2020 was a very different year in many ways, but some things remained the same. Despite the challenges of working from home, low inventory, and creating a safe environment for our staff and clients, we were able to help thousands of people have a great experience buying or leasing their new car.

People often ask which brands are most popular with our clients. Here you’ll find a list of which brands our clients chose to buy or lease most often in 2020. There are a few changes from 2019, and a new overall top-seller.

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10. Volkswagen (2019 Ranking #7)

The Atlas and Tiguan remain the most popular choices. We’re already taking orders for the new all-electric ID.4 and are excited to see those start coming in.

Top sellers include the Golf, GTI, and Jetta, as well as the Atlas and Tiguan (shown) SUVs.

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9. Mazda (2019 Ranking #9)

Cartelligent clients appreciate the distinctive looks, sporty handling, and strong fuel economy that Mazda offers, as well as the wide variety of technology features provided. The new CX-30 has been increasing in popularity.

Top sellers include the CX-5, CX-9, CX-30 (shown), and Mazda3.

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8. Honda (2019 Ranking #6)

Honda owners love the reliability and high resale value the brand provides. The Odyssey minivan is a popular option, along with the CR-V and Pilot SUVs.

Top sellers include the CR-V, Odyssey (shown), Civic, and Pilot.

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7. Chevrolet (2019 Ranking #14)

The Chevy Bolt continues to lead the Chevrolet brand with Cartelligent clients; accounting for about two-thirds of all Chevrolet sales and our overall third best selling vehicle.

Top sellers include the Bolt (shown), Silverado, and Tahoe.

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6. Mercedes-Benz (2019 Ranking #5)

Mercedes-Benz combines German engineering with stylish exteriors and immaculately appointed interiors. Both sedans and SUVs are top choices among our clients.

Top sellers include the C-Class and E-Class (shown), as well as the GLS-Class, GLC-Class, and GLE-Class. 

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5. Volvo (2019 Ranking #8)

Volvo’s line of SUVs have shown consistent demand with Cartelligent clients accounting for almost 90% of the brand’s sales. The new all-electric XC40 is available for order now.

Top sellers include the XC40, XC60 (shown) and XC90.

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4. Subaru (2019 Ranking #4)

Cartelligent clients love the rugged looks and durability of the Subaru brand; their highly-awarded Eyesight system of safety features is often requested.

Top sellers include the Ascent, Outback, Crosstrek (shown), and Forester.

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3. BMW (2019 Ranking #1)

BMW bills itself as the Ultimate Driving Machine and, as usual, Cartelligent clients seem to agree. Cartelligent’s BMW clients were evenly split between sedans over SUVs in 2020, but the X5 was our overall top-selling BMW.

Top sellers include the 3 Series, 4 Series, and the X1, X3, and X5 (shown) SUVs.

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2. Audi (2019 Ranking #3)

Audi’s clean lines and sporty handling make the brand a favorite with Cartelligent clients. The brand’s SUVs make up over half of our Audi sales and the all-electric e-tron and the plug-in hybrid Q5e are popular options.

Top sellers include the e-tron (shown) Q3, Q5, and Q7 SUVs, as well as the A3, A4, and A5.

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1. Toyota (2019 Ranking #2)

Toyota trucks and SUVs are most often selected by Cartelligent client; hybrid options remain popular with our clients showing a lot of interest in the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime..

Top sellers include the Highlander, Sienna, Tacoma (shown) and RAV4. 

We always like to look at our best-selling models, as well as our top brands. This year we have a new top seller with the Toyota RAV4.

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No matter what brand of car you’re considering, 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.