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Best new cars for moms - Mother's Day edition

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, Consumer Reports has created a list of the best new cars for moms of all types.

Are you looking to get your mother or wife that special Mother’s Day gift? Well, how about a brand new car? As extravagant as that may sound, Consumer Reports has comprised a list of the best new cars for moms. The comprehensive list covers all types of moms that are outdoor inclined, environmentally conscious, empty-nesters and those in need of safe and reliable new cars.

New Moms
Since new moms already have a laundry list of things to worry about, their car shouldn't have to be one of them. According to Consumer Reports, new moms place the most importance on safety and cargo room, for their newborn children and baby gear. So what vehicles best correspond with the wants of new mothers? Small SUVs may be the best option due to their elevated height and easy baby seat installation. The top small SUVs are the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 based on safety scores, reliability and fuel economy.

Environmentally Conscious Moms
For some moms, the environment takes precedence. Moms looking for environmentally safe vehicles with great fuel efficiency must consider the Toyota Prius. On average, the Prius gets 44 mpg overall and also offers superior reliability. That said, the Prius might be a bit small for moms with larger families. In that case, the larger Prius V wagon, which features additional second-row and cargo space, is a great option. Despite the increased size, the Prius wagon still delivers an impressive 41 mpg overall.

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