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Can You Guess a USAA Member's Branch by Their Car?

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Content provided courtesy of USAA.

According to the data, the No. 1 vehicle driven by USAA military members is the Ford F-150. Whether they helped protect our land, sea or air, our military members favor Ford's workhorse pickup for its practicality and versatility.

The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord run neck and neck in the top five of each division, placing these two family sedans solidly at second and third across all five forces.

Beyond this near tie, the Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram 1500, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Honda CR-V make up the remaining top 10 vehicles among our members. Many of these models place high — but in different locations of the top 10 — for each individual branch.

"Whether their needs run to hardworking pickup trucks, functional utility vehicles or more efficient sedans, our members across the different branches show some distinct preferences in their automotive tastes," he says.

Safety Tops the List

"The data shows how our members across the military branches may differ, but it also shows that they definitely agree on one thing: safety," Harrison says.

The top five vehicles among our members across all branches were recognized in 2013 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as Top Safety Picks. The organization releases its Top Safety Picks each year.Check current ratings and see past winners, too.

Thinking About Purchasing Your Next Vehicle?

No matter what set of wheels you're looking for, USAA members can use the USAA Car Buying Service to get member incentives and savings on new and used vehicles. When you purchase a vehicle through a USAA Certified Dealer and finance it through USAA Bank, you can take advantage of our lowest rates ever. Get rates as low as 0.49% APR on new vehicles or rates as low as 1.49% APR on used vehicles for 36 months. Offer is available through Jan. 9, 2014.*

Top Ten Vehicles Driven by Branch of Service

Rank

Army

Air Force

Coast Guard

1

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

2

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Toyota Tacoma

3

Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Jeep Wrangler

4

Chevy Silverado 1500

Toyota Prius

Toyota Camry

5

Dodge Ram 1500

Honda Civic

Honda Accord

6

Nissan Altima

Honda CR-V

Toyota Prius

7

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Honda Civic

8

Honda Civic

Hyundai Sonata

Volkswagen Jetta

9

Hyundai Sonata

Nissan Altima

Chevy Silverado 1500

10

Toyota Prius

Dodge Ram 1500

Honda CR-V

 

Rank

Marine Corps

Navy

All Branches

1

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

2

Chevy Silverado 1500

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

3

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Honda Accord

4

Honda Civic

Toyota Prius

Honda Civic

5

Honda Accord

Honda Civic

Toyota Prius

6

Dodge Ram 1500

Honda CR-V

Chevy Silverado 1500

7

Jeep Wrangler

Hyundai Sonata

Dodge Ram 1500

8

Toyota Tacoma

Ford Fusion

Nissan Altima

9

Ford Fusion

Volkswagen Jetta

Ford Fusion

10

Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Honda CR-V

Lists based on analysis of USAA former and active duty military member insured private passenger vehicles, 2010 model year or later as of 11/30/2013.   

*Discount offer is good from 11/11/2013 to 01/30/2014. To qualify for discount offer, you must use the USAA Car Buying Service and fund the purchase of a vehicle from a USAA certified dealer listed on your savings certificate with a USAA Federal Savings Bank auto loan by 01/30/2014. The savings certificate must be generated no more than 90 days prior to your loan being funded. Your loan will originally be set up without the rate discount. After your loan agreement is signed and your vehicle purchase is complete, we will confirm that you qualify for the discount and apply the discount to your loan. Your loan payment amount will not be lowered, but the loan may pay off earlier due to the discounted rate. Discount for new vehicles is .90% off of the approved interest rate for 36, 48 and 60 month terms. Discount for used vehicles is 1.00% off of the approved interest rate for 36, 48 and 60 month terms. Discount is .25% off of the approved interest rate for 61-72 month terms for both new and used vehicles. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. Offer unavailable in Alaska. Please refer to usaa.com/autoloanoffer to learn more about the discount offer and to check for dealers.

Views and opinions expressed by members are for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as an endorsement by USAA.

Use of the term "member" or "membership" does not convey any eligibility rights for auto and property insurance products, or legal or ownership rights in USAA.

USAA Car Buying Service provided by TrueCar, Inc.

Bank products provided by USAA Federal Savings Bank, Member FDIC.

The trademarks, logos and names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

No Department of Defense or government agency endorsement. 

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