What's the best car for a disabled driver?

I have severe upper limb mobility and struggle to drive even with a steering spinner as my Mini Clubman is so low. I cannot operate tailgates at all by hand and cannot reach up above chest level.

What type of SUV should I buy so that I am sitting at a much higher level for steering, to be able to get in and out of the car more easily and which MUST have hands free or remote operated tail gate please? I’m a so confused by the different specs etc and even just trying to find out about the tailgate operation etc, please can you help? I need an SUV for luggage space with more than the Clubman for travelling in the UK.

I have a budget of around £30,000 and I do not want to lease but may need a part loan or 0% if possible finance deal. I am looking for a new or fairly new SUV with no/very low mileage. I am trying to avoid having to pay for huge adaptations like joy stick steering as I am not eligible for motorbility help as I can walk okay.

Asked on 23 October 2023 by Liz

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd recommend a Skoda Karoq. It's a family SUV with a relatively high seating position. A powered tailgate is standard on the Sportline but available as an optional extra on lesser models. A nearly-new example should fit the bill nicely. Also look at a Volkswagen Tiguan or Kia Sportage.
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