PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bigger is better, at least that’s what experts say when buying the right used car for your teenager.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a series of crash tests to compare what happens when smalls cars — new or old — crash with larger vehicles from the same manufacturer.
The smaller cars didn’t fare well.
Researchers say older, larger vehicles are often a safer choice than newer, smaller cars that cost the same.
Here are some of the used cars recommended by the IIHS:
- 2013 and newer Volkswagen Passat
- 2007 and never Volvo S80
- 2014 and newer Mazda CX-5
- 2005 and newer Volvo XC90
- 2014 and newer Honda Odyssey