Although men have always been the professionals in this game, women have steadily started to reverse the rules of the game by becoming the prime buyers in the last few decades. Here is a list of cars that women prefer to buy to impress themselves.
- Volkswagen Beetle
It is described as the quintessential “chick car.” Volkswagen Beetle can easily claim to attract attention from women. With easy controls, and colorful variants available, it has got everything that can appeal to women. It comes with a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which can easily generate 170 horsepower on ignition. Beetle comes in different variants which offer the choice of five or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic or dual-clutch automatic transmissions. With its vintage touch, easy affordability and fashion sense, Beetle stands at the top position in the list of cars women buy more than men. It comes at a cost of $18,495.
- Volkswagen Tiguan
Another Volkswagen which has the ability to attract more women buyers is Tiguan. To put it simply, it is efficient and delivers performance. Powered by a new 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission, Tiguan has got a nice steering and supportive handling. It is quite safe to drive with six airbags and stability control standard. Another interesting feature which increases the safety level is ‘hill descent control.’ A typical high-quality Volkswagen interior and lively styling on the exterior makes it a nice buy. Almost 62% buyers who prefer Volkswagen Tiguan over other cars are females. The car comes at a cost of $23,200.
- Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson is a nice mix of design, practicality and precision. Its crossover styling is one of its unique features that somehow encourage women-folk to invest in this segment. LED tail-lamps and new projector headlamps have been added to the 2014 model to make it look more modern. It comes in two variants with 2.0-liter I-4 and 2.7-liter V-6 engines. Available transmissions are four-speed automatic or five-speed manual as such. Tucson delivers a good fuel economy of 17.2 mpg in city. Good headroom and ample legroom along with greater handling is what Tucson comes equipped with. It has a good women-buyer ratio of 57% and comes at a price of $21,450.
- Kia Sportage
This car is a better and more advanced version of other cars in this segment like Compact’s Soul that are available in the market. Its spacious and athletic body appeals to those women who prefer regular outings with their families. The 2.4-liter direct-injection engine and six-speed automatic transmission can create a power boost of 176 to 182 hp. It’s a nice utility vehicle with good fuel mileage of 17.2 mpg in city. The car comes at a cost of $21,600 which puts it almost on par with Hyundai Tucson.
- Nissan Rogue
As the name suggests, Nissan Rogue is cut out for some different purposes. Its tall body serves as a very important feature which attracts women-buyers. One can see similar interiors as that of Nissan Murano and it comes with a four-cylinder engine and Nissan’s characteristic Xtronic CVT. Buyers get to choose the front- or all-wheel drive. The best part about the car is that it delivers an admirable mileage of 28 mpg in city. Its new stability-control logic and plain comfort makes it compatible for semi-long road trips. The car comes at a cost of $22,790.
- Volvo V50
Volvo V50 is a compact wagon which is modeled upon Volvo’s new “floating” center stack design. It comes with 2.5-liter turbocharged in-line five-cylinder engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. There is little space to offer in the back and to create more space, the rear seats have to be folded down. It comes with the usual features such as climate and cruise control, leather upholstery and parking sensors. It has almost an equal ration of 50:50 of male and female buyers. Volvo V50 delivers a mileage of 18.2 mpg in the city and comes at a price of $29,000 which is fairly high when compared to its competitors.
- Volkswagen Eos
A hardtop convertible, Volkswagen Eos also figures in the list of cars purchased and preferred by women. It is more polished than Ford Mustang and more affordable than BMW and Audi convertibles. It can be defined as the best-designed and economical convertible available in the market. It comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (2.0T) which when paired with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) can easily produce 200-horsepower. Its easy handling makes it a fun drive and is the primary feature which attracts women customers. It is very responsive to the driver and the comfortable Volkswagen interior turn it into a nice experience overall. Eos offers a good fuel mileage of 19.21 mpg in the city. It comes at a price of $35,595.
- Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V has somehow maintained its spot in comparison to its main competitors like Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Hyundai Tucson. Its efficiency has worked for it every time. It has got plenty of space and the best rear seat-folding mechanism. The CR-V’s engine, a 2.4-liter i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder with a five-speed automatic transmission is quite smooth and delivers a fairly good mileage of 20 mpg in the city. With its electronic stability and side-curtain airbags, and also front side airbags gives it a good score on safety standards. This could be one of the promising features why women still prefer to buy this car. The car comes at a cost of $22,945.
- Fiat Punto
This compact hatchback is taller for its segment. Its 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine and six-speed dry dual-clutch transmission provide 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Its unusual shape and good gas mileage of 27 mpg in the city is liked by a sizeable number of women-buyers. It is meant more for Italian markets where space is not that big a concern. Its 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a front-seat center console and armrest are some other remarkable features which enhance its image. Punto comes at cost of $20,995.