We need a small car with a high driving position - what do you suggest?

My sister is in her late 60s and drives a 2004 Toyota RAV4 which she finds too large with a heavy clutch. She previously had a Peugeot 206 SW which she got on well with but in the rural area in which she lives, she wants a higher seating position and more power. She is seeking a five-door vehicle along the lines of the Peugeot 206 estate with a higher seating position than most cars.

Asked on 20 August 2019 by Brian Lane

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Honda Jazz might be a good car for your sister. It's very practical, has a higher seating position than most conventional small hatchbacks but is easier to drive than an old RAV4. Alternatively, you could look at crossover SUVs like the Suzuki Vitara or Volkswagen T-Cross. These might be too big, but they're likely to have a lighter clutch and steering than your sister's RAV4 so should be easier to drive. Technology likes reversing cameras might help, too.
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