What Is The Safest SUV For Seniors?

Written By: Elizabeth Kogut
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: November 21, 2021
Last updated: July 28, 2022

Whether seniors are looking for a car to use at home or rent for travel abroad, SUVs are always a good option. They’re the perfect choice when it comes to size, and they have fantastic accessibility and safety features. 

The safest SUV models for seniors include the Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Bolt, and the Hyundai Santa Fe. While newer models of these cars are available, seniors may score discounts on these older versions. 

Best Small SUV: 2020 Subaru Forester

The 2020 Subaru Forester received the highest IIHS safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ and was initially introduced in 1997. It is a smaller-sized SUV for seniors who are looking for a more compact model. Moreover, it provides one of the best all-wheel drive experiences today and can handle snow and wet roads with ease. 

Best Electric SUV: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt

For seniors looking for an electric car to save on gas money and gain some tax credits, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt is the best choice. It provides a safe experience with large doors and a completely flat floor for smooth access. Additionally, this model has a very good safety rating from the IIHS, but it is recommended that you purchase upgraded safety features and more effective headlights. 

Best Midsize SUV: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Another top safety pick of the IIHS is the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. It comes equipped with cruise control, driver attention warnings, and blind-spot warnings to keep seniors safe on the road. Visually speaking, it has an attractive exterior and comes in several different colorways. It also comes with one of the most competitive warranties out there today. 

For the elderly, it’s best to visit car showrooms in person to try out the car, especially if they have mobility issues or other challenges.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of staying active for seniors and explore other guides on Senior Strong! 

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Elizabeth Kogut works as the editorial head of Senior Strong. Armed with her degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Elizabeth ensures that all the site’s content is relevant to seniors today. 
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