Best Car for New Drivers

2023 Mazda3

Congratulations! You have a teenager in the family who wants to borrow the car keys every day to spend time with their friends. You want to give your teen their freedom, but you want to keep them safe on or roads.



You can get the best of both worlds when you buy a new or used vehicle that’s safe for your freedom-loving youngster to drive. Discover the best car for new drivers with our guide from Five Star Automotive Group. We sell all kinds of new and used vehicles at an affordable price.

Our choices are based on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ratings coupled with good reliability. We hope you find a few great choices when you look over our guide to the best first cars for new drivers.

Best New Cars for New Drivers

Let’s start with cars, because your teenager might need one to get to work and back, and for hanging out with friends on the weekends. Cars are also more affordable for parents compared to new SUVs.

2023 MAZDA 3 Sedan or Hatchback

The Mazda 3 has a lot to offer, including high-tech safety features and smartphone connectivity that works well for hands-free phone calls.

2023 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is a fantastic small car because of its fuel efficiency, reliability, and durability.

2023 Toyota Corolla

Any Corolla from 2018 or newer is a great car, with outstanding fuel efficiency and plenty of high-tech features to keep your teenager safe.

2023 Honda Civic

One of the flagship vehicles in Honda’s lineup, the Honda Civic will last forever. Even a used model can be a relevant purchase if you want to spend less money. Look for a model year of 2014 or newer.

2023 Honda Accord

Like the Civic, newer model years of the Honda Accord can’t be beat for its durability, reliability, and fuel efficiency if you want a car that has a lower overall cost of ownership.

Test Drive a New or Used Vehicle at Five Star Automotive Group

We hope you’ve gotten some valuable information from our guide about the best car for new drivers. The team at Five Star Automotive Group has a wide range of great new and used vehicles that are safe for your teenager to drive. We’ve also got some affordable selections that won’t leave a huge dent in your wallet. Contact us or call to schedule a test drive.

Meanwhile, look over our finance center to see what vehicle might fit into your budget.


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