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Best Cars for Older Drivers

Written by Nationwide Cars on 12 Mar 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Best Cars for Older Drivers

It’s often hard to know where to start looking when it comes to purchasing a new car. From Toyotas to Kias, there’s a lot of factors to take into consideration to ensure that you are buying the right car for you. Our guide highlights five vehicles currently on the market that are considered to be the best vehicles for older drivers based on various important attributes and features.


Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is widely renowned as the ideal town and city runabout car, and it’s easy to see why. The new Toyota Yaris is bigger, stronger and easier to drive than previous models.

Not only does the Yaris look sleek and modern, but it is also practical. Boasting a spacious boot, the Yaris is also very roomy on the inside and equipped with the latest in-car entertainment and technology. Along with the interior, customers are able to choose from a modern petrol engine, diesel engine or even a hybrid engine, making it efficient and able to best suit your needs. The Toyota Yaris is a sensible and reliable hatchback that is cheap and easy to run, perfect for any older driver.

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Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is renowned for being a well-built and spacious car that offers great sophistication and reliability, while also ensuring the family travel in comfort. Now in its eighth generation, it’s clear as to why the Passat is such a popular vehicle.

This Passat can be offered as a saloon or estate dependent on your needs, with the boot being able to hold 586 litres; one of the best in its class. You are also able to choose Volkswagen’s AllTrack four wheel drive model, with raised suspension making it ideal for longer distance driving. The Passat is fuel-efficient and practical to drive, while new engine technology ensures that the ride is quiet. No matter what model you select, the Passat has an impressive infotainment system, which includes a DAB radio along with Bluetooth connectivity.


Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is not your average SUV, in fact this new car is very aesthetically pleasing, while possessing the typical Volvo characteristics.

If you are looking for a bigger vehicle, that can double up as a town car and a long distance cruiser, the Volvo XC40 is the perfect car for you. Volvos are renowned for their safety features and the XC40 is no different; it’s one of the safest new vehicles on the road.

The XC40 is a spacious vehicle allowing the driver to easily find the perfect driving position whether you are small or tall. Passengers will also be very comfortable in the vehicle, with sufficient legroom in the back. This SUV also boasts a spacious boot, with added features such as a divider, to help protect your shopping from getting damaged.


Kia Venga

If you require a practical and spacious city car, then the Kia Venga should be top of your list. This car is ideal for anyone requiring an affordable, compact car.

Despite its size, the Venga offers more than you think. With its spacious interior, the Venga is well equipped with features such as electric front windows, steering-mounted controls, a CD stereo with MP3 compatibility and hill-start assist. But that's not all - the Venga also has a spacious boot that can be expanded by lowering the floor. The new Kia Venga is both practical and affordable - an ideal city car.


Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke has a striking appearance that makes it stand out from other cars on the road. The Juke delivers on comfort, enjoyability and visibility. It also features Nissan’s 360-degree Around VIew Monitor Camera, which makes tight manoeuvres easier. This is complemented by the responsive steering that is installed in the Juke to make light work of tight parking spots. It also offers an impressively economic engine, making it affordable to run whilst providing a little punch. This Nissan also comes with logistical controls, comfortable seats to give you a comfortable ride. This modern car, certainly turns heads but is also a fantastic car.

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