Which Car Brand Does Tennessee Like The Most?

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The vehicle market has undergone a bit of a changing of the guard in recent years, with consumers becoming more focused on safety, fuel efficiency and more. Smaller vehicles, electric vehicles, partially electric vehicles have joined bulkier, less efficient options at the top of people’s wish lists. 

BetTennessee.com decided to pause on legal Tennessee sports betting to see exactly which car brands are most popular across the United States, with an emphasis on which types of vehicle are most popular in each state. We did this by using carlogos.org as a starting point to find the 50 most popular car brands, and then using Google trends to search each car brand to see the highest level of interest in each state for the brand. 

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Favorite Car Brand By State

After completing the trends for a 12 month cycle from July 25th 2022 to July 25th 2023, we were able to average out the results to get the top car brand for each state. Below is some information you won't find on Tennessee betting apps.

  • Honda (7 states): Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Dodge (5 states): Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico
  • Ford (4 states): Michigan, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming
  • Audi (4 states): Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
  • Mercedes-Benz (3 states): Florida, Georgia, Virginia
  • Chevy (3 states): Kentucky, North Dakota, Oklahoma
  • Mazda (3 states): Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington
  • Volkswagen (3 states): New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah
  • Buick (3 states): Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin
  • Hyundai (3 states): Alabama, Arizona, Illinois
  • 1 state: California (Tesla), Hawaii (Toyota), Maine (Volvo), Nebraska (Lincoln), Nevada (BMW), New Jersey (Land Rover), Ohio (Kia), Rhode Island (Alfa Romeo), Tennessee (Nissan), Texas (Lamborghini), Vermont (Subaru), West Virginia (Jeep)
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Tennessee Loves Nissan

While much of the country went towards Honda, Tennesseeans zagged and were the only state to pick Nissan as their favorite type of vehicle. Nissan relies on a dynamic duo of vehicles to spur their popularity in the country and especially in the state of Tennessee, with the Rogue and Altima outselling all other Nissan models combined in the entire country. 

The Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that saw an increase of almost 70% in sales in the first four months of 2023 compared to the same four months in 2022. The Altima doesn't see the same numbers as the Rogue but is still a clear second for Nissan, satisfying the needs of consumers looking for a high-quality yet efficient sedan.

The vehicle brand found to be most popular in most states was Honda, with seven separate states selecting it as their favorite brand. Honda also has a pair of vehicles powering their way to the top of many lists with the Civic and the Accord being the two top-selling cars in the country. The Honda lineup boasts affordability and reliability among its top qualities which will always help when it comes to sales.

Behind Honda, Dodge, Ford and Audi all found themselves to be the favorite car in at least four states, but there were no clear-cut runaways to be found with each state having varying interests in different vehicles. Nissan didn’t find their way onto many lists, but with the Rogue being the eighth most sold vehicle in the country so far in 2023 (per caranddriver.com) it managed to climb to the top in Tennessee.

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Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetTennessee.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly the NHL.