Love luxury cars? We researched every U.S. city and found where you have the best and worst odds of spotting some of the world’s most beautiful automobiles.
The data used for this list was provided by Parking Panda’s customer service team. Parking Panda collects vehicle descriptions for most parking reservations. They developed a luxury car quotient by comparing luxury car reservations (think BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Royce etc.) with the rest of their parking reservations in each city. Kelley Blue Book was used as a barometer for determining which cars qualified as luxury.
Five cities with highest percentage of luxury cars:
5. San Francisco
Luxury Car Percentage - 12.4% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in San Francisco.
Fun Fact: Tech-friendly San Francisco leads the country in Tesla reservations. The Golden Gate City has 5x the amount of Tesla drivers than any other city.
4. San Diego
Luxury Car Percentage - 12.9% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in San Diego.
Fun Fact: Ronald Reagan was the first driver to cross the famous Coronado Bridge when it first opened was in 1969.
3. Ft. Lauderdale
Luxury Car Percentage - 13.4% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Ft. Lauderdale.
Fun Fact: Ironically enough, Ft. Lauderdale has been named one the most dangerous cities to drive in. Don’t worry this stat won’t be stopping us from visiting this fun Florida City.
Luxury Car Percentage - 13.6% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Miami.
Fun Fact: No surprise, that sunny Miami tops our list with the highest number of Bentley parking reservations. We’re guessing that you want to protect your $220,000 investment with the safest parking on the beach.
1. Los Angeles
Luxury Car Percentage - 14.5% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Los Angeles.Fun Fact: Our chart topper also boasts the highest number of Porsche parking reservations as compared to other cities on this list. Now the real question is, who will let us borrow one of these speedy beauties for a ride down Rodeo Drive?
Five cities with the lowest percentage of luxury cars:
Luxury Car Percentage - 5.4% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Pittsburgh.
Fun Fact: Though not a top luxury car city overall, Steel City really loves its Audis. Pittsburgh is only second to San Francisco when it comes to Audi reservations.
Luxury Car Percentage - 4.6% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Cleveland.Fun Fact: On August 5th 1914 Cleveland introduced America's first traffic light.
Luxury Car Percentage - 3.7% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Buffalo.
Fun Fact: Buffalo played a huge role in the early stages of the automobile industry by heavily influencing the first brass cars, also known as the horseless carriages.
Luxury Car Percentage - 3.5% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Minneapolis.
Fun Fact: Minneapolis has the highest number of Cadillac reservations as compared to any other cities on this list. It has 3x more Cadillac drivers than LA.
Luxury Car Percentage - 3.0% of drivers using Parking Panda own a luxury car in Cincinnati.Fun Fact: Did you know that Cincinnati introduced the first ambulance service, the first professional city fire department, and the first professional baseball team?
This list was compiled with the help of our friends at Parking Panda. Parking Panda is an innovative Baltimore-based startup that is leading the nation in guaranteed and convenient parking reservations.
Drivers can use their website or mobile apps to search and book guaranteed parking in over forty cities across the US. Since 2011, Parking Panda has partnered with 100’s of top parking operators, professional sports teams, stadiums, event venues, ticketing companies, event organizers and more, to bring its users great parking at the best rates.
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