Most popular cars for young drivers

These are the top 10 most popular cars as chosen by our community of 17-25 year old drivers*.

1. Corsa

2. Clio

3. Fiesta

4. Ka

5. Polo

6. 206

7. Punto

8. Micra

9. 106

10. Yaris

  • 1 Vauxhall Corsa

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.0 ltr Corsa 5dr, 2008

    50 miles per gallon

    £125/year (tax band E)

    2/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 54%

    Female 46%


  • 2 Renault Clio

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.2 ltr Clio 3dr, 2000

    45 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band E)

    7/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 50%

    Female 50%


  • 3 Ford Fiesta

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.25 ltr Fiesta 3dr, 2003

    45 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band F)

    7/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 57%

    Female 43%


  • 4 Ford Ka

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.25 ltr Ka 3dr, 2010

    67 miles per gallon

    £30/year (tax band C)

    3/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 18%

    Female 82%


  • 5 VW Polo

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.0 ltr Polo 3dr, 2009

    47 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band F)

    5/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 55%

    Female 45%


  • 6 Peugeot 206

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.1 ltr 206LX 5dr, 2000

    45 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band F)

    7/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 48%

    Female 52%


  • 7 Fiat Punto

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    0.9 ltr Punto 3dr, 2012

    67 miles per gallon

    £0/year (tax band A)

    11/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 53%

    Female 47%


  • 8 Nissan Micra

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.0 ltr Micra 3dr, 2004

    48 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band F)

    7/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 23%

    Female 77%


  • 9 Peugeot 106

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.1 ltr 106 3dr, 2001

    46 miles per gallon

    £140/year (tax band F)

    7/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 62%

    Female 38%


  • 10 Toyota Yaris

    Most popular model:

    Fuel efficiency:

    Car tax:

    Insurance group:

    1.0 ltr Yaris 3dr, 2001

    58.9 miles per gallon

    £105/year (tax band D)

    8/50

    Male/Female gender split:

    Male 34%

    Female 66%


If you're under 25 years old and after a new set of wheels, looking at cars that are favoured by other young drivers is a great place to start. They also tend to be cheaper to insure.

TIFF NEEDELL, PRESENTER OF CHANNEL 5'S FIFTH GEAR, recommends all young drivers avoid the following when choosing a car:

  1. Engine sizes over 1.4 litres, especially if you're a teenager
  2. Cars with more than five seats
  3. Dark tinted windows
  4. Non-standard modifications including over-sized alloys, or modifications to the engine or bodywork
  5. Hot hatches or sport editions, convertibles or cabriolets, or cars more than 20 years old

If you already have a car in mind, run it through quick car lookup to see if it's a good choice to insure for someone your age.

 

*Source: ingenie customers (July 2013). Please note that mileage, fuel and tax figures quoted are only for the example listed and can vary depending on engine size, the age of the car and how it is driven. This section is intended as a guideline only.

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