|Audi Q7 - Source|
With an average of 11 days between the time the dealer takes delivery and the day the car is sold, the Audi Q7 was second on the list. Released to generally positive reviews, the Q7 is a full-size crossover with a solid engine, a well-appointed interior and a reasonable entry price of $46,000. The fact that the Q7 made the list isn't surprising; the fact that the smaller, more efficient, and less costly Audi Q5 was lower on the list is. Ringing in at 4th, the Q5 had an average "time to turn" of 13 days.
|Audi Q5 - Soure|
Even more surprising: the BMW X6 made the list at 5th, with an average lot time of only 14 days. How this happened is beyond my comprehension; I simply can't wrap my head around the idea of the X6 being in such high demand. So much emphasis is placed on practicality that a buyer must be absolutely dead-set on making a fashion statement when they pick the X6 over the X5 parked next to it at the local BMW dealer. Not only does the X5 have the same engines, more practicality (35.8 cubic feet of interior cargo volume for the X5 vs. 25.6 cubic feet for the X6) and a whole lot less of the ugly gene, the X5 boasts a $12,000 lower entry price. The premium demanded for the X6 goes entirely toward styling and making a statement that you care more about design than the usefulness of your brand-new BMW. Whether or not you like the X6's appearance is personal preference; it definitely doesn't fall under the "everybody loves it" styling that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee does (I challenge you to find somebody who dislikes the Jeep's sheetmetal). That being said, I don't think I will ever fully understand the X6 making this list.
|BMW X6 - Source|
- Ross B