In USA was published the best used cars for first-time drivers according to their safety features, price availability and simplicity of use. Our experts consider that the leaders in this list are used sedans, hatchbacks and wagons brands as Ford, Kia and Volkswagen.
Beyond safety, our first-car favorites are based on affordability, fuel economy and overall value. We set $25,000 as a maximum base price, well below the average new car’s cost. Each model achieves average or better fuel economy for its class, based on federal mileage estimates. Each also achieves average or higher ratings for ownership costs–including fuel, insurance, financing, repair and maintenance costs and depreciation.
Here are best cars that are reliable, easy to drive, affordable, and well suited to young, inexperienced drivers:
Safety should always be the first consideration when buying a car for a teen, and the Chevrolet Spark is one of the best-protected small cars on the market, with a whopping ten airbags - more than many luxury cars.
This popular hatchback in good condition can be found without problems. Hyundai i30, 1.6-liter engine capacity of 126 h/p, has an uninspired design, but on the other hand, the model is popular of its repair and maintenance costs.
The Subaru Impreza is probably designated to be a Top Safety Pick Award in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. This car achieves the highest possible scores in front, side and rear crash tests that has also a head-protecting side air bags and ESC feature.
Fiesta is cute, cheeky and fun to drive. It comes with a long list of standard safety equipment, including a driver's knee airbag. You will like the Fiesta's low price and good fuel economy, especially when equipped with an automatic transmission. The car is equipped with voice control of cell phones and iPods, it helps to keep young drivers' attention focused on the road.
Honda's features include sophisticated body configurations that also aim to reduce foot-passenger's harms if struck in an accident. It is equipped with optional ESC systems.
The Soul has been on this list for a couple of years now, mostly because of it's cool, boxy shape and low price... okay, and maybe in some small part because of those cool hamster commercials. Kia redesigned the Soul for 2014, but they maintained its iconic styling, easy-to-park size, and good crash test scores. The Soul is also budget-friendly with a starting price of $15,695, but keep in mind that Kia charges $1,800 for an automatic transmission, about twice the going rate.
Priced at $11,750, the Versa is the least-expensive car sold in America - but the low price isn't the only aspect of the Versa that makes it appealing for teen drivers. The Versa is easy to see out of, simple to drive, and reasonably fuel-efficient, and its available with an inexpensive navigation system, a gift to any new driver.
The Toyota Prius c is the smallest and least-expensive hybrid on the market, but there's nothing cut-rate about its 50 MPG EPA combined rating. It's reasonably priced at just under $20,000, though its crash tests are a mixed bag: IIHS gave it top marks in all but the tough new small-overlap tests, where it scored the lowest rating.