Buying AdviceHondaHyundaiKiaNissanSubaruToyotaVolkswagen

Top picks of vehicles for the elderly


It’s no secret that there are challenges that come with being an older driver. Senior citizens may have vision problems (especially at night), speed apprehension, and an aversion to using new technology. They also may have trouble with ingress/egress, prefer to stay off the highway, and not see a need for a modern vehicle’s numerous connectivity features. Many are also on a fixed income.

When helping a parent or grandparent choose their next vehicle, it’s important to consider all these challenges, and help them select a vehicle that meets their needs and expectations, not just yours.

It’s also important to cross shop. In this day and age, simply sticking with a brand because it’s what you’ve always driven is hardly an excuse to pass on seeing what else is out there.

The vehicles on this list take many things into consideration and offer what I believe is the best combination of capability, ease of seating, value, and comfort on the market without overwhelming drivers with too much advanced technology.

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Eileen is the writer of the nationally syndicated column Automotive Minute in The Business Journals, which explores the automotive industry focusing on news, reviews, and interviews. She loves finding out about the business strategy, design, and drivability of vehicles. Eileen is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report Best Cars.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.