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6 Cars Mom Would Rather Be Driving This Mother’s Day: 2019 Edition

This Mother’s Day, let’s imagine getting mom more than just flowers to celebrate the occasion. What if you could trade in her everyday vehicle for something with a little more flash and sizzle? For a minute, let’s throw out practicality and focus on words like fun, adventurous, sexy, fast, opulent and luxurious. Why? Because mom deserves it. Here are six offerings that mom might happily drive instead of the grocery-getting family car she’s used to carting around town.

Mom Drives: Ford Explorer Mom Wants: Audi Q7

Mom Drives: Ford Explorer

Mom Wants: Audi Q7

The Ford Explorer is a favorite among SUV owners, offering plenty of space, functionality and capability. All of that sounds good, but it’s nothing to get overly excited about. If you really want to stir mom up, the Audi Q7 may be the answer. This beautifully-designed 3-row luxury crossover offers an impressive combination of power and performance with a healthy dose of luxury and comfort. Mom will love the Q7’s eye-catching styling on the outside, almost as much as its upscale cabin. Quiet and plush, this interior is equipped with a wide array of features, amenities and tech goodies. And when she’s up for going on a trip (a girl’s trip, that is), there’s lots of cargo room for luggage, outdoor gear, skis, you name it. Under the hood, the Q7 is ready to hit the road with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 335 horsepower, which mom will find exhilarating at minimum. That’s something she can’t say about her Explorer. Find an Audi Q7 for sale

Mom Drives: Honda Accord Mom Wants: BMW 3 Series

Mom Drives: Honda Accord

Mom Wants: BMW 3 Series

If you call the Honda Accord bulletproof, no one is going to argue with you. The Accord has built its reputation on quality and reliability, both of which mom has come to depend on. Yawn. What mom doesn’t realize she’s missing is the fun factor of an ultimate driving machine, namely the BMW 3 Series. The 3 Series is consistently one of the best midsize performance sedans available thanks to its strong lineup of engines, superb agility, precise steering and upscale interior refinement. In other words, German engineering at its finest. Which means mom will enjoy every minute behind the wheel, whether it’s cruising around town, or zipping along curvy country roads. And if she’s one of those types who prefers wind-in-the-hair excitement, the 3 Series comes as a soft-top convertible, too. Yet another attribute the reliable Honda Accord can’t claim. Find a BMW 3 Series for sale

Mom Drives: Toyota Sienna Mom Wants: Cadillac Escalade

Mom Drives: Toyota Sienna

Mom Wants: Cadillac Escalade

The Toyota Sienna is fantastic when it comes to hauling the family around town or taking long trips to far off places. It’s comfortable, convenient and exceptionally roomy. But mom can have all those features plus a whole lot of bling with the Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade is a status symbol on wheels — 22-in wheels! It has serious road presence with a big, bold, beautiful appearance on the outside, and an opulent interior with all the bells and whistles you can imagine on the inside. Plus, there’s plenty of room if mom wants to take the whole family out in style. Or better yet, if she wants to take her gal pals out for a fun night on the town. The Escalade is the epitome of luxury and tech (a full suite of advanced-driver assistance systems) all rolled in one. And if mom decides she wants a boat on Mother’s Day too, her new Caddy can tow up 8300 pounds, thanks to a tremendous 6.2-liter V8 producing 420 hp. Sure, the Cadillac Escalade is an expensive, overindulgent gas-guzzler, but nothing but the best for mom. Find a Cadillac Escalade for sale

Mom Drives: Volvo S80 Mom Wants: Ford Mustang

Mom Drives: Volvo S80

Mom Wants: Ford Mustang

The Volvo S80 is a large, premium sedan with handsome Swedish styling and lots of safety features (it’s one of the safest cars on the road). Mom feels good when she’s carting the family in this 4-door because it’s big, solid and comfortable. But every driving experience in this car feels the same, and none of them are memorable. For mom to have a drive to remember, the Ford Mustang will do the trick. The Mustang has been one of the most revered performance automobiles in the world from the time it first stampeded onto the American muscle car landscape back in the ’60s. Today, the Mustang still exudes the same rear-wheel drive, tire-smoking attitude, so mom can squeal some wheels and burn some rubber on her way to the grocery store, thanks to a choice of engines ranging from 310 to 480 hp. And she’ll love piloting this pony from a cutting-edge cockpit loaded with technology and style. Now that’s what we call memorable. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

Mom Drives: Dodge Caravan Mom Wants: Jeep Wrangler

Mom Drives: Dodge Caravan

Mom Wants: Jeep Wrangler

Stow ‘N Go may have been mom’s best friend for years, but now that the kids are grown, she’s ready to explore her adventurous side. Which means it’s time to trade her well-packaged minivan for a well-equipped off-roader, and no other vehicle better aligns with a mom’s love for the outdoors than the Jeep Wrangler. Whether she wants to go hiking, biking or rock climbing, this tough trail-rated utility is always ready to go from city to wilderness at moment’s notice. Stylish and athletic, the Wrangler is available in two body styles — 2-door/four passenger and 4-door/five passenger. And it offers either a standard vinyl convertible roof or a removable hardtop roof for colder climates. But regardless of which version mom prefers, the Wrangler always shines off-road with standard 4-wheel drive. At the same time, the Wrangler offers a civilized ride for normal streets, making it suitable for mom’s everyday errands. Unlike the Caravan, the Wrangler is the right vehicle for the mom who’s always dreaming of heading up the side of a mountain. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale

Mom Drives: Ford Fusion Hybrid Mom Wants: Tesla Model S

Mom Drives: Ford Fusion Hybrid

Mom Wants: Tesla Model S


For the eco-conscious mom looking to save at the gas pumps, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a great solution. It’s efficient, well-designed and very compliant on the ride and handling front. What more could mom want from her green car? Well … how about a zero emission, high tech, performance sedan with sleek lines and a Lotus-engineered chassis? That’s the Tesla Model S in a nutshell. The Model S is a game-changer for electric vehicles and redefines green luxury and performance to a new level of sophistication. Starting with its head-turning design, the Tesla is beautiful from virtually every angle. The well-crafted cabin offers plenty of technology, comfort and space. And when mom is ready to put the pedal to the metal, the Model S’ advance electric system outputs 518 hp and an astounding 285-mile all-electric range. All of that is enough to make mom forget about her Ford Fusion Hybrid once and for all. Find a Tesla Model S for sale

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