Most new drivers favour a car that’s small, easy to manoeuvre and cheap to insure, and as many new drivers are also young drivers, a decent amount of tech and style don’t go amiss, either.
No surprise, then, that the 2017 winner of our Best Car for New Drivers Award was the Ford Fiesta.
Like most of our awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of around 10,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion.
Buyers who’ve been driving for less than two years voted it best in four key areas: looks, reliability, comfort and cost-effectiveness.
Here are just a few of the comments owners made about the Fiesta…
- “It ticks every single box in terms of tidiness, reliability, it's economic, it's an attractive car and the interior is extremely well done.”
- “I think the Fiesta is a great first car, there's not a better one out there.”