The Best 2018 Cars for Seniors

Are you looking for a car that’s highly rated and meets your unique needs? For seniors, shopping for a new car can be a tricky, complicated process with so many different vehicle options available.

And senior drivers have entirely different needs than younger drivers, like increased safety, easy-to-use controls, and better visibility. Seniors truly need the best cars available today.

That’s why more seniors are considering crossovers. Crossovers are an entirely new type of car, blending the best features of sedans with the most-loved attributes of SUVs. With new safety features, a higher driving perspective, comforts for drivers and passengers, and affordable price tags, these new cars are great buys for seniors.

If you’re looking for the perfect new car, check out these – the best 2018 cars for seniors.

Nissan Rogue Sport

The Nissan Rogue is a crossover that’s been on the road for years now, but the new 2018 Rogue Sport takes an older model and improves on it, especially for seniors. Perfect for short drives with a capable engine and comfortable for passengers with a spacious backseat, the Rogue Sport makes driving easy. The Nissan ProPILOT system helps drivers handle stop-and-go traffic, provides lane-keep assistance, and includes technology designed to help you keep focused on the road.

Hyundai Kona

A brand-new addition to the Hyundai lineup, the 2018 Kona is a subcompact crossover that’s incredibly easy to drive and rides perfectly smooth. Packed with an intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment system, there’s no confusion when it comes to operating the Kona’s tech. Additionally, this car features wide door openings, which makes it easy for seniors to climb in and out. If you live in snowy regions, the Kona also comes with all-wheel drive that’s ideal for slippery roads.

Buick Encore

Small yet spacious, the 2018 Buick Encore is a crossover with some of the best safety and reliability ratings. Thanks to technologies like lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning, seniors have a helping hand in staying safe while driving. The newest model year of the Encore is also easy to enter and exit despite its small size. Even more importantly, the Encore doesn’t feel difficult to handle or maneuver on the road.

Subaru Forester

The 2018 Subaru Forester is one tough vehicle – but it’s a perfect pick for elderly drivers. The Forester has fantastic visibility, offering seniors an elevated and wide view of the road thanks to its chair-like driver’s seat. The infotainment system is easy to use and learn, and its height is perfect for seniors who are tired of ducking down to get into their vehicle. On top of these benefits, the Forester also keeps drivers safe with additional optional safety features and the choice to add all-wheel drive.

Kia Niro

A brand-new member of the Kia lineup, the 2018 Niro is affordable and fuel efficient. But that’s not all this crossover offers – it’s a hybrid with spacious seating for drivers and passengers (including room for grandkids), roomy cargo space, and easy-to-understand technology. Its lower body means there’s no danger in having to climb up into the driver’s seat, and the Niro is nimble on the road. There’s plenty of visibility from every angle, making it a breeze to drive.

Get These Senior-Friendly Cars At an Affordable Price

Now more so than ever, new car buyers will benefit from incentives offered by dealers who need to sell crossovers sitting on their lots. Whether you’re looking for a bigger vehicle that’s easy to handle or a car loaded with the latest in safety, incentives and deals on some of the best options for seniors are emerging now.

Buick is currently offering up to $1,500 in incentives on the 2018 Encore according to Edmunds¹. Kia² is giving buyers of the 2018 Niro up to $1,750 cash back for a limited time. And Edmunds³ also reports that Subaru is offering qualified buyers 0 percent APR for 24 months on the new Forester.

These are just a few of the deals available. Crossover vehicle incentives change each month, which is why it’s smart to search before you buy and compare different pricing and offers.

Featured Tip

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