Special Report

The 25 Cars Disappearing the Fastest

Americans bought just over 17 million vehicles in 2019, the lowest since 2014. The drop was led by steep declines in sales of certain car models as American drivers continued to shift to crossovers and SUVs instead of sedans and compacts. Sales of dozens of vehicles were down by more than 50% in the last five years, with a handful slumping by more than 99%.

To determine the cars disappearing the fastest, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed information from auto sales data company GoodCarBadCar on the vehicles that experienced the largest percentage sales decline from 2015 to 2019.

Many of the vehicles on this list are being slowly phased out after failing to catch on with American car buyers, likely due in part to poor reviews. In fact, a number of the cars on this list were among the worst-reviewed in recent memory. These are some of the worst cars introduced this decade.

Americans are staying away from these cars not just because of flaws in one model, but also because of overall issues with the automaker. Almost all of the manufacturers on this list had among the lowest scores on the American Consumer Satisfaction Index for 2019. These are the car brands with the most frustrated drivers.

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25. Lexus RC
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -68.95%
> Parent company: Toyota Motor Corp.
> Total 2019 sales: 4,591

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24. Infiniti Q70
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -69.80%
> Parent company: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
> Total 2019 sales: 2,552

23. Nissan GT-R
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -70.05%
> Parent company: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
> Total 2019 sales: 331

22. Audi A3
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -71.05%
> Parent company: Volkswagen Group
> Total 2019 sales: 10,418

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21. Ford Taurus
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -72.50%
> Parent company: Ford Motor Co.
> Total 2019 sales: 13,423

20. Fiat 500X
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -77.82%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 2,519

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19. Alfa Romeo 4C
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -78.00%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 145

18. Subaru Impreza
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -78.27%
> Parent company: Subaru Corp.
> Total 2019 sales: 21,838

17. Chevrolet Sonic
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -78.43%
> Parent company: General Motors
> Total 2019 sales: 13,970

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16. Kia Cadenza
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -78.52%
> Parent company: Hyundai Motor Group
> Total 2019 sales: 1,577

15. Chevrolet Cruze
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -78.83%
> Parent company: General Motors
> Total 2019 sales: 47,975

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14. Jaguar XF
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -79.17%
> Parent company: Tata Motors
> Total 2019 sales: 1,236

13. Volkswagen Passat
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -81.94%
> Parent company: Volkswagen Group
> Total 2019 sales: 14,123

12. Buick LaCrosse
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -82.77%
> Parent company: General Motors
> Total 2019 sales: 7,241

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11. Kia K900
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -84.47%
> Parent company: Hyundai Motor Group
> Total 2019 sales: 392

10. Lexus GS
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -85.39%
> Parent company: Toyota Motor Corp.
> Total 2019 sales: 3,378

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9. BMW 6-Series
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -86.02%
> Parent company: BMW Group
> Total 2019 sales: 1,139

8. Fiat 500
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -86.38%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 3,267

7. Fiat 500L
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -89.82%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 772

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6. Cadillac ATS
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -95.78%
> Parent company: General Motors
> Total 2019 sales: 1,134

5. Volkswagen Touareg
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -97.73%
> Parent company: Volkswagen Group
> Total 2019 sales: 160

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4. Volkswagen CC
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -99.08%
> Parent company: Volkswagen Group
> Total 2019 sales: 58

3. Chrysler 200
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -99.97%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 48

2. Jeep Patriot
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -99.98%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 27

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1. Dodge Dart
> Pct. sales decline from 2015-2019 -99.98%
> Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
> Total 2019 sales: 16

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