Cadillac’s Escalade is by far the most well-liked luxurious automotive within the nation. In truth, the Escalade and three different automobiles mix to take the highest spot in additional than half of states.

The Cadillac Escalade is the most well-liked luxurious automotive within the U.S., in accordance with a ValuePenguin evaluation of search quantity round well-known luxurious automotive manufacturers.

In truth, the Escalade was probably the most searched-for automotive mannequin in 10 states. The variety of Escalade queries has step by step elevated because the begin of COVID-19 lockdowns final yr, nonetheless eclipsing pre-pandemic figures.

Alongside Cadillac’s Escalade, three different fashions — Audi’s R8, BMW’s i8 and the Land Rover Defender — made up greater than half (27 of fifty states) of probably the most searched-for luxurious fashions within the U.S.

Key findings

Probably the most searched-for luxurious vehicles in each state

The Cadillac Escalade was the most well-liked luxurious car prior to now yr, in accordance with search quantity. In 10 states, the Escalade represented the biggest share of searches relative to any one of many different vehicles included on this examine. For context, the second-highest-ranking automotive was a tie between the Audi R8 and BMW i8 sports activities vehicles. These had been probably the most searched-for in six states.

In complete, 4 automobiles — the Escalade, R8, i8 and Defender — topped the checklist for the most well-liked automotive in 27 states. That’s two sports activities vehicles and two SUVs, however no sedans.

Conversely, 5 automotive fashions had been most searched-for in just one state every. These had been the Maserati Ghibli, Tesla Mannequin S, Porsche 911, Bentley Bentayga and Lexus RX 350. Nonetheless, these fashions had been the most well-liked of their respective makers’ luxurious catalogs.

Whereas the Escalade was the most well-liked automotive over the course of the previous yr, probably the most searched-for mannequin diverse by area.

The Escalade was the most well-liked automotive within the South, main searches in six states within the area. In the meantime, the Escalade tied the F-Tempo for the Midwest lead (three states apiece). Within the West, the R8 and Defender reigned supreme (three states), whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLC topped two Northeast states.

Alabama Cadillac Escalade
Alaska Land Rover Defender
Arizona Genesis GV80
Arkansas Cadillac Escalade
California Tesla Mannequin S, Porsche 911, BMW i8
Colorado Audi R8
Connecticut Lexus RX 350 F, Aston Martin Vantage
Delaware Alfa Romeo Giulia
District of Columbia Alfa Romeo Giulia
Florida Alfa Romeo Giulia
Georgia Genesis GV80, BMW i8
Hawaii Infiniti Q50

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Probably the most searched-for luxurious automobiles within the nation had been SUVs, with a handful of sedans and sports activities vehicles

Search knowledge associated to twenty fashions reveals that greater than half of the most well-liked luxurious automobiles prior to now yr had been SUVs. Following SUVs, sedans and sports activities vehicles made up the opposite hottest fashions, in accordance with search quantity.

Cadillac Escalade 10 SUV
Audi R8 6 Sports activities
BMW i8 6 Sports activities
Land Rover Defender 5 SUV
Alfa Romeo Giulia 4 Sedan
Mercedes-Benz GLC 3 SUV
Jaguar F-Tempo 3 SUV
Buick Enclave 2 SUV
Acura MDX 2 SUV
Genesis GV80 2 SUV
Volvo XC90 2 SUV
Lincoln Aviator 2 SUV

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SUVs had been the most well-liked fashions (or tied for hottest) in 33 states. The most well-liked high-end car total — the Escalade — was probably the most searched-for mannequin in 10 states alone. Although solely 4 of probably the most searched-for luxurious vehicles had been sports activities automobiles, some of these vehicles had been the most well-liked in 15 of fifty states. Lastly, sedan-style vehicles had been the most well-liked in 10 states, the fewest of anyone sort of car.

Excessive-end sports activities vehicles are far dearer to insure than luxurious SUVs and sedans

The value of automotive insurance coverage depends upon a wide range of elements, together with one’s private driving historical past, location, credit score rating and, not least of all, sort of car. ValuePenguin examined the affect that several types of vehicles can have on the price of insurance coverage.

Though each sort of car we surveyed might be categorised as a luxurious mannequin, there was nonetheless a disparity in anticipated automotive insurance coverage premiums throughout vehicles. For example, SUVs had been constantly cheaper to insure than sedans or sports activities vehicles.

The Enclave SUV was the most affordable mannequin to insure. It’s adopted by seven SUVs earlier than the primary sedan, the GLC, seems on the checklist of most inexpensive luxurious vehicles to insure. However, the 911, R8 and i8 sports activities vehicles had been three of the 4 most costly to insure. In truth, the Audi and BMW fashions had been the second-most and most costly vehicles to insure amongst these we had been in a position to collect quotes for.

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ValuePenguin used Google Tendencies search knowledge to compile this examine. To map reputation, we localized searches by state and in contrast the shares of searches for every automotive mannequin. To find out which automotive fashions to incorporate, we remoted the most well-liked mannequin by maker utilizing key phrase analysis software program.

For instance, preliminary analysis revealed that the Escalade was probably the most searched-for Cadillac, so it was included. The areas referenced within the examine align with the U.S. Census Bureau’s designations. We gathered insurance coverage charges for the 2021 fashions of the vehicles talked about within the examine — except for the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Aston Martin Vantage and Bentley Bentayga attributable to technical limitations.

ValuePenguin’s evaluation used insurance coverage charge knowledge from Quadrant Info Providers. These charges had been publicly sourced from insurer filings and must be used for comparative functions solely, as your quotes could also be totally different.