Best Cars For Young And Old Drivers

cars on lot loans 5 15 10 Best Cars For Young And Old DriversA recent report picks the best cars suitable for teen and senior drivers.

The September issue of Consumer Reports presents the best choices of cars for all sizes and types of drivers.

Honda Accord is named the only car on the list that is suggested for drivers both young and old, but also tall and small.

In addition to Honda Accord, all picks in the report are recommended vehicles with a minimum average reliability.

For parents and teens shopping for a car while on a budget, Consumer Reports offers used model cars on the list.

They recommend choosing a vehicle with safety features for the inexperienced driver, including electronic stability control, curtain air bags and good crash-test results.

Details important for seniors are cars that offer easy access, good visibility, a roomy driving position and comfortable seats.

Take a look at a few of the choices of suitable cars for teens and seniors:

Good Models for Teen drivers:

  • Small sedans: Hyundai Elantra SE (2008-2010), Mazda3 (2007-), Scion xB (2008-)
  • Midsized sedans: Acura TSX (2004-), Honda Accord (2008-), Kia Optima (2007-)
  • Small SUVs: Honda CR-V (2005-), Nissan Rogue (2008-)

Good Models for Senior drivers:

  • Minivans: Honda Odyssey
  • Small SUV: Subaru Forester XT Limited
  • Upscale sedan:  Hyundai Azera
  • Family sedan: Honda Accord
  • Microvan: Kia Rondo

(Copyright 2010 WWJ Radio.  All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • J.C.

    What no Fords…Chevys…Chryslers…They also make good cars for teens & seniors!

  • A. K.

    The CR article appears to focus (I haven’t read it) on the “best” cars–not just the “good”. The foreign automakers came into this market and listened to the consumer. They started to offer well-built vehicles that are both functional and stylish. The domestics were either myopic or stubborn in their market assessments. Now they’re playing catch-up. I believe the domestic are starting to produce better cars but, again, the article focuses on the best.

  • Jeff

    I drive a Buick and Ford. Both are large great cars.

  • Bill

    Why do you push Foreign Cars American made cars are made better and the technology is better. The reason our economy is in the condition its in is because no one supports America. Wg\hat is everyone going to do when there are no jobs in the US.

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