What type of car is safest to buy?

I am planning on purchasing a car for my daughter. I want something that is going to be safe as she's a new driver. What type of car is the safest?

Answer
“If you want to find the safest vehicle for your daughter, you should look at ratings from either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both are highly reliable and dependable for their ratings on vehicles and provide valuable insight into the safety features and crash tests of each vehicle released for the American market.
In 2021, 90 vehicles received IIHS honors, marking the most safety-conscious cars in the history of the organization. Due to advanced safety features, many cars are quickly joining the list, meaning you don’t have to worry as much about blowing your budget just to get a safe ride for your daughter.
By purchasing a vehicle with a high safety rating, you’re likely to save money on your car insurance as well. Many carriers take vehicle types into consideration, so one that is considered low risk is likely to reduce your rate.
And once you’ve found the right car, don’t forget about car insurance coverage. In the spirit of safety, you may want to consider full coverage and medical payments, as this will protect her whether she’s hit by another driver or at fault in an accident.
Once you’ve decided what coverage you want, let Jerry do the rest. Sign up in minutes to compare rates from some of the top insurers around the country.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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