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SUVs, cars or trucks: Which are most popular?

SUV Wagon Sedan sales by brand California
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At Cartelligent, we help our clients buy and lease all kinds of cars—from compact city cars like the FIAT 500 to large SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade. We're always looking for patterns in what our clients are choosing. For example, most of our Acura clients seem to select an SUV, while we see a range of BMWs being delivered.

We thought it would be interesting to look at what kinds of vehicles our clients are buying and leasing. In this post, we broke the numbers down by brand.

 

Acura

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 83%  17%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

Acura choices lean heavily towards SUVs with the MDX (shown) and RDX as our most popular models.



 

Audi

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 53%  32% 15% n/a  n/a 

 

Cartelligent clients tend to prefer Audi SUVs with the Q5 (shown) and Q7 leading the pack.


 

 

BMW

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 46%  43% 10% n/a  n/a 

 

BMW choices are surprisingly even. Popular SUVs like the X3 and X5 (shown) keep pace with top sedan choices such as the timeless 3 series.


 

 

Cadillac

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 71%  29%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

Our clients show a strong preference for Cadillac SUVs especially the Escalade (shown) and Escalade ESV.


 

 

Chevrolet

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 22%  8%  63% n/a  7%

 

Chevy skews highly towards 5-door cars because of the popularity of plug-in vehicles such as the Volt and Bolt (shown) with our clients.


 

 

FIAT

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 31% n/a  69% n/a  n/a 

 

FIAT's sporty 5-door models like the 500 (shown) and 500e are top choices with Cartelligent clients.


 

 

Ford

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 39%  19% 7% 7% 28%

 

SUVs like the Explorer (shown) and Edge and trucks such as the F-150 are always popular options.


 

 

GMC

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 71%  n/a  n/a n/a  29%

 

GMC SUVs, especially the Yukon (shown), are highly rated by Cartelligent clients. 


 

 

Honda

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 44%  35%  11% 9%  2% 

 

The Pilot (shown) and CR-V help SUV sales to rank higher than top sedan choices like the Accord and Civic.


 

 

Hyundai

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 54%  46%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

The Tucson and Santa Fe (shown) lead Hyundai SUV sales, while the Sonata (and its hybrid versions) are our most popular Hyundai sedans.


 

 

Infiniti

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 51%  49%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

SUVs such as the QX60 (shown) and QX80 narrowly edge out sales of Infiniti sedans including the Q50.


 

 

Jaguar

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 48%  52%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

The Jaguar F-TYPE (shown) and other 2 and 4-door cars, narrowly beat the Jaguar F-PACE which is gaining popularity with our clients.


 

 

Jeep

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
100% n/a  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

The Wrangler and Grand Cherokee (shown) lead Jeep's line of SUVs with our clients.


 

 

Kia

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
48%  11%  30% 11% n/a 

 

The Sorento SUV (shown) is by far our most popular Kia.


 

 

Land Rover

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
100%  n/a  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (shown) are most popular among Land Rover's all-SUV line up.


 

 

Lexus

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
67%  29% 4% n/a  n/a 

 

The RX 350 (shown) and RX 450h are joined by the new NX 200t and NX 300h to help SUVs dominate our Lexus choices.


 

 

Mazda

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 65%  19%  16% n/a  n/a 

 

Mazda's popular CX-5 (shown) and CX-9 made SUVs our clients' top choices for the brand.


 

 

Mercedes-Benz

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 52%  42% 3% 3% n/a 

 

The newly revamped line of Mercedes-Benz SUVs including the GLC-Class and GLE-Class (shown) helped SUVs top popular sedans like the E-Class and C-Class.

 

 

MINI

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 21%  31%  48% n/a  n/a 

 

Popular MINI choices include the Countryman compact SUV and Hardtop (shown).



 

 

Nissan

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
51%  12%  21% 2% 14% 

 

The Rogue (shown) and Murano helped Nissan SUVs to lead the brand's sales.


 

 

Porsche

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 73%  27%  n/a n/a  n/a 

 

Our clients show a definite preference for the Macan (shown) and Cayenne SUVs over the make's iconic line of sports cars.


 

 

RAM

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
n/a n/a  n/a n/a  100%

 

The RAM 1500 (shown) leads the brand's all-truck lineup with our clients.


 

 

Subaru

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 69%  6% 25% n/a  n/a 

 

The Outback (shown) and Forester are the most popular Subaru choices with Cartelligent clients.

 


 

 

Toyota

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 45%  10%  21% 12% 12%

 

Toyota SUVs like the Highlander (shown) and RAV4 have pushed SUVs as the top vehicle type for Cartelligent clients.


 

 

Volkswagen

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
 13%  31% 56% n/a  n/a 

 

The Golf family of hatchbacks (shown) and wagons helped 5-door vehicles to lead our Volkswagen sales.


 

 

Volvo

SUV 2/4-door 5-door Van Truck
90%  3%  7% n/a  n/a 

 

The XC90 (shown) was by far our most popular Volvo. With redesigns newly out and coming soon for many of the brand's models, we look forward to seeing how that changes.

 

 

 

Whether you're looking for an SUV, truck, wagon or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.