14. Volvo XC 70
Starting price: $38,040
The Volvo XC 70 is one of the best new compact SUVs for the money for moms. The stock engine for the vehicle is a 2.0 liter turbo-four cylinder rated at 240 horsepower coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with front wheel drive. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a turbo five-cylinder rated at 250 horsepower with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The top overall speed of the XC70 is 133 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds. The overall fuel efficiency rating of the car is below class average at 15 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway).