Kids can’t stay in the house twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. And as they get older, they need to fly further and further away from under your wing. But they aren’t old enough to drive either. So, until you can shuffle them off to take a defensive driving course and hand them the keys to a family ride, you’re not just a parent on the go, you’re also a combination taxi, chauffeur, and ridesharing program (one that comes with FREE meal delivery). You may have noticed a normal car may not fit the bill. You need as much safety as you can get, of course, plus maybe room for gear, and friends, and help with distractions to keep everyone happy, even in horrible traffic. Luckily, you’re reading this, and we have this list of top vehicles for you.
If mom needs a heavy-duty hauler, the Tahoe is a great pick! The Tahoe has been a dependable cornerstone of the Chevrolet brand for years. It’s a strong option for those who need extra size to feel safe, extra room to fill with people and things… but not for those who don’t want a minivan or extra utility. It will haul large groups (up to nine individuals), and tow a boat. The Tahoe can be immense when parking and falls behind family crossovers have more high tech and more comfortable cabin appointments. But if she keeps on trucking’, Mom will be almost invincible in this thing.
The compact crossover SUV segment this ride helped pioneer has grown to include very many choices. Some are faster, some are roomier and some are more high-tech. It’s roomy enough, powerful enough, not without luxury cabin furnishings and high-tech assistance, and is thoughtfully designed to make mom’s life easier. Dependable and desirable, just like mom.
Unlike SUV crossovers, the Subaru SUV isn’t a crossover designed to make an SUV into a minivan. Instead, it’s built more like a station wagon on hormone replacement therapy. The outback gives you room for a few passengers, a nice place to put packages, strollers, bikes and dogs, and even lets you get in a little off-roading if you find your family inclined. It gets better fuel economy than an SUV or a mini-van, too. If mom doesn’t mind a car that can take a little getting dirty, Outback can be a great choice.
We may never figure out why Honda named one of the best mini-vans for Mom’s after the story of a husband who doesn’t come home for 20 years. Especially since the Odyssey has plenty of room for the whole family, and even though it’s a mini-van, it’s been a top-rated choice for family transport for many years and the 2017 model continues the tradition. It’s got plenty of room for passengers and cargo, is easy to load, and features top safety features and tech options. It makes being a mobile mom much easier.
Sometimes the best car for mom isn’t her own. You can always call an audible, hail a rideshare and cram your kids into someone else’s car. With this option, you will not have to worry about common questions about NYC parking tickets. Or take the bus or train with your kids. It’s a great way to teach them about public responsibility and to introduce them to the environmentally-friendly practice of flexible commuting. There isn’t always one best answer, and the Mom who can move her kids using all available options is a Tiger Mom indeed.