At CarMark Hawaii, we buy used cars for cash, and we like to keep up with the latest Hawaii car news. We know that there are certain vehicles that capture the interest of young people, and those that capture the interest of older adults – for very different reasons. Teens and twenty-somethings often enjoy car and trucks because of their looks and performance, while those in their thirties and forties may look for a vehicle that’s functional and roomy enough for their families. However, when drivers approach their mid-fifties, sixties, and beyond, they may choose a particular vehicle for very different reasons, including safety and “senior friendliness.”
Many seniors develop vision problems, have physical issues such as upper or lower body mobility problems, back issues, arthritis, and more. Add to that the fact that many aging individuals get shorter in stature and bigger around the middle, and driving can be not only uncomfortable, but a hazard. We’ve decided to share our findings on which vehicles are the most “senior friendly” for older adults, according to an article at Edmunds.com.
Here is a quick list of favorites for seniors:
- Acura RDX SUV
- Audi A8 Sedan
- Ford Taurus Sedan
- Honda Accord Sedan
- Hyundai Sonata Sedan
- Lexus ES 350 Sedan
- Mazda CX-9 SUV
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
- Toyota Avalon Sedan
- Volkswagen Passat
All of these vehicles share some of the same features, while others provide additional features that make them popular with seniors. Lumbar support, power adjustable seats, large rear windows and low-glare power mirrors for better vision, rear backup cameras, front and rear parking sensors, larger dashboard controls, high-contrast instrument panels, and thick tilt-and-telescoping steering wheels are just a few of the features that older drivers enjoy, and that make them safer, more comfortable drivers.
From budget-friendly to luxurious, this list provides a wide range of the most popular options for seniors who continue to drive, and will hopefully enjoy the freedom for many years to come.
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