5 cool cars for moms that should be trendy next year!

The term “minivan” is synonymous with “soccer mom” or just plain old “mommy’s car”. I don’t agree with that. Should moms be confined to driving ugly and un-cool minivans just because we take our kids to school and often have to take all their stuff with us? I just don’t think so!
As a matter of fact, we can drive whatever car we want as long as it’s big enough to fit our kids, groceries and other random stuff. Large cargo capacity, folding rear seats, and the latest accessories should be standard.

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I have 5 cars on my list (in no particular order) that I believe will be trendy for moms next year:

Toyota Venza XLE
Any car list worth its salt would always have a Toyota. The world’s biggest auto maker has come up with so many iconic brands like the Corolla, Camry and the Land Cruiser. With the new Toyota Venza XLE, I think they have a winner. It has enough power, with a fuel efficient 181-horsepower; 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six speed automatic transmission, this baby can take you where you want to go. It can seat five adults comfortably. The safety features are top notch, with a back up camera and a power rear lift gate.

Volvo XC60
Volvos are well known for their safety, that’s why moms all over the world always consider owning one. The Volvo XC60 received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest crash-test scores three years in a row. A 240-horsepower 3.2 liter in-line six cylinder engine powers this super safe mom mobile. The power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors and a backup camera comes as standard equipment.

Ford Flex
I like the Ford Flex. It looks so, minimalistic. The angular, boxy body was designed to maximize every inch of space, allowing this three row crossover to seat 7 people. The standard base engine boasts a powerful 3.5 liter V6 that gives the Flex 287-horses and 254-pounds of torque. Oomph! To get all the cool features though, you have to add a bit extra and get the Limited Edition Flex. This comes with a bigger engine, rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, 19-inch rims, rear backup camera and more toys.

Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a beautiful car. The people at Hyundai were kind enough to invite me to review it in an event, and I wasn’t disappointed. It comes standard with all the class leading safety features moms like us need: 7 airbags, rollover sensors, ESC, ABS, hillstart assist control and downhill brake control. The unit I drove also came equipped with a panoramic sunroof, rearview camera, and enormous cargo space because you can fold the rear seats. Ask your local dealer if they have units fitted with all the trims because the one I used was the cat’s pajamas. The Santa Fe is very powerful yet fuel-efficient, with engines starting with the 2.0T all the way up to the grand daddy V6 engine, with 290-horsepower and a towing capacity of 5,000lbs!

Kia Soul
The smallest but cutest car of the bunch, the Kia Soul is funky and stylish. Although lacking in the size and power department, it makes up for its shortcomings with an endearing look and a spunky, fuel efficient engine. This car is more for moms just starting out than for moms with 6 kids. The Soul comes in three versions: Soul, + and !. The base Soul comes equipped with a 1.6 liter in-line four that pumps out 130-horsepower, then you have the + and !, both sporting an upgraded 2.0 liter in-line four churning out an impressive 164-horses. If you want a Soul with all the bells and whistles, opt for the Soul! because it has more safety features than the other two models.

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