Shopping for your teen's first car? Check out some of the IIHS picks on used cars that're great for teen drivers

If you're like many parents here in the greater Omaha area, you're simultaneously looking forward to and dreading the day your teen is allowed to drive on their own. On the one hand, it's a big milestone in your child's life and one of the first major steps toward independence. On the other hand, we've all heard how dangerous the road can be for teen's who're just learning to drive. So, if your teen is coming of driving age, you want to be certain they have all the advantages to stay safe on the roads of Bellevue, Papillion, NE and Council Bluffs, IA. Fortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently released a list of great pre-owned cars to keep your teen driver safe on the road.

Now, as one of the premier used car dealers serving the greater Omaha, NE area, we know that used cars have always been a compelling option for teen drivers, as their budget-friendly price point makes them idea for parents looking to help their kids get on the road without breaking the bank. But with so many pre-owned cars to choose from out there, it can be hard for any parent to know where to start.

Luckily, the IIHS has laid out a variety of criteria that puts some used cars above the rest for teen driver safety. For example, larger, heavier cars are highly preferred over lighter cars and those with higher horsepower. Crashworthiness is essential, as is electronic stability control, which helps drivers maintain control on slippery surfaces and around corners. In particular, a number of Honda models have recently been featured as better choices for teen drivers, including 2015 and newer Honda Accord sedans, 2015 and newer Honda CR-V SUVs, and 2014 and newer Honda Odyssey minivans.

So, if you're looking to make a smart choice for your teen driver, feel free to check out some of the IIHS's top pre-owned picks for teen driver's in the linked tweet above. Then when you're ready to shop, swing by our showroom here in Omaha to browse the many fine options we have for teen drivers here in Schrier Automotive.