If you are in the market for a used vehicle, then there’s no question that safety is high on your list of needed features. This might be most true when buying a teen driver’s first vehicle, but drivers of any age can enjoy the safety features and safety records of these models. All of the vehicles on this list are highly rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Since 2013, the Passat has included many modern, helpful safety features. As a larger sedan, it’s naturally a bit more resistant to impacts, compared to smaller vehicles. The specially engineered crash-optimized front end has been extensively tested and praised.
The Taurus has been consistently and highly praised by the IIHS since 2013. A great choice for new drivers, the Taurus also has many tech features, including the Ford SYNC® infotainment system with navigation, available on select models. Some Ford Taurus models even have a Belt-Minder® alert system to build good safety belt habits.
Newer Nissan Rogues are a reliable, safe choice and have consistently received IIHS nods since 2014. A generous list of standard safety features runs from individual tire pressure monitoring and advanced dual-stage airbags to blind spot warning and intelligent lane intervention. Even pedestrians are made safer when you drive a Nissan Rogue, thanks to the automatic emergency braking system with Pedestrian Detection.
The Equinox is another SUV that has been turning heads with its safety considerations since 2014. LED daytime running lights aid in visibility to others at all hours. Available safety technologies improve highway safety significantly with Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning systems and even available automatic low-speed forward braking.
These are just a few of the vehicles that the IIHS has honored in past years. Many others may be available at Pollard Used Cars, and we can provide even more helpful information to help you find the perfect fit.