THE AVERAGE FAMILY CAR
by Content Team |
posted 21 November 2021
What is the average family car? Honda research now tells us. The average car will see 30 day trips, 2,496 songs played - and 24 spillages in the typical year. A study of 2,000 motorists revealed the average vehicle will cover off 62 miles per week – that’s 3,224 annually – and see three bouts of car sickness while doing so.
While a whopping 43 hours will be spent sitting in stationary traffic in total across the year. One quarter of drivers say they’ve also enjoyed key milestone moments in their beloved car, such as witnessing a child’s first word or making an emotional trip to take offspring to university.
The average car is owned for five years with commuting, shopping trips and visiting family and friends the most frequent uses. And the most common conversations to take place in the car include what’s happened through the day, commenting on other driver’s mistakes as well as other vehicles they see on the road.
A third will also discuss what’s for tea and more than one in five will discuss the day’s events from school with their children. The most important factors to consider when purchasing a car according to respondents were fuel efficiency, whether it is sustainable for daily use and the way it drives.
Six cars have been owned in total by those polled via OnePoll – with nearly four in 10 admitting they’re due an upgrade. Parking sensors, a built in sat nav and a reverse camera were the top things the ideal car would include along with good heating, low emissions and a DAB radio. And of those attracted to a non plug-in hybrid vehicle, saving money on fuel, being environmentally friendly and no need to recharge were the main benefits.