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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2013 Toyota Yaris

2013 Toyota Yaris

2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Year: 2013
Don’t let its small size and cute appearance fool you: this car is not bad at all.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Year: 2013
Chevrolet’s strong contender in the small-car segment adds techno interest for 2013.

2013 Chevrolet Spark

Year: 2013
Mini Chevy is cute, cute, cute, but its fuel economy is not as big as it is small.

2013 Mazda 2

Year: 2013
The 2013 Mazda 2 is tiny and thirsty.

2013 Nissan Versa

Year: 2013
The 2013 Nissan Versa is a must-see for those on a quest for the cheapest car.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Year: 2013
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

Year: 2013
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

2012 Scion iQ

Year: 2012
2012 Scion iQ

2012 Scion xB

Year: 2012
2012 Scion xB
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