Driving changes as you get older — and so should the type of car you drive.
Picking the best senior-friendly car
Driving can be a complicated issue as older family members age and want to maintain independence, with safety often being a primary concern.
So when you find yourself in this situation, it’s crucial to consider things that play a role in ensuring a safe driving experience — which includes the type of car that best fits an individual’s needs.
Consumer Reports recently released an report on the top cars for seniors that ranks cars based on needs that younger folk don’t necessarily think about, but may be crucial for a senior driver. The report measures things like ease of front seat access and readable, intuitive buttons.
Several Subaru and Kia models, as well as the Hyundai Sonata on the list, have the most of these recommended features. However, there’s really no substitute for test driving a car to ensure it’s right for you. Check out our Test Driving 101 guide to make your trip to the dealership less stressful.
While these cars were rated with seniors in mind, they are comfortable and safe choices for anyone looking to buy a car. We all get older, and as my mom says, “it’s better than the alternative.”
Top 15 best cars for seniors
- Subaru Forester
- Subaru Outback
- Kia Soul
- Subaru Legacy
- Kia Sportage
- Toyota Highlander
- Toyota Prius V
- Toyota RAV4
- Honda Odyssey (2017)
- Nissan Rogue
- Honda Accord
- Ford C-Max Hybrid
- Hyundai Sonata
- Toyota Camry (2017)
- Subaru Crosstrek
See the full list from Consumer Reports here.