What are the most popular car colors?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 2:53 pm
White 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport parked in front of trees in forest

Popularity of different colors and shades on used vehicles 

It’s always fun to drive a used vehicle that seems to have an inside read on your personality. The kind of car you own and the colors that it exudes can make a significant first impression, which is why it’s so important to have your favorite hues well-represented. In the automotive market, however, there are a few shades that take the cake for half the population – to see what they are, come check out the popularity of different colors and shades on used vehicles with Third Coast Autos today!  

Silver, Black, and White top the list percentage-wise 

If you look around you on the road, there’s a good chance that the first vehicle you see will either be silver, black or white. This is because that just these three colors represent 50 percent, or half, of the entire used market. In fact, over 70 percent of all vehicles that are produced in today’s vehicle industry are one of these three colors.  


Silver 2018 Ford Focus

Black 2018 Ford Taurus

White 2018 Ford Explorer


What primary colors are the most popular for modern cars?  

It should come as no surprise that neutral car colors are the most popular, but you can still add some pop to your drive with a more primary color leading the way. Red, blue, and brown are the three most common shades, with each holding a market share between 6 and 9 percent. This is plenty to find the right car (and hue) for you so you can let your flag fly when you rip down the road!  


Red 2018 Mazda6 viewed from driver-side window

Blue 2018 Ford Fusion pulling away from city curb

Brown 2016 Bentley Continental GT at Brussels Auto Show


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Test drive a used vehicle in Austin TX 

No matter what you’re looking for out of your next vehicle or what color you want it to be, you’re sure to find just what you need with us here at Third Coast Autos. Contact us today to view our inventory and schedule a test drive of any vehicle that catches your eye!  

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