4 Fantastic Starter Cars from 2013
Shopping for your first car can be exciting and a little bit scary at the same time. First-time buyers aren’t usually looking for the latest models, but, instead, are searching for the right mix of performance, durability, and reliability. Many of the cars from the 2013 model year just started getting some of the new safety features that come standard today, making them an excellent option for first-time car buyers. In addition to that, they are still usually still have under 100,000 miles on the clock. Here are the four best starter cars in the 2013 model year.
Some Jeep models make excellent starter cars. They have a long-standing tradition of reliability, and the larger size can help new drivers build a little more confidence behind the wheel. The 2013 Jeep Compass includes great safety features like electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability, and occupant sensing multistage airbags. The 4-cylinder inline engine delivers enough power while keeping the vehicle relatively fuel efficient. Extra bright halogen headlamps and fog lights keep your surroundings illuminated on the darkest and windiest roads.
If larger cars aren’t for you, the 2013 Honda Accord is a great midsize sedan that’s reliable and a superb option for first-time car buyers. In addition to this, it scored a nine on both reliability and performance according to J.D. Power. The 2013 Accord has also held its value remarkably well since it was released. In addition to great safety features such as brake assistance, a backup camera, and a rollover sensor, the 2013 Accord has Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling.
The Honda Civic is the manufacturer’s other reliable sedan model. The Civic stands in as the younger brother to the slightly larger Accord. It also has a host of safety features like electronic braking distribution, traction control, and side curtain airbags. The 4-cylinder engine puts out between 140 and 200 horsepower.
The Civic includes several great entertainment features for aspiring road warriors and new drivers. Things like Pandora radio connectivity, Bluetooth and audio streaming, as well as speed-sensitive volume control keep even the most ambitious road trips more enjoyable.
The 2013 Ford Focus is an outstanding vehicle for first-time car buyers simply because of how far ahead of its time the technology was. You’ll find many features available that are just now becoming more universally standard. For example, there is a lane change indicator, which is a feature that is still not standard on all new cars. As a parent buying a car for your teen, you have access to Ford’s MyKey technology, which allows you to set maximum speeds for individual drivers.
Selecting a used car as a starter car, or a first car after not having driven for a long time is a great idea. You still get access to reliable, and technologically sound cars for a lower price and insurance rates. If you’re ready to look at a starter car, visit our dealership or view our inventory online.