Affordable and Safe Cars for First-Time Drivers

Affordable and Safe Cars for First-Time Drivers  

Getting to drive your own car for the first time is a major milestone for many people around the globe. After all, even though it can be a bit scary in the beginning, driving gives you an exciting new level of independence. However, to enjoy that independence, one must follow the rules of the road and get a firm grasp on driving. Here are a few things you must remember when you get behind the wheel for the first time.

  • Adjust the Seat: Before you start driving a car for the first time, adjust the car seat to your height. Make sure that you can see out of all the mirrors from your seat. You must feel comfortable wherever you are sitting.

  • Take it Slow: When you are in the driver’s seat for the first time, it is best to start off slow and not dive right into highway driving. Start on a less busy road and then proceed to busier roads once you’ve had practice.

The following are a few cheap and safe cars that are perfect for first-time drivers.

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a fun, affordable vehicle that offers plenty of features and style. The 2019 model earned a 10/10 safety score from U.S. News and World Report and comes loaded with technology, including an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and a backup camera.

Honda Fit

This beauty from Honda is a great car for beginners. The Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback car that offers the perfect combination of affordability, safety and fuel economy (a combined rating of 36 mpg). The seats in the car can be arranged in four different modes to give you more than 52 cubic feet of cargo space.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling and most popular sedans in the world. With a reputation for reliability and affordability, the Corolla comes standard with an impressive array of safety features and excellent fuel economy.

Suzuki Vitara

Another great car for first timers is the Suzuki Vitara. Its height and four-wheel drive give you a smooth ride even while crossing potholes or parking curbs. The beautiful car is offered with either an automatic or manual transmission, adaptive cruise control, sunroof, keyless entry, and most importantly, stability control for multiple terrains.

Honda HR-V

The HR-V is one of the most popular vehicles from Honda, offering the best qualities of an SUV in a small package. Based on the same platform as the Fit, this subcompact crossover car is quite versatile. The Honda HR-V you the opportunity to fold its second-row seats up, down, or you can even combine both, giving you up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space. In addition, the HR-V has also won two awards — the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Subcompact SUV for the Money and the 2018 U.S. News and World Report 5-Year Cost to Own Award.

Among the many old and new models, these are some of the best cars for someone who is just learning to drive!