Trips in retirement

Trips in retirement

Profile: Retiree

Average age: 73

Average income: £26k

Average number of cars owned: 9

Priorities: Retirees mostly use their cars for doing the grocery shopping (33%) or to visit friends and family or drive for leisure (30%).

Needs and wants

Having reached retirement, you’ll be looking for a comfortable but sophisticated car. You may also be thinking about keeping running costs down so you can save for those faraway places you’ve always wanted to visit. No longer commuting to work, you’ll still need a car to meet friends for long lunches, for a leisurely road trip, or to take your grandchildren out for the day. 


Suggested car: Mazda 6 Saloon

The Mazda 6 Saloon has plenty of room, leading safety features and a 5* Euro NCAP rating^, so you’ll feel comfortable driving any grandchildren around. This car has excellent fuel consumption to keep your costs down. It also has advanced sound insulation, so you can really enjoy your new found peace and quiet.

Did you know?

Mazda was founded almost 100 years ago, on 30 January, 1920.


You could also try a…

Toyota Yaris. Provides easy, responsive smooth driving, plus plenty of space and a 5* Euro NCAP rating^ if grandchildren visit.


Quick tip

If you’re planning a trip abroad, it’s important to be aware that international driving laws can be very different to the UK. When planning your trip, make sure you research the rules of the road in the country you’ll be driving in.



^European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) provides consumers with an independent assessment of the safety level of the most popular cars sold in Europe. 

Please note all cars mentioned are suggestions only – these are based on the needs and wants identified for each life stage from a survey conducted by Aviva on 2000 car drivers in Sept 2015. All the percentages quoted within the ’priorities’ mentioned for each car life stage group are taken from the Aviva Survey, as above.

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