1. Mazda CX-5
Starting price: $22,700
The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best new compact SUVs for moms available on the market today. The stock drive train on the popular SUV is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 155 horsepower coupled to a six-speed manual transmission with front-wheel drive. For consumers who demand additional power out of their family auto, a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 184 horsepower is available along with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The upgraded engine is capable of going from zero to 60 MPH in 7.7 seconds, and the overall fuel efficiency rating of the auto is 24 MPG (city) and 30 MPG (highway). The cargo space in the CX-5 is slightly above average, and the vehicle is rated as above average when it comes to handling on the road.