Everyone needs a way to get around. You need to get groceries, get to doctors’ appointments, visit with family and more. However, senior citizens have very different needs when it comes to buying a used car than other demographics. You need climate control to keep you comfortable, an instrument panel that is clearly visible and easy to read, and easy entry and exit. Here are five of the best used cars for senior citizens that fit the bill.
2014 Chevy Impala: It’s not as big as the Impala of yesteryear, but there’s no denying that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a great option for older drivers. It’s spacious, quiet and holds the road well. It’s also easy to get into and out of, and the center instrument cluster is very easy to read (it uses old-school gauges and dials). You’ll find a lot of modern technology here, too, including a blind-spot monitoring system and lane-departure warning system.
2005 Honda Odyssey: If you regularly have to shuttle the grandkids around, then you know you need more room than the average sedan or coupe can offer. The 2005 (and newer) Honda Odyssey makes a great choice. Honda’s reputation for outstanding reliability backs it up, and there’s room for all the grandkids plus their gear. It also delivers an average of 23 mpg.
2014 Ford Taurus Sedan: Older drivers will appreciate quite a few features on the 2014 Ford Taurus sedan, particularly the heated seats and lumbar support. Of course, the extra room in the back seat is also nice and the steering wheel can be adjusted easily (telescoping, as well as up/down). The audio and climate controls are large and easy to see, and the rear window’s size means that it’s simple to see out the back.
Jeep Cherokee: Want an SUV’s ride height and handling but not the size? The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV that offers good fuel economy (28 mpg on the highway) and also delivers the visibility you need. The infotainment system is also easy to operate with large readouts that are very visible.
2009 Subaru Forester: Subaru has a reputation for making reliable, capable vehicles and the 2009 Forester ties in perfectly with that. The car offers plenty of seating and cargo capacity, and getting in and out is easy. The controls and gauges are all simple and large, and you’ll find that the front and rear visibility is outstanding.
Whether you have grandkids to haul or just need to get around town comfortably and safely, there’s a perfect car for you on this list.