Best first cars for new drivers 2019

The best first cars combine safety and style with affordability – both in terms of price and running costs. Here are our recommendations...

13 July 2019
2018 Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI SE

9. Skoda Fabia

The Fabia was our 2015 Car of the Year, and it remains one of our favourite small cars. Its blend of competitive pricing, spacious interior and clean, frugal engines means it should be on your list of best new car buys.

Read our full Skoda Fabia review, or see how much you could save

8. Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The UK’s best-selling car is stylish and brilliant to drive, and it's also well equipped. It makes an excellent new or used choice, and the turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol Ecoboost engines are particularly good.

Read our full Ford Fiesta review, or see how much you could save

7. Seat Mii

Seat Mii front

Essentially the same car as the Volkswagen Up, the Mii feels a bit cheaper inside, but undercuts its sister car on price and is just as good to drive. Both three and five-door versions are available.

Read our full Seat Mii review, or see how much you could save

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