Friday, July 25, 2014

Safer Cars for Teens

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles as part of its first ever list of safer pre-owned vehicles for teen drivers.  IIHS conducted research and found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers and that the type of vehicle driven has a large effect on the degree of risk in a crash.  Further research conducted by IIHS found that many teens drive pre-owned vehicles that are lacking important safety technology.  As a result, the list of safer pre-owned vehicles for teen drivers was created to help parents in making safer choices.  
The Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later), Accord Coupe (2013-14), CR-V (2012 and later), Element (2007 and later) and Honda Odyssey (2011 and later) have all earned the recognition from IIHS as the best, safer choices for teen drivers under $20,000.  The Honda Pilot (2006 and later) and the Honda Odyssey (2005-10) were included in the list of safer pre-owned vehicles for teen drivers under $10,000.
Vehicles considered "best choices" for under $20,0002 have good ratings for side crash protection, good head restraints and seats for rear crash protection, and good roof strength to protect occupants in rollover crashes. Vehicles considered "good choices" for under $10,0002 have good or acceptable side crash protection and head restraints rated better than poor. If rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles earn a 4 or 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score, for model years 2011 and later, or 4 or 5 Stars in the front and side crash safety tests for earlier models tested under NHTSA's old rating system.”
Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class, according to IHS Automotive vehicle registration statistics.  Customers who choose a Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicle from an authorized Honda dealer get added peace of mind with an extensive limited warranty.  Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies in their vehicles, keeping drivers safe in the event of a crash.

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