As we get older, we may no longer need to commute to work every day, but the car is still important to us. For many older people, it becomes even more important. For such people, however, it is often difficult to find senior-friendly cars that meet all their age-related needs.
Senior citizens should look for quality vehicles with core features that meet their individual needs. As an older driver, one often has problems with difficult controls, accessibility and visibility. For example, many older people prefer senior-friendly cars that are easy to get in and out of and offer excellent visibility.
Not all cars are senior-friendly. Older drivers are frustrated with modern cars because of their inaccessible design or high-tech controls. A car is more likely to be the one you want to feel safe and comfortable in while driving. On the other hand, we know that many high-tech cars can be the best solution for older people to drive safely.
High-tech must be easy to control
Warnings of blind spots, cross traffic, lane changes and much more are actually special features of senior-friendly cars. Yet it is important for these drivers that the controls are simple. Cars with voice control and large, simple dashboards are helpful for seniors.
Another core feature for senior-friendly cars is comfort. Choose a car that is comfortable and adjustable so that you can limit fatigue and pain while driving. Flexibly adjustable car seats, pedals, electric tailgate and many other features need to be considered before buying a senior-friendly car.
Lifestyle also plays a role. The number of family members as drivers, the weather and the frequency of use are important criteria to consider. Those who spend a lot of time with their grandchildren, for example, should take this into account when buying a car.
Best senior-friendly cars
After ADAC the following cars are the best senior-friendly cars: Audi Q2, Audi Q3, BMW i3, BMW X1, Citroën C5 Aircross, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Tucson, Jaguar E-Pace, Kia e-Soul, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Nissan Juke, Nissan Qashqai, Opel Crossland X, Peugeot 3008, Renault Kadjar, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Škoda Karoq, VW T-Roc, Toyota C-HR, VW T-Cross, VW Tiguan.
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