10. Subaru Forester
Starting price: $23,470
The Subaru Forester is one of the most popular compact SUVs available for moms to drive. The stock engine in the auto is a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower available with a choice between a six-speed manual transmission or CVT. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a 2.0 liter turbo rated at 250 horsepower combined with a CVT. The upgraded engine can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.3 seconds making the Forester one of the quicker models in the class. The auto is one of the more spacious of the smaller SUVs, and the overall fuel efficiency rating of the Forester is 23 MPG (city) and 28 MPG (highway).