Top 5 Cars for Young Drivers

THE FIVE BEST CARS FOR NEW OR YOUNG DRIVERS

Young and new drivers are always excited about gaining independence and being able to drive on their own. Each driver will have his or her own tastes, but to ensure that they are getting the best car, it is important to know what to look for in a car, and it also helps to know what the best models are for young and new drivers.

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THE FIVE BEST CARS FOR NEW OR YOUNG DRIVERS

Honda Civic: this car is popular among young drivers and adults alike, which makes it a great deal for a young driver who plans on keeping the same car for many years. The 3-door model starts at about £14,000, and the 5-door model starts at about £16,000. The Dual Zone dashboard allows the driver to multitask without distraction.

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Hyundai i20: this car has the advantage of safety and low price rolled into one. It starts at about £9,600. In 2010 it was rated as one of the top 5 safest cars by Europe?s NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). The Eco-Drive indicator in the manual-transmission models allows for environmentally-friendly driving.

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Toyota Prius: since its debut, this car has probably been the most famous hybrid car in the world; each year it comes out with new innovations. These days, along with being an eco-friendly vehicle, it also features great safety features like parking assist and smart entry. Not surprisingly, it is on the higher end on this list price-wise, starting at around £20,000.

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Ford Focus: this car is also full of advanced safety features, including a collapsible steering column that retracts into the dashboard on impact to reduce risk of injury to the driver. Thanks to this and its other safety features, it has a 5-star rating from NCAP. Pricing starts at about £15,000.

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Volkswagen Tiguan: for drivers who need a more spacious vehicle, Volkswagen offers the compact yet roomy Tiguan SUV. It features BlueMotion technology, which makes for improved fuel efficiency . a must in a class of vehicles typically known for consuming more gas than other cars. Pricing goes up from about £20,000 on this model.

To get the most out of these cars, consider buying a 4-door sedan rather than a 2-door coupe. The 4-doors are usually more expensive, but they provide much more space for cargo and passengers. This is especially convenient for drivers who plan to keep their cars once they decide to start a family. These five models are great starting points for anyone who is new to the road.

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