What are 5 Crossover SUV Deals for Seniors?
Driving a crossover SUV is a great option for many people. A crossover SUV tends to be smaller than larger SUVs, which make them easier to control and it typically allows for better fuel efficiency. At the same time, a crossover can be extremely stylish, powerful, roomy with good cargo space, and come with great safety features.
While a crossover SUV can be a great vehicle option for anyone, it is also a great choice for seniors as many of the top models have features that make these vehicles safer and easier to drive.
2019 Honda CR-V
One of the most popular crossover SUV options each year is the Honda CR-V. While many drivers like its affordable price, safety, and reliability features, there are also a variety of features that make it a great option for senior citizens. One of the main upgrades available with the 2019 Honda CR-V is the Honda Sensing package. This tech and safety package provides a variety of driving features including brake assist, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring. This helps to give advance notice in a variety of situations.
Drivers of the Honda CR-V are also attracted to its good fuel efficiency. While the base four-cylinder engine only produces around 190 horsepower, the 31-mpg blended fuel efficiency is great for the class.
A CR-V starts at just $24,000, but you will need to spend a bit more to get all the top features. Additionally, you could consider Honda’s current lease offering that will allow you to lease the 2019 CR-V for just $229 per month.
2019 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV that is a good option for seniors that are looking for more engine performance. The Edge starts at just over $29,000, but Ford frequently has great incentive programs to reduce your total buying cost. Currently, you can get up to $1,250 in retail incentive credits and take advantage of 3.9 percent financing for up to 84 months. There is also a great 39-month lease special for just $315 per month when you put down $4,000 at closing.
While the Ford Edge does cost a bit more than the Honda CR-V, it has some additional features that make it a good option for many. There are a variety of great features that are included for no additional cost including forward collision mitigation, parking assistance features, hands-free navigation, and blind-spot monitoring. With a base engine option that produces more than 250 horsepower and still gets a blended fuel efficiency of 25 mpg, it is an ideal option for a senior that is looking for a bit more engine performance.
2019 Subaru Forester
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a great option for seniors due to its variety of safety features. One of the main safety features in the Forester is that AWD comes standard. While other crossovers have this as an upgrade, it comes with an additional cost. Also, the Forester has continued to receive high safety marks from both the IIHS and NHTSA due to its variety of safety features including lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rearview camera, and traction control. All these features will help to alert a senior in advance if they are approaching a hazard.
The 2019 Forester comes with only one engine option, which produces around 190 horsepower. One advantage of this is that it comes with a blended fuel efficiency of around 31 mpg.
Currently, Foresters start at around $24,250. To help reduce your total cost, you can also take advantage of 60-month financing that will come with an interest rate of around 3.5 percent.
2019 Kia Sportage
For those that are shopping for a crossover SUV on a budget, the 2019 Kia Sportage is a great option. The Sportage is a great option for seniors due to the great safety ratings, which includes a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA. The Sportage comes with many different safety features that give advanced alerts and driving assistance to seniors, including lane departure warning, cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and integrated turn signal mirrors.
The Sportage comes standard with FWD and a four-cylinder engine that produces around 180 horsepower. For those that are looking for more power, there is an upgradeable engine that will provide up to 250 horsepower. When coupled with FWD and the smaller engine, you can expect to receive around 30 mpg on a blended basis. However, this will reduce to about 25 mpg when it is fully upgraded.
If you are shopping for a Sportage, prices start at around $23,500. However, to get all of the aforementioned safety features, you will need to upgrade to at least the EX trim, which costs $28,000 when coupled with AWD. To help with paying for this vehicle, Kia currently has some of the best financing options available, which includes zero percent APR financing for up to 63 months. It also has lease offers that start as low as $169 per month.
2019 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4 is one of the best-selling crossovers each year and the 2019 model year will likely continue this trend.
For 2019, the RAV4 has been completed redesigned. As such, there are now a variety of features included in the base trim level that are ideal for seniors. Some ideal features for senior drivers provided by the 2019 RAV4 include blind spot monitoring, pedestrian and car traffic alert, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.
Compared to other vehicles in the class, the RAV4 has a strong base engine option as it produces over 200 horsepower. However, the blended fuel efficiency of around 30 mpg is a bit weaker than the competition.
The 2019 RAV4 will start at around $27,000, but Toyota always has a variety of incentives that can help to reduce your total price. This includes 1.9 percent APR financing for up to 60 months and lease deals that will allow you to lease the RAV4 for under $250 per month.
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