A few months back our analytics team dug into the data around which cars on Turo perform best in which cities — find that info here. We’re back with a follow-up on popular cars in more cities where your trusty Turo community can be found. While it’s important to reiterate that owner responsiveness and a top-notch listing can heavily influence a car’s performance, if you’re looking to grow your Turo business, it’s worth tracking these trends.
Most in-demand cars by city
Recommendation: High performance cars. Travelers in Austin want cars that take the city streets with grace and purr on the highway, like Leon’s Tesla Model S and Alexander’s Mazda Miata.
Recommendation: Small city cars. Everyday compact & subcompact cars, like Monica’s Toyota Corolla and Erika’s Smart Fortwo, are easier to park, lighter on the gas, and in high demand in Baltimore.
Recommendation: Midsize city cars for the “Everyday driver.” The travelers to Cleveland are looking for cars like Imre’s Honda Fit and Jesse’s Toyota Prius, which comfortably carry groups and families.
Recommendation: Luxury & elite models, like Ben’s Tesla Model S or Edmund’s Lexus RC 350 and Porsche 911, are all the rage for a full, glitzy Las Vegas experience.
Recommendation: The classy sedan is a must for travelers in Minneapolis. Cars like Eyo’s Cadillac ATS and Denny’s Mercedes CLA-Class, cut a sleek figure and leave space for some friends.
Recommendation: Luxury sports cars or roadsters, like Brandon’s BMW M3 or Thomas’ Porsche Boxster, serve the glamorous Nashville treatment.
Recommendation: Upscale full-size & upscale midsize cars, like Barry’s BMW 5 Series or Melissa’s Lexus IS 250, offer the room to glide through New Orleans in style.
Recommendation: Compact sport, also known as the GTI. Oakland travelers want a zippy ride that also fits their gear, like Lucian’s Volkswagen GTI and Kristina’s Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
Recommendation: Crossover & small SUVs. Portland travelers are getting around town and out to explore Oregon’s waterfalls in vehicles like Alissa’s Honda CR-V or Jesse’s Suzuki SX4.
Salt Lake City
Recommendation: Full-size SUVs & full-size pickups. Travis’s Nissan Armada, Esgardo’s Chevrolet Traverse, and Stephanie’s Nissan Titan are rugged and roomy enough to get a group around state parks.
Recommendation: Roomy SUVs & large beasts, like Adam’s Chevrolet Tahoe and Nick’s Hummer H3, tempt Turo members — and their entourage — to discover the Tampa area.
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