Top Selling Vehicles around $40,000

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Most car shoppers start with a budget. Of course, they also have a list of features that they're looking for—whether it's cargo space for road trips, great fuel economy, or the latest safety innovations. But most people look for those features within the parameters of what they can afford to spend on a car.

In this series of articles we're going to look at what our top sellers are within a given price range. Rather than using the starting price, we've run the average MSRP of each vehicle as configured by our clients. For this article we've taken an average MSRP of $35,000 to $44,999. 



10. Lexus CT (Average MSRP: $37,129)

Why we love it:  Lexus is the front runner in luxury hybrids for a reason and the CT200h is no exception. It offers a well-appointed, stylish interior and a smooth, comfortable drive. With a fuel economy rating of 43 city/40 highway, this is a great choice for those who want great gas mileage without sacrificing style.



9. Chevrolet Volt (Average MSRP: $38,230)

Why we love it: The plug-in hybrid Volt lets drivers commute on pure electricity for an everyday range of up to 38 miles and seamlessly switches to gasoline for longer trips with a gas-only mileage at 35 mpg city/40 highway and 98 when combined with electric mode.



8. Acura RDX (Average MSRP: $38,818)

Why we love it: Updated for 2016, the RDX is a popular choice for families and those who like the added capacity of a mid-sized SUV. It comes standard with a multi-view rear camera and additional safety features like rear cross-traffic monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and blind spot warning are available as options.



7. Audi A3 (Average MSRP: $37,664)

Why we love it: The Audi A3 combines the agile handling and distinctive styling of the brand with a lower starting price point. The A3 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention



6. Toyota Sienna (Average MSRP: $40,868)

Why we love it: The ever-popular Sienna seats up to eight in comfort and is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive as an option. The third row folds down easily to create additional cargo space when needed. Standard safety features include Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Smart Stop Technology; available safety extras include Blind Spot Monitor and Safety Connect.



5. Audi A4 (Average MSRP: $43,599)

Why we love it: The combination of luxurious amenities, elegant styling, and agile performance make the Audi A4 consistently popular with Cartelligent clients. While a redesign is expected in 2016, the current model remains an exceptionally solid choice in its category.



4. Jeep Wrangler (Average MSRP: $38,609)

Why we love it: With its classic looks, rugged performance and storied history, the Wrangler remains one of the strongest off-road vehicles on the market. The Rubicon, Sahara and Unlimited are popular choices with Cartelligent clients.



3. BMW X1 (Average MSRP: $45,936)

Why we love it: Introduced in 2013, the X1 is quickly becoming a favorite with Cartelligent clients who like the responsive, handling and sporty acceleration of the brand's smallest crossover (and least expensive model). The X1 has a lower profile and a smaller cargo area than the X3 or X5.



2. Honda Odyssey (Average MSRP: $39,326)

Why we love it:Our best-selling minivan, the Odyssey, seats up to eight and offers fold-flat seats and multiple storage bins to help keep everything in place. A rearview camera comes standard and when equipped with the optional front crash prevention system, the Odyssey is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.



1. Toyota Highlander (Average MSRP: $42,611)

Why we love it: With seating for seven to eight and available second-row captain's chairs, the Highlander is one our most popular family vehicles. It's an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with an available pre-collision system. Navigation is optional and a hybrid model is also available.


No matter what your budget is, 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.