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Best Used Cars for First-Time Drivers Near Lima, Delphos,& Wapakoneta 

No matter how practiced and prepared the first-time driver in your family may be, nothing beats responsible driving behind the wheel of highly rated safe and reliable vehicles from some of the leading industry brands. Although new models have fantastic, state-of-the-art driver assist features and technology, first-time drivers can still easily get the same quality of safety and reliability in a used model.

At Ahl For Less, we're dedicated to getting our Lima area communities on the roads in vehicles they can trust to safely go the extra mile. We encourage all our first-time and teen drivers to consider these incredible used car models for their first ride, all of which received stellar IIHS crash and safety ratings:

Hyundai Tucson (2018 - Present)

Awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick of 2018, the Hyundai Tucson has generous front interior space at 55 cubic feet, and the safe and manageable top speed.The 2018 Tucson also offered a very smooth and easy ride with a suspension system capable of taking on even the roughest road conditions.

Kia Soul (2014 - Present)

The second-generation Soul crossover debuted in 2014 and is powered by either a 130-horsepower or 164-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. As with all Kia models, the Soul comes with an industry-leading 10-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty. The 2017 Soul benefitted from a refined suspension system that soaks up bumps easily. 

Honda Accord (2013-Present)

The 2013 Accord was offered as a coupe or a sedan, with either a 278-hp V-6 with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 185-hp four-cylinder with a six-speed manual or CVT. In any configuration, the Accord earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating in 2013. In 2017, the Accord was updated with a stiffened chassis, front and rear design changes, larger wheels on some models, and a standard suite of driver assistance technologies. 

Chevrolet Equinox (2014 - Present)

The Chevy Equinox offers drivers a comfortable and capable crossover in a stylish and appealing package. Beginning with 2014 models, Chevrolet redesigned the Equinox so that the front structure and door hinge pillar were modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. The base drivetrain for the Chevy Equinox is a 2.4-liter, 182hp 4-cylinder engine, while higher end trims may be equipped with a selection of powerful V6 engine options.

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Whether it's behind the wheel of one of our top IIHS rated suggestions on our list or another model from our eclectic used inventory, when drivers shop with Ahl For Less they're guaranteed to get behind the wheel of reliability, confidence, and peace of mind. Contact us today or visit your local Ahl For Less dealer serving our Lima area communities. Looking for a specific model? Remember to check out our online CarFinder tool!

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