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Best Cars for Savvy Seniors

February 13, 2019

From the Consumer Reports website

Older drivers may no longer commute to work every day, but they might need a car for longer road trips or one that can easily fit a car seat when it’s time to pick up the grandkids. Either way, a vehicle that’s a breeze to get into and out of is a must. “Unfortunately, many modern cars have a sleek, low-slung profile that makes them a struggle to exit and enter,” says Jennifer Stockburger, director of operations at CR’s Auto Test Center.

In addition, many new cars have touch-screen-based controls—some of which can be extremely confusing for drivers of any age, let alone those who are not digital natives—so we chose cars with the least-fussy tech. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready for adventure. All our picks have available all-wheel drive and plenty of room for outdoor gear, plus comfy and quiet cabins.

For safety, forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) are must-haves.

Key Criteria for the Senior Life Stage Score:

Advanced safety features, good visibility, easy access, no-nonsense tech and/or knob controls, quiet cabin, good ride quality.

And the Best Cars are:

From → Consumer

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