What would be the ideal car for a mom of 2?

I have a 1 year old right now. My husband and I are planning on having a second baby soon. I don't have a car, but I am going to get one in the next few months. My ideal car is the 2013 Ford Escape (I've driven it, and I love it). But it's too much money for me. I don't want a small car. It would have to be a SUV. What are your thoughts?

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    SUV's are nice but i do not think they are that great on gas mileage. i have heard that the smaller cars are great on gas... even though they are not SUV's they can still fit 2 car seats and save on the budget! Just a thought!
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