What are the Best New and Old Cars for our Elderly Drivers this 2020?

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March 1, 2020

What are the Best New and Old Cars for our Elderly Drivers this 2020?

Thinking of buying a new car for your folks? You need to keep in mind that senior drivers and those with limited mobility require a vehicle designed to cater to their special needs. The car features such as low door sills, wider openings, easy-to-read gauges, and intuitive controls are excellent choices if you’re planning to purchase a new car for them.

Here is the list of the top vehicles based on a combination of characteristics, including ease of access, intuitive, easy-to-reach controls, top-notch headlights, and excellent visibility according to the April 2018 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

The list below was ranked based on reliability, safety, and senior-friendly features.

  1. Subaru Forester - This car is included on the list because of its front-seat access, visibility, and intuitive controls. It has Forward-collision warning (FCW) technology and automatic emergency braking (AEB) that senses a potential collision. The vehicle will start braking for you if you don’t react in time.
  2. Subaru Outback- This vehicle is another great choice, according to Consumer Reports Magazine for its high overall score on reliability. It scored high on visibility, ease of use and excellent headlight feature.
  3. Kia Sportage - This vehicle boasts of its senior-friendly features for its front-seat access, intuitive controls, and high-performing headlights. Kia’s top-notch headlight makes driving at night safer and easier for the senior drivers and passengers. It also has a Blind-spot warning (BSW) technology that detects and warns of vehicles if you can’t see alongside your car.
  4. Kia Forte - Another Kia vehicle on this list ranked high on visibility, controls, and high-performing headlight.
  5. Nissan Rogue - has earned a high enough overall score to enter this list for its step-in heights that reduce the need for ducking or climbing, making it easier for those with physical limitations. The vehicle also has intuitive controls for changing the radio, shifting gears, and adjusting the heating and cooling.

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