BENCH SEATSFound in: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis (pictured)
Aside from various pickup trucks, these full-size US models are the only sedans left on the planet with front bench seats. The Toyota Avalon had a bench option until 2005, but it's a rarity now. Paul said the shift was due in part to costlier and more complex passenger air bags.
Here's the bigger reason: interiors in six-passenger sedans, while spacious and comfortable, are as stylish as cataract sunglasses. Granted, the over-65 crowd enjoys the classic American appeal, but there's not enough of them buying new cars to keep the style alive.