Which car seats seven and is low to the ground?

We have the Ford Taurus X, which we like because it seats seven and is low to the ground so that my 96-year-old grandmother can drive with us. She can't step up into a higher car. Now that there is no more Taurus X, are there any others that seat seven and are as low to the ground?

Lynn O., New York

The Ford Flex replaced the Taurus X, and it’s a pretty good fit for what you’re looking for. The Flex is built on an extended version of the X’s platform, and like the X, the Flex’s low ride height makes entry and exit easy.

The Flex may even be an improvement, with its massive rear doors that create a wide opening for rear passengers and its extra-roomy second row. A second-row bench seat is standard, giving the Flex a seating capacity of seven. Available captain’s chairs decrease seating to six.

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You also can’t go wrong with a minivan. They sit low to the ground and have large sliding doors, plus more room in the third row than the Flex. Most seat seven to eight people and can do so more comfortably. Virtually all the players have been redesigned for 2011, including the Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Toyota Sienna.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on January 27, 2011 in Ford , Ford Flex | Permalink

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