The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revealed that seven Volkswagen vehicles are considered superior choices for teen drivers. Each of the seven VWs listed by IIHS feature standard electronic stability control, and some are priced as low as under $10,000.
“We know safety is just one of the factors people consider when choosing a vehicle, but we hope parents will give it extra consideration when purchasing a vehicle for a teenager,” said Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research. “Teen drivers are at greater risk, due to immaturity and inexperience behind the wheel.”
The Volkswagen Passat (2013 and newer) and Jetta (2015 and newer) were named Best Choices. Both are priced below $20,000 and scored well in IIHS and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing. The Passat sedan and wagon from the 2009-2012 model years; Jetta sedan and wagon from the 2009-2014 model years; CC from 2009 and up; Tiguan from 2009 and up; and Routan from 2012 and up were named Good Choices, with each having scored comparably in IIHS and NHTSA testing.
“At Volkswagen, we strive to deliver affordable safety for our consumers,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Nowhere is that more important than for young drivers. We’re thrilled that so many of our models are being recommended by IIHS.”
Volkswagen’s vehicles, both new and preowned, are great for drivers of all ages and experience levels. To see what VW has to offer, bring your teen driver down to Gossett VW Germantown and see what’s in stock.