11. Infiniti QX50
Starting price: $35,645
The Infiniti QX50 is one of the top new compact SUVs sold on the market. The QX50 is one of the more powerful autos of the class with a 3.7 liter V-6 engine rated at 325 horsepower combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive with the ability for consumers to upgrade to all-wheel drive. Moms can also choose to add additional safety features when buying the auto new such as forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control. The top overall speed of the vehicle is 145 MPH, and it can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds. The gas mileage rating of the QX50 is 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway) putting it below average when compared to other autos of the same class.