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The Best Cars for Senior Citizens

Updated June 17, 2019 2.3k votes 946 voters 102.1k views20 items

Older drivers have more to consider when it comes to buying or leasing a car. They need to consider more than horsepower and price. Unlike your typical list filled with Buicks and other automobiles with baby-buggy suspension, this list contains cars of a more practical nature.

The best vehicles offer higher visibility, plenty of safety features, easy-to-use infotainment, climate control systems, and comfortable ingress and egress. Some automakers are even adding rear seat occupancy alerts to cars to help remind drivers when they have left something, like grandkids, in the back seat. The autos displayed here are economical, easy to use, and roomy enough to take the grand-kids. Safety and handling are also considered along with visibility, comfort, and ease of access. If one is a senior and looking for a new car, then this is the list for you.

So what are the best cars for older people? The ideal car is easy to get in and out of and doesn't have too much power. Cars with easy access for elderly folks are essential when people starting getting on in years. Take a look at these cars and you'll see which ones would be the best for the senior citizens in your life.

Source: Consumer Reports

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    The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover manufactured since 1997 by Fuji Heavy Industries and sold under the Subaru brand. Available in Japan from 1997, the Forester shares its platform with the Impreza. It was introduced in 1997 as a compact crossover wagon. It has been crowned Motor Trend's 2009 and 2014 SUV of the Year and The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014....  more
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    The Volvo XC60 is a compact executive/entry-level luxury crossover produced by Volvo Cars in Ghent, Belgium and is based on Volvo P3 platform. Introduced in 2008, the XC60 has been Volvo's best selling car since 2009....  more
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    The Subaru Outback is an automotive nameplate used by the Japanese automaker Subaru for two different vehicles: a Legacy-based station wagon (1994–present), the Outback; and an Impreza-derived hatchback, the Outback Sport (1994–2011). Many versions of the Outback wagon and Outback Sport have either had an all-wheel-drive option or standard equipment. The Outback station wagon originally derived from the station wagon variant of the Subaru Legacy. The first generation Legacy, which made its debut in 1989, did not receive the cosmetic and suspension modifications to create an Outback version, although Subaru offered an Outdoor option package for the 1994 model year Legacy L all-wheel-drive...  more
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