Teen drivers are likely to prioritize cool tech features, style, and performance over all else, but parents are probably going to be more concerned with safety and reliability. To help them make the right choice, U.S. News and World Report put together their Best New and Used Cars for Teens list, naming the 2020 Honda HR-V the Best New SUV for Teens.
The Importance of Teen-Friendly Vehicles
It’s understandable for moms and dads to be concerned about safety. Take a look at the research and you’ll find that teenage drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that six teens aged 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries.
That’s partly down to:
- Distracted Driving: A study by the Foundation for Traffic Safety found distracted driving accounted for 57% of crashes involving a teen driver.
- Smartphone Use: A study by Liberty Mutual found 90% of teen drivers admit to talking on the phone while driving and 78% to sending a text.
- Drowsiness: In the same study, 33% of teens were found to have been driving while drowsy.
How the Best New and Used Cars for Teens Can Help
With those findings in mind, the team at U.S. News and World Report look at information relating to crash avoidance tech and crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In their own words: “The Best New Cars for Teens have the best combination of overall quality, predicted reliability, high safety ratings, and accident avoidance technologies across five price brackets.”
Honda HR-V Safety Ratings and Features
The spacious Honda HR-V provides everything parents are looking for, including:
- Available Honda Sensing® Technology
- IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating
- 5-Star Overall NHTSA Rating
As summed up by U.S. News and World Report: “Overall, the HR-V is a safe, practical, and affordable choice for new drivers.”
Come Bring Your Teen to Check Out the 2020 Honda HR-V
Whether you want to find out more about the Honda HR-V, arrange a test drive, or explore current specials, the team at your local Detroit Honda dealer can help. Simply get in touch today for any further advice or assistance.