Prius owners are more likely to support Ted Cruz and Hilary Clinton than the general population, while Dodge owners favor Donald Trump, and Honda Fit and Subaru Forrester enthusiasts "Feel The Bern," according to data generated by car-shopping site BestRide and nationally syndicated radio program CarTalk.
The findings stem from a poll of more than 10,000 respondents, who were asked what car they drive and which presidential candidate they backed. In a report issued February 23, the following results were determined:
Toyota Prius owners are 40% more likely to support Hillary Clinton than the general population. Prius owners are 126% more likely to support Ted Cruz than the general population.
Dodge owners favor Donald Trump 50% more than the general population.
Sanders and Clinton supporters register the highest EPA-estimated fuel mileage, tied at 28.5 MPG. Republican candidates had the lowest average, with Trump supporters at just 23.6 MPG, and Rubio and Cruz-backers tied at 24.7.
As for highest MSRP, supporters of Green Party candidate Jill Stein drive cars averaging almost $40,000. They're also the least likely to drive what most Americans do, with a paucity of Honda Accords, Ford Fusions and Toyota Camrys.
Among electric car owners, 86% of responses supported a Democrat and 14% supported a Republican.