15 Cities That Love Their Luxury Cars

Does Foot Traffic Predict New Car Sales? Signs Point to Yes.

At Gravy, we understand the value of location intelligence. In analyzing the foot traffic to luxury car dealerships, we were able to gain valuable insight to their customers. We learned about their activities, habits, interests and more. First, we identified which cities have the most foot traffic to luxury car dealers. Then, we examined the favorite brands in different cities and which brands are the most popular overall.

Imagine the kinds of insight that location intelligence could unlock for your business. Understanding where your customers go, and why, can provide valuable insight to your customer’s interests, activities, values and motivations. This knowledge could be applied to drive marketing strategy, identify new opportunities and improve messaging, media buying, and reach.

We wanted to learn more about which luxury automobiles are preferred by residents of different cities. So we used pseudonymous location data to measure foot traffic at dealerships. Here’s our list of the top car-loving cities, and their favorite luxury brand.

15 Cities That Love Their Luxury Cars

15. PHOENIX – AUDI

14. KANSAS CITY – CADILLAC

13. WASHINGTON, D.C. – CADILLAC

12. MINNEAPOLIS – MERCEDES-BENZ

11. SEATTLE – BMW

10. SAN FRANCISCO – BMW

9. DALLAS – PORSCHE

8. PORTLAND – MERCEDES-BENZ

7. LAS VEGAS – BMW

6. ATLANTA – MASERATI

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5. BOSTON – TESLA

Tesla is Boston’s most popular luxury car company according to our location-derived attendance data. Tesla Motor’s customers have turned the company into one of the most-liked in the country. This despite investors’ worries about the company’s ability to maintain production and performance levels. With their mission “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport” through compelling electric cars, Tesla generated a cult-like following. As one of the main tech hubs on the east coast, Boston is an ideal market for Tesla’s innovative vehicles.

4. NEW YORK – BMW

BMW is the top selling luxury automaker in New York – along with Las Vegas, Seattle and San Francisco. Ever the “ultimate driving machine”, BMW boasts customer retention rates 10% higher than the industry average. Their reputation for building as many variants of each model as possible gives their customers plenty to choose from. When customers are looking to upgrade, they have a wealth of options to choose from. They don’t have to go outside the brand to find a car that fits their needs.

3. MIAMI – MERCEDES

The luxury make of choice in Miami, Mercedes has been a staple of the prestige automobile scene in the US since the American branch opened in 1965. For more than 50 years, Mercedes has consistently ranked high in safety standards, reliability and design, earning them a stellar reputation among consumers. Mercedes earned the top spot as the luxury brand of choice in Portland and Minneapolis as well.

2. CHICAGO – AUDI

The most popular car brand in Chicago is none other than Audi – the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group. They elevate the driving experience through luxury interiors, high quality materials and high-end technology features. Audi’s high performance ratings in wintry conditions may be part of their appeal in the Windy City. U.S. News ranked the 2018 Audi A4 one of the best cars to tackle winter, giving it a score of 8.8/10. Even basic models come with heated front seats and extra safety features to take the bite out of the cold.

1. LOS ANGELES – PORSCHE

With 10 dealerships within the Los Angeles area, Porsche takes the top spot among luxury car brands in the biggest luxury market of all – Los Angeles. Producing a fun-to-drive “dream” car has been Porsche’s brand mission since its founding in 1948. With the allure of an award-winning race car, Porsche is the ideal ride for those wanting some extra speed – while taking in the balmy SoCal weather and ocean views along the Pacific Coast.

Every day, Gravy Analytics processes billions of pseudonymous mobile location signals to create its real-world location intelligence. What could Gravy’s location-based insights tell you about your business, competitors, or customers? For more information, contact us today.

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