One of the things I love about blogging is getting the chance to see what others are talking about. I could spend hours reading about the lives of moms, artists, fashionistas, and DIYers (Do it yourselfers).
Lately I’ve been looking at mom bloggers who have been fortunate enough to test out cars. I plan to do that someday soon, but I wanted to see what kind of cars they have driven and what they think about them. So here are a few mom bloggers who have test driven and written car reviews about the fabulous models they received. Who knows, maybe you will see your next car among them.
The Mommy Talk Show Drives and Talks Kia
My friend Joyce Brewer over at the MommyTalkShow.com test drove severa Kia cars. She tested the Rio, Soul, and Sorento and because she is a vlogger (video blogger) she has a video for each review so you can see it in action. Each time her son AJ was quite upset to have to let them go. I don’t blame him because my son had the same reaction when I drove the Sorento for a week while my car got repaired from an accident. That new car feeling get’s ‘em every time.
Dear Chrissy Drives the Chevy Malibu Eco
In my search I came across Chrissy’s Chevy Malibu car review over at DearChrissy.com. It caught my eye because the car is a beautiful red, which is one of my favorite colors and it’s the first car my parents bought when I was a little girl. It brought back memories for me but it goes without saying that the 2013 Chevy Malibu is more fuel efficient and has better handling.
That Mom Blog Reviews the Ford Escape Titanium
Karen over at ThatMomBlog.com reviewed the Ford Escape Titanium during a week long Florida vacation. Her family drove 21 hours from Canada to Florida in this lovely vehicle. She describes the experience beautifully from the busy mom perspective. I appreciate how she shared things she didn’t like so much about the car in her review. The reality is there is no perfect car but the awesomeness usually overrides the suckiness….
The Mommy Blog Expert Tests the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
My, my, my what a car! I’m partial to SUVs so this is a review I really enjoyed reading. Janis writes a very thorough review about her and her family’s experience driving the Toyota FJ Cruiser around the streets of LA, California. The space, the handling, the size is fabulous and is a looker for me. When I’m ready to buy a new car I will definitely look at this one. I think it’s spacious enough for my long-legged kids. Trust me, as your kids get older this will be important to you. I’m not a mini-van mom so this vehicle is right down my alley.
Babyrazzi Tests the 2014 Subaru Forester
Entertainment mom blogger Vera Sweeney shared her review of the 2014 Subaru Forester on her Babyrazzi blog. Apparently this little baby is not just for the active set but for families as well. She says, “I couldn’t help but be impressed with the car’s ability to maneuver through some of the most difficult terrains. And if a car can do that and avoid hiccups at the same time, then it can definitely manage I-95 traffic at its worst…” That sounds like a car I wouldn’t mind driving around for family and fun.
Mom Luck Reviews the 2013 Chevy Traverse Crossover SUV
Would you believe this 2013 Chevy Traverse is an 8-seater SUV? I couldn’t believe it either but I found out it’s a crossover vehicle…sort of a cross between a van and an SUV. No matter, because Mellisa got to test drive it and really enjoyed the experience. She highlights the On-Drive system that helped her navigate through her 4-hour trip to Dallas, TX. It comes with two separate DVD players which is perfect for kids who want to watch different things on a trip. That’s the way to have a quiet drive that will take long hours.
Mamalicous Maria Drove the 2011 Honda Pilot
Who ever heard of ordering a new car online? Well the folks at Carvana.com is leading the way by letting consumers pick and outfit the car of their dreams online. They then deliver the car and keys to your door for an unforgettable car-buying experience. Speaking of experiences, a fellow Georgia Mom blogger, Maria Smith tested out the Carvana.com experience as well as the Honda Pilot test drive experience to Orlando, FL. You can read all about her experience with the car buying process at her blog.
Other Mom-Tested Car Reviews
Dallas Single Mom – A Review 2013 Mazda 3i Grand Touring
Oakland County Moms – Reviews 2013 Ford Flex
A Parent in America – The 2013 Ford Escape Review
Sippy Cup Mom – A review of the 2012 Toyota Sequoia
Jax Mom Blogs – 2013 Toyota Highlander Review
Charlene Chronicles – Her 2013 Toyota Rav-4 Adventures from A to G
Mom’s Favorite Stuff – Electric car review of the 2013 Chevy Volt
The Denver Housewife – Review of the sporty 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
Everything Mom and Baby – A 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV review
Real Mom Reviews – Testing out the 2013 Lexus LS460 to review
Prissy Reviews – Review of the 2013 Lexus RX350 F Sport SUV
The Mom Reviews – A 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Review
Mom Start – A look and review of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note
Better in Bulk – The 2013 Mazda CX-9 Review (such a lovely car!)
So there you have it. The mom bloggers have spoken about the cars they’ve test driven and their experiences. There are many more out there so I encourage you to search out the ones who have reviewed cars you are considering. It’s great to get the perspective of another mom because, let’s face it, a man’s car review is much different than a woman’s.
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of car reviews from mom bloggers. Have you purchased a car based off a review you read online? Where are some of the places you visit to get car reviews? Share your answers in the comments below.