This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

5 Great Cars for Mom in 2013

Ford Flex
Starting MSRP:
$30,900

The updated 2013 Ford (F - Get Report) Flex makes my list of mom-friendly vehicles primarily because of one standout feature: an optional built-in refrigerator.

Available on the top-of-the-line Ford Flex Limited (base price: $39,200), the refrigerator can hold up to seven 12-ounce cans or four half-liter bottles of drinks. It's the perfect thing to quiet down antsy kids on hot days.

Unfortunately, the fridge lists for $694 -- and you not only have to buy a Limited to get it, but must buy $2,800 of other options as part of a package deal.

If that's too rich for your budget, a basic Flex still makes for a good mom-mobile because the seven-passenger wagon combines a roomy interior with a one-of-a-kind exterior design.

The Flex features a funky, super-boxy exterior look that you'll either love at first sight or hate and move on. Assuming the former holds true rather than the latter, you'll also appreciate the Flex's standard front-wheel drive, automatic transmission and a 285-horsepower V-6 engine that gets a decent 18 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway.

As for safety, the IIHS gives the Flex its top crash-test rating (although NHTSA hasn't reviewed the model). The Ford also offers lots of standard safety features, as well as good protective options such as a blind-spot warning system and inflatable second-row seat belts.

5 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
F $15.93 -1.12%
HMC $33.52 0.84%
TM $134.89 -0.01%
AAPL $126.60 0.15%
FB $80.00 -1.48%

Markets

DOW 17,856.78 -278.94 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,071.26 -29.78 -1.42%
NASDAQ 4,927.37 -55.4390 -1.11%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs