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Report: Men prefer Porsche, women Nissan

Left 2011 Nissan Rogue Right 2010 Porche 911

Left 2011 Nissan Rogue Right 2010 Porche 911

CarGurus, an automotive research and sales-data company , released its “Fenders by Gender” report, a study that ranked the cars most preferred by men versus women, as well as vehicles equally popular with both.

“When it comes to cars, guys are definitely predictable, with the perennial favorite Porsche 911 topping the list,” said Langley Steinert, founder and CEO of CarGurus. “Women seem to be more interested in cars that combine practicality with style.”

The men’s list is made up by sports cars and rugged pickups. For women, economical and practical tops the list with mid-range priced crossovers ranking highest.

But there is common on a range of economy priced cars like the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Commander.

The CarGurus report is based on the company’s’ analysis of the gender breakdown of sales inquiries to dealers made through the site’s online shopping service.

Below are the top 10 vehicles for men, women and those that were most agreed on:

Cars Men Love

1. Porsche 911
2. Chevrolet Corvette
3. Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
4. Subaru Impreza
5. Mercedes Benz SL-Class
6. Ford-250 Super Duty
7. BMW M3
8. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
9. Toyota Tundra
10. Ford F-150

Cars Women Love

1. Nissan Rogue
2. Ford Escape Hybrid
3. Kia Rio
4. Dodge Journey
5. Nissan Armada
6. Honda Fit
7. Volkswagen Beetle
8. Nissan Quest
9. Dodge Avenger
10. Lincoln MKX

Top Ten “Most Agreed Upon” Cars

1. Chrysler 300
2. Mitsubishi Eclipse
3. Chevrolet Aveo
4. Jeep Commander
5. Dodge Nitro
6. Toyota Highlander
7. Volkswagen Jetta
8. Mercedes Benz SLK-Class
9. Hyundai Santa Fe
10. Hyundai Sonata

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