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High quality learner cars from rated and reviewed dealers

Best learner cars of 2022

A car for a learner driver has to be robust enough to cope with the inevitable bumps and knocks, and forgiving of cack-handed control inputs when navigating busy streets or twisting roads. Most of all, though, a good learner driver car should make the driver fall in love with driving. Here’s ten of the best…

peugeot e-208

1. Peugeot e-208

9/10
Battery range up to 217 miles
carwow price from
£336* / month (£28,578)
dacia Sandero

2. Dacia Sandero

9/10
carwow price from
£135* / month (£12,252)
volkswagen Polo

3. Volkswagen Polo

9/10
carwow price from
£168* / month (£17,911)
ford Fiesta

4. Ford Fiesta

8/10
carwow price from
£262* / month (£17,587)
seat Ibiza

5. SEAT Ibiza

8/10
carwow price from
£163* / month (£16,291)
mini 3-Door Hatch

6. MINI Hatch

8/10
carwow price from
£284* / month (£21,693)
toyota Yaris Hybrid

7. Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7/10
carwow price from
£226* / month (£19,611)
skoda Fabia

8. Skoda Fabia

7/10
carwow price from
£229* / month (£16,783)
kia Rio

9. Kia Rio

6/10
carwow price from
£249* / month (£14,059)
vauxhall Corsa-e

10. Vauxhall Corsa-e

6/10
Battery range up to 222 miles
carwow price from
£330* / month (£26,887)

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Advice about cars for learner drivers and passing your driving test

Learner cars FAQs

The Kia Picanto, Volkswagen Up, and basic versions of the Volkswagen Polo are all in Group 1 for insurance, so they will be the cheapest cars to cover . The Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, Kia Rio, and SEAT Ibiza all start in Group 2, while the Renault Clio, Hyundai i10, and Dacia Sandero all start in Group 3.

Read our guide on car insurance groups to find out more.

Basically, you spend a lot of time on the phone and the internet. Shopping around for insurance is always the best way to get a better quote, and that holds true whether you’re shopping for your own insurance, or adding yourself as a named driver on a parent’s or sibling’s policy. Some insurers, such as the RAC and Marmalade, offer specialised short-term learner insurance if you’re cramming for your test and are confident that you’ll pass. Others offer ‘black box’ insurance policies, which use a system that monitors your driving, and gives you cheaper rates but there are, obviously, privacy concerns about such concepts.

Yes, sadly. Generally speaking, if you’re learning to drive you are probably under 25, and that’s when car insurance is at its most expensive. If you can keep your no-claims bonus up from day one, it’ll get cheaper as you go, and once you (a) pass your test, and (b) hit 25 it’ll drop significantly, but you’ll need to budget a considerable amount for insurance at first.