Texas, as everybody knows, is known for doing things a little bigger than most. Even though Alaska is waaaaay bigger and you don’t see that state beating its chest. Anyway, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Texas enjoys big meals, big hats and big vehicles.
In fact, a new study reveals the late Cadillac Escalade EXT is the most popular vehicle in the Lone Star state. Really.
Conducted through a partnership between Popular Mechanics and representatives from HIS Automotive, the study aimed to figure out which vehicles were the most popular in each state.
Lo and behold, the data revealed Texans prefer Cadillac’s now-defunct, classed-up Chevrolet Avalanche to any other vehicle; it sold at 343 percent of the national average, according to the study. But we will raise our hands and point out that while that percentage is impressive, the overall sales numbers could never hold a candle to more traditional trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or even the Texas-built Ford F-150.
However, Texas isn’t the only state that favors the Escalade EXT. The other state? New York. Which, ironically, is now Cadillac’s home.
Click over to Popular Mechanics to see the full map of the unofficial state cars of the United States, then let us how you feel about your state ride below.