Affordable Volkswagen Vehicles for New Drivers

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Tiguan on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 8:42 am
Passat sedan outside a Chattanooga sign

It can be nerve-wracking for parents when their son or daughter gets old enough to start learning to drive. Even more challenging is when it comes time to get a student a vehicle of their own. Parents and students alike want something that offers value without being unsafe. So what is the best used car for a teen driver? Is that different from the ideal vehicle? Several vehicles from Volkswagen may meet your teen’s driving needs.

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What is the best used car for a teen driver?

The old school thought when getting a car for a young driver was that the most beaten-up car possible was the best investment. After all, a learning driver might end up having a scrape or two, and if they did it in a beater car then it wouldn’t matter much. However, that thinking has changed. Now, students and parents are encouraged to get newer, but still affordable vehicles that offer top crash protection and some key safety features. While advanced driver assistance technology like Automatic Emergency Braking could be very helpful for a young driver, not not as many used vehicles have those advantages yet. However, some features like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control can offer a lot of practical value.

Tops IIHS Picks for Best Used Cars for Teens

Many pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles offer the technology, dimensions, and price point that can appeal to families needing a second car. Even better, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just published its list of used vehicles for teenage drivers. Two Volkswagen vehicles made the “Best Choices” list of vehicles starting under $20,000, while five were named “Good Choices” starting under $10,000 dollars. The key Volkswagen vehicles were:

Best Choices for Teens

  • Volkswagen Passat (built after Oct. 2012, 2013 model year and newer)
  • Volkswagen Jetta (2015 models and newer)

Good Choices for Teens

  • Volkswagen Passat (2009-2012 sedan and wagon models)
  • Volkswagen Jetta (2009-2014 sedan and wagon models)
  • Volkswagen CC (2009 and newer)
  • Volkswagen Tiguan (2009 and newer)
  • Volkswagen Routan (2009 and newer)

All of these vehicles offered basic security, and the top ‘Good’ rating in many of the IIHS standard crash tests. If you are interested in learning more about the safety, peace-of-mind and affordable pricing you can get with a new or pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle in the Daphne AL area, contact Team Gunther Volkswagen today.

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