If a Buick or Cadillac is sitting on a CarMax dealership lot, chances are an older individual will drive the car home. CarMax compiled and studied the average buyer age at its dealerships for one year and ranked which brands draw the oldest buyers in the pre-owned vehicle market.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Buick and Cadillac sit at the top of the chart. Cadillac ranked number one with an average age of 47.1 and Buick came in second place at 45.6. As for other General Motors brands, GMC was the next oldest in fifth place and a 42.2 average age and Chevrolet came in 17th place with an average age of 38.9.
Mazda and Volkswagen draw the youngest buyers with average ages of 36.8 and 37.4.
CarMax also looked at vehicle segment to see where buyers trend. The oldest buyers flocked to pickup trucks (43.7 average age) and minivans (42.8 average age). Sports cars drew buyers with a 38.4 average age. The youngest buyers stuck by sedans and coupes with an average age of 37.4.