Top 10 Vehicles Most Popular Among Young People

By Prodosh Kundu    20 May,2024

   If you have ever driven a car, you are likely familiar with how overwhelming the first few months on the road can be. Gaining experience behind the wheel involves being mindful of numerous factors.

Certain attributes make a car particularly suitable for young drivers. Maneuverability is crucial, as it makes the vehicle easier to handle for those new to driving, making compact and subcompact vehicles an excellent choice.

Additionally, the vehicle must offer strong crash resistance to ensure safety in the event of an accident, making high safety scores an essential requirement.

However, the market is filled with a variety of cars, making the decision of which to buy very complicated. With that being said, let’s look at the top ten vehicles currently most popular among young people.

undefined Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a series that has been manufactured by Honda since 1971 and has remained sandwiched between the Honda Fit/City and the

Honda Accord in the automaker’s range of global passenger cars. The first model of the Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door fastback sedan and later that year as a three-door hatchback.

The car had enough space inside with compact dimensions. It also had a transverse engine with front-wheel drive, like the British Mini.

Initially known for fuel efficiency, reliability, and eco-friendliness, subsequent versions have become recognized for performance and sporty characteristics. 

Youngsters especially like models such as the Civic Type R, Civic VTi, Civic GTi, and Civic SiR/Si.

undefined Acura ILX

The Acura is a compact car developed by Honda on the base of the ninth-generation platform of the Civic sedan. It replaced the only Acura CSX in Canada. Notably, this gas-electric hybrid version was Acura’s first crack at hybrid technology.

First shown as a concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the production version debuted at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, showcasing Acura’s “aero-fused dynamics” design innovation program.

The start of mass production took place on April 23rd in the Greensburg facility of the Indiana Honda assembly plant.

undefined Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV designed by the South Korean automaker Hyundai.

It was first introduced as the Hyundai JM in Japan back in 2004, with its name being derived from Tucson, Arizona, as a homage. It is one of the best-selling Hyundai SUV models, with more than 7 million units sold globally since it launched in 2004.

undefined Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV that has been one of Ford Motor Company’s key models since 2001.

This marked Ford’s initial entrance into the SUV market with its car-based platform, which was slotted beneath the Ford Explorer but above the Ford EcoSport.

A breakthrough launch was made by Ford when they released their first-ever hybrid vehicle, the 2004 Ford Escape Hybrid, signaling their entry into the hybrid-electric vehicle market for Ford and introducing sport utility vehicle (SUV) hybrids.

undefined Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick is a four-door compact pickup truck that has also garnered quite a market with youngsters. It is the smallest truck in Ford’s lineup, positioned below the mid-size Ford Ranger, and debuted on June 8th, 2021.

Built on a front-wheel drive-based unibody platform shared with the Bronco Sport and Escape, this pickup truck has various powertrain options to choose from. One can choose gasoline hybrid engines or go for the turbocharged petrol ones with all-wheel drive.

undefined Ford F-Series

The Ford F-Series replaced the Ford F-1. F-2 and F-3 pickup trucks in 1948. The first generation sought to offer a modern and robust alternative to its predecessors and emphasized advanced engineering, design, and manufacturing methods.

Over time, iterative improvements as well as radical rethinks contributed to the progress of the F-series.

With every new generation come novel features, advancements in technologies, and options for engines, which have kept alive the culture of invention and transformation.

undefined Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a line of trucks manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand. In 1999, it replaced the long-running Chevrolet C/K model line.

Named after the highest trim level of the Chevrolet C/K series, the Silverado consists of full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and medium-duty trucks. The fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado was introduced in 2019.

undefined Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV produced by Toyota, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer.

It pioneered the compact crossover trend when it appeared for the first time in Japan and Europe in 1994 before making its North American debut in 1995 and going on sale officially in January 1996.

Designed to meet the buyers’ desire for SUV features such as a spacious cargo area, better visibility, and optional full-time four-wheel drive, the RAV4 still retains a lot of a compact car’s attributes, like maneuverability and fuel efficiency, through engineering.

undefined Tesla Model Y

Tesla, Inc. has been making the Tesla Model Y, which is a battery-electric mid-size crossover SUV, since 2020. The car was introduced in March 2019 and became the company’s fifth production model after the Roadster,

Model S, Model X, and Model 3. Then in 2023, it became the world’s best-selling vehicle for that year by delivering 1.2 million units of the same, making it more than the Toyota Corolla. Besides this, since its production began, 2.16 million cars have been delivered so far.

undefined Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV that has been manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda since 1995. Initially, the CR-V models were based on the Civic platform.

Positioned between the smaller HR-V (known as “ZR-V” inside Japan) built on the same basis as the CR-V  and the larger Passport/Pilot for North America or Avancier/UR-V for the China market, the CR-V is currently Honda's worldwide top seller in terms of vehicles sold annually.

It was ranked as the second-best-selling SUV globally in 2020.

Conclusion

Young drivers can rely on any one of the above cars if they want safety and maneuverability. All of these cars are designed with innovation, come with advanced technology, and guarantee safety, making them the best option for youngsters.

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