Learning to drive a car can be an overwhelming experience for some people.
If you have decided that your student driver must have a new vehicle, rather than a used one, be prepared for a little bit of heartache when that shiny new car collects its first dings, scratches, and dents.
We recommend that student drivers start with a car that is a Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). We’re also showing preference to inexpensive vehicles and base models with fewer optional features that could cause a distraction. It’s nice if the car gets good gas mileage, too – that will encourage the student driver to spend more time behind the wheel.
In alphabetical order by brand, take a look at our list of the 10 Best Cars for Student Drivers.