What's the best car for easy access to the back seats for my elderly parents?

I have a 2018 Mercedes A-Class which I bought from new and with 43k miles on the clock. My elderly parents find it difficult to get in and out of the back as the sill is high and the door aperture not that wide. I like the interior quality of the Mercedes but am open to recommendations for a similar size car with solid finish. What would you suggest, and should I trade I. Or try to sell privately. My budget is probably around £20k.

Asked on 3 October 2023 by Rachel Severn

Answered by Craig Cheetham
With a £20,000 budget we're assuming that you're looking for a used car and not a new one, in which case a good option if you like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the company's Mercedes GLA, which is a small A-Class based SUV. If you'd rather not go for an SUV, then a car with similarly Germanic quality, that's inexpensive to run but spacious enough to give your parents better space and access to the rear is the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, which will be available second hand well within your budget and is a very enjoyable car to drive, as well as a practical one.
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