10 Top Choices for First-Time Car Buyers in 2016

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Start Car Ownership Right With These 10 Great Vehicles

Sometimes starting a new chapter requires a new car.

Plenty of cars offer the qualities first-time buyers need, whether they’ve just passed their driver’s exam, graduated from college, or gotten that first job offer. Price, reliability, fuel economy, and safety features matter, especially for a new driver on a budget. From subcompact cars to compact crossovers and midsize SUVs, today’s models make a compelling case for first-time ownership.

Read ahead to discover the best cars for first-time buyers, no matter the occasion. Our picks are based on U.S. News & World Report's vehicle rankings.

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