The Hollywood Reporter (THR) claims that the type of cars parents drive their children to school in is as important as the designer ensembles they wear. In affluent Los Angeles communities, moms as well as some dads are favoring luxury crossover SUVs for the morning carpool. Crossovers are respected for their rugged tough ability on any type of terrain, but are sexy, sleek, and stylish for the city. The top five brands are the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Lexus RX, Mercedes GL and the Porsche Cayenne. Maserati will be entering the crossover race in 2013 with their model the Kubang, which has an estimated base price of $70,000
Some observers claim to be able to tell a lot about a person by the type of car they drive. THR reports that Audi and BMW drivers seem to be more down to earth than those that drive Mercedes and Lexus. Mercedes drivers seem to give the air of older money while Porsche Cayenne owners tend to be flashy nouveau riche.
Minivans are still an option for carpooling with the Honda Odyssey leading the charge. However, fashionable brand conscious parents have decided to take a different path in transporting their little darlings with a luxury crossover SUV.