TrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for Dads

TrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for Dads

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TrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for Dads
TrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for Dads

TrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for DadsTrueCar Reveals 10 Most Popular Cars for Dads

Just in time for Father’s Day, TrueCar.com, the authoritative voice in new car pricing and industry trend information, has identified the 10 Most Popular Cars for dads. Based on 2011 data received from fathers with children about the cars they drive, the findings place the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at the top of the list, followed by the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Odyssey, and Ford F-150.

“Unlike the list of vehicles men prefer, which includes the Porsche 911 in the top spot, the data shows that fathers have traded in speed for practical vehicles with a back seat,” said Kristen Andersson, Senior Analyst at TrueCar.com. “We’re finding that fathers need a fuel-efficient car for commuting to work and weekend activities.”

 

Some of the key findings of the data include:

  • Honda has four vehicles in the top 10 most popular cars for dads, including the Accord, Odyssey, Civic and Pilot.
  • Three large trucks made the top 10 including the top vehicle, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, along with the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 Pickup, with two large trucks making the top five.
  • Odyssey ranked the highest among dads (and actually moms) with two or more kids, thanks to its ability to hold up to eight people as well as storage space with 38.4 cubic-feet of cargo.
  • The two most expensive cars on the Top 10 list were minivans: the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey with an MSRP of $34,015 and $32,455 respectively.
  • The two least expensive vehicles on the list were the Honda Civic Sedan and Ram 1500 Pickup, with MSRPs of $21,445 and $23,415.
  • Whether you have one child or three or more, the most popular segment for dads was the midsize segment with all three lists having two midsize cars on each list of top five vehicles.
  • Seven of the top ten cars were imports and the only three domestics cars topping the list were large trucks.

 

 

Top 10 Popular Cars for Dads
Rank
††
Year Make/Model Trim Segment MSRP Market Average* $ Savings % Savings ** City / Hwy / Comb MPG
1 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5″ LS Large Truck $30,920 $27,277 $3,643 11.8% 14 / 19 / 16.4
2 2012 Honda Accord Sedan 4dr I4 Auto EX-L Midsize Car $28,445 $26,428 $2,017 7.1% 23 / 34 / 28.0
3 2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan 2.0T Auto SE Midsize Car $25,520 $24,676 $844 3.3% 22 / 34 / 27.3
4 2012 Honda Odyssey 5dr EX Minivan $32,455 $30,301 $2,154 6.6% 18 / 27 / 22.0
5 2012 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCab 145″ XLT Large Truck $31,550 $27,730 $3,820 12.1% 17 / 23 / 19.8
6 2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4dr Auto EX Small Car $21,445 $20,374 $1,071 5.0% 28 / 39 / 33.1
7 2012 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan I4 Auto SE Midsize Car $23,980 $22,813 $1,167 4.9% 25 / 35 / 29.7
8 2012 Honda Pilot 2WD 4dr EX Midsize SUV $32,300 $30,658 $1,642 5.1% 18 / 25 / 21.3
9 2012 Ram 1500 Pickup 2WD Reg Cab 120.5″ ST Large Truck $23,415 $19,851 $3,564 15.2% 14 / 20 / 16.8
10 2012 Toyota Sienna 5dr 8-Pass Van V6 XLE FWD Minivan $34,015 $32,118 $1,897 5.6% 18 / 25 / 20.6
*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. **Percent Discount is rounded to the nearest tenth. ††Rankings Data is from Strategic Vision’s New Vehicle Experience Survey.

 

 

Rankings for Dads
with One Child
Rankings for Dads
with Two Children
Rankings for Dads
with Three or more Children
Rank ## Make Model Segment Rank ## Make Model Segment Rank ## Make Model Segment
1 Honda Accord Sedan Midsize Car 1 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Large Truck 1 Honda Odyssey Minivan
2 Hyundai Sonata Midsize Car 2 Honda Odyssey Minivan 2 Toyota Sienna Minivan
3 Ford F-150 Large Truck 3 Honda Accord Sedan Midsize Car 3 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV
4 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Large Truck 4 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV 4 Honda Accord Sedan Midsize Car
5 Honda Civic Sedan Small Car 5 Hyundai Sonata Midsize Car 5 Hyundai Sonata Midsize Car
##Rankings Data is from Strategic Vision’s 2011 New Vehicle Experience Survey.

 

 

For more information about the vehicles in this chart, visit the TrueCar Blog.

 

About TrueCar, Inc.

TrueCar, Inc. is an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers.  Consumers want a hassle-free car buying experience and dealers want high-quality sales velocity.  TrueCar helps achieve these goals by providing unbiased market information on new car transactions and by supplying an online communications platform through which dealers and consumers can communicate with each other.  TrueCar’s market-based information provides both consumers and dealers with an accurate and comprehensive understanding of what others actually paid recently for similar vehicles, both locally and nationally.  TrueCar’s communications platform then allows informed, ready-to-buy consumers to communicate directly with participating dealers.  Some of the nation’s largest and most well respected membership and service organizations rely on websites powered by TrueCar to help educate their members and customers who are in the automotive market.  TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and has offices in San Francisco, CA, and Austin, TX.  After experiencing dramatic growth since 2006, TrueCar is developing a suite of products and services centered on radical clarity through the comprehensive analysis of market data and information.  TrueCar’s participating dealer partners have sold over 500,000 new vehicles to TrueCar users nationwide.

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