Consumer Reports – Honda Accord is Just Right for All Drivers

January 14th, 2011 by

There are cars you just can’t drive if you’re tall. There are cars shorter people steer away from. Parents want their teen drivers to be safe. And, the elderly can be very particular about visibility and easy access. In short, shopping for a car can be equated to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It’s hard to find a car that’s just right. It’s even harder to find a car that’s just right for every age, and height – one that can be comfortably driven by multiple users.So what does Consumer Reports look for in a car for teens?

Ultimately a car with electronic stability control, curtain air bags, and good crash test results. As David Champion, Senior Director, Consumer Reports Automotive Test Center in East Haddam, CT says, “Often parents think that putting their child in the biggest car is the safest thing they can do, but that’s not so. Teens are the most inexperienced drivers on the road, so you want to make sure they’re driving something that handles well, is agile and has as many safety features as possible – especially electronic stability control.”

“When it comes to finding the right cars for seniors,” Champion says, “we recommend vehicles that offer easy access, good visibility, a roomy driving position and comfortable seats.”

In reviewing good car options for young and old drivers as well as for short and tall drivers, Consumer Reports found a handful of cars suitable for specific drivers. But, they deem only one car right for all driver types. And that car is the Honda Accord.