Golden Rides for Golden Years
The flashy muscle car you coveted not long after getting your license may not be the best choice when you’re staring down retirement. Fortunately, there are plenty of cars on the market that offer a great blend of practicality, value, reliability, and performance to satisfy most older drivers.
To make our picks, we consulted reviews from sources including U.S. News, Consumer Reports, and Car and Driver, as well as safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We considered features that are especially important for older drivers, such as advanced safety technologies, ride comfort, and easy access; we also kept a practiced eye on prices, except in the case of luxury picks.