Men aren't the only ones that like to have a little fun with their new vehicles. Women have their favorites, too. And for whatever reason it's getting harder to distinguish what actually makes, what used to be called a "chick car."
So what gets a woman interested in driving, you ask? These five cars tend to have more female buyers than males, on average:
You won’t find this in many guy-owned, guy-operated garages, but women seem to flock to its sleek styling, sleeker than many of its competitors on the market. Packing a cute 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, the Rogue has decent steering and a CVT with available paddles for semi-sporty shifting. The Rogue also offers plenty of storage, 57.9 cubic feet with the seats down, which is more than plenty of room for a shopping extravaganza or a girls' night out.
Not considered a hot commodity on the sports car market, the TT still has a lot to offer in both performance and luxury. Even with the 2.0-liter engine, Audi adds pep with a turbocharger, creating 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 rpm to 5,000 rpm. With that much torque across the entire powerband, it's difficult to keep your right foot off the floor--whether it's Sketchers or four-inch heels.
You may be asking yourself, “Why the V-6? Why not the 5.0?” Simple: the 3.7-liter V-6 engine offers everything a sporting woman is looking for in vehicle including a reasonable price. The 305-horsepower six offers plenty of punch to light up the tires, while the 31 mpg will save some money at the pump, which should keep the boyfriend in Halo updates for years to come. The aggressive Mustang styling is just sexy, too, with an appeal that cuts across all genders.
Even if the Mitsubishi Eclipse doesn’t offer the performance one would expect from such an aggressively styled coupe, it makes a statement--in looks and on your wallet, since it's very heavily discounted. With many looking for affordable fun, the Eclipse is still a decent option, with good safety scores.
No list combining women and four-wheel machines can be complete without some mention of the New Beetle. There's nothing special under the hood, under the chassis, anywhere on this small car. The selling point? It’s cute, so cute it comes with a flower when you buy it new. You can customize it to look like a ladybug or a watermelon or whatever else comes to mind, so long as it's crescent-shaped. Just be assured, the next time you see one rolling down the street, it's far more than likely to be a woman behind the wheel. And "cute" doesn't always mean they're in a good mood. Get out of the left lane.