22 Best Choices for a First New Car in 2020

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What Are the Best Choices for Your First New Car?

Buying or leasing your first new car is a huge step in life. A new car is more than mere transportation; it’s an extension of your personality, a pathway to new adventures, and, of course, one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make. 

The new car you choose depends on many factors, including your financial situation, where you live, and what you need to carry. You should also consider the price of fuel and car insurance. 

Choosing the right first car can give you years of trouble-free, low-cost transportation. Making the wrong choice can leave you with a car you can’t afford, one that doesn’t fit your lifestyle, or a vehicle that spends all of its time in the shop. 

To help you decide, we've delved into our new car rankings to find vehicles with reasonable base sticker prices (below $30,000), good predicted reliability scores, and high scores in our new car rankings. Note that our rankings can shift as we receive updated information, so the scores you see on the following pages may not match those you see on each car's review page. 

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