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*.

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:

  • Engine sizes over 1.4 litres, especially if you're a teenager
  • Cars with more than five seats
  • Dark tinted windows
  • Non-standard modifications including over-sized alloys, or modifications to the engine or bodywork
  • 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.