Lady drivers have always gotten the short end of the stick. They get blamed fordriving slowly, not being able to park properly and not knowing anything about theengine. Forbes Magazine conducted a survey, however, and showed that femalesdo know something about automobiles. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular carsfor women.
10 Nissan Versa
The Nissan Versa is a compact car from the Japanese automaker Nissan. It firstcame into production in 2004 and is also marketed as the Tiida and the DodgeTrazo. It is also called the Pulsar in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. The five-door hatchback is based on the Nissan B platform. Buyers can choose from a 1.6-liter or 1.8-liter engine. Transmission comes in either six-speed manual or CVTautomatic. There is also a sedan version that is based on the Sunny.
9 Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV from Chrysler. It first came intoproduction in 2006 and is one of the first crossover SUV's from the brand. The four-door SUV is assembled in Belvidere, Illinois and is based on the Chrysler PM/MKplatform. It has a front engine layout with either a front-wheel or four-wheel drive. Itcomes in both gasoline and diesel variants, with the top of the line gasoline modelboasting of a 2.4-liter GEMA I4 engine. The top diesel line has a 2.2-liter OM651I4 engine. Transmission systems range from the five-speed manual and six-speedautomatic to the CVT Jatco automatic.
8 Nissan Juke
The Nissan Juke is a mini crossover from Nissan. It first came into production in2010. It is based on the Nissan B platform and is assembled in Japan, Indonesia andthe United Kingdom. The five-door SUV has a front engine layout with either a four-wheel or front-wheel drive. It has gasoline and diesel variants, with the top of the linegasoline model boasting of a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine. The diesel model has a1.5-liter Renault K9K I4 engine. Transmission systems come in five-speed manual,six-speed manual, CVT and six-speed dual clutch automatic system.
7 Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV is a compact crossover utility vehicle from the Japanese car giantToyota. It first came into production in 1994 and is now on its fourth generation.The five-door vehicle is assembled in Japan, Canada, China and the Philippines.It has both gasoline and diesel variants. The highest gasoline model has a 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 engine, while the top diesel model has a 2.2-liter 2AD-FHV D-CATturbodiesel engine. It has five to six-speed manual and four to six-speed automatictransmission systems.
6 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV from the Japanese giant carmakerHonda. CR-V stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle or Comfortable RunaboutVehicle. The vehicle first came into production in 1995 and is now on its fourthgeneration. It has a transversely mounted, front engine layout in either front-wheelor all-wheel drive. The vehicle is assembled in the United States, Mexico, Japan,Thailand, Canada, Indonesia, England and China. Buyers can choose from either a2-liter R20A I4 or a 2.4-liter K24Z I4 engine. The transmission is either a five-speedautomatic or six-speed manual. It has the Advanced Compatibility Engineering frontstructure. All the models also come with a backup camera.
5 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV from the Korean carmakerHyundai Motor Corporation. It is marketed as the JM, or Joyful Mover, in Japan.The vehicle first came into production in 2004 and features a front engine layoutwith front-wheel or four-wheel drive. It is now on its second generation. The vehicleis assembled in South Korea, Slovakia, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines,Egypt and the Czech Republic. It has both gasoline and diesel versions, with the topgasoline variant boasting of a 2.4-liter Theta II I4 engine. The highest diesel model,on the other hand, has a 2-liter R-Line CRDI I4 engine. It comes in five-speed or six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission systems.
4 Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle is an economy car made by the German auto manufacturerVolkswagen. The official name of the car is Volkswagen Type 1, though it is alsocalled the Bug or the Beetle. It first came into production way back in 1938. It isconsidered as one of the most influential cars of the 20th century. The subcompactvehicle comes in either a two-door hatchback or two-door convertible. It used tobe assembled in several countries, including Germany, Australia, Belgium, Brazil,Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa,Venezuela and Bosnia, though the current version is limited to the assembly plant inMexico. It comes in both gasoline and diesel models, with the top version boastingof a 2.5-liter I5 20-valve engine. Transmission systems include a five-speed or six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and six-speed DSG.
3 Volkswagen Eos
The Volkswagen Eos is a retractable hardtop coupe convertible from the Germangiant Volkswagen. It first came into production in 2006 and is based on the A5platform of the Volkswagen Group. It has an FF layout with either a six-speedmanual or six-speed DSG transmission system. The top of the line model has a 3.6-liter V6 engine.
2 Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV from the Japanese automakerNissan. It first came into production in 2007 and is based on the Nissan C platform.The five-door SUV has a front engine layout with either front-wheel or four-wheeldrive. It has a 2.5-liter I4 engine that is capable of generating up to 170 horsepower. It has a CVT transmission system. It won a couple of awards in 2010 as the Automotive Best Buy Award from Consumer’s Digest and the Highest Side Impact Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States.
1 Volvo S40
The Volvo S40 is a compact luxury car from the Swedish automobile manufacturerVolvo. The car first came into production in 1995 and is now on its secondgeneration. The four-door sedan is based on the Volvo P1 platform and comes in afront engine layout with either a front-wheel or four-wheel drive. The top of the linemodel has a 2.4D I5 engine. Transmission ranges from a five-speed manual to six-speed Geartronic.