Top 5 cars for mum

Written by 
Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
Our authors
, updated on June 9th, 2023       

Fact checked

At Savvy, we are committed to providing accurate information. Our content undergoes a rigorous process of fact-checking before it is published. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Mothers Day is soon approaching and one of the ultimate gifts for your mum is a brand new set of wheels. We’ve looked at some of the most practical family cars that’ll put a big smile on her face. What better gift is there?

5. Toyota Prius

Many people know about the Prius' as a hybrid vehicle that uses both electric and fuel so you save money on the latter. But it's actually even more practical compared to mini-vans and SUVs considering the space inside. The 5-door hatchback edition is one of the roomiest vehicles in its class.

4. Subaru Outback 

The Outback is a more rugged and larger SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) which means more room in the back for whatever life throws at you. It's fuel efficient, only using 9.2L/100Km. Featured up front is a large display that can connect your phone via Bluetooth and help you get around with satellite navigation.

3. Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is the winner of the 2011 Australia's Best Car award for SUV under $40,000 and it's easy to see why. It uses 60/40 split folding rear seats, sports alloy wheels and optional panoramic glass sunroof. Its unique BlueMotion technology uses a host of innovations to improve fuel economy and cut emissions.

2. Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima replaces the Nissan Maxima line, in the same class as the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. It comes in four and six cylinder variants and all models are fitted with high-grade safety features such as Isofix child restraint anchorages and Active Understeer Control.

1.  Honda CR-V 

The Honda CR-V is the carmaker's highest selling family car model. As a compact it has a five-star ANCAP safety rating (35 out of a possible 37 safety points) and includes ABS brakes, electronic brake distribution plus dual front, side chest and side head “curtain” airbags. 

Certainly baby SUVs are also getting popular especially having kids in a small family and could be a best suitable gift a mom.

Easily compare car loan quotes today

Our car loans take your money further. See how you can compare and save with us.