2. BMW X3
Starting price: $40,245
The BMW X3 is one of the top-rated new compact SUVs for the current model year. For moms who don’t want to feel like they are driving a “Mom Mobile,” the X3 delivers the utility of driving a SUV with the fun of driving a BMW. The available engines in the auto include a 2.0 liter four-cylinder rated at 240 horsepower, a 3.0 liter six-cylinder rated at 300 horsepower, and a 2.0 liter diesel four-cylinder rated at 180 horsepower. All drivetrains come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The X3 is also fast. The vehicle has a top speed of 127 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds. The overall gas mileage rating of the SUV is 19 MPG (city) and 26 MPG (highway).