Teenagers are among the riskiest drivers, but they frequently end up with vehicles that don’t provide adequate protection in a crash.
Often, they find themselves driving old cars that lack modern safety features like side airbags or electronic stability control (ESC). When teenagers do get behind the wheel of a new car, it’s usually one of the smallest models, which don’t protect as well as larger vehicles in crashes.
Consumer Reports (CR) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are teaming up for the first time to recommend safe, reliable and affordable used vehicles for teenage drivers, with a list of 65 recommended used vehicles, ranging from $5,300 to $19,600, showing that safety can be both affordable and practical.
Read the article at IIHS.