Special Report

Cars So Hot They’re Out of Stock

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16. Chevrolet Traverse
> Avg. days on lot: 45.1
> 2018 sales: 146,534
> 2017 sales: 123,506
> Starting at: $29,930

The manufacturer may call the Chevrolet Traverse a midsize SUV, but the mass-market vehicle’s three rows of seats will accommodate eight people. In the second year of its second generation, the Traverse is one of three American vehicles on the in-demand list for 2019.

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15. Audi Q5
> Avg. days on lot: 45.0
> 2018 sales: 69,978
> 2017 sales: 57,640
> Starting at: $42,950

Audi’s best seller, the Q5 midsize luxury SUV, was introduced in 2009 and is now in its second generation. This is the model’s second consecutive year on the list of rapid-selling models. An extensive redesign in 2018 may be behind Q5’s increased sales over 2017.

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14. BMW X3
> Avg. days on lot: 44.5
> 2018 sales: 61,351
> 2017 sales: 40,691
> Starting at: $41,000

The BMW X3 luxury compact crossover is one of two models on our list this year from the German manufacturer. Now in its third generation, the 2019 X3 is virtually unchanged from the in-demand 2018 model, which posted a more than 30% boost in sales over 2017.

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13. Honda CR-V
> Avg. days on lot: 44.0
> 2018 sales: 379,013
> 2017 sales: 377,895
> Starting at: $24,350

Now in its fifth generation, the Honda CR-V mass-market compact crossover is making its second consecutive appearance on this list. In production for more than two decades, the CR-V is a perennial top seller across categories, and even had a long reign at the head of the SUV ranks.

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12. Lexus NX
> Avg. days on lot: 43.5
> 2018 sales: 62,079
> 2017 sales: 59,341
> Starting at: $36,485

Introduced in 2014 and still in its first generation, sales of the entry-level Lexus NX compact luxury crossover increased following a refresh in 2018. The NX is the highest ranking of the five Lexus models that made our list this year, with two additional slots going to its parent company, Toyota.