SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) are made to offer riders versatility. They offer a variety of features, drivetrain, styles, and sizes to fit all types of drivers. Most seniors are looking at SUV models because they offer them a more comfortable and supported ride. Here are some of the SUVs seniors are looking at and why they want them.
2020 Kia Soul
Most people assume that the Kia Soul is more convenient for younger drivers because of its sleek design. However, it’s a great option for senior drivers due to the vehicle’s safety and reliability. The horsepower for the base model is 147, and it has a 4-cylinder engine. The top variant is the Soul Exclaim, and it produces 201 horsepower and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Compared to the other models, the Soul Plus is becoming very popular. This is because it produces 161 horsepower, and it also has a robust 2.0-liter engine. Other great features that the Soul model features include:
- A rear cross-traffic alert
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning system
The broad windows it comes with offer excellent visibility. While driving, you achieve maximum comfort due to the spacious interior and upright seats. The price of the base model is $17,490. It also helps you save up on fuel, with the numbers being 25 MPG for the city and 31 MPG for the highway.
2020 Acura RDX
This brand has managed to build and maintain a fantastic name in the industry over the years. Their latest model has advanced standard features, and this attracts seniors so much. It generates 272 horsepower with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and it also comes with an all-wheel-drive system. However, the seniors mostly prefer the front-wheel-drive base model over the turbocharged edition. The interior is very comfortable and spacious. Additional features include automated emergency braking, assistance maintaining lane, departure warning systems, and collision avoidance systems. The most important feature is the multi-view backup camera because it’s highly suitable for seniors. If you prefer a more luxurious feel, then you should go for the premium trim levels. The base model goes for $37,600. It also comes with a fuel economy of 22 MPG for the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
2020 Subaru Forester
This model has new features that weren’t available on the 2019 model. It produces 182-horsepower and a 2.5-liter flat engine. If you’re a senior and live in an area that’s prone to rough weather, this is the best choice since it’s an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The Subaru brand has an excellent reputation when it comes to superb handling in snowy and icy weather conditions. Therefore it works for seniors who live in cold conditions as well. There’s a variety of both standard and optional safety features on the vehicle. The features the SUV comes with include: lane-departure warnings, adaptive cruise control features, and automated braking. The DriveFocus system on the car offers enhanced safety through tracking the driver’s eye movements through advanced facial recognition and tracking. It alerts you if you get distracted to reduce the chances of you getting into an accident. The base model price is $24,495 and a fuel economy of 26 MPG in the city and 33MPG on the highway.
2020 Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 is a luxurious and Subcompact SUV. With this model, you get both high-level safety and entertainment plus a very spacious interior. Any senior would love the smooth ride, exquisite style, and remarkable performance. It produces an impressive 248 horsepower accompanied by a perky 2.0-liter engine. One great feature about it is the fuel efficiency of 25 MPG for the city and 36 MPG on the highway. It also offers great safety. It has standard safety features such as a front-automatic braking system, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure system, active parking assist, parking sensors, driver attention monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-traffic alerts, among other features. The best part is you enjoy all these features at a price of $40,450.
2020 Toyota Rav 4
This SUV offers excellent comfort and off-road capability, and it’s a top seller in the USA. It’s gasoline-powered and generates 203 horsepower with a 2.5-liter engine. The all-wheel-drive hybrid model offers more fuel efficiency. If you’re tall, this isn’t an efficient model since it has a sleek design that would make it hard to go in and out. Great features on the vehicle include pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and collision avoidance. The base price is under $26,000, which is affordable for such a great SUV.
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