Top Vehicles for College Graduates
August 24th, 2016 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN
While younger drivers might be most interested in a vehicle that conveys a sense of the style or sportiness they ascribe to, safety should really be the primary consideration for those who are just exiting college. This is due to the high rate of accidents among youthful drivers.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a government entity focused on population health management and safety, found younger drivers between 19 and 24 years old cause 28-30 percent of the damages related to motor vehicle accidents in America. This is despite the fact that they represent only 14 percent of the population.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the safest vehicles available on the market today:
Subcompact The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – a group devoted to roadway safety – ranked the 2016 Scion iA as the safest subcompact car in its 2016 Top Safety Pick rankings. This car is also highly fuel efficient and easy to maintain.
Small Sedan The 2016 Honda Civic 4-door was recognized by the IIHS as an exceptionally safe automobile. This is also a long-lasting, affordable vehicle, making it a great choice for younger drivers who look to get as much value as possible for their dollar.
Midsized Sedan The 2017 Ford Fusion is another affordable vehicle granted the highest possible safety rating from IIHS in this year’s awards.
Full-Sized Sedan The 2016 Toyota Avalon stood alone in the full-sized sedan category of IIHS’ power rankings for safety this year.
Small SUV If you’re on the adventurous side and need a car that will take you into the mountains, the 2016 Subaru Forrester earned a Top Safety Plus rating from the IIHS this year and is a highly affordable option available to younger drivers.
General Tips When seeking out a car and prioritizing reliability and safety, but wanting to browse a bit more, check out this chart from consumer expert Clark Howard on the vehicle brands that tend to offer the best experiences to owners.
Once you select the right vehicle for you, it will be time to get automobile insurance. Talk to your local independent agent at the Martinson Agency in Chaska, MN today about which coverage is best in accordance with your specific needs. We would be happy to quote multiple options to be sure that the insurance on your new vehicle is affordable.
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