Best Cars for New Drivers

New Drivers Guide to Choosing the Best Car

You have just received your driver’s license after months of study and preparation. The next step is finding a car that perfectly meets your needs. Each new driver is different and their skills will greatly vary. Look at what your strengths as well as weaknesses are before selecting any vehicle. A simple list helps to narrow down selections and highlight features that complement current abilities.

Safety Features

Safety features are important for every driver, but it is even more crucial for new drivers. According to CBS News, “… new safety technology is moving towards preventing an accident from happening at all.” Warning sensors are an available option on many new models. These sensors detect objects or people in the way of the vehicle and alert the driver to their presence. Cameras also provide the same feature in certain vehicles. Automatic parking assistance works well in hard to fit spaces such as those most commonly associated with parallel parking. To use this unique device, owners must stay in the vehicle as movement occurs.


Current income may significantly dictate what you can afford from current selections on the market. Great vehicles are still affordable for every new driver. Some commonly cited choices come from popular automakers with a reputation for creating excellent vehicles. Selections from Kia, Toyota, Honda and Ford are often mentioned in this category. Some of the best sellers on the market include the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.


Driving can quickly become a stressful experience. Having a vehicle that focuses on comfort greatly helps. This issue directly affects people such as those with long commuting times that will see a significant amount of time spent in their car. Seats should feature as much padding as possible and include options that allow users to simply adjust their position. Legroom is another factor for many people. Space to stretch out or easy reach pedals assists in safety as well as convenience. Space for a large amount of passengers could present a problem. The official US Government website for Distracted Driving, also known as, lists “talking to passengers” as one of the main reasons for accidents.

New and Used Cars

Certain buyers are nervous about investing in a new vehicle or wary about the hassle of repairs that may come from used cars. Each new driver should look at both new and used vehicles. New models carry a wider variety of enhancements that assist owners. In most cases, used vehicles need only regular maintenance, without the hassle of large payments or expensive loans. The decision to buy new or used vehicles is ultimately a decision that must be made by each individual, but both choices work well for inexperienced drivers.


Specialty vehicles such as sports cars may feature an abundance of options that go well beyond the skill level of people who just received their driver’s license. If unsure of any selection, do research and ask other owners about their experience with the item. Look at accident statistics to determine if the make and model is commonly involved in accidents.

Author Bio:

Neal Bricker advises new drivers that face a wide range of choices when searching for their first vehicle. He knows that spending time reviewing features as well as options will help you find the right car. He often uses the DVLA contact number to gather up-to-date and relevant information.

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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