Car Buying Guide For First-Time Drivers

Car Buying Guide For First-Time Drivers

Purchasing a car for the first time can get very overwhelming. With numerous options, it is quite common for first-time drivers to be lost in the magnitude of information. Here is a quick view of some of the best cars for beginners.

Honda Civic

Although small, the Honda Civic is an all-time favorite for first-time car buyers. The engine options are great with both the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged models providing great fuel economy. The Honda Civic has a spacious interior, plenty of safety features and offers a comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers.

Chevrolet Cruze Premier Sedan

This latest version of the Chevrolet Cruze is one of the safest cars for first-time drivers. It has an excellent appearance with plenty of modern technological features. It also has anti-collision features that will please the first-time drivers and their parents. These include an active lane control system and automatic emergency braking feature.

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is an excellent, dependable and fuel-efficient car for first-timers to consider. Although not an SUV, it manages to include a few features often found in SUVs like all-wheel drive. The Subaru Impreza is very quiet on the road and has a spacious interior. Back seat passengers will enjoy plenty of leg space and the car includes a good boot space as well.

Mazda 6

For first-time drivers or not, the Mazda6 is a car that offers a pleasant driving experience. It has a sporty, head-turning style. You may find it smaller than other sedans in the same category, but it has solid fuel economy, thanks to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 26 city/35 highway mpg. It offers a smooth and controlled drive by absorbing all the road bumps and has a collision control feature and automatic emergency braking for city speeds. Both these features are offered as a standard package and will provide peace of mind for first-time drivers.

Toyota Corolla

This car offers a comfortable and smooth ride to anyone who is driving. The insides are super quiet during the drive and the Corolla comes standard with features like a touchscreen display and backup camera. The car offers excellent fuel economy (up to 30 city/40 highway mpg). Climate control and Bluetooth connectivity are also present, as well as automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning that comes standard as an added benefit for first-time drivers.

Ford Fiesta

This easy to drive car has a special feature called MyKey that allows parents to control various features in the car, including maximum speed and volume as well as a seatbelt reminder. Its spacious interior, fuel-efficiency and affordable price all make the Ford Fiesta a great car for first-time drivers.

It is natural for first-time drivers to expect good quality, safety and comfort from their car. While contemporary car designs do not lack this, it is always best to do good research before finalizing a car deal. This will help you understand the pros and cons of the vehicle, and offer a great first-time driving experience.