8 of the Safest Used Cars for Teen Drivers
The risk of crashes is greater in teens regardless of whether the car is expensive or cheap, new or used. While high horsepower cars are not recommended for teens, heavier vehicles are preferred as the safest choice. Heavier vehicles with electronic stability control or vehicle stability control can be used vehicles.
Here are some of the safest used cars for Teen Drivers.
Jeep Cherokee (2014 and onwards)
Jeep Cherokee is available in different trims. Jeep Cherokee is known for its slick interior touches, off-road versatility, and practicality, especially in Trailhawk trim. However, it is regarded as an extremely safe used vehicle for young drivers. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system. However, it models prior to 2014 are not recommended.
2011 Chevrolet Traverse
It offers an extremely roomy interior with three rows of seats. It gained the attention of reviewers as it had more cargo space than its competitors. It means that it works well for soccer teammates and gear. The base comes with a six-cylinder engine rated 24 on the highway and 17 MPG in city driving.
Volvo XC90 (2005 and onwards)
Older models of Volvo remain an excellent option for first-time drivers. Volvo is well known for its safety. With an affordable starting price, and an untainted track record for over a decade, this vehicle this Volvo remains one of the top-notch vehicles for the safety.
2007 Volvo S80
Volvo has been one of the top automakers for the latest safety equipment; you might feel comfortable with an eight-year-old model. When it was new, it was cited by reviewers for its safety and comfortable and spacious interior. It base model is powered by a six-cylinder engine.
Toyota Tundra (2007 and onwards)
Many people may find this out of their range, but it has the stability controls that the teens need and with solid crash ratings across the board. During the test, it performed well in small overlap crashes, seat construction, and roof fortitude to head restraints. It is a good truck if there are plans to move the teens out after college.
2011 Honda Odyssey
Not many teens like minivans. However, if you need it as a family vehicle that can and occasionally teens can also drive, it is a good choice. In a 2011 survey, it was ranked as the number one among 2011 minivans by reviewers. Its base version has a six-cylinder engine that is rated for 27 MPG on the highway and 18 MPG in the city.
Honda Accord (2012 and onward)
Honda Accord was awarded the North America Cars of the Year Award at the North America International Auto Show. There are many reasons to prefer a Honda Accord, but safety is a top feature that appeals many peoples. Although many good used accords are available in the market, the four-door version from 2013 onward is recommended as it performed well in every category, including small overlap.
2011 Kia Sorento
After the 2011 redesign, Kia Sorento was praised for one of the best values in its class. It was especially noted for its strong fuel economy and comfortable ride. It is rated at 21 MPG in city driving and 29 on the highway. It may get the appreciation of teens for some of the features which come standard even in the base model like Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports.