The IIHS Recognized Honda Pre-Owned Models for Teen Drivers

IIHS Recognizes Teen Drivers

Honda vehicles have a long-standing reputation for value, durability, and safety, which makes them a natural choice for new drivers. This year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named several cars from the Honda lineup as among the best first cars for teen drivers. Vehicles designated in this category include used cars under $20,000 that are large and heavy enough to withstand a crash, don't pack excessive horsepower, have electronic stability control, and have achieved among the best crash test ratings from the IIHS and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Honda Accord (2013 and newer)

Any Accord coupe or sedan model from 2013 or later is an outstanding choice for your teen driver. These cars are also ranked among the best affordable midsize cars by U.S. News and World Report. The Accord was fully redesigned for the 2013 model year and received Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, its highest honor. Every trim comes with a rearview camera, and higher trims are equipped with a blind spot monitor, lane departure and forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. This highly-rated Accord generation lasted through the 2017 model year, when the midsize car was again redesigned.

IIHS Recognizes Teen Drivers

Honda CR-V (2015 and newer)

The IIHS ranks this small crossover as a great pick for teen drivers for the 2015 model year and beyond. It's also named the best affordable used compact SUV by U.S. News and World Report and was named the best crossover for families and for the money when it was a new model. The suspension and steering were retuned in 2015 and provide a stable, confident ride that's appropriate for a new driver. Your teen will appreciate the standard Bluetooth and USB; some models come with a 7-inch infotainment screen. This vehicle has a near-perfect predicted reliability score of 4.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power and Associates as well as Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS and a five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA. All trims are equipped with a rearview camera and some have safety upgrades like forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

Honda Odyssey (2014 and newer)

While your teen may not be clamoring for a minivan, Odyssey models from 2014 and after are considered a safe, solid choice for brand-new drivers. When the 2014 Odyssey was new, it received an exterior styling refresh and was named the best minivan for families and one of the best minivans for the money by U.S. News and World Report. It has seating for up to eight passengers and gets great gas mileage for its size. An 8-inch display screen with USB and Bluetooth is standard in every trim. The Odyssey has Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS and a five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA.

When your teen gets his or her license, visit us at Vandergriff Honda to test drive these great pre-owned models. We'll be happy to help you find a safe, reliable vehicle for your child's first car.

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