While this is the first time the IIHS has composed such a list, it looks to be a program they will continue, as research conducted has indicated that the leading cause of death among teens still comes from automobile collisions. It's in examining the accident reports that the IIHS has discovered that the type of vehicle can have a significant effect on this risk.
The type and age of a vehicle can not only affect its overall safety, but also determines what safety features are present to help survive or even prevent an accident. The IIHS's list was a direct response to the realization that many teenagers drive vehicles that lack modern safety amenities.
With Honda's reputation for safety, it's little wonder that all of these models made it onto the IIHS list:
2012 and later Honda Accord Sedan
2013 and later Honda Accord Coupe
2012 and later Honda CR-V
2007 and later Honda Element
2006 and later Honda Pilot
2005 and later Honda Odyssey
“Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens." said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics.
In addition to the safety provided by a used Honda, drivers who choose a Certified Pre-Owned model can get added peace of mind—a CPO Honda has to pass a strict inspection process and comes with added warranty coverage to make sure the vehicle runs well during its first year of ownership.
Readers interested in driving home one of these models can contact a sales expert at Bosak Honda Highland, one of the best places to find new and used Honda models in the Midwest.