Which Hondas are best for my teen driver? Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issued a list of pre-owned cars that are better choices for teen drivers. IIHS research shows that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Interestingly, more research indicates that vehicle choice has a big effect on the degree of risk in a collision and that many teens drive used vehicles lacking important safety technology. Beginning in 2014, the Institute started this list to help parents make the best option.
Four pre-owned Honda vehicles were selected in the “Best Choices” (under $20,000) category–the Accord Sedan and Coupe (2013 and later), CR-V (2015 and later), and Odyssey (2014 and later). Four other Honda models were chosen as “Good Choices” (under $10,000)– the Accord Sedan (2012), CR-V (2012 and later), Element (2007-2011) and the Odyssey (2011-2013).
“Our early investment in advanced body structures for Honda models helped them achieve top third-party safety ratings, which can help teens or their parents in making educated purchases of both new and pre-owned vehicles,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales.