Avoid Smaller Cars for Teens, Says Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

If you have a teen driver and are looking to get them their first set of wheels, you may want to re-think your options after learning these new crash test results.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently did a pair of front-to-front crash tests to see what happens to small cars and minicars when they collide with bigger models.

The results clearly show the importance of size and weight when it comes to protecting the driver and passengers.

Bigger and heavier vehicles are best, with good roof strength ratings.

The IIHS also recommends avoiding vehicles with high horsepower.

Teen drivers have crash rates three times higher than drivers over the age of 20.

For more tips on choosing the best vehicle for your teen head to iihs.org here.

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