7. Hyundai Tucson
Starting price: $22,700
The Hyundai Tucson is one of the top new compact SUVs sold for Moms. With an extremely competitive starting price, the auto is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 164 horsepower coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a 1.6 liter turbo-four rated at 175 horsepower combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive available as a dealer-option. The overall gas mileage rating of the SUV is 25 MPG (city) and 31 MPG (highway), and the Tucson has a respectable top overall speed of 129 MPH with a zero to 60 MPH time of 7.4 seconds.