If there’s any generation that doesn’t like to talk about aging, it’s the baby boomers. It’s understandable. They’ve made it through the swingin’ ’60s, wild ’70s, outrageous ’80s, and go-go ’90s. Along the way, 40 became the new 30, 50 became the new 40, and so on. This generation is still vibrant and full of life, and the last thing boomers want to be called is old.
But many boomers are now well into retirement age, and that usually means some big life changes — including new cars. Don’t expect this bunch to shuffle down to Florida and buy Cadillacs like their parents. This is the generation that reaped the benefits of the muscle car era and later made Japanese and European brands commonplace on American roads. Thankfully, the best cars for retirees no longer scream “blue-plate special.” They’re simply some of the safest and most reliable models on the roads.
We came up with a list of the 10 best cars for baby boomers to buy. Don’t worry: None of them will make you look a day over 40. We promise.
1. Subaru Forester
For aging drivers who deal with snow at least a few months out of the year, the all-wheel drive Subaru Forester is a perfect crossover. Its low ride height makes for easy entry and exit. And great visibility paired with a standard reverse camera makes being aware of your surroundings that much easier. On top of the $22,595 base price, Subaru’s StarLink package adds blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic braking. It makes this already safe crossover even safer.
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