ua en ru

5 cars to choose for beginner drivers

5 cars to choose for beginner drivers Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

There are many factors to consider when choosing your first car, like how convenient and easy the model is to use, whether it's economical, and if there will be any issues with access to spare parts in case of repairs. The list of options can be extensive, but experts have compiled 5 models that beginner drivers should pay attention to, according to What car.

Renault Clio

It's a versatile car with 90 bhp (break horsepower). The car accelerates to 100 km in 12 seconds. The entry-level 1.0-liter petrol engine provides decent performance, and its relatively low output puts it in the low insurance group.

The car is equipped with a wireless phone charging pad, automatic LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear-view camera.

Renault Clio features automatic emergency braking, road sign recognition, and lane-keeping assist systems.

Skoda Fabia

Skoda cars are known for their affordability and practicality, and the Fabia is no exception. It's one of the best small 5-seater cars. Experts recommend opting for the SE Comfort entry-level trim. This model comes with alloy wheels, LED headlights, and air conditioning as standard.

The Skoda Fabia accelerates to 100 km in 10.7 seconds.

Seat Ibiza

Experts recommend choosing the 1.0-liter mid-range petrol engine. It has 94 bhp. The car accelerates to 100 km in 11 seconds. In terms of trim, it's worth choosing the SE if you're a novice.

This model has a fairly flexible suspension. A drawback is that the car generates a lot of noise while driving.

Hyundai i10

Despite being very small, the Hyundai i10 is a practical car. It comes with an 8.0-inch infotainment system with a touchscreen (with Bluetooth) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

The car accelerates to 100 km in 12.6 seconds. The advantage of this model is its practicality, but it has a weak gearbox.

Dacia Sandero

The Sandero is a strong contender in the small car class. It's practical, with enough space in the rear seats and trunk. The entry-level engine can also run on liquefied petroleum gas or petrol to reduce operating costs.

Experts recommend choosing the Expression trim, which comes with rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, and an infotainment system with a touchscreen as standard.

This model accelerates to 100 km in 11.6 seconds. However, this car received only two stars during the Euro NCAP safety assessment in 2020. That's why the Sandero ranks last.