These Make The Best ‘First Cars’ For Beginner Drivers

How do you choose a first car for a new driver? Most people look at reliability, practicality, comfort features, and the car’s safety rating. While these are indeed very important aspects, most cars that tick off all of the boxes are bland and boring.

This list covers some cars that are relatively safe, affordable, and very fun to drive, whether that means a roadster with a stiff suspension, an agile hatchback, or a sedan with a V8 engine under the hood. If you are looking for more in a vehicle than just getting from point A to point B, you should continue reading.

2019 Subaru Impreza

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The list begins with an exciting car by a Japanese manufacturer famous for its rally-inspired sports cars. The Subaru Impreza is known for its award-winning performance, thanks to an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, and the 2019 model carries its legacy.

The 2019 Subaru Impreza is very dependable and its offroad performance is a lot better than many current SUVs and trucks, thanks to its AWD drivetrain. The car is equipped with a 2-liter flat-four engine that makes 152 horsepower and has quite a good fuel economy (24mpg in city conditions). If you are looking for extra performance, consider the Impreza STI.