According to data just released by Ford, it is sometimes possible to pigeonhole certain areas of the country with specific colors and engine combinations. We could hazard a few guesses as to why hybrids sell like hotcakes in San Francisco, Seattle, LA, Washington and Boston, but we'll leave those conclusions to you. Some other tidbits from Ford's report, though, make perfect sense.
For instance, Texas is synonymous with trucks. As such, it's not surprising that Houston leads the country in percentage of pickup truck sales. Diesels, duallies and four-wheel drive, though, are more common in Denver, Colorado. Makes sense – turbocharged engines perform well at high altitudes and the snowy climes in the Rockies make four-wheel drive a must.
Surprise! Drop tops are be common sights in Los Angeles and Miami, says Ford. Similarly, its not a shock to hear that white cars sell well in sun-baked cities like Phoenix, Arizona. But some other trends are more difficult to explain. Why are blue cars popular in Philadelphia? Why do Boston buyers choose brown cars with four-cylinder engines while Detroiters prefer sixes in red? Interested in knowing more about what sells where? Click past the break for the breakdown.