15. Toyota RAV4
Starting price: $25,580
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best new compact SUVs available for mothers to buy on the market today. The RAV4 is one of the most established and functional autos available for families, and the auto is powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 176 horsepower coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. Consumers can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel drive when buying the auto new, and the hybrid edition of the vehicle sees a 31 MPGe overall rating. The base model of the auto sees an average fuel efficiency rating of 23 MPG (city) and 30 MPG (highway) putting it slightly above average when compared to equivalent models of the same class.