Women’s Favorite Cars
Men and women are inherently different. They make different decisions in most facets of life, including choosing a car to drive. True Car’s Brandy Schaffels just summarized their recent study in “10 cars women love.” This is the third year such a study has been completed and the results are similar. The companies with the highest percentages of car sales to women are Mini, Nissan and Kia. Men, on the other hand, give most of the sales to luxury brands. Out of the top 20 brands selling the highest percentage to male drivers, 13 of them were either luxury or exotic brands.
Women really think with their brains when shopping for a car. They are much more likely to purchase a car that is practical, smaller, is fuel efficient, and has better auto insurance rates. Men are more likely to buy fast cars, big cars and trucks, and sporty vehicles. The following ten cars had the highest percentage of women buyers in 2011.
Volvo’s S40 has been discontinued in the United States, but women have loved it for its looks, fuel efficiency and fair price. The Rogue is one of Nissan’s three cars on this list. Women choose this crossover SUV for its cargo space and roomy interior, as well as affordable price and fuel efficiency. The Volkswagen Eos convertible is the most luxurious on the women’s list, but is still affordable at under $35,000. Volkswagen has the next car on the list as well with its Beetle. This smaller car gets good gas mileage and is very affordable. Another SUV takes the fifth spot; Hyundai’s Tucson has a great price, good safety features, fuel economy and a nice warranty.
Honda’s CR-V has convenient features, fuel economy, and a top safety rating which could be seen as a bonus by auto insurers like Acceptance Insurance. The Toyota RAV4 is great for families and very practical, so women flock to it. Nissan’s Juke is a stylish little car that gets great gas mileage. The Jeep Compass gives you off-roading capabilities with a smaller price and better fuel economy than its counterparts. Nissan’s third car on this list, the Versa, is small and practical. It has a low price tag and great gas mileage, so women who don’t need a lot of extras in their cars love it. The common denominator for women buying cars seems to be fuel economy and practicality.