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New research reveals which car brands typically have the smartest drivers

By Tom Gibson | January 24, 2023


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Land Rover, BMW and Fiat owners typically score lower than others

New research reveals which car brands typically have the smartest drivers

Research conducted by Scrap Car Comparison has ranked drivers’ intelligence based on the brand of car that they drive.

Skoda, Suzuki and Peugeot drivers typically have a higher IQ than all of the other car brands, with Land Rover owners taking home the wooden spoon.

Fiat and BMW occupied the other bottom three spots.

The study also found that people who own personalised number plates will likely have a lower average IQ than those that don't, whilst, according to the research at least, white and grey cars are a ‘reliable indicator of intelligence’.

Rank Brand Average IQ
1 Skoda 99
2 Suzuki 98.09
3 Peugeot 97.79
4 Mini 97.41
5 Mazda 95.91
6 Toyota 95.76
7 Vauxhall 95.11
8 Mercedes-Benz 94.74
9 Nissan 94.71
10 Seat 94.71
11 Citroen 94.29
12 Hyundai 93.52
13 Renault 93.41
14 Audi 93.25
15 Kia 93.01
16 Honda 92.88
17 Ford 92.75
18 Volvo 92.40
19 Volkswagen 92.25
20 BMW 91.68
21 Fiat 90.14
22 Landrover 88.58

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