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World Series of Cars: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

Posted by CarStory on Oct 28, 2014 6:09:03 AM


Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks again – its World Series time. This year the Kansas City Royals will be duking it out with the San Francisco Giants. Both teams have a loyal following of enthusiastic fans, to say the least. We know SF aficionados dig Madison Bumgarner, and KC is all about James Shields, but what kind of cars are they interested in?

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The CarStory Data Scientists worked their magic and analyzed millions of car searches from these two great cities to come up with the answer.

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Top Car Searches: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

First, we will cross the Golden Gate Bridge to check out what people in San Francisco are looking for – besides free parking, that is. Given the fact that the streets of SF are skinnier than Selma Blair, it’s no surprise that a compact car ranks at the top of the list. The well-loved Honda Civic is number one in the city by the bay. Toyota Tacoma comes in number two, which makes sense because although it’s a truck, it’s still a compact truck. Plus, Tacoma’s are well-loved by the Haight-Ashbury hippy crowd.

In Kansas City they dig full-size trucks, especially the Ford F-150, which ranks at the top of the list. Apparently KC dwellers have more room to spread out and drive vehicles of generous proportions. SF residents don’t have that luxury since they live on a tiny sliver of land, inhabited by throngs of people. Runner up on the list for KC is the trail-worthy Jeep Wrangler.

Here are the top twenty vehicles searched by both cities:

San Francisco

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Toyota Tacoma
  3. BMW 3 Series
  4. Jeep Wrangler
  5. Ford Mustang
  6. Ford F-150
  7. Honda Accord
  8. Honda CRV
  9. Acura NSX
  10. Toyota Camry
  11. Chevrolet Camaro
  12. Dodge Charger
  13. BMW 5 Series
  14. Chevrolet Corvette
  15. Toyota Highlander
  16. Toyota Corolla
  17. Toyota Prius
  18. Dodge Challenger
  19. Lexus RX
  20. Subaru Impreza

Kansas City

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Jeep Wrangler
  3. Ford Mustang
  4. Toyota Tacoma
  5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. Dodge Charger
  7. Chevrolet Silverado
  8. Chevrolet Camaro
  9. Chevrolet Corvette
  10. Toyota Highlander
  11. Ford Escape
  12. Dodge Magnum
  13. Toyota Camry
  14. Toyota 4Runner
  15. Toyota RAV4
  16. Dodge Ram
  17. Honda Accord
  18. Chevrolet Tahoe
  19. Cadillac Escalade
  20. Chevrolet Impala

Overall, San Francisco had three trucks, four sports cars, three SUVs, three compact cars, six sedans and one hybrid on their list. Kansas City had five trucks, four sports cars, seven SUVs, one wagon and three sedans. Its obvious San Francisco prefers smaller, greener vehicles than Kansas City (not a surprise).

We’ve seen which manufacturer ranks #1 in demand in both SF and KS. Now, we just have to wait and see which team is number one in the World Series. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter who wins – as long as there’s ball park snacks to munch on, everyone’s happy. Play ball!

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