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New Car For Grandma? Bigger Isn't Always Better

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When it comes to buying a car for Grandma or Grandpa, the first thing that probably comes to mind is this: The bigger the better. Right?

But according to AAA, that's not the only thing you need to consider.

For example, drivers with leg, knee and hip troubles need six-way adjustable power seats for comfort.

And arthritic hands might benefit from a thicker steering wheel, keyless entry, and bigger buttons.

As for poor vision, try auto-dimming mirrors and displays that cut the glare.

And back to size.. bigger is not always better.

In fact, there are a variety of cars that will work.

According to Consumer Reports the best choices are:   

Acura RDX (2013)
Mercury Sable (2008-2009)
Ford Taurus (2008-2009)
Nissan Altima (2010-2012)
Honda Accord V6 (2006-2007) and Accord (2008-2012)
Subaru Impreza (2012), Legacy (2010-2013), Outback (2010-2013), and Forester (2009-2012)
Hyundai Azera (2006-2011) and Genesis (2009-2012)
Toyota Avalon (2005-2012), Camry (2007-2012), Highlander (2004-2012), and RAV4 (2006-2012)
Infiniti M (2006-2010)
Volkswagen Tiguan (2009-2012)
Lexus RX (2006-2009)

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