I need some advice from this forum as my retired parents have decided to purchase a new vehicle and I've been instructed to basically find one for them. They currently have two vehicles- an '07 Impala LTZ and an '04 Cadillac Deville. The Impala is what my mom primarily drives and the Cadillac is the car which they take on trips and what my dad, who doesn't drive too much, uses. They're replacing their '04 Cadillac and because this is their primary vehicle, they have some specific wants/needs.
-Needs to sit up fairly high
-Comfortable leather seats
-Decently Sized trunk (dad golfs)
-Fairly powerful engine
-Easy to get in/out of
-Controls are not overly complicated
-Seats must be heated
-Has to have some type of rear parking aid either camera or the beeps
-Navigation system would be preferable but not necessary
-Dad also has back problems so the seats MUST have adjustable lumbar.
This is basically the short list of wants/needs and they're willing to spend up to $60K-ish to get exactly what they want. Because they keep their vehicles for quite a long time and put a fairly low amount of miles (the Cadillac only has 80K), they don't care about gas mileage or resale value as any priority. They drive to Arizona for the wintertime and will drive their new vehicle out there so comfort is big on their list. I've been researching a bit this past week for vehicles that are good for senior citizens and I'm looking for more opinions or suggestions from this forum. Not all the vehicles I've researched are GM but this forum seems knowledgeable about all brands. Here's the list:
Buick Lucerne CXS
Cadillac DTS Premium
Toyota Avalon Limited
Ford Taurus SHO
Lincoln MKS AWD
If you have any other suggestions, please add them! They're pretty much open to all suggestions.
I've been trying to condense the list even more so when they actually go to look at vehicles, they don't have to go to multiple dealerships and test drive each one. My dad would much rather drive 2-3 vehicles and decide from there whether than try everything, he doesn't have much patience with car dealers. Any opinions on the listed vehicles or suggestions?