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7 best cars for budget-minded retirees

7 best cars for budget-minded retirees
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7 best cars for budget-minded retirees

7 best cars for budget-minded retirees

Choosing the seven best cars for retirees on a budget isn't easy, simply because carmakers don't target seniors. To do so in the car business is the kiss of death; just ask anyone who worked at Oldsmobile.

Car companies invest money and energy to appeal to buyers in the 18- to 45-year-old range. Still, there are features and attributes that make some vehicles better suited for older drivers.

Bankrate relied heavily on Consumer Reports to narrow the possibilities. It recommended every vehicle on this list. It rated as "very good" the driving position of each, while giving high marks for front- and rear-seat access. These cars also scored high for ride quality and interior noise control.

Each received the top Insurance Institute for Highway Safety score of "good" for front-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Although we didn't filter based on price or fuel economy, the goal was to keep both reasonable. Only the most expensive is priced above $36,000 and each gets average or above-average fuel economy for its class. All have automatic transmissions, rear-view cameras and full power accessories.

The list is representative of several segments from hybrid to sport utility vehicle.

Finally, vehicles featuring power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, good cargo capacity and extra safety features scored higher.

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