Choose a Safe Toyota Vehicle For Your Teen

August 11th, 2016 by


The teenage years are difficult, perhaps more so for parents. Teens want to strike out on their own and find their own way in life. But as a parent, you want them to be safe and protected as they go out into the world. That’s why you need a safe car for your teen, like the 2017 Toyota Camry or a pre-owned Toyota Camry model from our Toyota dealers near Atlanta, GA.

According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 83 percent of parents who bought a car for their teen bought a used vehicle. To that end, the IIHS posted a list of models that combine affordability and safety, according to four principles:

  • Younger drivers should avoid the temptation of higher horsepower.
  • Heavier and larger vehicles offer better protection in a crash and are shown to crash less frequently, according to industry analyses.
  • Electronic stability control systems are necessary to help younger, less experienced drivers maintain control on the road.
  • Highest vehicle safety ratings are best, including ratings from the IIHS and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Toyota Camry, from model year 2012 and subsequent years, earned a spot on the IIHS’s list of the Best Used Vehicle Choices for Teens in the Midsize Cars category. It’s an excellent choice for a used vehicle, earning ratings of “Good” in the IIHS crash testing for moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seats. Additionally, 2012 and later Toyota Camry models earned 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.

If you’re shopping for a vehicle for your teen, then be sure to stop by today to check out our inventory of safe, reliable, and dependable new and pre-owned Toyota Camry models. Whether you buy a new 2017 Toyota Camry or pre-owned Toyota Camry model, you can be confident that it will help keep your teen safer as they drive and strike out on their own.

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