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Soccer Moms Give Mini-Vans the Boot: This Mother's Day, NADAguides.com Announces Top 5 Rides for Today's Mom
NADAguides.com, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for new and used cars, classic cars, RVs, motorcycles and boats, today announced its top five stylish yet kid-minded vehicles, just in time for Mother's Day. Taking into consideration practicality, size, price, style and fuel efficiency, the Infiniti FX50, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, BMW X6 and Mazda5 prove that moms no longer need to sacrifice design and aesthetic appeal to drive a safe and functional family-oriented vehicle.
"Moms work incredibly hard and deserve to drive vehicles that not only fit their lifestyle, but their personal style as well. Although Mother's Day only comes once a year, any one of these vehicles would be a great way to pamper her every day," said Michael Caudill, spokesperson for NADAguides.com. "These cars include all of the features that any mom would want in a family vehicle--safety, practicality, and size--while still maintaining the stylish appearance that most mothers ultimately want."
With options at several price points, every mom can find the right mix of design and drivability. Combining the best of safety features, price, and comfort, this new crop of cars provides well-designed alternatives to the mini-vans and station wagons so often seen in the driveway. No longer will mom be asked to drop the kids off down the street from their destination; these are the kinds of rides they will want to be seen in!
For budget conscious moms who still want to make their carpool trips something fun and sporty, Mazda offers the Mazda5. Starting at under $20,000, the Mazda5 has seating for up to 6 along with available Bluetooth, navigation, iPod and MP3 compatibility, and a DVD entertainment system. It also comes with child seat anchors and dual sliding rear doors. With an estimated 28 mpg highway, the Mazda5 is also a very fuel-efficient way to move people around.
The Ford Edge, starting at $26,635, comes standard with Ford's signature SYNC voice technology and offers available voice activated navigation, SIRIUS satellite radio, power liftgate and panoramic vista roof. While relatively fuel-efficient with an estimated 24 mpg highway, the Edge is also a top safety pick thanks to Ford's Safety Canopy system; a dual-stage airbag system front, side and side curtain protection.
Starting at $31,890, the 5-star crash rated GMC Acadia is a great buy for moms looking for an affordable yet luxurious SUV. The Acadia gets an estimated 24 mpg highway and offers all the creature comforts of a top-end luxury SUV including heated front seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and the Rearview Backup Camera System. The Acadia also offers a touch-screen navigation, Bose Advanced DVD player and rear-seat DVD player.
For the high-end soccer mom looking for a luxury SUV, there is the Infiniti FX50. Starting at $58,400, the FX50 comes with all the luxurious amenities drivers have come to expect from Infiniti. The FX50 has an advanced climate control system that not only purifies the air by eliminating 99.5% of airborne allergens, but can also reduce or neutralize airborne germs. Safety is also enhanced on the FX50 with Infiniti's Intelligent Brake assist and Advanced Airbag System while achieving 20 mpg highway.
BMW has the right fit for the mom looking for a few extra ponies under the hood. The X6 Sports Activity Coupe, starting at $55,900, offers the best of luxury and performance for mom. With 300 horsepower standard, the X6 is the ultimate carpooling machine while achieving 20 mpg highway. The X6 comes with plenty of safety features including run-flat tires, Dynamic Stability Control and an optional rear-view camera. BMW also offers GPS navigation with real-time traffic and an optional DVD entertainment system.
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