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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No diesel this year, but an all-new version of the popular compact car.
Small wonder gets a bit bigger and a bit nicer.
Smaller than the CR-V, but you'll be seeing just as many of them on the road soon.
The value and style its fans have come to expect is all still there.
Small, stylish, flexible.
The Mazda of compact crossovers. Good things come in small packages.
Mercedes crossover goodness at a reasonable price.
A frugal hatchback with charm.
More than a dressed-up Civic.