Best Used First Cars

First Time Driver Cars

Your first used car will open up a world of opportunities for adventure. However, before you can hit the open road, you'll need to do a bit of research to see which pre-owned vehicle is going to be the best for you and your next road trip. Fortunately, this is where Val-U-Line® can lend a helping hand.

Our nationwide dealerships know there's nothing like getting behind the wheel of the perfect used first car. So, we've taken the liberty to help you narrow down your options with our picks for the best used cars for first-time drivers. Check them out below and contact us when you're ready to schedule your test drive.

Our Picks for the Best First Used Car
  1. Subaru Legacy
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. Honda Civic
  4. Toyota RAV4
  5. Nissan Rogue
  6. Subaru Forester

Subaru Legacy

Used Subaru Legacy

About 96% of all Subaru Legacy models from the past decade are still on the road today, but there's more to this sedan than its long-lasting dependability.

All used Legacy models come with standard all-wheel drive, and many newer options offer EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. With these top features, it's clear that this sedan is also made to ensure confidence and peace of mind regardless of what the roads are like outside.

Toyota Camry

Reliable and well-equipped, it's easy to see why a used Toyota Camry is such a popular pick for both teens and adults. However, the thing that really makes this sedan unique is its versatile performance.

Opt for a V6-equipped Camry for more than 200 horsepower. You can also go with a pre-owned Camry Hybrid that achieves an EPA-estimated 34 to 40 combined MPG based on the model year if you want something more efficient.

Honda Civic

Used Honda Civic

The Honda Civic should automatically come to mind when you think of a sporty sedan. After all, it does come with robust engine options as well as sport-tuned performance features for optimum response and handling.

To make things even better, a used Civic is available as a coupe or hybrid. A Honda Civic Hybrid gets up to an EPA-estimated 40 to 44 combined MPG while the Civic Coupe's sleeker exterior and performance features add even more sportiness to your daily commutes.

Toyota RAV4

A used Toyota RAV4 is an SUV that can pretty much do it all. It offers impressive all-weather capabilities as well as powerful and efficient engine options, so you're sure to find a RAV4 that performs to your preferred specifications.

More importantly, it's one of the most well-equipped used SUVs on the market. From standard safety technologies to navigation and Entune™ infotainment systems, a pre-owned RAV4 can come with all the features you need for a smoother, safer, and more enjoyable ride.

Nissan Rogue

Used Nissan Rogue

Since 2008, the Nissan Rogue has made waves and turned heads everywhere. As a top used first car, you can expect model years of this SUV to excel at everything from safety to performance and comfort.

Used Rogue models get up to an EPA-estimated 24 to 28 combined MPG depending on the model year and powertrain. Also, many model years of this SUV has been named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Finally, if you want a spacious first used car, the Nissan Rogue can deliver with seating for five and between 28.9 to 32 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row.

Subaru Forester

Last but not least, we have the Subaru Forester. As with any Subaru, a pre-owned Forester is a force for long-lasting reliability. Pair that with standard all-wheel drive and a history of safety awards from the IIHS and NHTSA, and it becomes the perfect used SUV for college students and first-time drivers alike.

Best of all, every Forester SUV, regardless of the model year, comes with versatile and spacious interiors with ample legroom and seating for up to five passengers. There's also up to about 34 cubic feet of trunk room behind the second row, so there's space for any cargo you need, too.

Find Your First Used Car at Val-U-Line®

There are lots of great used cars on the market, and our nationwide dealerships are proud to offer all of the ones listed above as well as hundreds more for you to consider.

When you're ready to start your life on the road and get your used first car, check out these models and so much more at one of our dealerships. Don't wait-schedule your test drive today!