SUVs, cars or trucks: Which are most popular?
There's no denying that SUVs are a popular option among car buyers; over half of Cartelligent clients opt for an SUV. Ford recently announced that it would phase out all cars (other than the Mustang and Focus) over the next four years and focus instead on trucks, vans, and SUVs.
At Cartelligent, we help our clients buy and lease all kinds of cars—from compact city cars like the Chevrolet Bolt to large SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade. In light of the Ford announcement, we thought it would be interesting to look at what vehicle style our clients are choosing in each brand.
Acura choices lean heavily towards SUVs with the MDX (shown) and RDX as our most popular models.
Cartelligent clients tend to prefer Audi SUVs with the Q5 (shown) and Q7 leading the pack.
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.
Our clients show a strong preference for Cadillac SUVs especially the Escalade (shown) and Escalade ESV.
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's sporty 5-door models like the 500 (shown) and 500e are top choices with Cartelligent clients.
Cartelligent clients often chose SUVs like the Explorer (shown) and trucks such as the F-150, but cars made up 31% of sales.
GMC SUVs, especially the Yukon (shown), are highly rated by Cartelligent clients.
The Pilot (shown) and CR-V help SUV sales to rank higher than top sedan choices like the Accord and Civic.
The Tucson, Santa Fe, and the new Kona lead Hyundai SUV sales, while the Sonata (and its hybrid versions) are our most popular Hyundai sedans.
Cartelligent clients are choosing Infiniti sedans like the Q50 (shown) more than SUVs more than the QX80.
The Jaguar F-PACE (shown) has been a huge hit with Cartelligent clients. We expect the new E-PACE to show similar success.
The Wrangler and Grand Cherokee (shown) lead Jeep's line of SUVs with our clients.
The Sorento SUV (shown) and Niro dominate Kia options with our clients.
The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Velar (shown) are most popular among Land Rover's all-SUV line up.
The RX 350 (shown) and RX 450h, as well as the NX 200t and NX 300h, dominate our Lexus choices.
Mazda's popular CX-5 (shown) and CX-9 made SUVs our clients' top choices for the brand.
Mercedes-Benz SUVs including the GLC-Class and GLE-Class helped SUVs top popular sedans like the E-Class and C-Class (shown).
Popular MINI choices include the Countryman and Convertible (shown).
The Rogue and Murano helped Nissan SUVs to lead the brand's sales, but we expect the redesigned LEAF (shown) to be a dominant force in Nissan sales this year.
Our clients show a definite preference for the Macan and Cayenne (shown) over the make's iconic line of sports cars.
The RAM 1500 (shown) leads the brand's all-truck lineup with our clients.
The five-door Outback (shown) and Forester SUV are the most popular Subaru choices with Cartelligent clients.
Toyota SUVs like the Highlander (shown) and RAV4 have pushed SUVs as the top vehicle type for Cartelligent clients.
The new Atlas (shown) and redesigned Tiguan are showing promise, but the Golf family of hatchbacks and wagons helped cars to lead our Volkswagen sales.
The XC90 was our most popular Volvo, but the XC60 (shown) and XC40 are already in demand with Cartelligent clients.
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.