Cheap and Affordable Cars for First-Time Drivers
Getting a car for the first time is always an exciting affair. The sense of liberation and joy of sitting behind the wheel for the first time is unmatched. Here is a list of cars that are perfect for first-time drivers. They are cheap, safe and easy to drive, too.
Formerly known as the Yaris iA, the Toyota Yaris is a great car for first-time drivers. This subcompact car is offered in both sedan and hatchback versions and has an upscale cabin, fuel-efficient engine, and renowned Toyota quality. The Yaris comes new at an affordable price (less than $16,000 for the base S model) and is stocked with great features, including 15-inch wheels, a low-speed pre-collision system, fabric or available leatherette upholstery, a remote keyless entry system, a seven-inch touchscreen, available rain-sensing windshield wipers and Bluetooth®. Add to that its sporty exterior, and you have a great car loaded with value.
Nissan’s new subcompact SUV is a great choice for first-time drivers. Available new for around $19,000, the Nissan Kicks offers things that first-time drivers and parents alike will love, including great gas mileage (up to 36 mpg highway) plenty of space and standard features that include Bluetooth®, a rearview camera and a seven-inch touchscreen.
This great car is perfect for first-time drivers since it scores well on all scales — reliability, speed, safety and value. It is a fun car to drive, thanks to its above-average handling. The exterior styling of the Mazda 3 is quite sleek and stylish, and even the base 2.0-liter engine provides plenty of power.
The Mazda 3 has an available 12-speaker Bose audio system and heads-up display. The rotary controller is paired with its standard seven-inch touchscreen display, which is quite simple to use. Other features include an electric emergency brake and available rear cross-traffic alert.
The Toyota Corolla makes for a great first car. Why? Well, this sedan model is known to provide a super comfortable ride its passengers. It does a good job in terms of fuel consumption, too. Drivers can expect around 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on highways. Features include a touchscreen infotainment display, Bluetooth connectivity, and climate control functions. The car also features an automatic emergency brake system and forward collision warning.
These are some of the best cars for first-time drivers.