We all want to enjoy our golden years. Here are six cars that will help us do just that.

We all want to enjoy our golden years, and no matter what age might do to our minds and bodies, most of us want to drive something that will make us feel young again. With that in mind, here’s a look at six cars that can be bought new or used to make retirement road trips fun.

1. Buick LaCrosse

Not your father’s Buick, the current LaCrosse offers a 310-horsepower V-6 to go along with the standard creature comforts of the entry-luxury class, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2. Buick Cascada

While we’re on the subject of Buick, the brand recently introduced the Cascada convertible, which will provide miles of top-down smiles should you spend all or most of your golden time in states full of sunshine. The Cascada has a 200-hp 4-cylinder engine, available in-car Wi-Fi, and an available infotainment system to make top-down cruising a breeze.

3. Honda Accord

Both a standby and standout in the midsize class, the Accord has grown larger over the years, giving it plenty of space for driver and passengers. And while it’s grown larger and somewhat more luxurious, it remains fun to drive. Engine choice plays a part in that. Buyers can opt for a 4-cylinder, a V-6, or a hybrid model.

4. Chevrolet Corvette

While a new Corvette may be too pricey, a used one might be affordable for those who saved their pennies. Aside from the V-8 power, the Corvette will offer acceptable luggage space for a road-trip for two, and if the nest is empty, who needs a back seat anyway?

5. Lexus LS

Similarly, if you’ve saved for years but comfort matters more to you than sport, perhaps a new or used Lexus LS—with its available V-8 or hybrid power and oodles of interior space—will appeal to you. Some models even offer rear-seat massagers, which will feel nice on those occasions when you let someone else do the driving.

6. Volvo XC90

For those who are crossover inclined, the XC90 is a luxurious tall wagon that won’t be too challenging to enter and exit. It offers available all-wheel drive and turbocharged 4-cylinder power, so it can handle inclement weather, while also carrying cargo and providing a fun-to-drive factor. If your golden years involve being active, this might be the choice for you.

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About the AuthorTim Healey

Tim Healey is a writer and reporter specializing in covering the automotive industry and reviewing new cars. He also has experience covering sports in a past journalistic life. The Chicago-based journalist loves cars, sports, and music, and can write passionately and knowledgeably about all three topics.