New Cars Women Love and Hate to Drive

What are some of the things women look for when shopping for a new car? Safety, comfort and reliability are a few, with fuel economy not far behind. Most men are on the other end of the spectrum, with speed and power at the top of the list.

This may sound stereo-typical, but according to Consumer Reports, they interviewed more than one million consumers in their last owner satisfaction survey to confirm the above "wants" to be true. Many of the surveyed owners said they would buy the same vehicle when asked if they had a second chance to do it all over again.

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This is the first year Consumer Reports separated the survey by gender. The one vehicle men and women can both agree on, along with receiving the highest praise, is the Tesla Model S. The Tesla's power, luxurious interior, and innovative electric motor that allows you to drive up to 225 miles on a single charge, earned it the highest rating ever with Consumer Reports.

Women are less likely to purchase sports cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette or various Porsche models like the 911, Caymen or Boxter. Men, on the other hand, are less likely than women to buy a hybrid vehicle. The only hybrid to make it on the men's list is the Honda Accord Hybrid

According to the survey, women also love to drive pickups. The Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Silverado received really high marks, proving fuel economy isn't everything. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz are favorites for women in the luxury vehicle category.

One of the most interesting facts about the owner satisfaction survey was that most of the vehicles to make it on the women's list is comprised of vehicles that have earned very high scores with Consumer Reports. However, the same can't be said about the men's choices.

Check out all the new cars women love to drive below.

New Cars Women Love to Drive the Most

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New Car Model Price Range
Most Loved Overall
Tesla Model S $76,000 - $106,000
Most Loved Luxury Car
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan (V6) $53,575 - $102,675
Runner-up - Lexus ES (Gas and Hybrid) $37,000 - $40,580
Most Loved Family Car
Toyota Prius $25,025 - $30,830
Runner-up - Volkswagen Passat TDI $21,340 - $35,995
Runner-up - Honda Accord $22,105 - $35,055
Runner-up - Ford Fusion $22,500 - $36,630
Most Loved Small SUV
Subaru Forester (Non-Turbo) $23,045 - $33,945
Runner-up - Jeep Cherokee $23,095 - $30,895
Most Loved Midsized SUV
Toyota Highlander (V6) $30,050 - $51,125
Runner-up - Lexus RX $40,970 - $49,020
Runner-up - Lexus GX $49,485 - $61,115
Most Loved Minivan | Wagon
Subaru Outback (6-cylinder) $25,745 - $33,845
Runner-up - Toyota Prius V $26,675 - $30,935
Runner-up - Toyota Sienna (FWD) $28,700 - $46,250
Runner-up - Honda Odyssey $28,975 - $44,600

New Cars Women and Men Hate to Drive

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Top 5 Cars Women Love and Hate to Drive
Top 5 Cars Women Love to Drive Top 5 Cars Women Hate to Drive
Tesla Model S Dodge Journey
Toyota Prius Nissan Sentra
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan (V6) Kia Sportage
Subaru Forester (Non-Turbo) Volkswagen Jetta
Chevrolet Volt Volkswagen Tiguan
Top 5 Cars Men Love and Hate to Drive
Top 5 Cars Men Love to Drive Top 5 Cars Men Hate to Drive
Tesla Model S Nissan Sentra
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Jeep Compass
Porsche Boxter Nissan Versa
Porsche Cayman Kia Optima Hybrid
Porsche 911 Ford Escape (4-Cylinder, Non-Turbo)

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