Special Report

Cars So Hot They’re Out of Stock

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21. Subaru Outback
> Avg. days on lot: 48.9
> 2018 sales: 178,854
> 2017 sales: 188,886
> Starting at: $26,345

One of four Subarus on the list this year, the midsize mass-market crossover Outback is now in its fifth generation since its 1995 model year debut. Sales declined somewhat in 2018 from the previous year, but buyers are still flocking to this car, which does not linger on dealers’ lots for long.

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20. Hyundai Kona
> Avg. days on lot: 48.8
> 2018 sales: 47,090
> 2017 sales: N/A
> Starting at: $19,240

The Kona, Hyundai’s mass-market subcompact SUV, could be on a roll. The model was introduced in 2018, and this year’s first generation not only has been popping up on 2019 “best of” lists, but also has been moving off the lot in a respectable 48.8 days on average last year.

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19. Lexus LS
> Avg. days on lot: 45.8
> 2018 sales: 9,301
> 2017 sales: 4,094
> Starting at: $75,300

Sales for the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan more than doubled in 2018 over the previous year. Now in its fifth generation, the LS has built a following over almost 30 years of production, with models of this high-end sedan finding new homes in just over 45 days on average. New standard features include upgraded multimedia and safety systems, plus new color choices inside and out.

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18. Mercedes-Benz GLC
> Avg. days on lot: 45.8
> 2018 sales: 69,729
> 2017 sales: 48,643
> Starting at: $40,700

The Mercedes GLC compact luxury crossover is the first generation of this popular model, which was introduced in 2016. Sales in 2018 sales spiked to almost 70,000 from fewer than 50,000 in 2017.

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17. Lexus GS
> Avg. days on lot: 45.5
> 2018 sales: 6,604
> 2017 sales: 7,773
> Starting at: $46,710

The GS, which has been in production since 1993, evolved into its current fourth generation in 2013. Characteristics include a huge trunk and a plethora of standard tech and safety features. Now in its fourth generation, demand continues for the GS, which has been in production since 1993.

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