First Car Guide

We define First Car material as a car priced right—close to or under $20,000—for someone just starting out. Ideally it’s also compact, fuel efficient, a safety leader, and equally well suited for an empty nester or just about anyone on a serious budget.

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2015 Acura ILX

Year: 2015
More than a dressed-up Civic.

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Year: 2015
Still stylish.

2015 Honda Fit

Year: 2015
Small outside, big inside.

2015 Dodge Dart

Year: 2015
Edging ever closer.

2015 Fiat 500L

Year: 2015
All the style of the Cinquecento with more of a body.

2015 Scion xB

Year: 2015
Top box.

2015 Scion tC

Year: 2015
Postmodern coupe.

2015 Scion iQ

Year: 2015
Niche player.

2015 Ford Focus

Year: 2015
It's popular for many good reasons.

2015 Ford Fiesta

Year: 2015
Feisty and fun.
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