4th Annual NFL & Cars Survey       

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Forget about coffee and cars. Let’s talk about football and cars. It is, after all, finally football season again.

4th Annual NFL and Cars Survey

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace,  just unveiled results from its fourth annual “NFL and Cars” survey. It asks car enthusiasts about their favorite teams and predictions. and also ranks which types of cars remind them of NFL franchises.

In the survey, the majority of those polled said the New York Giants (10.8%) are their favorite football team.  But a whopping 27% believe the New England Patriots (27%) will win the Super Bowl.

Interestingly enough, only 22.6% of those polled said they are a “Diehard fan and cannot wait for the season to start”; this is down from 33% answering this question back in 2015. The drop would go along with a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News that reports adults who say they follow the league closely have dropped 9 percent since 2014.

“Despite the reported falling numbers of ‘diehard” fans, the return of football is always a special time of year for millions,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of Swapalease.com. “Since tailgating remains a significant part of the football experience, cars and trucks will forever be linked to the sport, especially since automotive advertising is now as much a part of Super Bowl Sunday.”

Teams and Car Matchups

According to NFL fans taking the survey:

  • Which NFL team reminds you most of a Tesla S: New England Patriots (13.7%)
  • Which NFL team reminds you most of a driverless car: Cleveland Browns (19.3%)
  • Which NFL team reminds you most of a rusty car: Cleveland Browns (27%)
  • Which NFL team reminds you most of a stolen car: Oakland Raiders (26%)
  • Which NFL team reminds you most of a Humvee: Chicago Bears (10.3%)

Other Findings

  • Among other findings, roughly 75% of NFL fans think legalized online sports gambling is either a great idea, or they feel it’s not a big deal.
  • The National Anthem issue is completely split, with roughly 50% of those polled saying the players should express how they feel.
  • Lastly, roughly 25% said that vehicle subscription services are a great idea: 28% said it’s a good idea but not something they would use and 39% weren’t familiar with a vehicle subscription service.

Photo Credit: Ford


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