auto

7 cars for moms to escape the minivan rut

Toyota Venza XLE
Toyota Venza XLE
  • Base price: $31,360
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 21 mpg
    • Highway - 27 mpg

Venza does a number of things well, and moms can appreciate its versatility. It's priced here with the fuel-efficient 181-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed driver-shiftable automatic transmission ushers power to the front wheels.

Even when carrying five in its roomy, comfortable cabin, it still has plenty of cargo space behind the second-row seat.

Venza earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top scores in its crash tests.

Among its serious mom-has-to-have features are a backup camera and power rear liftgate. Other standard gear: seven air bags, reclining rear seats, leather-trimmed seating, and a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and iPod interface.

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
CAR & MONEY NEWSLETTER

Get cost-cutting tips for buying, selling and maintaining your wheels. Delivered monthly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

Cheap gas boosts holiday travel

With gas prices at the lowest they have been for Thanksgiving in five years, holiday travel this year will be up significantly, says AAA.  ... Read more


Connect with us