At Cartelligent, we work directly with individual clients and help them weigh their options to decide exactly which car is best for them.
People often ask which brands are most popular with our clients. Here you’ll find a list of the top results in 2018; you can also check out how they compare to our 2017 numbers.
10. Mazda (2017 Ranking #9)
Cartelligent clients appreciate the distinctive looks, sporty handling, and strong fuel economy that Mazda offers, as well as the wide variety of technology features provided.
Top sellers include the CX-5, CX-9 (shown), and Mazda3.
9. Chevrolet (2017 Ranking #8)
For the second year in a row the Chevy Bolt led the brand with Cartelligent clients; accounting for about half of all Chevrolet sales.
Top sellers include the Bolt (shown), Volt, and Tahoe.
8. Mercedes-Benz (2017 Ranking #6)
Mercedes-Benz combines German engineering with stylish exteriors and immaculately appointed interiors. Both sedans and SUVs are top choices among our clients.
Top sellers include the C-Class (shown) and E-Class, as well as the GLS-Class, GLC-Class, and GLE-Class.
7. Volkswagen (2017 Ranking #7)
The brand new Atlas and redesigned Tiguan have been popular choices, as well as the Golf family of vehicles.
Top sellers include the Golf, GTI, and Jetta, as well as the Atlas and Tiguan (shown) SUVs.
6. Volvo (2017 Ranking #10)
Volvo’s redesigned SUVs have shown consistent demand with Cartelligent clients accounting for almost 90% of the brand’s sales.
Top sellers include the XC40 (shown), XC60 and XC90.
5. Honda (2017 Ranking #4)
Honda owners love the reliability and high resale value the brand provides. The Odyssey minivan is a popular option, along with the CR-V and Pilot SUVs.
Top sellers include the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (shown), CR-V, Odyssey, Civic, and Pilot (shown).
4. Subaru (2017 Ranking #5)
Cartelligent clients love the rugged looks and durability of the Subaru brand and the all-new Ascent SUV has been an immediate hit; their highly-awarded Eyesight system of safety features is often requested.
Top sellers include the Ascent (shown), Outback, Crosstrek, and Forester.
3. BMW (2017 Ranking #3)
BMW bills itself as the Ultimate Driving Machine and, as usual, Cartelligent clients seem to agree. A little over half of Cartelligent’s BMW clients chose sedans over SUVs in 2018, but the X3 was our overall top-selling BMW.
Top sellers include the 3 Series (shown), 4 Series, and the X1, X3, and X5 SUVs.
2. Toyota (2017 Ranking #2)
Toyota trucks and SUVs are most often selected by Cartelligent client, but hybrid options remain extremely popular.
Top sellers include the Highlander, Prius, Sienna, Tacoma, RAV4, and Camry (shown).
1. Audi (2017 Ranking #1)
Audi’s clean lines and sporty handling make the brand a favorite with Cartelligent clients. The brand’s SUVs, the roomy Q7, ever-popular Q5, and smaller Q3, make up over half of our Audi sales.
Top sellers include the Q3, Q5, and Q7 SUVs, as well as the A3, A4, and A5 (shown).
We always like to look at our best-selling models, as well as our top brands. This year, the Audi Q5/SQ5 and Highlander retain their spots at the top of our rankings.
2. Toyota Highlander/Highlander Hybrid (2017 Ranking #2)
Why we love it: With space inside for up to eight and a variety of safety features either standard or available, the Highlander is a great choice for busy families.
1. Audi Q5/SQ5 (2017 Ranking #1)
Why we love it: The Audi Q5 is a top choice for those who want to combine luxury and performance with the spaciousness of an SUV. The Q5 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.