Silver 2011 VW Passat parked in front of a brick wall

What used Volkswagen cars are the safest for teen drivers?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 – 20. In addition to teaching teenagers the importance of safe driving and not driving under the influence of alcohol, it makes a big difference if they are driving a safe car.

IIHS List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers

Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) unveiled their 2018 list of recommended used vehicles for teenage drivers. Seven Volkswagen models were recognized. The list was compiled by IIHS to help guide families to vehicles that they believe meet important safety criteria and have reasonable price tags. The list was divided between “Best Choices” and “Good Choices.”

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IIHS “Best Choices” for Volkswagen Models

The “Best Choices,” with a starting price under $20,000, earn good ratings in the IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests and good or acceptable ratings in the driver-side small overlap front test. Volkswagen models that made the IIHS “Best Choices” list included the Jetta (2015 and newer) and Passat (2013 and newer, built after October 2012).

Blue 2018 VW Jetta driving on a city street

IIHS “Good Choices” for Volkswagen Models

The “Good Choices,” with a starting price under $10,000, earned good ratings in the IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. Volkswagen models that made the IIHS “Good Choices” list included the CC (2009 and newer), Jetta (sedan and wagon 2009 – 2014), and Passat (sedan and wagon 2009 – 2012).

Are you looking for a safe used VW car for your teenager? Do you live in Orange County, California? Check out our selection of used VW models at Capistrano Volkswagen!

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