I think many woman can relate to this – you have to get to work, you have to swing by the grocery store to cook a healthy meal for yourself after you go to the gym. Then the dog needs to go out, so you talk to your sister on the phone while making a loop around the neighborhood, throw the clothes in the wash while you moisturize, pay bills, finish up you thesis proposal and try and figure out which charity to donate to this week. Sound about right? Good, then you are a perfect candidate for purchasing one of our top new car picks for women on the go.
Top Pick: Volvo S60
You’ve heard the conventional wisdom about Volvos – that they’re very safe. An excellent choice for a family car because of their proven safety track record. You may remember that, back in the day, Volvos used to have a distinctive body style that was more boxy than curvy. Since curves are what turn heads, I’m glad to see that they’ve departed from that with the Volvo S60. Named Woman’s World Family Car of the Year, this Volvo is foxier and more technologically advanced than any of its predecessors. All Volvo S60s come equipped with City Safe, which stops the car if it detects something in your path, and its Pedestrian Detection System, which can prevent an awful accident before it happens. Beyond that, the reviews for the comfort of this car have been over the moon, which bodes well for you if you’ve got a partner/child/dog that intends to ride shotgun. The S60 comes in more shades than you’ll find on the wall in a nail salon, so you can match your ride to your attitude, you saucy lady.
First Runner-Up: Acura TSX
If you’re looking for a vehicle that fuses flashy elements with those of a more practical and utilitarian nature, then the Acura TSX is a great place to start. Part of what makes this car a smart option for a woman on the go is the fact that Forbes named it one of the least expensive cars to drive. That means you won’t be spending a lot of time or money at the pump or repair shop, and there’s nothing a busy woman loves more than streamlining things. With an MPG of 31 hwy, the Acura TSX is getting some pretty fantastic gas mileage for a car its size, and the MSRP of $29,600 puts it firmly within the realm of possibility when shopping around. The Acura TSX still manages to give that luxury feel, which is important for women on the go who like their status symbols – it got high marks for it’s lovely interior, prompting the Los Angeles Times to say “Is it well equipped? Like a Chippendales show.” Oh. My.
This little car has been receiving a whole lot of attention recently, so if you haven’t taken a peek at a Mazda Miata since you rode in the head cheerleader’s red one in high school, I highly recommend it. This car is another one of Forbes least expensive cars to drive, and it also snagged Motor Trend’s best sports car for 25K. Not bad for a kicky little car that hasn’t always been taken seriously. This car is obviously for the woman on the go who is driving herself around – the Miata is just a two-seater. But the reviews give it excellent marks for its sporty, agile handling, excellent gas mileage (28 MPG highway), and reliability, all attributes that make it the perfect choice for a woman whose got some place (or many places) to be. And, let’s be honest, it looks like a sports car, with just the right amount of flash balanced with a helping of substance. That will keep you looking like a million bucks, without actually spending that much to keep it on the road.