The IIHS thinks these used Volkswagen models are great for teens!

As your child's Sweet Sixteen approaches, there is a good chance you're searching high and low for a quality first car. To help make the research process easier, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) chose a few used Volkswagen models that were their top safety picks for teens.

Best Choices

The Best Choice picks from the IIHS are used Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat sedans that start under $20,000.

The Volkswagen Jetta: The Jetta has always been a top pick with young drivers, thanks to its sporty and youthful style. To ensure you're buying an IIHS Best Choice pick, you'll want a 2015 or newer used Volkswagen Jetta.

The Volkswagen Passat: the midsize Passat is often viewed as a family-size sedan, but if you have a tall teen a used Volkswagen Passat can be a more comfortable choice for their long limbs. Make sure you're buying a 2013 or newer model to get thumbs up from the IIHS.

Good Choices

If you want a more budget-friendly option, the IIHS has a few Good Choices, and these start under $10,000.

The Volkswagen Tiguan: if your teen participates in a lot of sports then it's a good idea to get them into a vehicle that has room for their gear and maybe a few teammates. A used Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that's up for the challenge. Get one that is a 2009 or newer.

The Volkswagen Routan: Volkswagen Routan models are rare, and to get a Good Choice nod you need to choose one from the 2012 model year. True, a minivan isn't usually a teen's vehicle, but if your child needs space for, say, band equipment, the spacious Routan will have their back.

Used Jetta sedans from 2009-2014 and used Passat's from 2009-2012 also earned "Good Choice" ratings.

Available Safety Features

Each model is different, but here are some safety features to help your teen stay safer whether they're on Highway 290 or driving to nearby Bear Creek Pioneers Park!

  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
  • Automatic wipers
  • Rearview camera
  • Advanced safety technologies for crash avoidance (more common 2016MY and newer vehicles)

Stop into our dealership this week to shop our safe and teen-friendly used Volkswagen models!

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