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As we mentioned in a previous post, Midwest Glass Tinters of Deer Park has the opportunity to tint some really high-end cars. We recently tinted a Fiskar Karma, which is a beautiful vehicle, and obviously one that only a select group of wealthy drivers will ever have an opportunity to own.
Aside from Karmas, though, what other vehicles are the wealthy driving? CNBC recently answered that question based on research done by Truecar.com. While some vehicles, like BMW and Mercedes, were expected, others were somewhat surprising. Following is a list of the top 10 cars the wealthy in the U.S. are driving:
1. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – A runaway favorite, the $51,365 E-Class was a top hit in wealthy U.S. cities.
2. BMW 328i - The $35,795 BMW 328i is also a top pick for discriminating drivers in the U.S.
3. At $36,095, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes in third, particularly in zip codes where residents earn an average income of $659,000.
4. In fourth position, is the Lexus RX Luxury SUV at $39,950, a big hit in wealthy areas where the average income is $633,000 a year.
5. Interestingly, the eco-friendly Toyota Prius is one of the most popular cars in three very affluent zip codes where residents’ average income is $672,000 a year.
6. Coming in sixth place is the Volkswagen Jetta at $26,085. Despite the fact that residents in the communities where the Jetta is most popular make an average of $782,000 a year, this low-profile, reliable vehicle is a big hit.
7. In Manhattan’s 10274 zip code, despite the high incomes of residents, many are more than happy to drive the $23,070 Honda Accord, which is one of the most popular cars among Manhattan’s drivers.
8. The BMW X5 luxury SUV comes in 8th in popularity among wealthy drivers in the U.S. At $58,595, it’s one of the most popular vehicles in areas where the average income of $5,711,000.
9. The $25,535 Toyota Camry has long been Americans’ reasonably-priced mid-size car of choice, even in high income areas such as downtown Chicago, where drivers tend to drive non-luxury vehicles like the Camry, Honda, Volkswagen and Jeep.
10. Rounding out the top ten is the $29,575 Honda CRV, which is not only one of the most popular cars among the wealthy in Manhattan; it’s driven by working class and middle class Manhattan residents as well.
If you’re driving one of these vehicles, you’re certainly in good company, and if you get your vehicle’s windows tinted by Midwest Glass Tinters of Deer Park, you’ll be even cooler.
Despite the renewed popularity of American-made cars in 2011, foreign automakers took home top honors at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
Hyundai captured Car of the Year honors for the second time since 2009 when its luxury Genesis won. For 2012, the Hyundai Elantra took the title, beating out the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Passat. “Sporty, yet sensible. Luxurious, yet affordable. Spunky, yet safe,” said Jayne O’Donnell of USA Today, one of the judges. The Elantra is a series of paradoxes, and every one is another argument for the latest impressive entry in the Hyundai lineup.”
In the SUV of the Year category, the Range Rover Evoque, which had also won Motor Trend’s 2012 SUV of the Year award, topped the competition in Detroit for its combination of performance and fuel efficiency. “Range Rover successfully charts a new direction for the venerable SUV trailblazer with a fresh design and advanced thinking about environmental issues,” said Fortune magazine’s Alex Taylor, one of the judges. The Evoque is made at Indian automaker Tata’s UK-based facility.
Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Evoque beat out Honda’s CR-V and BMW’s X3 SUVs.