In honor of Mother’s Day (it’s this Sunday, so don’t forget people) I thought I’d do a mom-related car posting. In my search, I found a great Web site called motherproof.com. Let’s face it, mothers do a lot of driving. A group of women on motherproof.com take a look at the vehicles, road-test them for two weeks at a time, and then evaluate them based on performance and values. It’s a great idea. Who knows more about car safety than mothers do?
“We load the kids in, test out the latch connectors and the car seats, and the cargo space, and to really ensure that the car that we’re driving would really be a perfect vehicle for the people who visit our website,” said Sara Lacey, a mom-reviewer.
Last year at the Chicago Auto Show, the motherproof.com women handed out awards to vehicles that ranked highest in their test drives. In the Minivan category, the winner was the Chrysler Town and Country. In the SUV/Crossover category, the Hyundai Veracruz won. In the Sedan category, moms liked the Chevy Mailbu most. The safest hybrid award went to the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. For Best Overall Value, the winner was the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.