Which was the fastest selling car of 2017?

Posted: 20 April 2018 5:33 pm

Honda dominates car sales: selling the most, the quickest.

Car sales in the USA dropped in 2017 for the first time since 2010, with sales falling 1.8% compared to the previous year according to 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St spoke with Kelley Blue Book analyst Tim Fleming who provided them with 2017 car sale data so they could find out which were the hottest selling cars of 2017. The analysis done by 24/7 Wall St found that the Honda Clarity was the fastest moving car for 2017, spending a mere 13.2 day on the lot on average before it was sold.

While the Honda Clarita may have been the fastest seller, it was by no means the most popular car sold on the 24/7 Wall St Top 15 Cars So Hot They’re Out of Stock list. That honor went to another Honda, the CRV, which had 377,895 sales in 2017.

Audi dominated the top 15 with four models making the list: the Audi Q7, Audi A4 allroad, Audi Q5 and Audi A5. They were closely followed by, you guessed it Honda with three models making the top 15: Honda Clarity, Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot. Both Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz also had multiple entries on the list with two models each.

Honda also dominated in terms of sales, with the three listed vehicles accounting for 505,174 sales in 2017. This was more than double that of second placed Toyota, which saw its one entry (the Toyota Highlander) sold 215,775 times. Rounding out the top three was Subaru, again with a single entry Subaru Forester, with 177,563 2017 sales.

Vehicle Avg. days on lot 2017 sales 2016 sales YoY sales increase/decrease Starting price
Honda Clarity 13.2 2,455 8 30587.50% $33,400
Audi Q7 23.9 38,346 30,563 25.47% $49,900
Mercedes-Benz GLC 27.3 48,643 47,872 1.61% $40,050
Range Rover Velar 29.3 6,153 N/A N/A $49,900
Toyota Highlander 29.8 215,775 191,379 12.75% $31,030
Lexus LC 31.6 2,484 N/A N/A $92,000
Audi A4 allroad 34 3,240 2,300 40.87% $44,500
Volkswagen Atlas 34.3 27,119 N/A N/A $30,750
Audi Q5 37.1 57,640 49,550 16.33% $41,500
Subaru Forester 37.8 177,563 178,593 -0.58% $22,795
Honda CR-V 38 377,895 357,335 5.75% $24,150
Honda Pilot 38.1 127,279 120,772 5.39% $30,900
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 40.4 4,188 3,950 6.03% $123,600
Audi A5 41.1 21,301 8,354 154.98% $42,600
Land Rover Discovery 41.2 5,989 N/A N/A $52,090

The starting prices for these vehicles did have some impact the number of vehicles sold, with four of the top five for vehicle sales also being in the top five cheapest options.

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