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 family members age and want to maintain independence, with safety 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.
Each year, Consumer Reports releases a 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 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 a wise person once said, “it’s better than the alternative.”
Top 5 best cars for seniors
- Subaru Forester
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Kia Sorento
- Subaru Outback
- Honda CR-V
See the rest of the list from Consumer Reports here.