At Cartelligent, we’re big fans of special ordering. While we also help clients locate vehicles in stock throughout California (and beyond) to find their first choice, sometimes it just doesn’t exist. If you’re looking for a soon to be released, a hard-to-find model, or just want your new car configured exactly the way you want it, special ordering can be a great choice. (See Why special ordering a new car can be your best choice)

We thought it might be interesting to look at which brands and vehicles are most often special ordered by Cartelligent clients. As you might expect the list is dominated by brands that offer myriad ways to configure their models and those whose vehicles are often in short supply.

10. Audi (12% special orders)

Audi’s clean lines and sporty handling make the brand a favorite with Cartelligent clients. Popular special orders include the A8/S8 (60% orders), TT and TTS (50% orders), and A5/S5 (25% orders).

9. Chevrolet (13% special orders)

While the Volt and the new Bolt, are the most popular Chevys with Cartelligent clients, their large vehicles dominate our special orders. Most ordered Chevrolets include the Suburban (38% orders), Silverado (33% orders) and Tahoe (11% orders).

8. Jeep (23% special orders)

Cartelligent clients love the rugged looks and off-road performance of the Jeep brand. Top special orders include the Wrangler Unlimited (59% orders), Wrangler (20% orders), Cherokee and Grand Cherokee (both with 13% orders).

7. Volvo (25% special orders)

Volvo’s recent redesigns combined with the brand’s legendary reputation for safety have made in an increasingly popular choice. Most ordered Volvos include the XC90 (29% orders) and V60 (22% orders)

6. Land Rover (26% special orders)

Land Rovers can sometimes be in short supply at dealerships, which makes special ordering a good option. Popular Land Rover orders include the Range Rover Evoque (29% orders), Ranger Rover (26% orders), Discovery Sport (25% orders), and Range Rover Sport (23% orders).

5. Mercedes-Benz (29% special orders)

Mercedes-Benz combines German engineering with stylish exteriors and immaculately appointed interiors. Top Mercedes orders include the GLE-Class (46% orders), C-Class (36% orders), E-Class (32% orders), and GLS-Class (32% orders).

4. BMW (32% special orders)

BMW bills itself as the Ultimate Driving Machine and, Cartelligent clients seem to agree. Popular BMW orders include the 7 series (52% orders), X1 (38% orders), X5 (36% orders), 3 series (30% orders), 4 series (29% orders), 5 series (26% orders), and X3 (21% orders).

3. MINI (33% special orders)

The iconic MINI is a great choice for those who prioritize individual styling. Popular MINI special orders include the Convertible (61% orders), Hardtop (36% orders), Countryman (20% orders) and Clubman (17% orders).

2. Jaguar (35% special orders)

Jaguar’s newly released models have led to an increased interest in the sporty brand with our clients. Top Jaguar orders include the XE (76% orders), F-TYPE (36% orders), and F-PACE (32% orders).

1. Porsche (40% special orders)

The ultimate sports car, the Porsche brand is renowned for its performance and styling. Most ordered Porsches include the 718 Boxster (48% orders), 911 (43% orders), Cayenne (42% orders), and Macan (38% orders).

Whether or not you’re looking to special order your 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.