When buying a new car, what the opposite sex will think of it is probably way down the list of priorities under fuel economy, gadgets, features, etc.
A survey by Insure.com found that women say attractive men tend to drive black Ford pickup trucks, whilst men report that attractive women drive red BMW sports cars.
The survey of 2,000 men and women asked what type, brand and colour of vehicle are driven by the most fetching members of the opposite sex.
Please note that this was a US survey, so here in the UK the results would probably be slightly different.
What Women Prefer Men to Drive
Among women, 32% said that they found men who drove pickup trucks to be most attractive. Men driving sports cars came in a reasonably close second at 27%. SUVs (16%t), sedans (11%), and hybrid/electric vehicles (4% rounded out the top five.
In terms of brands, women were more divided, though Ford gained the most up-votes at 16%, followed by Chevrolet and Porsche. And when it came to the colour of a prospective mate’s ride, women far and away chose black (53%) as the sexiest colour. Silver took home the silver medal, with 16% of the vote.
What Men Prefer Women to Drive
Men were somewhat more opinionated in their vehicle preferences for women. A very lopsided 39% found women in sports cars most attractive, while the sedans earned just 22%. SUVs came in third at 20%, and at the bottom of the list were minivans, with just 4% of the vote.
Men were also more upscale in their choice of brands than women were. BMW landed in the top spot, earning 16% of the vote, followed by Mercedes-Benz (14% and Porsche (10%). And on the colour front, men showed a distinct preference for red, with 40% pegging that as their favourite car colour for women. Black (23%) and silver (14%) followed.
Via The Car Connection.