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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited voted Top Car For Dad

We asked a panel of 500 men what their top car for dad was (based on the choices provided) and overwhelmingly, American men love the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Our survey was conducted across American men ages 18-65 and asked them to pick which vehicle they would most want to drive, while still serving as something safe for their family.

cars for dad national results

Our survey choices were based on an internal poll among members of our male blogger community including a mixture of dads and non-dads who voted on the top choices submitted by major auto manufacturers. Our only guidance for the nominees was that the vehicles each had to represent Adventure, Style, and Performance and they also had to be available at $50,000 or less.

The concept for this survey came together based on discussions our community had around the fact that typically "family cars" are boring and conservative. However, the current marketplace offers a huge variety of vehicles that are still family-friendly - offering space for four people, have good safety technology, and are still masculine. Being a dad doesn't mean you need to ditch your cool factor, so we were excited to see these choices bubble to the top.

  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
  • Ram 1500 Rebel
  • Subaru WRX STI
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Kia Stinger GT2 AWD

cars for dad california results

While the Jeep Wrangler was by far the top choice in all categories and regions, some geographic patterns did emerge. For example, comparing the results between California and Texas, the survey results clearly show that the two populations have significantly different priorities. Specifically, you'll notice that compact sports cars from enthusiast manufacturers like Subaru and Honda score strong support among men in California.

cars for dad texas results

However, men in Texas even more overwhelmingly preferred the Jeep Wrangler while the Ram 1500 Rebel was a decisive second choice. You will notice that the Honda Civic Type R didn't score any votes and both the Stinger and WRX were tied for a distant third position.

Based on comments from our team who voted on the nominees to include in the survey, it was clear that any of the top picks would be a welcome addition to any man's garage. While the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon represents a timeless combination of heritage and capability, the days of thinking that just because you had kids means you can't still be "cool" are over.


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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.