In this guide of best cars for young people, we will focus on cars that can be accessible, urban in spirit. It can fulfill the functions of a young driver. Small city trips and sporadic trips for the minimum possible cost. A strictly editorial preference criterion orders each of the groups in this guide.
The first option would be to decide on an urban car in search of the minimum cost of acquisition and maintenance. For this, we have chosen the smallest and cheapest cars on the market, ordered by our preferences as testers and that we consider perfect for young people:
You also have great options for second-hand Smart ForTwo. The smart ForTwo is a small two-seater that stands out for its short length and for its ability to park on a battery in online parking lots if they are wide enough.
The best: Demolishing aesthetics, real practicality, ridiculous turning radius, consumptions, parking possibilities, driving fun
The improvable: High price for a two-seater
The Fiat 500 is a 3.55-meter long urban vehicle available in a single three-door body, although with the possibility of choosing a convertible variant with a canvas roof called Fiat 500c.
The best: Outstanding design, adjusted price
The improvable: Fair trunk, quality of some plastics
The Kia Picanto is a five-door urban. It is available with a gasoline engine of a liter and 66 hp, and a balanced 1.2 CVVT with 85 hp.
The best: Design, habitability, equipment possibilities
The improvable: Soft suspension, automatic transmission with 4 speeds
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The Hyundai i10 is a small urban utility that offers transportation and certain equipment at perpetual balance prices. It was completely renovated in December 2013.
The best: Competitive price, practicality, maneuverability, interior use
The improvable: Quality of some plastics, testimonial trunk
The Renault Twingo is an urban 5-door and four-seater. Its three-cylinder gasoline engine is mounted on the rear axle, freeing up a large amount of interior space.
The best: Five doors, engine range with 75 and 94 hp, double-clutch housing, equipment
The improvable: Price somewhat high, the appearance of some plastics, trunk heat
The Mazda 2 is a utility that plays in the segment dominated by Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Ford Fiesta.
The best: Design, presentation, equipment possibilities, behavior
The improvable: Quality of some plastics, high price, small trunk
The SEAT Ibiza 5 doors start from € 10,300 in its basic reference version. The fifth-generation will gradually be completed with introducing new mechanics, being in this first commercial-stage somewhat limited.
The best: Behavior, interior amplitude, equipment possibilities, technology
The improvable: Hard plastics for all surfaces, somewhat high price.
The Ford Fiesta is a classic among utility vehicles, with a wide range of options, engines and equipment ranging from the most basic to the most complete.
The best: Safety equipment, practicality, dynamic behavior, driving touch
The improvable: Price somewhat high, access rear seats in 3 doors.
Skoda Fabia is an urban utility the size of a Ford Fiesta, a Polo or an Ibiza. We can buy it as 5 doors or family (Combi), but there is no version of 3 doors, usual in the segment.
The best: Amplitude, boot, practical solutions
The improvable: Hard plastics, standard equipment, without a diesel engine.
The Clio is a utility available only in a 5-door version, which stands out for an offer of state-of-the-art gasoline propellers and the possibility of choosing a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The best: Equipment, varied range, behavior, efficient engines
The improvable: The appearance of some plastics, rear seats somewhat fair
Located on a step below the Tucson, it enjoys a very personal and dynamic aesthetic with which it aims to capture the attention of the younger audience. It is interesting that the option of four-wheel drive is offered, an element not too widespread in the segment.
The best: Equipment possibilities, all-wheel drive available, risky design, warranty
The improvable: The appearance of some plastics, risky design, boot volume somewhat fair
SEAT’s first small SUV stands out for its spacious interior, and high equipment and customization possibilities. The engine offer is like that seen in the last generation of Ibiza, with the efficient TSI and TDI blocks.
The best: Boot, equipment and customization possibilities, reasonable price
The improvable: Quality of some plastics
These are the best cars for young people. You don’t add price because it is changeable.