Everyone knows that 60 is the new 40. So when it comes to buying a car, senior citizens are saying goodbye to old sedans and hello to sleek SUVs. In fact, SUVs are actually the smartest option for seniors — most models are packed with features that perfectly complement a lifestyle that only gets better with time.
When compared to most traditional sedans, SUVs boast a heavier weight, larger and more stable traction tires, higher seats, larger windows with great visibility (goodbye, blind spots!), easier entry and smart features that provide additional assistance out on the road. These features create a safer, more enjoyable driving experience for people of any age, but especially for seniors whose roadside needs may have evolved over time.
Acura has always created beautiful, reliable cars, and the Acura RDX is no exception. This sleek, competitively priced SUV combines great value with great standard features — like the locking assist, which locks the car right after the driver walks away. The Acura RDX can upgrade any senior’s Sunday afternoon drive.
The Subaru Forester is designed for adventure at any age. Every Forester comes standard with AWD, so it’s ready to tackle any sort of terrain. It’s also ready for any sort of driver. Low doors and wide openings give seniors easy in-and-out access, and a robust driver monitoring system with blind-sport alerts and rear cameras acts as a second pair of eyes on the road.
Hondas are known for their dependability — a quality that benefits someone of any age, but can especially give seniors some added peace of mind. Along with a spacious and safe reputation, Honda CRVs also come equipped with tons of cargo space and premium entertainment features, which makes it easier to lug the grandkids (and all their friends) wherever they need to go.
The Buick Enclave gets top marks for reliability, cargo space and design. It doesn’t cut any corners, but it can turn them quickly — this SUV is known for providing seniors with a silent, yet sporty, experience on the road. When compared to others in its class, the Buick Enclave boasts a quieter, more relaxing ride, which is something earned with age.
Some things only get better with time. Seniors know this — and for this reason, they (and everyone else) love the Volvo V90. This SUV wagon is timeless, luxurious and comes standard with lots of great features: ventilated and heated seats, AWD and a cutting-edge safety system that never goes out of style.
So tell your senior family members about these SUVs — or if you’re a senior yourself, make sure you give at least a few of them a test drive. They won’t steer you wrong. And the best news? Many local dealers are probably offering incentives for buyers. Go check them out today.
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