Top 5 Cars for New Drivers in 2014

19 Mar 2015

Without a doubt, a Lamborghini Veneno cannot be a good choice for a new driver, because even if you had that kind of money to gift your son a Lamborghini, it would be foolish to hand a not-so-experienced driver a car like that. However, the example is too far-fetched, for even many lower-priced and far less luxurious cars don’t make the cut for being suitable for someone who just learned how to drive. Many factors have to be taken into consideration when choosing a car for a new driver. Safety, of course, should be the primary aim in selecting the car, but keeping a few more factors in mind, we have chosen these 5 cars as the best for inexperienced drivers:

2013 Kia Forte EX 5-Door

The 2013 Kia Forte is not just a basic transportation vehicle. Its affordable price and economical fuel consumption make it one of the best cars for new drivers, and with a classy exterior, even a teenager would feel he owns a pretty cool car. The car sports an automatic transmission and houses a 156-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. The trunk of the car has space enough to carry cargo for a road trip. And the availability of basic Bluetooth connectivity along with the six-speaker audio system and key entry make it a great choice for new drivers.

2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan

Slightly pricier than the Kia Forte, the Ford Focus is a modern looking car that won’t burn too huge a hole in your pocket but gives you access to a car highly suitable for newly minted drivers. With 160-horsepower from 2-liter four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission with many other features, this car is a highly recommended choice. You should keep this near the top of your list when deciding on a car for a new driver.

2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

Highly efficient in the fuel consumption department, the Subaru Legacy also has the largest build of the cars on this list. The all-wheel drive nature of the car is extremely helpful in snowy and rainy conditions. An automatic transmission from a 173-horsepower, 2.5–liter, four-cylinder engine, and of course, all the basic connectivity options, make this a wonderful care for new drivers.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Suffering in the mileage department as compared to other cars on this list, this car makes up for it with a more powerful 197-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. However, with enough muscle and standard equipment and safety features, this car easily makes the cut for this list. Therefore, new drivers can feel safe when driving a Chevrolet Malibu.

2013 Toyota Corolla LE

The Corolla LE may not a head turner on the road, but with the most economical price on the list, and enough security features, it is one of the best cars for fresh drivers. The 132-horsepower, 1.8–liter, four-cylinder engine may not seem the best or the fastest, but it will surely last longer than any other car’s engine owing to its heavy-duty nature.

So, here ends the list of top 5 cars for new drivers. If you, or anyone you know, just started driving and is looking for a car best for your needs, don’t think twice before recommending the cars on this list. Not only are they great on the road but also offer good value for money.