Millennials Love The Honda Civic

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Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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, Automotive Editor - January 26, 2017

Millennials may be increasingly adept at avoiding driving, but that doesn't mean they've skewed away from car buying altogether. And there are some models they're more likely to pick up – such as the eternally popular Honda Civic.

Honda's long-standing compact car tops the list for new cars that are popular among Millennials, according to a study from Autolist. The Civic was one of the most-purchased cars of 2016, so it's no surprise it's a hit with young buyers, many of whom are making first-time purchases. But alternatively, Generation X customers (generally considered individuals born between 1965 and 1980) are jumping for the more expensive – but also forever popular – Honda Accord.

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Among SUVs, Honda wins again with the CR-V compact crossover, while its main rival, the Toyota Rav4, scores with Gen X. The Chevrolet Silverado is the Millennial pick, but its crosstown competitor, the Ford F-150 is a hit with the older generation. Younger buyers are also choosing the Cadillac CTS over the Gen X standby BMW 3-Series – possibly good news as GM's (occasionally struggling) luxury brand continues trying to carve itself a new and more youthful image.

But among sports cars, the Ford Mustang is most popular with both generations, perhaps proving nostalgia for classic American culture defies age brackets.

, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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