7 best cars for budget-minded retirees
2012 Mazda 3 iTouring
- Price: $19,950
- Gas mileage:
- City - 28 mpg
- Highway - 40 mpg
Most affordable on this list, the Mazda 3 iTouring sedan delivers terrific fuel economy. It's priced here with the six-speed automatic transmission.
Because it falls short of the $20,000 threshold, it lacks some of our sought-after features for older drivers, such as power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless start. However, it does offer manual height adjustment for the driver's seat.
Power comes from a 155-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine.
In addition to its low price and excellent fuel economy, older drivers should be attracted to features such as tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity and a three-year roadside assistance warranty.