18, November 2018

Top Cars for Senior Citizens

As we get older, vision issues, slower physical reaction times, slower mental reaction times, and reduced mobility makes driving less safe. The smart safety features now presented on many cars aid to resolve these problems. An adjustable steering wheel, adjustable brakes and gas, and heated seats help those with mobility problems and loss of height while lessening discomfort from any other ailments.

Lower chassis heights on CRVs and SUVs as well as lower door sills on any vehicle make entry easier. Reliable models from recent years save money. The initial period of sharpest devaluation will have passed, so less money is lost as the car ages. These cars may still be under a manufacturer’s warranty or be sold as a pre-owned cars, saving money on repairs.

Acura RDX SUV

The Acura RDX has a lower door sill, keyless entry and start, a power tailgate closer, and a rearview camera. The dashboard has a high-contrast instrument panel, and the dashboard controls are bigger, including climate controls and louder audio. All the seats are heated.

Audi A8 Sedan

The Audi A8 has both drivers and passengers heated seats with 12-way power adjustment. The driver’s seat also has power lumbar support. The sedan also has a thick steering wheel that telescopes and tilts, a high contrast instrument panel with dashboard controls that are huge, and keyless entry and start. Besides a rearview camera, the Audi A8 has front and rear parking sensors.

Chevrolet Equinox Crossover

The Chevy Equinox links design elements from the Chevy Traverse, a large crossover model with the Chevy Malibu sedan. But it has a choice of more fuel efficient engines. The 2.4-liter engine, 180-horsepower gets over 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, enhancing fuel economy by over 30% over the 2009 model.