Special Report

Cars Americans Don't Want to Buy

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21. Hyundai Santa Fe
> Avg. days on lot: 130.9
> 2018 sales: 94,016
> 2017 sales: 105,416
> Starting at: $24,250

It’s taking a while to sell the mass-market midsize SUV Hyundai Santa Fe, but the Korean automaker is still moving an impressive number of units in a field crowded with competitors. The vehicle was refreshed in 2017, but perhaps buyers have been waiting for the 2019 introduction of the fourth generation. The latest version is gathering recommendations and positive reviews, so it will be interesting to see which list the Santa Fe will land on at year’s end.

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20. Buick Regal
> Avg. days on lot: 132.8
> 2018 sales: 14,118
> 2017 sales: 11,559
> Starting at: $25,070

Though this is the Buick Regal’s second consecutive year on this list, there’s good news to report about the new sixth generation, which made its debut in 2018. Redesigned as a midsize luxury hatchback, more units of the model are selling in fewer days, disappearing off the sales lots almost 45 days faster than the 2017 version.

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19. Cadillac XT5
> Avg. days on lot: 133.0
> 2018 sales: 60,565
> 2017 sales: 68,312
> Starting at: $41,695

For the second year in a row, Cadillac has the dubious distinction of holding three slots on this list. In 2017, it was three sedans that took their time in attracting buyers: the ATS, CTS, and XTS. In 2018, the CTS and ATS are joined by a rarity on the roster of slow sellers: a luxury SUV, the compact XT5. The model debuted in 2017 as a replacement for the SRX.

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18. Toyota Yaris iA
> Avg. days on lot: 133.4
> 2018 sales: 25,115
> 2017 sales: 35,727
> Starting at: $15,450

On this list for the second straight year, the mass-market hatchback 2018 Toyota Yaris iA has a lot going for it, if you’re a buyer looking for a basic, budget-priced and highly fuel-efficient set of wheels. Apparently, those buyers are in shorter supply than Toyota has estimated, with car sales down by about a third in 2018 and sitting on the lot for an average of 133.4 days before being sold.

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17. Cadillac ATS
> Avg. days on lot: 135.2
> 2018 sales: 10,859
> 2017 sales: 13,100
> Starting at: $38,995

The Cadillac ATS luxury sedan is setting a record of sorts, becoming the only vehicle to make this list for five years in a row. ATS sales have decreased each year since its introduction in 2013, barely breaking into five figures in 2018. But looking on the bright side, the ATS’s average time on the lot was almost a month briefer than in the previous year. Nevertheless, the manufacturer has discontinued the sedan for 2019, though it will continue to produce an ATS coupe.

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