I have a spinal cord injury and a very bad neck. What midsize SUV should I be looking at that would guarantee the smoothest ride for my spine?
Lincolns have traditionally been the most matressy and squishiest ride out there...have yet to experience their SUV, but if it's in the tradition would be MY choice for handling you with "kid gloves"~
Awesome! Thank you so much for your help. In your opinion, would the Range Rover be a good fit as well by chance?
I would highly suggest the 2011 ford escape a great car and drives smooth! Great SUV! And also a Tahoe or surband!
you know guys, I wish I could just make something up, but SUV's are a bit of a gray area, as always felt guilty about "LORDING ABOVE" everyone else on the road like with my '66 chevy truck ...not to mention the "easy-flip and roll" center of gravity...then there is a certain degree of insensitivity...quite the opposite of driving a MINI where the road surface is felt as keenly as if a nickel were in the pathway....so I'm quite the know nothing when it comes to vehicles of this ilk, kinda chose just to stay out of them~ best wishes though :)
I would go ford egde over a escape its more expensive but is a better vehicle than escape better ride and very quite interior. Im biased to any ford but escapes are small and offer less luxury.
The first thing I would think of is ease of access and egress. You want a seat that is about butt height, so you are not climbing in and out of the thing. That is something that only you can determine. The less vertical maneuvering you have to do, the easier for you. Also, make sure the seat fits you properly, with good support all the way up your back and that the head rest is positioned to catch your head in case of a rear end crash. Again, something only YOU can decide for yourself. It depends on your individual needs and body size and shape. As an aside, I would tend to stay away from the European vehicles, though, as they tend to have much more firm seating, and that could prove problematic in the long haul. What I would suggest is that you narrow the search in the show rooms, and then rent one of each of the 'finalists' for a week and live with it. That way you see how each fits you as you use it. That way, you stand the best chance of finding the vehicle that will be best for you.
I would suggest checking the SUV's from this Edmunds.com article...the ones they suggest (i.e. Buick Enclave) are with those with back problems in mind, hope this is helpful: http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/top-10/top-10-crossovers-and- suvs-with-the-most-comfortable-ride-for-2012.html