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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As a hatchback or a sedan, this is a lot of little car for a little money.
A fresh face for the economy-minded subcompact.
A mid-size sedan that you can get with AWD, and under $30,000.
Urban runabout with a dash of practicality.
All the economy and more than its share of fun.
No diesel this year, but an all-new version of the popular compact car.
It’s all about that fuel economy.
Small wonder gets a bit bigger and a bit nicer.