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Most Popular Cars for Women Vs. Men

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There are a lot of gender stereotypes in the world today, but when it comes to car shopping, many of those assumptions are flipped on their heads. Cars.com research found that men are much more emotional when car shopping, they’re brand-loyal, and they often start the search with a particular car in mind. Women, however, are much more practical and open to finding a car that will work best for their needs.

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Here are the most popular car makes and models for women and men, according to Cars.com make and model searches.

Popular Car Makes for Women

1. Chevrolet
2. Ford
3. Nissan
4. Toyota
5. Honda
6. Jeep
7. Hyundai
8. Dodge
9. BMW
10. Kia

Popular Car Makes for Men

1. Ford
2. Chevrolet
3. Toyota
4. BMW
5. Mercedes-Benz
6. Nissan
7. Honda
8. Lexus
9. Audi
10. Dodge

Popular Car Models for Women

1. Honda Civic
2. Honda Accord
3. Chevrolet Equinox
4. Ford Escape
5. Nissan Altima
6. Jeep Grand Cherokee
7. Ford Focus
8. Toyota Camry
9. Honda CR-V
10. Chevrolet Malibu

Popular Car Models for Men

1. Ford F-150
2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3. Honda Accord
4. Ford Mustang
5. Ram 1500
6. Toyota Camry
7. Honda Civic
8. Jeep Grand Cherokee
9. Toyota Tacoma
10. Ford Explorer

Popular Car Features for Women Vs. Men

1. Backup camera: 48% women and 57% men
2. Automatic emergency braking: 44% women and 41% men
3. Smartphone integration: 33% women and 39% men
4. Premium audio package: 30% women and 42% men
5. In-car Wi-Fi hot spot: 24% women and 28% men
6. Android Auto: 22% women and 26% men
7. Panoramic moonroof: 21% women and 28% men
8. Apple CarPlay: 20% women and 27% men
9. Smartwatch integration: 19% women and 22% men
10. Video entertainment package: 19% women and 25% men

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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as an automotive journalist at Cars.com. Jennifer leads the Editorial team in its mission of helping car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their life. A mom of two, she’s graduated from kids in car seats to teens behind the steering wheel. She’s also a certified car-seat technician with more than 12 years of experience, as well as member of the World Car Jury, Automotive Press Association and Midwest Automotive Media Association. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennilnewman/ Instagram: @jennilnewman Email Jennifer Newman

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