The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're Over 50

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Shopping for a car when you’re over the age of 50 begins to shift a bit, as your priorities tend to change. Suddenly it’s not so much about what the vehicle looks like, or how much space it has for the family, rather it becomes about comfort. Here’s a look at the top used cars worth considering if you’re over the age of 50.

Must-haves

  • The car can’t be too high, or too low, to the ground
  • Comfortable interior, seats that aren’t too soft or hard
  • Power adjustable seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Electronic adjustable side mirrors
  • Keyless ignition starter
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Heated seats

Top five vehicles

  • Honda Odyssey EX-L: Plenty of drivers love the feel of a minivan, so the Odyssey EX-L is an ideal solution. This one offers tri-zone climate control, heated front seats, a rearview camera, a 10-way power driver's seat, and a USB connection. It also looks sleek and stylish.

  • Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited: This vehicle is perfect if you plan to do long driving trips. It has a 10-way power seat so you can find just the right position. It also offers lumbar support. The interior is roomy as is the cargo space. If you opt for the All-Weather Package you'll get heated mirrors, heated front seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer.

  • Ford Taurus Limited: Not only is this sedan stylish looking but it's packed with convenient features such as the adjustable pedals, and 10-way power front seat. In addition, find your destination with ease thanks to the turn-by-turn navigation system that uses voice commands.

  • Honda CR-V LX: This vehicle continues to be one of the bestsellers in terms of SUV's. You'll find this one is at the perfect height for getting in and out of, it comes with a nice variety of easy to use standard features, it drives like a car, has comfortable seats, features built into the steering wheel, a rearview camera that can be adjusted, heated seats, and a power-adjustable driver's seat.

  • Chrysler 300C: While this vehicle isn't great when it comes to fuel economy, it does offer all kinds of other comfortable features. There is Safetytec package, which can help prevent a collision, cruise-control, heated rear and front seats, adjustable pedals, and a rear-view camera.

Final thoughts

When it comes down to it, it’s really just about how luxurious of a vehicle you want, and how many comfort features you’re looking for.


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