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Which vehicles are most popular by California region?

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California has a diversity of regions, each with their own personalities and preferences. At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year decide on the right vehicle and payment method for them. We thought it might be interesting to look into what's trending in our top counties to see which vehicles clients were choosing and whether they decided to lease or finance.

 

 

Alameda County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 26% (Equal to Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 29% (7% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 45% (7% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Subaru Outback
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Subaru Outback
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Audi Q5

 


 

 

Contra Costa County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 30% (4% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 24% (2% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 46% (6% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Toyota Prius
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Toyota Prius
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

 


 

 

Los Angeles County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 19% (7% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 18% (4% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 63% (11% more than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Toyota Prius
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Toyota Highlander
  • Most Leased Vehicle: BMW X5

 


 

 

Marin County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 23% (3% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 21% (1% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 56% (4% more than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Subaru Outback
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Toyota Highlander
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Audi Q5

 


 

 

Napa County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 23% (3% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 36% (14% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 42% (10% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: BMW 3 series
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Subaru Forester
  • Most Leased Vehicle: BMW X5

 


 

 

Orange County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 21% (5% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 18% (4% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 61% (9% more than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Lexus RX350
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Subaru Outback
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Lexus RX350

 


 

 

San Diego County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 33% (7% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 16% (6% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 51% (1% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Toyota Tacoma
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Audi Q5
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Lexus RX350

 


 

 

San Francisco County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 25% (1% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 17% (5% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 58% (6% more than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Audi Q5
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Subaru Outback
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Audi Q5

 


 

 

San Mateo County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 28% (2% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 19% (3% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 53% (1% more than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Toyota Highlander
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Audi Q5
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Audi A6

 


 

 

Santa Clara County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 37% (11% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 25% (3% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 38% (14% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Honda Odyssey
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Honda Odyssey
  • Most Leased Vehicle: BMW i3

 


 

 

Sonoma County, California

 

Purchase Method

  • Cash: 24% (2% less than Cartelligent average)
  • Finance: 42% (20% more than Cartelligent average)
  • Lease: 34% (18% less than Cartelligent average)

 

Top Sellers

  • Overall Top Seller: Subaru Outback
  • Most Purchased Vehicle: Subaru Outback
  • Most Leased Vehicle: Audi A3

 

No matter where in California you live or what kind of car you're looking for, 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.