Difference Between Sexes Apparent in Car Selection

When shopping for a car, men look for different qualities than women. In fact, a recent LeaseTrader.com survey indicates women are more thorough in their research when purchasing cars than men.

"Our data specifically says that women not only have a larger interest in cars overall, but women today are taking a more active role in the negotiating process of a vehicle and in the car-shopping process in general," John Sternal of LeaseTrader told National Public Radio.

They also tend to choose different vehicles, and Inside Line looked at Polk data to determine the top 10 cars women buy more than men. Roughly 57.9 percent of Volvo S40 drivers are women, making it the most popular car for the female population. The Nissan Rogue came in second, with 56.9 percent of its buyers being female.

Rounding out the top five were the Volkswagen Eos, Beetle and Toyota Matrix. The Beetle only had 54.6 percent of female buyers, even though the car is often associated with ladies because of its "cute" design. However, the 2012 and 2013 models have been revamped to look tougher and appeal to more drivers, which is why Inside Line believes the Beetle isn't higher on the list.

The Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4 also made the top 10. Tow vehicles tied for ninth place – the Nissan Juke and the Jeep Compass. Roughly 52.7 percent of buyers of each these cars were female.

Ladies who want to find the perfect ride, whether or not their car of choice falls on this list, should head over to New Jersey State Auto Auction. NJ Auto has a huge selection of different makes and models to choose from, so every driver will be able to find the perfect vehicle to suit their needs.