When a new driver takes to the road for the first time, there are a few basic must haves that most look for when it comes time to decide on which new 2013 or 2014 car to buy or lease.

Here are three of the fundamental basics that most new beginner drivers look for in a new car.

Kia Soul
Kia Soul

1) Safety
Safety is usually at the top of the list when it comes to choosing a new car for a beginner driver. Factors such as crash test results, insurance ratings and safety equipment should all be looked at in close detail. Most new 2013 and 2014 cars come with such important safety features as multiple airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control as standard equipment which aid in making today’s new cars safer then ever before.

2) Fuel Economy
Unless you have a big bank account, fuel economy tends to be a high priority or almost every new driver. Luckily it is easy to compare the mileage figures online for new cars to see which models achieve the highest ratings.

3) Comfort
Comfort plays an important role in deciding which new car to buy. If you are a larger person or routinely carry several passengers with you then a sub compact may not be the ideal choice. Also make sure to sit in each of the new cars that you are considering to get the feel of the controls, seats, as well as to determine if the visibility is sufficient for you. Some models have more blind spots then others that make backing up, parking or changing lanes more difficult for the new driver.

While there may be other factors such as price and styling that will be part of the equation the above factors are important when it comes time to deciding on which 2013 or 2014 model is the best car for a new driver.

The cars shown on this site are the ones that we believe to be best suited for any new driver.