. If rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), they score 4 or 5 stars overall.

But wait, there's more! These top picks also come equipped with automatic emergency braking systems rated "advanced" or "superior" for front crash prevention. That's some serious safety tech to help avoid collisions in the first place.

 Reliability Matters

Nobody wants a ride that's always in the shop, am I right? That's why the IIHS teamed up with Consumer Reports to ensure their Best Choices have above-average reliability ratings (4 or 5 out of 5) for most model years listed. They've also got solid emergency handling scores and brake like champs, stopping from 60 mph in 145 feet or less.

 Affordable Options

With prices ranging from under $6,000 to nearly $20,000, the IIHS Best Choices list has something for every budget. If you need to save a few bucks, check out their "Good Choices" tier as well. No matter which you choose, you're getting a great value.

Before signing on the dotted line, don't forget to check that used car for any outstanding recalls. The IIHS and NHTSA recommend checking their databases every 6 months or so to stay up-to-date. Safety first, right?

Speaking of safety, if your teen does get into a car accident, you'll want the best legal representation on your side. That's where the experienced personal injury lawyers from Deutschmann Personal Injury Law in Kitchener come in. With their expertise navigating complex cases, they'll fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Don't go it alone - contact us today.

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