The Best Cars for Seniors in 2024

by | Feb 22, 2024 | Blog, Prime Independent Living

Retired life brings many changes. Whether you’re trying out new hobbies or meeting lots of new people, you might find your perfect daily commute vehicle no longer suits your lifestyle. In fact, it might be time to consider a vehicle change. (And no, we’re not talking about a flashy new sports car. Although that could be sweet!)  

If you’re in the market for a new (or new-to-you) vehicle and need help deciding which one is the best for you, start with the type of vehicle that suits your interests and personality. Our helpful guide lists the best sedans, hybrids, and SUVs for seniors that suit a variety of needs.

Eco-Friendly Cars for Green-Minded Drivers

Want to do your part to make the planet safer for those grandkids? Change your gas-guzzler out for an electric or hybrid vehicle. You might be surprised by the extra bells and whistles included.

Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Touting itself as America’s most affordable EV, the Chevy Bolt is comparable in size to an SUV. Safety features such as a following distance indicator and forward collision alert provide peace of mind, and the One Pedal Driving option allows you to easily speed up or slow down by applying or releasing pressure on just the accelerator pedal. If you’d rather stick to traditional pedal use, a standard brake pedal is also included.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a reliable mid-size sedan with accessible, easy-to-see buttons and controls, as well as lumbar supports. Its large dashboard panel makes it easy to view multiple digital instruments, including the speedometer and a blind-spot view monitor.

Ideal Cars for Adventurous Road Trippers

Ah, the freedom of the open road. Now that you’re retired, you can strike out on adventures when you please. Try one of these options for a vehicle that will carry you safely and comfortably on your way.

Nissan Kicks
Say goodbye to road fatigue thanks to the Kicks’ zero gravity front seats, which were designed to encourage a “neutral posture.” Once you get comfy in your seat, you can confidently hit the road with the highly responsive electric power steering and an impressive 36 highway miles per gallon.

Honda CR-V
With a spacious cargo area and optional roof rails, the CR-V is the perfect vehicle for an adventurous weekend getaway. The low step-in makes it easy to get in and out, and the 9-inch touch-screen display on the dash provides a large surface for you to connect to your favorite apps. You can easily road trip to the soundtrack of your favorite tunes or podcasts.

Best Cars for Seniors with Frequent Visitors

If retirement has given wings to your social life, be the best social butterfly you can be with one of these vehicles made for ferrying groups around. You can fit in extra conversations and fun on your way to each destination.

Toyota Sienna
Perfect for driving with the grandkids, this roomy, versatile minivan offers three rows of seating for up to seven riders. When you’re traveling with fewer people, the third row can be folded down to make room for extra cargo or to allow passengers in the second row to put their feet up on the pop-out ottomans. Does someone in your crew need mobility accommodations? The Sienna can be customized for wheelchair users or outfitted with a power-lift seat.

Kia Telluride
Featuring three rows of seating for up to eight riders and all-wheel drive, the Telluride is ideal for adventures with the whole family. The 12.3-inch display on the dash puts navigation and entertainment at your fingertips, and the dual sunroofs allow everyone to take in the views. You can easily take in the views too thanks to the large Full Display Mirror®, which provides a wide view of the road behind you, even when you’re traveling with tall passengers or lots of cargo.

Hit the Road at Prime

Perhaps a new vehicle isn’t the only lifestyle change you’re considering. If you’re looking to downsize, Prime Independent Living apartments make excellent home bases in between exploring nearby destinations with your loved ones. Contact us today for more information about our communities.

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