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How to Choose a Vehicle for Youthful Drivers

Do you have youthful drivers on your insurance policy? Finding the right car can be hard, especially when it comes to teen drivers. Balancing a combination of price, safety, and efficiency can make quite a challenge for buyers. Thankfully, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has stepped in to make the task a bit easier. They surveyed 500 parents and found that 83% bought used versus new cars for their families.


The Insurance Institute suggests a few things to consider when purchasing a vehicle:

1. Stay away from high horsepower

2. Larger, heavier vehicles offer more protection

3.  Electronic Stability Control is a must

4. Vehicles should have the best safety ratings possible.

As a guide, the Institute has compiled a list of the best vehicles that passed their inspection.


The Saab 9-5 sedan (2010 and later) and the Lincoln MKS (2009 and later) are great choices for larger cars. In the midsize range, a Toyota Prius v (2012 and later) or a BMX 3-series sedan (2006 and later) might be a good way to go. If you’re looking for something less expensive, try an Acura RL (2005 and later) or perhaps a Subaru Legacy (2009).


Want to know more? Just take a look at the full article at the link below: