AskPatty’s Guide to Ten Roomy Utility Vehicles Moms Will Love for Mother’s Day

mom and babyAre you shopping for a new car? Does your family need something to transport your brood and their stuff? Mother's Day is right around the corner, and the automotive experts at have gathered up information on ten utility vehicles Moms would love because they offer plenty of room for families and family stuff.

We get it. Sometimes you just need room for a baby stroller. Maybe you’re carrying sports gear. Some families need three rows to keep the peace between siblings. If you've got more than one child, more than one backpack, and more than one sport, then we know the trunk of your car is pretty much full. And that’s BEFORE a quick stop at the market on the way home to grab a few things for dinner. Our guide will tell you how many passengers and how much stuff these vehicles can carry.

Our roundup of vehicles also includes fuel economy figures to help Moms compare the cost of driving these vehicles. Even though large family vehicles aren't known for being extremely fuel efficient, there are several on this list that promise highway fuel economy above 25 miles per gallon: the 2014 Ford Explorer midsize SUV leads the pack with 28 highway mpg, while the 2014 Dodge Journey runs a close second with 26 miles per gallon highway.

The chart below ranks these vehicles based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price from least expensive to most expensive, to let you browse a variety of vehicles based on price, as well as other family friendly features.


Need something more purpose-built for families? Consider such functional minivans as the Chrysler Town & Country or the Toyota Sienna LE.



Is Mom in the mood for something luxurious? The Volvo XC90 or the Cadillac Escalade offer her premium comfort and performance.



Need extra room for a bigger brood and more stuff? Then go all-out with the GMC Yukon XL or Chevrolet Tahoe full-size sport/utility vehicles!



Midsize utility vehicles offer affordable flexibility for people and cargo, so why not take a look at the 2014 Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, or Hyundai Santa Fe?



Regardless of whether Mom wants an SUV or a minivan, these ten practical, spacious, and luxurious selections are ideal for a family's needs thanks to flexible seating and cargo options that can accommodate big families, or families with big people.


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Ten Great Deals on Family Vehicles for Moms
Year Make Model TrimMSRP*City / Hwy /
Comb MPG
Maximum Passengers /
Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
2014 Dodge Journey, SXT FWD, Midsize SUV$24,29019 / 26 / 22.37 / 67.6
2014 Ford Explorer, Base FWD, Midsize SUV$30,91020 / 28 / 23.77 / 80.7
2014 Toyota Sienna LE, FWD, Minivan$31,35018 / 25 / 21.37 / 150
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, Limited 2WD, Midsize SUV$34,67518 / 25 / 21.37 / 80.0
2014 Nissan Pathfinder, SL 4WD, Midsize SUV$37,71019 / 25 / 21.97 / 79.8
2014 Volvo XC90, FWD, Luxury SUV$40,62516 / 25 / 20.07 / 93.2
2014 Chrysler Town & Country Limited, Minivan$42,99017 / 25 / 20.67 / 143.8
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2WD LS, Large SUV$44,59515 / 21 / 17.89 / 108.9
2014 Cadillac Escalade, Base RWD, Luxury SUV$64,74014 / 18 / 15.98 / 108.9
2014 GMC Yukon XL, AWD Denali, Large SUV$65,06513 / 18 / 15.39 / 137.4
*Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price includes destination and delivery charges but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. See your dealer/lender for details, including any available offers or incentives that may reduce these prices..



Jody DeVere
CEO, Inc.


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