car models The Most Popular Cars for Women  

Michael D'Amico
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List Rules Based on percentage of each model purchased by women

The most popular cars for women might be considered cute girly cars by some but they are also some of the most practical and fuel efficient cars on the market today. Stereotypes may say that women are less informed about cars than men but sales statistics show that women tend to purchase automobiles more with their head, men more with their heart. Go figure.

According to the results of an annual study conducted by TrueCar.com, these makes and models are not the most popular with women in terms of sales volume but by the percentage of purchases by women compared to purchases by men. Using a pool of over eight million auto purchases in 2011, TrueCar.com concluded that while men easily dominate the large SUV and truck market, as well as the high-end luxury market, perfect for that midlife crisis, women want smaller, more-fuel-efficient cars on which they can rely.

Leading the pack in 2011 for car sales by women was the Volvo S40 which was purchased nearly 58% of the time by women. The Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Eos, Volkswagen Beetle and Hyundai Tucson rounded out the top five with all of the models being purchased at least 54% of the time by females. Each are all considered for the most part practical and safe ranging on the low end from around $19,999 (the new Volkswagen Beetle) to the high end of around $34,000 (the Volkswagen Eos).

All of the leading cars purchased by women are also produced by international auto companies. In fact, it wasn't until the ninth position on the list did an American-made car appear in the Jeep Compass. That was however the only American car in the top 20 as models from manufacturers like Toyota, Lexus, Maxda, Acura and Mitsubishi prevail over manufacturers like Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler.

These so-called girly cars may not be Porches, heavy-duty trucks or Corvettes, which by the way are purchased more than 85% more by men than women, but they are certainly not the ugliest cars in the world, not to mention better on gas mileage. Sounds like women don't do too bad in making educated car purchases after all.
list ordered by

1
398 295
Volkswagen New Beetle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women

2
285 209
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

3
277 214
Lexus IS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Lexus IS Lexus

4
265 213
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women

5
247 223
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Ford Focus Ford

6
256 233
Toyota RAV4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Toyota RAV4 Toyota

7
227 220
Honda CR-V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Honda CR-V Honda

8
184 186
Nissan Rogue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Nissan Rogue Nissan

9
195 228
Volkswagen Eos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen

10
184 223
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Honda Fit Honda

11
140 171
Nissan JUKE is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Nissan JUKE Nissan

12
136 173
Mazda CX-7 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Mazda CX-7 Mazda

13
152 213
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

14
121 167
Toyota Yaris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Toyota Yaris Toyota

The Most Popular Cars for Men

15
93 138
Infiniti EX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Infiniti EX Infiniti

16
82 139
Acura RDX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Acura RDX Acura

17
78 135
Volvo V40 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Volvo V40 Volvo

18
83 149
Mitsubishi Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Mitsubishi Eclipse Mitsubishi

19
70 131
Hyundai Tucson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Hyundai Tucson Hyundai

20
75 141
Jeep Compass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Jeep Compass Chrysler, Jeep

21
73 148
Nissan Versa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Nissan Versa Nissan

22
64 133
Nissan Sentra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Nissan Sentra Nissan

23
48 136
Kia Cerato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women

24
41 139
Hyundai Entourage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Cars for Women
Hyundai Entourage Kia, Hyundai