Special Report

Cars So Hot They're Out of Stock

15. Q3
> Make:
> Avg. days to turn: 24.8
> 2014-2015 sales change: +262.0%
> Starting MSRP: $33,700

New car brands are more likely to spend very little time on dealership lots as they are often more enticing to auto buyers. This, as well as currently high demand for SUVs and crossovers likely contributed to Audi Q3’s extremely low days to turn. The luxury brand’s crossover model was introduced in North America in 2014 and spent less than 25 days on average on the lot in 2015 before being sold.

14. iA
> Make:
> Avg. days to turn: 24.5
> 2014-2015 sales change: N/A
> Starting MSRP: $17,595

Most of the cars that spent relatively little time on the lot last year are part of a brand that is in high demand. Toyota’s Scion division, on the other hand, has been underperforming for years. The manufacturer announced in February it will kill the brand, including the iA, which was just introduced in 2015. It is no surprise that the average iA spent relatively little time on the lot before being sold, as the model was not even available for the entirety of the year.

13. Legacy
> Make:
> Avg. days to turn: 24.0
> 2014-2015 sales change: +15.6%
> Starting MSRP: $21,745

Brand new models and redesigns tend to be appealing to car buyers. While the Legacy brand has been around for more than two decades, Subaru introduced a fully redesigned generation of the mid-sized sedan in 2015. Sales of the Legacy jumped 15.6% compared to 2014, and the average model spent just 24 days on the lot before being sold.

12. TT
> Make:
> Avg. days to turn: 23.1
> 2014-2015 sales change: +0.8%
> Starting MSRP: $42,900

While 2015 sales of the Audi TT were up slightly from the previous year, they were down considerably from 2013. Audi sold 2,053 TTs in 2013, nearly double the number of units sold in 2015. Despite the two-year sales decline, the TT does not sit long on dealership lots. Earlier this month, the German auto manufacturer introduced a far more powerful version of the TT for the 2017 model year.

11. XC90
> Make:
> Avg. days to turn: 22.7
> 2014-2015 sales change: +223.3%
> MSRP: $45,950

The newest generation of Volvo’s popular crossover arrived at dealerships in the spring of 2015. After its introduction, the Swedish car maker reported a dramatic spike in sales of the XC90. In 2015, Volvo sold, 12,777 XC90s, more than triple the units sold the previous year. Tremendously popular, the XC90 only sat on the lot for an average of 23 days before being sold.

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