So says a recent study.
For a time it was believed that adult Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, didn’t have much of a connection to cars. Video games were their preference. However, recent studies have shown that’s not entirely true. In fact, as these adult Millennials are now having children of their own, an interesting car buying habit is taking place. According to a recent study, the age group now entering their early 30s is beginning to ditch their smaller cars in favor of SUVs and crossovers. Yep, just like their Baby Boomer parents.
AutoTrader conducted the study, which showed that Millennials are now collectively buying more cars than older Gen Xers. As this generation begins to move back to the suburbs with their new families, the compact cars they previously drove simply won't do anymore. In 2008, "compacts were the car of choice for 13.2 percent of Millennials" surveyed. In this latest study, that number went down to 9.7 percent. Crossovers and SUVs of all sizes are making up the difference.