Age is merely a number however, with age there can come physical hardships that make driving a littler harder. Fortunately, todays vehicles are available with a host of features designed to help compensate for many of the physical changes that come with aging. Lower body mobility issues such as limited knee range and leg pain are common for those over 55. Features such as adjustable power seats, a low door threshold and adjustable pedals can help lessen or even eliminate discomfort.
Many seniors also face upper body mobility issues that can cause stiffness in the back, neck, arms or shoulders. Adjustable lumbar support and heated seats can help soothe aching backs and shoulders. Large wide angle mirrors and large rear windows aid visibility. Many vehicles are now coming equipped with a rear backup camera, this also has active parallel park assistance, front and rear parking sensors which help to maneuver their vehicles without engaging in too much of the upper body twisting.
Arthritis is a common disease of aging as well. Many younger people are even being diagnosed with arthritis. It can result in stiff fingers and comprised fine motor skills. A think steering wheel is easier for arthritic hands to grasp, keyless entry with push to start helps these drivers avoid potentially painful hand movements involved in inserting and twisting a key. Other user friendly features include a heated power mirror and larger dashboard controls.
Edmunds has compiled a list of the 10 best vehicles for senior citizens. Of these 10 vehicles, Preston Automotive group has three available on the lot today!
The first vehicle is the 2014 Ford Taurus Sedan. Preston Ford, Denton Ford and Pittsville Ford all have the 2014 Ford Taurus in stock and ready for immediate delivery! The Ford Taurus has many senior-friendly features which include heated and power adjustable seats with lumbar support, low door threshold, thick tilt and telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, larger dashboard controls, rear backup camera, extendable sun visors, larger audio and climate controls, high contrast instrument panel, adjustable foot pedals and many more! Other perks of the 2014 Ford Taurus are its smooth and quiet ride, huge trunk, along with a long list of standard features and cutting edge options.
The next vehicle that made the list is the 2014 Hyundai Sonata. Preston Hyundai has over 20 brand new 2014 Sonata’s available for purchase! The Sonata also has a plethora of senior friendly features such as heated seats with lumbar support, low door threshold, large audio and climate controls, large, heated, wide-angle, auto dimming and low glare power mirrors. Not only is the Sonata senior-friendly but it also has outstanding fuel economy! It gets up to 35 mpg highway! There are also ample standard features and options for the money and a generous warranty. The Hyundai Sonata also is available in the hybrid powertrain. Preston Hyundai has over 15 brand new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids. The Hybrids get 40 mpg highway!
The final vehicle on the list is the 2014 Mazda CX-9. Preston Mazda has the perfect CX-9 for you! The Mazda CX-9 has seating for up to seven passengers. Like the other two vehicles the CX-9 also has heated and power adjustable seats with lumbar support. Also available is keyless entry with push to start ignition. Larger dashboard controls along with larger audio and climate controls are great features. There are also front and rear parking sensors which help you park properly without hitting any vehicles. Other great features include a roomy cabin, easy access third row seating with room for adults and responsive steering.