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 2017 numbers to the same period for 2016 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 2016?)
10. Honda Odyssey (up 36% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: The 2018 Odyssey is redesigned and has been out for a few months already. It comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera; available extras include Honda Sensing, magic slide seats, blind spot monitoring and a hands-free power tailgate.
9. Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (up 39% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: Audi’s first plug-in hybrid has been a popular choice with Cartelligent clients since its introduction. Audi offers its own solar home charging station. Audi pre-sense comes standard and additional upgrades include adaptive cruise control, voice navigation, parking system plus, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
8. Mazda CX-5 (up 39% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: The CX-5 is redesigned for the 2017 model year with an updated interior which includes a redesigned center console. Additional technology available comprises smart city braking, radar cruise control, active driving display, and traffic sign recognition. The CX-5 is an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with specific headlights.
7. Land Rover Range Rover Sport (up 41% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: Land Rover added some additional technology options to the 2017 Range Rover Sport model. These include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, autonomous braking, surround camera system and a 360 degree park assist.
6. Audi Q7 (up 45% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: Audi did a full redesign of their popular Q7 SUV for 2017 with a sharper exterior and a more luxurious interior. Technology available includes Audi pre-sense, rear cross traffic alert, and voice controlled navigation. The Q7 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
5. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (up 62% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: Mercedes gave the C-Class coupe a sleeker roofline for 2017 and added a plug-in hybrid version of the sedan. Options include blind spot assist, active parking assist, and Apple Carplay/Android Auto. The C-Class is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
4. Honda CR-V (up 68% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: The CR-V is all-new for 2017 with improved styling and the option of a more efficient engine. A multi-angle rearview camera comes standard; upgrades include Honda Sensing, power tailgate, and rain-sensing wipers. The CR-V is an IIHS Top Safety Pick + when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights.
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee (up 70% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: Jeep gave the Grand Cherokee a minor restyling for the 2017 model year. Available features include parking assistance, forward collision warning with active braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.
2. Toyota Highlander Hybrid (up 150% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: The Highlander Hybrid boasts an impressive 30 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (as compared to 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for the gas model). Technology offered includes a bird’s eye view camera, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control.
1. Subaru Impreza (up 229% over 2016 to date)
Why we love it: The Impreza was redesigned for the 2017 model year, and so far our clients are impressed with its sportier look. Available features include a rear-vision camera, EyeSight driver assist technology, power moonroof, and Apple Carplay/Android Auto. The Impreza is an IIHS Top Safety Pick + when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Whether you’re in the market for a new BMW, 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.