7 best cars for budget-minded retirees
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
- Price: $28,695
- Gas mileage:
- City - 22 mpg
- Highway - 29 mpg
The only vehicle on this list with standard all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback wagon is ideal for older drivers who must negotiate slippery road surfaces with snow and mud.
The Outback 2.5i Limited is the only one of six Outback versions that Consumer Reports tested and recommends. In addition to the largest maximum cargo space -- 71 cubic feet -- on this list, the Outback offers a very low lift-over, making an easier job of utilizing all that space.
A 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine generates the power.
Features that helped put the 2.5i Limited on this list include 10-way, power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar adjustment; heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and a three-year roadside assistance warranty.