US: Ford’s Explorer named best soccer mom/dad vehicle image

While deliveries of new cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers are continuously on the rise, people seem to have been concentrating on making a lot of lists that quantify their car needs.

Among the ones that offer an aid to people that want to know what particular vehicle could potentially address all of their needs, we recently saw Kiplinger’s showing off its 2014 edition of the annual “Best” – and oddly enough just one American-born vehicle made it inside. The list of “Great Cars for Every Type of Driver” sees the US-made 2014 Ford Explorer making the headline when it comes to the Best for Soccer Moms (and Dads) category. “The Ford Explorer seats up to seven, has 21 cubic feet of space behind the third row and keeps fuel costs low with an optional EcoBoost engine that gets 28 miles per gallon on the highway,” explained the publication its decision.

On the roster we could also find the Mazda3 (best for wallet watchers); Honda Accord (best for long hauls); Subaru Forester (best for drivers who want to go anywhere); BMW 3 Series (best for affordable luxury); Tesla Model S (best for drivers who can spend big); 2010 Lexus RX 350 (best for affordable used luxury) and 2011 Kia Soul (best for your kid).