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 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Year: 2015
Mercedes crossover goodness at a reasonable price.

2015 Nissan Versa Note

Year: 2015
A frugal hatchback with charm.

2015 Acura ILX

Year: 2015
More than a dressed-up Civic.

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Year: 2015
Still stylish.

2015 Hyundai Accent

Year: 2015
All modern conveniences.

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.
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