7 cars for moms to escape the minivan rut
Ford Flex Limited
- Base price: $39,200
- Gas mileage:
- City - 18 mpg
- Highway - 25 mpg
Mom will like Flex's top-end Limited model because it includes safety enhancements like a Blind Spot Information System and rear-view camera, as well as other sought-after extras such as power liftgate and power-adjustable pedals with memory.
Flex earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash-test scores in 2012, and it is structurally unchanged for 2013. Optional safety technology includes a collision warning system with brake support. It seats up to seven.
Power goes to the front wheels via a six-speed driver-shiftable automatic transmission from a 287-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6.
Other standard features: MyFord Touch interface with voice control for multiple functions such as cellphone and navigation system, SYNC Bluetooth connectivity, and a 12-speaker Sony Audio System with MP3 player interface.