What Are the Best Crossovers for Seniors in 2022?

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Looking for a great new crossover SUV for 2022? Rest assured that you won’t find a list of stereotypical SUVs for seniors here. You’ve worked hard your whole life, and now it’s time to invest in a vehicle that can help you enjoy all the fun that retirement has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for a larger crossover SUV with plenty of room for the grandkids or a vehicle that features all the latest tech, we’ve got some great choices. Best of all, each of them includes key safety features to keep you safe as you travel in style. 

Best for Passenger and Cargo Space: 2022 Kia Sorento

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If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle with plenty of room and generous safety features, then check out the 2022 Kia Sorento. Last year, Kia ranked #1 in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, and this year the 2022 Sorento earned a top safety pick from the IIHS. Additionally, the 2022 Sorento comes with an unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. Choose from various trims, including standard, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid, starting at $29,490. 

The Sorento is a prime contender among 3-row crossovers, with plenty of room for carting grandkids, groceries, or anything you may need to tow. The Sorento comes with a standard 8-inch touch screen with available upgrades that include a 10.25-inch touch screen with navigation and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Safety-wise, you’ll enjoy a standard auto emergency braking system, with available upgrade options including blind spot detection, a cross-traffic collision-avoidance system, and surround-view and blind-spot view mirrors. 

The 2022 Kia Sorento is a great, affordable choice for anyone looking for a mid-size crossover with a sporty exterior and roomy interior. 

Best Mid-Size Crossover: 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Whether you’re looking for a standard fuel vehicle, a hybrid, or a hybrid plug-in, there’s a 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe for you. The standard fuel engine options start at $27,200 with an available convenience package that seems worth the extra $1,700. The upgrade will get you side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a hands-free smart liftgate with auto-open, and a digital key so you can open your car with your phone. 

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the hybrid plug-in, which will score you not only a tax break but even more standard features. The two available trims start at $39,350 for the SEL Convenience, which lives up to its name with an EPA-estimated 33 mile combined range or 30-mile range on electric alone. You’ll also enjoy heated front seats, fast charging on your wireless devices, a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster, a hands-free liftgate, rearview monitors, keyless entry, and more. 

When it comes to safety, reliability, and customization, the 2022 Santa Fe is a great choice, no matter what type of vehicle you’re in the market for. 

Best Compact Crossover: 2022 Honda CR-V

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Looking for something a bit more compact? The 2022 Honda CR-V is a great little crossover that doesn’t sacrifice interior space. Available in five different trims, the CR-V comes with an impressive amount of standard safety features, including Honda Sensing driver assistance. Honda Sensing includes things like:

  • A collision mitigation braking system
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Lane-keeping assist system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

You’ll also enjoy perks like remote engine start, which allows you to remotely activate the climate control system so that the cabin is warmed up or cooled down by the time you get in. As far as how it ranks against competitors, the CR-V features more interior room and more horsepower than competitors like the Nissan Rogue or Subaru Forester. 

If you’re looking for a great compact SUV with plenty of features, the CR-V is worth a test drive. 

Best Fully Electric Crossover: 2022 Ford Mustang E-Mach

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Want to enjoy your golden years in style without ever having to worry about an oil change again? Check out the 2022 Ford Mustang E-Mach. The E-Mach quickly began raking up awards for its safety and efficiency as soon as it was released. In 2021 it was named Car and Driver’s EV of the year, scored an IIHS top safety pick rating, and was named the North American Utility Vehicle of the year.

The fully electric E-Mach starts at $42,895 and has an impressive EPA-estimated 305 mile target range. The E-Mach is designed with both comfort and reliability in mind with a sporty exterior and a plush interior that includes a huge, 15.5″ Touchscreen with a built-in navigation system. Standard safety features on all models include Ford Co-Pilot 360 tools such as: 

  • Blindspot information with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Pre-collision emergency braking and alerts
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Evasive steering assist
  • and more

If you’re looking for a car that’s packed with features and also super fun to drive, then head over to your local Ford dealer for a look. Prices start at around $42,895 and are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit. 

Best Luxury Crossover: 2022 Genesis GV70

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This year, the 2022 Genesis GV70 beat out competitors like the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the 2022 Volkswagen ID4 to claim MotorTrend’s SUV of the year award. The GV70 features a beautifully athletic yet elegant exterior and a gorgeous, roomy interior full of incredible technological features. The GV70 boasts an industry-first vehicle fingerprint reader that can load personalized driver profiles, as well as a standard 14.5-inch HD touchscreen with navigation. 

Considering the SUV’s numerous driver-assist features, it’s no surprise that it was named a top safety pick+ by the IIHS. Each GV70 comes with blind-spot monitoring, rear, and side cross-traffic alerts, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and more. The GV70 is loaded with the latest cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors that make for a combination of standard and available features that can make your drive about as safe as it gets. It even offers an available remote image capture feature that allows you to access a surround-view monitor right from your phone and capture live snapshots. 

If you’re looking to enjoy retirement James Bond style, then the Genesis GV70 is well worth checking out. Chose from a variety of trims starting at $37,525.

No matter what kind of crossover you’re looking for, we hope this has given you a few ideas to add to your list of vehicles to test drive.

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