Most Popular Cars for Seniors
As a senior, you can buy cars according to your specific needs. The auto industry is now manufacturing more senior-friendly cars than ever before. The most popular cars for seniors feature a host of senior-friendly features. It is estimated that there are over 19.9 million older drivers in the US. And by 2020, there will be more than 40 million! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the fastest growing population segment is the 65-and-older age group.
When choosing a vehicle, take care of your varied and unique needs. Your car should give the comfort and safety you need at this age. Since many seniors face problems like arthritis, and have trouble like stooping and bending, you should check out the senior friendly features in a car. Also consider the roominess and if the car is capable in transporting support materials such as a scooter or a wheelchair.
Here are some of the most popular cars for seniors:
Ford Five Hundred – This car features a tall seating position, which is ideal for people with stooping and bending problem. There are also power-adjustable driver seat, rear parking sensors, and adjustable pedals. The trunk is spacious and can hold walkers and scooters with ease.
Mercedes-Benz S550 – The features include 14-way power-adjustable driver seat, backup camera, keyless ignition, night vision, and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Toyota Sienna- This seven-and eight-passenger seating car is roomy and senior-friendly. It has a rear backup camera and offers a Mobility Upgrade Package with wheelchair or scooter lift.
Honda CR-V – Senior-friendly features include backup camera, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, and heated passenger and driver and seats
Lexus LS 460- This car features voice-activated navigation system, 12-way power-adjustable driver seat, advanced parking guidance system, keyless ignition and heated passenger and driver seats.
Civic Hybrid – This eco friendly car has a host of features which will give you an enjoyable ride. It features satellite navigation, 3-point seat belts, front head restraints and others.
Toyota Avalon – This roomy sedan is a favorite among seniors. It has a number of senior friendly features like tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated power passenger and driver seats, and keyless ignition.
Infiniti M35 – The car features heated driver and passenger seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, keyless ignition, and10-way power-adjustable driver seat.
Toyota Camry – It features tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, keyless ignition, eight-way power-adjustable driver and manual-adjustable lumbar support.
Toyota Prius – If you are suffering from arthritis, this car’s keyless ignition system is a big help. It also features touch screen controls and backup camera display for parking.
BMW 7 Series- This luxurious and sedan is also ideal for arthritis sufferers. It features 20-way adjustable front seats, heated power rear seats, rear and front and parking sensors, and button less shifter.
Audi A8 – This luxurious car’s Multi-Media Interface controls all features of the car. The keyless startup, seat heaters, ventilated and massaging front seats will help you a lot.
Chrysler 300- The car features eight-way-power driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals.