10 most popular cars for moms
Unless you’re Octomom and require a schoolbus to transport your brood, if you’re a mom, chances are you’re probably driving either a Honda, Nissan, Subaru, or Volkswagen. And unless you have two or more kids, you’re probably NOT driving a minivan.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, TrueCar.com has identified the 10 Most Popular Cars for Moms. Based on 2011 data received from women with children about the cars they drive, the findings place the Honda CR-V midsize SUV at the top of the list, followed by the Nissan Altima midsize sedan, Honda Odyssey minivan, Subaru Outback wagon, and Honda Pilot midsize SUV. (Click here to view the complete and detailed rankings.)
Moms have specific needs when it comes to transporting their families, but they’re not willing to sacrifice practicality or style. The data shows moms are making prudent purchases seeking vehicles that offer lots of flexibility for their family and cargo needs. “Moms are definitely value-oriented when it comes to choosing their family car,” said Kristen Andersson, Senior Analyst at TrueCar.com. “Most of the cars are priced below $30,000, with a few right around $20,000.”
So what are the 10 most popular cars for moms? Let’s take a look and see!
1) Honda CR-V
MSRP: $29,575 / Average Paid: $29,036
Potential discount: 1.8% or $539
Honda has five vehicles in the top 10 most popular cars for moms, with the CR-V midsize SUV leading the pack. Its popularity is thanks largely to its five-passenger capacity, spacious and functional 37.2 cubic feet of storage behind the second row, and fuel economy rated at 23 city, 31 highway, and 26.8 combined miles per gallon.
2) Nissan Altima
MSRP: $21,330 / Average Paid: $20,092
Potential discount: 5.8% or $1,238
Nissan has three vehicles in the top 10 most popular cars for moms. The Altima midsize sedan boasts a sporty design with a roomy interior with room for five and 25.3 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk. Its 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission to offer fuel economy rated at 23 city, 32 highway, and 27.2 combined miles per gallon.
3) Honda Odyssey
MSRP: $37,855 / Average Paid: $35,402