(iSeeCars) – Luxury cars account for 17.7 percent of all vehicle sales in the United States. Buyers are drawn to luxury vehicles for reasons including extra features, enhanced driving performance, and advanced technology. There’s also the prestige that comes with driving a car with a luxury nameplate that helps justify paying the extra cost.

Regardless of the reason for owning a luxury vehicle, some states attract more luxury car buyers than others. In which states do the most drivers choose luxury vehicles? iSeeCars.com analyzed over 10.9 million car sales to find out.

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Ranking of States by Share of Luxury Cars – iSeeCars Study
RankState% Share of Luxury Cars
1New Jersey27.9%
2California25.2%
3Connecticut24.6%
4Florida22.1%
5New York21.5%
6Georgia20.4%
7Massachusetts20.3%
8Illinois19.9%
9Rhode Island19.5%
10Maryland19.5%
11Oregon18.8%
12Nevada18.6%
13Hawaii18.1%
14Virginia17.8%
15Arizona17.7%
National Average17.7%
16Texas17.5%
17Delaware17.3%
18North Carolina16.3%
19Washington16.3%
20Colorado16.3%
21Pennsylvania15.6%
22Mississippi14.7%
23South Carolina14.6%
24Alabama14.2%
25New Hampshire14.1%
26Tennessee14.0%
27Louisiana14.0%
28Michigan13.8%
29Ohio13.6%
30Missouri12.8%
31Indiana12.6%
32Minnesota12.2%
33Utah12.1%
34Oklahoma11.6%
35Kansas11.5%
36Arkansas11.4%
37Kentucky10.9%
38Nebraska10.5%
39Wisconsin10.4%
40Alaska10.0%
41New Mexico9.8%
42Iowa9.2%
43Maine8.4%
44South Dakota7.6%
45Idaho7.3%
46West Virginia6.6%
47Montana6.5%
48Vermont6.4%
49North Dakota6.2%
50Wyoming5.2%
  • New Jersey is the state with the most luxury cars, with luxury vehicles accounting for 27.9 percent of the state’s vehicle share.
  • The state with the lowest share of used luxury cars is Wyoming at 5.2 percent.
  • Fifteen states have more luxury cars than average, with nine of the 15 being East Coast states.
  • The states with the lowest share of luxury cars tend to be the states that are the least densely populated.

Methodology:

iSeeCars analyzed over 10.9 million used cars from model years 2017 – 2021 sold from July 2021 through June 2022. The number of cars from luxury automakers was tallied by state, and the resulting percentage shares were used to rank states.

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