Cheapest First Car for New Drivers in Uk

Most of the people in the UK confused about what car would be the best for them as a new driver, a car should possess the qualities of safe, easy to drive, comfortable, cheap and fuel economical. Fortunately, some of the cars in the UK have all qualities with the low budget.

According to the statistics, these below cars are the most popular cheapest first cars for young drivers and new drivers in UK. These cars may not only cheap but very economical and reliable in terms of engine performance and comfort.

Cheapest first car for new drivers in UK are as follow:

Ford Fiesta:

The most popular among new ones in Uk , itcomes with so many variants but the most likable is the hatchback with the engine of 1.0litre eco boost, She has a stylish external body design, very spacious for 4 people with many interior features.

Price of this car starts from 13,150 pound, which is very affordable, ford offering many discounts and deals on this car.

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This car is a bit expensive than most of the cars on the list but it holds the top points in terms of engine performance, reliability, boot space for long journey, easy to handle for new drivers in close corners, bird’s eye view from the driver seat, Feel like a complete control on to the car, quick response in case of emergency situation.

However, the insurance cost of this car for the new driver is much higher than most of the below list but less than most of the cars other than not on the list.

Engine: 998cc three-cylinder turbo, 138bhp @ 6000rpm, 133lb ft @ 1500-5000rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Performance: 9.0sec 0-62mph, 125mph, 62.8mpg, 102g/km CO2

Ford KA+

Another ford brand is best suitable for new drivers including for female new drivers, easy to drive, good economy, stylish and comfortable, Very spacious from inside, good boot space, best for highway and city.

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Engine: 1.2-litre 4cyl petrol
Power/torque: 84bhp/112Nm


0-62mph/Top speed: 13.3s/105mph


Economy/CO2: 56.5mpg/114g/km

 Price: £12,800 Estimated

Hyundai i10

The new 2nd generation has been introduced in 2016 which offers many advanced and more technological features to compete against the same category. Medium boot space just enough for the reasonable amount of baggage capacity.

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Engine: 1.2-litre 4cyl
Power: 86bhp
Torque: 120Nm
0-62mph: 12.3 seconds
Economy/CO2: 57.6mpg/114g/km
Transmission: Five-speed manual, front-wheel drive

 Price: £12,800 Estimated

Kia Picanto

Offering many interior features, good quality material been used on the dashboard, a lot of space for 4 person, very relax and easy drive on the road, cheaper than most of the car in the same category such as Fiesta, Ka, and Hyundai i10, but Not recommended for long routes, it’s a city driven car.

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Engine: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol
Power: 66bhp
Transmission: Five-speed manual, front-wheel drive
0-62mph: 14.3 seconds
Economy/CO2: 67.2mpg/ 97g/Km

 Price: £12,000 Estimated

Toyota Aygo X

The Aygo is distinctive to look at, but as easy-going and cheerful as it is, there are more refined and higher-quality city cars out there for less money. Its strengths are in its unique looks, well-judged interior styling and depth of technology, and even if its engine is fairly ordinary, it comes across as a well-rounded and likable thing with good ride quality and individuality.

Small boot capacity, only recommended for city roads, if someone wants a complete small hatch back car then Toyota Yaris over this would be the best choice.

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Engine: 1.0 Petrol VVT-I
Power: 69bhp
0-62mph: 14.2 seconds
Economy/CO2: 69.5mpg/95g/km
Transmission: Five-speed manual, front-wheel drive

Price: £9900 Estimated

All these above cars have a good resale value, spare parts availability, low insurance cost on these cars for new drivers.

Cheapest First Car for New Drivers in Uk not only limited to these above cars, other cars also available in the market such as Corsa, Citigo, Nissan Micra polo and Mini, it’s all depend upon your choice and budget.However according to the market these are the best first cars for teenager and new young drivers.


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I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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