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Car Color Facts and Fictions

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited July 2015 in General
imageCar Color Facts and Fictions

We provide answers to your car color questions. What's most popular? Do red cars get more tickets? Are yellow cars safer? Can a color deter thieves?

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  • edkleinedklein Posts: 34
    I can't help but wonder how much of this is a self fulfilling prophecy from the car makers. Sure, white is going to be the most popular color when a car maker offers three different whites that amount of 40% of the color choices for a vehicle. The others being two blacks, a silver, a couple of variations of sand/beige/tan. In most cases, there's not even an option to select an interesting color from the manufacturer.
  • As a side note, that side-by-side temperature comparison was (unofficially) done by a local Phoenix television news team. Easy enough to find two cars of the same make and model but different colors; they're parked in the company lot all day. Just add thermometers! And yes, the interior temperature difference was definitely noticeable - although light exterior color does not affect one's need to wear gloves in order to open the door in Phoenix in August!

    P.S. Using windshield sun-blockers also helps, if only by preventing direct sun on things like steering wheel and gearshift knob. Tinting windows also helps, unless your state prohibits enough tint to be effective - like New Jersey. Which, usually, has no problem with excess sunshine.
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,173
    Why is it the Wranglers are the only SUV's that get the fun colors. I would have loved to see a nice Orange or Bright Blue on the new Pilot. Yes I know the 4Runner has the Burnt Orange, but only on the TRD Pro trim (starts at $45k).

    Odie
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,767
    odie6l said:

    Why is it the Wranglers are the only SUV's that get the fun colors. I would have loved to see a nice Orange or Bright Blue on the new Pilot. Yes I know the 4Runner has the Burnt Orange, but only on the TRD Pro trim (starts at $45k).

    Odie

    I suspect that most folks look at their SUV like a car, and the muted colors are all the rage at the moment. Up until last year, every car in my household was silver exterior with a black interior. Now two of the three cars are green-ish in color, and my Hyundai is the only one silver and black.

    I plan to correct that when my lease is up next year. I'm thinking either red or blue for whatever I get next time around.

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,173
    @Michaell , Guess I'm in the Minority that actually uses the Sport & Utility aspect of the SUV.

    Odie

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Another car color article with a bit of the usual psycho-babble commentary. It reminds me that I've had an orange car, a green one, a red one, but mostly silver ones.

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