Keeping your teenager safe while they are driving can be particularly difficult especially with all the new technology. They like to text, and they like their music. While you can find some peace of mind with some of the newer vehicles that have added safety features that parents control, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety publishes their list of safest vehicles to make the teen car buying process easier.
Their recommendations takes into consideration the amount of horsepower available, how big and heavy the car is, whether it has electronic stability control (a feature that helps the driver maintain control on hazardous roads), and the highest safety ratings of either a 4 or 5-star rating from the National highway Traffic Safety Administration.
They also realize that families will only be able to afford certain things at certain times depending on their circumstance. Their list is therefore comprehensive with several makes and models divided by two different levels: under $20,000 and under $10,000. Their full list ranges from prices starting at $2,000 and above.
Some of the best options under $20,000 include:
Chevrolet Malibu 2014 and newer
Subaru Outback 2013 and newer
Infiniti Q50 2015 and newer
Toyota Avalon 2015 and newer
Volvo S80 2007 and newer
Infiniti M37/M56/Q70 2013 and newer
Honda CR-V 2015 and newer
Nissan Rogue 2014 and newer
Kia Sorento 2016 and newer
Nissan Murano or Pathfinder 2015 and newer
Some of the best options under $10,000 include:
Toyota Avalon 2009-2014
Buick Regal 2011 and newer
Chevrolet Malibu 2010-2013
Subaru Outback 2010-2012
Volkswagon Jetta 2009-2014
Hyundai Sonata 2011-2014
Nissan Rogue 2008-2013
Honda CR-V 2007-2014
Kia Sportage 2011 and newer
Infiniti EX 2008-2013
Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 and newer
Chevrolet Equinox 2010-2013
All a parent wants to do when their teen is driving is to keep them safe. Some car manufacturers and safety organizations want to keep them safe too. Take a look at some of the awesome choices available. Test drive them, have your teen test drive them, and make sure they are right for your family. There are several others on the list that are not here. For the full list, you can check out their report here.
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