Volvo S40 tops list of cars with most female buyers

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Men and women have different buying habits when it comes to automobiles, and there are some cars that are typically thought of as "male," like the Chevrolet Silverado or Ford Mustang. That being said, there are several cars on the market that have a higher number of female buyers, and Edmunds Inside Line recently profiled these models.

With 58 percent of its buyers female, the Volvo S40 topped the list - likely thanks to its top-notch safety reputation. The car was followed very closely by the Nissan Rogue, a crossover that counts 57 percent of its buyer base as female.

In fact, crossovers were a recurring theme on the list, especially in spots six through 10. The Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4, Nissan Juke and Jeep Compass all have predominantly female fans.

One model in particular that has gotten a reputation as a "cute" car is the Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle has topped similar lists in the past, but the German automaker's recent aggressive redesign of the vehicle is causing it to garner more male fans lately.

Whether you're male or female, auto maintenance is important to keeping your car in tip-top condition. Everyone has their own favorite vehicles they prefer, but it's meaningless if it can't stay out of the car repair shop.

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