While many models see consistent demand from Cartelligent clients year over year, others can demonstrate a sharp gain in popularity over the course of a year. This can be due to a redesign, an increase in availability, a new innovation or safety feature, or the press and recognition of a prestigious award.
At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year decide on the right vehicle for their lifestyle. In this post, we’ve compared our year-to-date 2019 numbers to the same period for 2018 to see which vehicles have experienced the greatest increase in popularity. (If you’re interested in seeing last year’s top movers, see Which cars have seen the biggest gains in popularity in 2018?)
10. Honda Pilot (up 48% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: With plenty of space, impressive fuel economy, excellent visibility, and swift acceleration, the Pilot is a great all-around vehicle for the family. The Pilot is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.
9. Land Rover Discovery (up 71% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: The Discovery combines outstanding off-road capabilities and great fuel economy with a diesel engine, and high-end cabin materials.
8. Subaru Forester (up 73% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: Redesigned for 2019, the Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive and provides good handling and great safety scores. The Forester is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +.
7. Kia Niro (up 112% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: An IIHS Top Safety Pick +, the Kia Niro has excellent fuel economy, a very spacious cabin for a subcompact SUV, and great cargo capacity. In 2019 Kia added a full electric version in addition to the plug-in hybrid model helping create additional demand from our clients.
6. Jeep Wrangler (up 126% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: Incredible off-road capabilites, lots of cargo space, and a powerful turbo-charged engine make the Wrangler a legendary vehicle for those who like to stray from the beaten path.
5. Toyota RAV4 (up 167% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: The RAV4 pairs a gorgeous redesign with great gas mileage, lots of cargo space, myriad driver assistance and safety features, and a smooth ride. The RAV4 is IIHS Top Safety Pick + and a hybrid version is also available.
4. Subaru Ascent (up 280% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: The Subaru Ascent has a balanced ride and handling, a large cargo area, a long list of safety and tech included, along with a comfortable cabin with roomy first and second-row seats. The Ascent is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +.
3. Volkswagen e-Golf (up 335% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: The e-Golf looks and drives more like a typical car than other EVs, has premium interior materials, plenty of trunk space, and rides comfortably and quietly. If you’re looking at going electric, the e-Golf is a strong option.
2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (up over 396% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: Luxuriously comfortable seating, a smooth quiet ride, powerful engine, and lots of standard and available high-tech safety features, make the E-Class a popular choice with our clients. The E-Clsss is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +.
1. Porsche Cayenne (up 612% over 2018 to date)
Why we love it: The redesigned Cayenne ranks at the top of the list with responsive handling, extremely comfortable seats and cabin interior, and a powerful turbocharged engine. Everything you’d expect from a Porsche but much more versatile than its smaller models.
Whether you’re in the market for a new Land Rover, Subaru, 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.