Top 5 Cars for Learner Drivers

There's so much to take in when you're first learning to drive. Road signs, driving do's and don'ts, and speed limits are just some of things new drivers need to know.

So, to make driving a lot easier, it's important to choose an easy car to drive. We’ve put together a list of some of the safest, most reliable, and low-insurance cars for new drivers.

1. Honda Fit

Honda Fit

This car has a 1.5-litre engine which gives 130 horsepower, but that doesn’t make it too dainty! The Honda Fit can comfortably fit five people, is incredibly fuel efficient, and really reliable.

If you’re looking for a sturdy drive that’ll be great for road trips with a couple of mates, the Honda Fit is perfect.

For an anxious parent looking for a safe car, the Honda Fit might well be the best choice. It has all the safety features you need to keep your mind at ease. 

2. Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

If you’d prefer a car with slightly more engine and horsepower for less money, the Chevrolet Cruze is the choice for you.

This vehicle has a 2.0-litre engine, which gives 137 horsepower. Its features include lane assist, departure warnings, and collision warnings.

The boot is adequate, but if you do a lot of travelling, you might consider a car with more space for your luggage. For day-to-day drives, though, this car performs excellently.

It is a reliable passenger vehicle with a good audio system to keep everyone entertained.

3. Mini Hatch

Mini Hatch

The Mini is iconic, and it's a great choice for a first car. The Mini Hatch has customisable options, so if you’re looking for something specific and prepared to buy new, you'll love this.

Of course, this is a Mini, so there isn’t a lot of room in the back seat or in the boot, but on the other hand, you’ll be able to park more easily and in smaller spaces.

As you’d expect with a car of this size, it doesn’t use much fuel, which is great for drivers on a budget; especially as new drivers often have to pay more for insurance.

The Mini Hatch is easy to drive, even for beginner drivers. If you want to go on a road trip and drive on winding country roads, this could be a good choice. 

4. Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo-2

The Volkswagen Polo is an ideal choice for beginner drivers because its compact size makes it easy to manoeuvre in urban environments and parking lots.

The Polo's responsive handling and smooth ride provide a comfortable and reassuring driving experience, boosting confidence for new drivers.

Its reliable safety features, including advanced driver assistance systems, offer added peace of mind on the road.

The VW Polo's affordability and fuel efficiency make it a practical option for those just starting out on their driving journey.

5. Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen e-up!

If you’re living in a city, a Volkswagen Up! might be the perfect vehicle. It’s small and has accurate steering so that you can park it in tight spots. The Up! also runs well on the motorway if you want to take longer journeys.

If you’re willing to buy brand new, the Volkswagen Up! has customisation options, including specialist paint jobs or a Beats Electronics stereo.

The Volkswagen Up! is available with petrol engines and an emission zone-compatible electronic version.

Even if you choose the petrol-version Up!, it’s pretty fuel efficient and won’t use too much fuel. The VW Up! also features a hidden compartment in the boot, so you can store valuables there if you need to. 

Ready to buy your first car?

Here at Carmoola, we help streamline your car-buying experience. When you've decided on the car you want to buy, you can finance it with us for a more affordable and flexible payment option. 

Get an estimate of your budget using our car finance calculator. To begin your application, download our app, provide your personal details, and validate your identity using your full driver's licence. You'll know the result immediately. 

Curious to know how we make car financing so easy? You can learn more about how Carmoola works and what we have to offer. 

Got any questions for us? Reach out! We're ready to help you get your first set of wheels! 😎