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Dad Drives A Pickup To Pick Up The Kids, Says TrueCar's Dads' Top 10

Cars with lots of space head the list; 3 of top 6 are pickups

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Father's Day, a lot of dads will be at the controls of the barbecue grill, or maybe out on the golf course. But when they head to work on Monday, what will they drive? Most dads will hit the road in a large pickup truck, according to the TrueCar Dads' Top 10, based on 2012 data about cars purchased by fathers with children at home.

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In 2012, three of the top six vehicles purchased by dads were large pickups, with the Ford F-150 (ranked #1), Dodge Ram 1500 (#3) and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (#6) making the Top 10 list of vehicles, which also included five models from Honda. All vehicles in the Dads' Top 10 are 2013 model year products.

"Whether they're heading to the soccer field, a playground or a campground, dads need to have the room to get the family and their gear where they're going," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for TrueCar. "It's no surprise large trucks are popular, and minivans were also a frequent choice for fathers with two or more kids in the family."

Hondas are also a hit with dads, including the Odyssey minivan (#2), Accord sedan (#4), Pilot sport utility vehicle (#7), Civic sedan (#8) and the CR-V midsize SUV (#10).

By segment, the TrueCar Dads' Top Ten included three large trucks, three midsize SUVs, two midsize cars, one minivan and one small car.

Vehicles with the highest percentage of Purchasers who are Fathers


Rank

Year

Make/Model

Segment

MSRP

Mkt Avg.*

City MPG

Hwy MPG

Comb MPG

1

2013

Ford F-Series (F-150)

Large Truck

$30,340

$25,798

17

23

19.8

2

2013

Honda Odyssey

Minivan

$36,055

$33,333

18

27

22.0

3

2013

Ram 1500 Pickup

Large Truck

$40,490

$35,874

14

20

16.8

4

2013

Honda Accord Sedan

Midsize Car

$26,195

$24,862

27

36

31.3

5

2013

Toyota Camry

Midsize Car

$28,055

$26,297

21

31

24.6

6

2013

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Large Truck

$30,650

$27,673

15

21

17.8

7

2013

Honda Pilot

Midsize SUV

$32,600

$30,500

18

25

21.3

8

2013

Honda Civic Sedan

Small Car

$21,605

$20,753

28

39

33.1

9

2013

Jeep Wrangler

Midsize SUV

$29,090

$28,306

17

21

19.0

10

2013

Honda CR-V

Midsize SUV

$26,975

$26,122

22

30

25.8

*Market average reflects the average transaction price paid for that vehicle.

About TrueCar, Inc.

TrueCar, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas, is an automotive pricing information and analysis company that creates a better buying experience for dealers and consumers.  As an online publisher of unbiased new and used car transaction data, TrueCar.com provides price reports that empower dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by supplying a transparent, simple understanding of what others recently paid for similarly-equipped new cars in their geographic area.  TrueCar also owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry and has been forecasting residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.

TrueCar is a data-driven company that sources, compiles, and analyzes car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry.  This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold more than 800,000 vehicles across the country.  Its national network of more than 6,100 Certified Dealers is committed to provide no-hassle pricing for some of the country's largest membership and service organizations, including American Express, AAA, USAA and Consumer Reports that collectively represent more than one million monthly in-market customers.

You can follow TrueCar on Twitter (@TrueCar) and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook and Google+.

SOURCE TrueCar, Inc.



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