Anyone looking to buy a 2017 Buick Verano or Chrysler 200 sedan had better act quickly. Both four-door models have quietly ended production, although they will still be around for a bit longer, until supplies are exhausted. Preceding their retirement is the Dodge Dart that failed to answer the bell for the 2017 model year, however unsold 2016 remainders might still be available on dealer lots. Along with this trio, The Spy Guy is hearing that there could be other sedans circling the drain. The main reason for their apparent demise is a shift in buyer preference toward utility vehicles, which are more versatile in their passenger and cargo capabilities and, when equipped with all-wheel-drive, more capable in bad weather and over rough and slippery roads.

The Buick Verano is an excellent small sedan, but buyers are infatuated with utility vehicles.(PHOTO: MANUFACTURER)

Sedan retirements, three and counting: