7 cars for moms to escape the minivan rut
Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT
- Base price: $33,820
- Gas mileage:
- City - 18 mpg
- Highway - 25 mpg
Finding a full-size pickup truck on a list of vehicles for busy mothers might surprise you, but Bankrate believes there are moms out there looking for the added utility only a truck can provide.
You may not be able to readily tell from its outside wrapper, but the Ram 1500 was redesigned for 2013.
A new 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine sends output to the rear wheels via the only eight-speed automatic transmission in the segment. It uses a rotary gear selector rather than a shift lever. This combination delivers the best fuel economy in the big-truck segment.
The roomy cabin seats up to six with lots of hidden storage. Standard features include full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity and iPod interface.
Rear parking sensors and a backup camera are available as options.