Special Report

Cars So Hot They're Out of Stock

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5. Toyota Highlander
> Avg. days on lot: 29.8
> 2017 sales: 215,775
> 2016 sales: 191,379
> Starting at: $31,030

Toyota has been rolling out third generation Highlanders since 2013, but a slight update to the SUV in late 2016 appears to have made a world of difference. Sales have jumped 36% in the past two years, increasing from under 159,000 in 2015 to over 191,000 in 2016 and 215,775 last year.

Source: landroverusa.com

4. Range Rover Velar
> Avg. days on lot: 29.3
> 2017 sales: 6,153
> 2016 sales: N/A
> Starting at: $49,900

Range Rover debuted its fourth model, the Velar, in mid-2017. The Velar provides a middle ground compared to other Range Rovers in terms of both price and size. Though only a few thousand Velars were sold, they lasted on the lot less than a month on average.

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3. Mercedes-Benz GLC
> Avg. days on lot: 27.3
> 2017 sales: 48,643
> 2016 sales: 47,872
> Starting at: $40,050

As SUVs grew to dominate the automobile marketplace, Mercedes-Benz rolled out the GLC in 2015 to replace its GLK line. One of the least expensive Mercedes-Benz SUVs, the GLC offers a popular style of vehicle from a marquee manufacturer for just over $40,000, and it has become one of the best-selling luxury SUVs in the U.S.

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2. Audi Q7
> Avg. days on lot: 23.9
> 2017 sales: 38,346
> 2016 sales: 30,563
> Starting at: $49,900

After coming out with a second generation in 2015, sales of the revamped Audi Q7 continued to increase, likely due to largely positive reviews from critics. After selling just under 19,000 cars in its first year, Audi sold over 30,000 Q7s in the U.S. market in 2016 and over 38,000 in 2017.

Source: honda.com

1. Honda Clarity
> Avg. days on lot: 13.2
> 2017 sales: 2,455
> 2016 sales: 8
> Starting at: $33,400

Honda could barely keep its new Clarity on the lot in 2017. After selling just a handful at the end of 2016 — when the new model was introduced — Claritys stayed on dealers’ lots less than two weeks on average before being sold. A low supply may have contributed to the high demand, as only a dozen Honda dealerships carry the car, which comes in electric, fuel cell, or hybrid.

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