In a typical year, the average car will take 30-day trips, listen to 2,496 songs, and have 24 spills.
According to a study of 2,000 drivers, the average vehicle travels 62 miles per week – 3,224 miles per year – and experiences three bouts of car sickness.
Over the course of the year, a whopping 43 hours will be spent stuck in traffic.
One-quarter of drivers say they've also experienced significant milestones in their beloved vehicle, such as witnessing a child's first word or making an emotional trip to take their kids to university.
The research was commissioned by Honda in line with the launch of the all-new HR-V e:HEV,
The average car is owned for five years, with the most common uses being commuting, shopping trips, and visiting family and friends.
And the most common topics of conversation in the car are what happened during the day, comments on other drivers' mistakes, and other vehicles they see on the road.
A third will also talk about what's for tea, and more than one-third will talk about what happened at school that day with their children.
According to respondents, the most important factors to consider when purchasing a car were fuel efficiency, whether it is convenient for daily use, and the way it drives.
Those polled by OnePoll owned six cars in total, with nearly four in ten admitting they're due for an upgrade.
The top features of the ideal car would be parking sensors, a built-in sat nav, and a reverse camera, as well as good heating, low emissions, and a DAB radio.
Saving money on gas, being environmentally friendly, and not needing to recharge were the main benefits that drew people to non-plug-in hybrid vehicles.
In conjunction with the launch of Honda's next-generation Hybrid SUV, the all-new HR-V, the company is offering 48-hour loans to fifty customers through a campaign called the Real World Review. Consumers are asked to express their desire to participate in the test drive. Successful entrants are then invited to share their car reviews and experiences with the rest of the world.
Consumers who complete the review of their time with the vehicle will be entered into a prize draw to win an all-new HR-V e:HEV. One lucky winner will be chosen.
Consumers can enter to win the test drive opportunity by answering two questions at the following link between 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 25th and 15:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9th: http://www.promoentries.com/hondarealworldreview
The all-new HR-V provides a distinct and responsive driving experience, with exceptional efficiency provided by Honda's powerful and efficient two-motor e:HEV powertrain, which is available as standard for the first time on an HR-V. The brand's popular compact SUV's next generation offers comfort and utility, as well as advanced safety and technology features, all in a bold and sleek coupe-inspired design.
"What's clear from the research is value for money, as well as the fact that being better for the environment is important to people," said Rebecca Adamson, Honda's Head of Automobile.
“Technology is also very sought after – which not only provides better comfort in the vehicle but also enables us to develop cars that are better for the planet.
“The Honda HR-V e:HEV has been developed for the next generation of eco-conscious drivers, drawing on over 20 years of hybrid experience in road cars and Formula 1®, to provide both comfort and performance, and to produce fewer pollutants.
“Featured as standard within the HR-V for the first time, the e:HEV powertrain offers an exceptional balance of economy and emissions. While paired with the features that we know drivers want – such as an advanced air diffusion system to create a better internal environment and enhanced driver assistance including HD cameras and Honda SENSING™ as standard – the all-new HR-V provides the ultimate smooth, enjoyable driving experience. ”
Order books for the all-new Honda HR-V have already opened on Tuesday 3rd August 2021, with first deliveries starting in the UK from late 2021.
You can now order the all-new HR-V e:HEV from us