The Fastest-Selling New and Used Cars

By Julie Blackley

The fastest-selling new cars are mainly SUVs that recently debuted for the 2020 or 2021 model years, while the fastest-selling used cars include three Tesla models led by the Model 3, according to a recent analysis from Additionally, the days to sell for new cars increased by 67.3 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, while that of used cars increased by 37.5 percent. 

Analyzing over 4.4 million new and used cars sold from March through June 2020, found that overall, the average new car takes 96.9 days to sell compared to 57.8 days during the pre-COVID timeframe of November 2019 through February 2020 (from analysis of another set of 4.8 million new and used cars). For used cars, the average time to sell for March through June is 68.9 days compared to 50.1 days pre-COVID.

“The effective demand for these vehicles has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and downturns in the economy, but the change was much more dramatic for new vehicles than for used vehicles,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly. 

While both new and used vehicles are taking longer to sell, certain vehicles sell much quicker than average. “Many of these fastest-selling vehicles are popular cars that are hard to find for reasons such as the effect of the pandemic on supply chains, they were produced in limited quantities, or that they are new models that aren’t yet abundant in the used car marketplace,” said Ly.

Fastest-Selling New Cars

iSeeCars identified the top 12 fastest-selling new cars, which sell twice as fast as the average new vehicle. Seven of the 12 vehicles debuted for the 2020 or 2021 model year, and all the vehicles on the list are SUVs with the exception of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle.
Top 12 Fastest-Selling New Vehicles - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Days to Sell (Avg.)
1 Chevrolet Trailblazer  19.0
2 Kia Telluride 25.7
3 Kia Seltos 31.3
4 Honda CR-V Hybrid 35.2
5 Hyundai Palisade 39.0
6 Mercedes-Benz GLB 40.5
7 Chevrolet Bolt EV 41.7
8 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 42.5
9 Subaru Crosstrek 44.7
10 Lexus GX 460 46.1
11 Buick Encore GX 46.6
12 Subaru Forester 47.3
Average for All New Vehicles 96.9
The fastest-selling new vehicle is the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which is a brand new model for 2021 that debuted in spring 2020. It joins the popular and competitive subcompact SUV segment, resurrecting the name of Chevrolet’s midsize SUV that was discontinued in 2009. The Trailblazer arrived in the United States in limited quantities from its assembly plant in South Korea, where production was disrupted due to the coronavirus. The popular vehicle, which has an attractive starting price of under $20,000, doubled its sales goals making it hard to find at dealerships as a result of its short supply and high demand. 

The subcompact Buick Encore GX, which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Trailblazer and debuted for the 2020 model year, ranks eleventh. It positions itself as a premium subcompact crossover, while the Trailblazer is marketed as a sporty vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts. General Motors entered the second quarter of 2020 with lean inventory of its vehicles, and the Encore GX proved to be a popular seller, providing more cargo and passenger room than the brand’s top-selling Encore model with more powerful engine choices at a comparable price. 

Two Kias earn the second and third spots: the Telluride and the Seltos respectively. New for the 2020 model year, the Kia Telluride created a lot of buzz after earning ‘Best in Show’ at the 2019 North American International Auto Show and has been in high demand since its debut. Production for the popular model shut down in April 2020 as a result of the coronavirus, and despite increased shifts of production when its plant reopened in May, its demand is still outstripping supply. The Telluride, which appeals to budget-minded shoppers and luxury buyers alike, remains so popular that dealers are able to sell the vehicle for more than its sticker price.

The Kia Seltos is the automaker’s newest model, with its 2021 model year version debuting in February 2020. The practical subcompact SUV shares many style elements with the Telluride, and distinguishes itself from other subcompacts by offering more cargo and passenger space as well as offering AWD on its base trim. “The popularity of the subcompact vehicle segment due to its practicality and versatility as well as the rising acclaim for Kia SUVs likely contribute to the Seltos being a quick seller,” said Ly.

Also making the list is the fifth-ranked Hyundai Palisade that shares the same manufacturer as well as the same underpinnings as the Kia Telluride. Debuting in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the popular vehicle appears less rugged than the Telluride while offering some additional family-friendly features such as power folding rear seats.

Two compact hybrids make the list, the fourth-ranked Honda CR-V Hybrid and the eighth-ranked Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. New for 2020 with a debut in March, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is a more efficient version of its top-selling compact SUV. “Honda reported lean inventory levels because most of its vehicles sold in the U.S. are made in North America and were affected by plant shutdowns,” said Ly. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is priced less than $1,000 less than its gasoline equivalent, and this hybrid version of America’s most popular SUV had waiting lists of up to four months in 2019 showing that it is an in-demand vehicle. 

Ranked sixth is the Mercedes-Benz GLB subcompact SUV, which is brand new for the 2020 model year. It was designed to be more practical than the popular Mercedes GLA subcompact SUV and offers more cargo space as well as an optional third row. It has a low starting price for the Mercedes brand, making it an attractive entry-level luxury SUV.

The Chevrolet Bolt ranks seventh and stands out as the only non-SUV vehicle on the list. The Bolt features important updates for 2020 including an increased driving range and upgraded technology packages.  “Chevrolet has been aggressively marketing and discounting the Bolt with savings of up to $8,500 off MSRP, which likely helped boost sales,” said Ly. 

Two Subarus make the list: the ninth-ranked Crosstrek and the twelfth-ranked Forester. “Subaru typically keeps its inventory low, and the shutdown of the Japan plant where these models are manufactured has led to a short supply of these popular vehicles,” said Ly.

Rounding out the list is the tenth-ranked Lexus GX 460, which received its biggest update in 10 years for the 2020 model year. The popular SUV is the most rugged SUV in the Lexus lineup and the 2020 model offers an Off-Road package to appeal to adventurous luxury buyers.

Fastest-Selling Used Cars

iSeeCars identified the top 10 fastest-selling used cars, which sell 1.3 times as fast as the average used vehicle. Tesla tops the list with the most vehicles with three, and a mix of vehicle types across all price points comprise the remainder of the list.
Top 10 Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Days to Sell (Avg.) Average Price
1 Tesla Model 3 29.3 $44,072
2 BMW X6 43.0 $40,235
3 Subaru BRZ 44.5 $20,276
4 Toyota Yaris 44.8 $14,118
5 Honda Civic 47.4 $16,725
6 Tesla Model X 47.6 $68,380
7 INFINITI Q60 49.4 $30,726
8 Honda Accord 50.0 $18,702
9 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 50.2 $18,602
10 Tesla Model S 50.7 $53,776
Average for All Used Vehicles 68.9
The fastest-selling used vehicle is the Tesla Model 3, which takes an average of 29.3 days to sell. “The Tesla Model 3 began making deliveries in 2018, and because it’s so new to the marketplace there is a low inventory of used versions,” said Ly.The Tesla Model 3, which was the automaker’s least expensive vehicle, had the highest number of preorders of any car ever produced, and the long wait time  helped further drive the high demand for the vehicle which has been sustained in the secondary marketplace.”

The Tesla Model 3 is joined by two additional Tesla vehicles: the sixth-ranked Tesla Model X and the tenth-ranked Tesla Model S. The Model X is relatively new to the used car marketplace as deliveries began at the end of 2015, so there isn’t an abundant supply. The Tesla Model S is also in demand due to its competitive pricing after losing some of its market share to the more affordable Model 3. All used Teslas are attractive buys thanks in part to over-the-air software updates, which help keep the vehicles current.

Ranked second is the BMW X6 midsize SUV. The BMW X6 is a midsize SUV with coupe-like styling, so it appeals to both SUV and sports car buyers. It also is one of the highest depreciating SUVs, which means that used versions have significant discounts over their new car prices. 

Ranked third is the Subaru BRZ sports car. The Subaru BRZ is produced in low volume and appeals to a niche audience, so there isn’t a high supply of used models of the affordable sports car.

The Toyota Yaris subcompact car ranks fourth. As a subcompact vehicle, the Yaris has a low starting price and appeals to buyers who want an affordable vehicle with Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

Two popular Hondas make the list: the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord. “These vehicles consistently earn high reliability rankings and are among the best-selling new cars in the nation, which explains why they are popular used,” said Ly.

Ranked seventh is the INFINITI Q60 sedan. “The sporty two-door coupe is known for its powerful engine, and is likely popular for buyers who want to enter the luxury sports car segment,” said Ly.

Rounding out the list is the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, which ranks ninth. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback, which provides more cargo room than the popular sedan, debuted for the 2019 model year, so used models are in short supply. 

Fastest-Selling Used SUVs

iSeeCars examined the fastest-selling used SUVs and found that the average used SUV takes 72.1 days to sell.
Fastest-Selling Used SUVs - iSeeCars Study
Rank  SUV Days to Sell (Average)
1 BMW X6 43.0
2 Tesla Model X 47.6
3 Honda HR-V 51.0
4 Toyota C-HR 51.9
5 BMW X5 53.8
6 Subaru Ascent 55.8
7 Mazda CX-5 55.9
8 Toyota Highlander 55.9
9 Toyota 4Runner 56.2
10 Lexus GX 460 56.4
Used SUV Average 72.1
Joining the top two SUVs (which also appeared on the overall list of fastest-selling used cars) is a mix of subcompact, compact, and midsize SUVs. 

Two subcompact SUVs make the list including the third-ranked Honda HR-V and the fourth-ranked Toyota CH-R. “The subcompact SUV segment was the fastest-growing segment in the first half of 2020, and these versatile vehicles are popular with consumers who want to enter the SUV market as well as with those who want to downsize to a more practical vehicle,” said Ly. “The Honda HR-V has been growing in sales since it was introduced in 2016 thanks to its reliability and fuel efficiency, and the CH-R was just introduced for the 2018 model year, so used versions are not yet very plentiful in the used car market.” Another small SUV, the compact Mazda CX-5 makes the list in seventh. The Mazda CX-5 is a popular used car due to its performance and stylish exterior styling.

Two luxury midsize SUVs make the list: the fifth-ranked BMW X5 and the tenth-ranked Lexus GX 460. The BMW X5 is among the highest-rated SUVs in its class, and there are a high number of off-lease versions available with competitive pricing because it is a commonly leased vehicle. The Lexus GX 460, which also appeared on the list of the overall fastest-selling new cars, is a reliable vehicle that appeals to luxury buyers who want a rugged off-road SUV.

Ranked sixth is the Subaru Ascent, which is Subaru’s largest SUV. It debuted in 2019, so there is not a high supply of used versions.

Rounding out the list are two Toyota midsize SUVs: the eighth-ranked Toyota Highlander and the ninth-ranked Toyota 4Runner. “Both vehicles are popular and reliable three-row SUVs, and the Highlander crossover appeals to more practical buyers while the truck-based 4Runner is more rugged.”

Fastest-Selling Pickup Trucks

iSeeCars examined the pickup truck segment and found that the average new truck takes 104 days to sell while the average used truck takes 70.4 days.
Fastest-Selling New and Used Pickup Trucks
New Pickup Trucks Used Pickup Trucks
Rank Pickup Truck Days to Sell Pickup Truck Days to Sell
1 Toyota Tacoma 72.6 Honda Ridgeline 51.7
2 Honda Ridgeline 77.4 Ram Pickup 1500 Classic 52.0
3 GMC Sierra 1500 83.9 Toyota Tacoma 60.5
4 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 85.1 Toyota Tundra 63.1
5 Toyota Tundra 89.0 Nissan Frontier 65.4
6 Chevrolet Colorado 107.3 Ram Pickup 1500 68.8
7 Ram Pickup 1500 107.8 Chevrolet Colorado 70.1
8 Ram Pickup 1500 Classic 111.7 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 72.4
9 Jeep Gladiator 116.3 GMC Canyon 73.1
10 Ford F-150 122.8 Nissan Titan XD 73.7
11 Ford Ranger 125.9 Ford F-150 74.8
12 GMC Canyon 128.8 GMC Sierra 1500 75.7
13 Nissan Titan 147.8 Nissan Titan 77.8
14 Nissan Frontier 158.3 Ford Ranger 79.2
New Truck Average 104.0 Used Truck Average 70.4
The fastest-selling new pickup truck is the Toyota Tacoma, which is the most popular midsize truck on the market. “There is a shortage of new Tacomas due to the truck’s popularity and because of the shutdown of Toyota’s production facilities,” said Ly. “It is also the third fastest-selling used pickup truck, which suggests that it is popular with used buyers because of its reliability and durability.”

The Honda Ridgeline ranks second for the fastest-selling new pickup truck and is the fastest-selling used pickup truck. “The Ridgeline saw growth in new car sales in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, and its increase in popularity and Honda’s lean inventory contribute to its being a fast seller,” said Ly.  

The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 rank third and fourth respectively as the fastest-selling new trucks. These General Motors trucks had inventory shortages as a result of plant shutdowns, and supply was unable to catch up with the demand for these vehicles.

Fastest-Selling Sports Cars

iSeeCars further examined the data to determine the fastest-selling new and used sports cars.
Fastest-Selling New and Used Sports Cars
New Sports Cars Used Sports Cars
Rank Sports Car Days to Sell Sports Car Days to Sell
1 Subaru WRX 69.8 Subaru BRZ 44.5
2 Dodge Charger 79.1 Subaru WRX 51.5
3 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 81.1 Toyota 86 53.1
4 Dodge Challenger 92.5 Ford Mustang 55.7
5 Hyundai Veloster N 93.3 BMW M4 56.7
New Sports Car Average 107.2 Used Sports Car Average 70.4
Subaru models account for the fastest-selling new and used sports cars. The fastest-selling new sports car is the Subaru WRX, which is also the second-fastest selling used sports car. “The Subaru WRX is selling more models compared to 2019, and the increased demand coupled with Subaru’s tight inventory contributes to the vehicle’s fast selling time,” said Ly. “Subarus are among the most affordable sports cars and are backed by Subaru’s reputation for reliability, so they appeal to used car buyers.” The fastest-selling used sports car, the Subaru BRZ was designed jointly with the third fastest-selling used car, the Toyota 86. Both cars are niche cars that appeal to the enthusiast community and aren’t sold in high volumes, so there aren’t many used versions available.

Two Dodge models make the fast-selling new sports car list: the second-ranked Dodge Charger and the fourth-ranked Dodge Challenger. The consummate American muscle car, the Dodge Charger continued to see sales growth in 2019, despite the overall decline of the large sedan segment. The Challenger’s higher-performance variants, the Demon and the Hellcat have helped boost the car’s popularity, as has its all-wheel-drive option which makes it the only American muscle car to have that capability.

The third fastest-selling new sports car is the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF hardtop convertible, which debuted in 2017. It is a popular variant of the beloved sports car, which saw a 25 percent sales growth in June 2020 compared to the previous year.

Fastest-Selling Electric Vehicles

iSeeCars examined the fastest-selling new and used EVs. Lower-volume cars were included in this segment due to the overall lower selling volume of EVs.
Fastest-Selling New and Used EVs
Rank New EV Days to Sell (Average) Used EV Days to Sell (Average)
1 Porsche Taycan 37.0 Tesla Model 3 29.3
2 Chevrolet Bolt EV 41.7 Tesla Model X 47.6
3 Hyundai Ioniq Electric 50.5 Tesla Model S 50.7
4 Audi e-Tron 62.4 BMW i3 56.3
5 Kia Niro EV 85.5 Chevrolet Bolt EV 56.5
6 Hyundai Kona EV 88.5 Kia Soul EV 59.1
7 Nissan LEAF 99.2 Nissan LEAF 65.0
8 Jaguar I-Pace 128.3 Audi e-Tron 68.6
New EV Average 70.2 Used EV Average 54.8
The Porsche Taycan, which debuted for 2020, is the fastest-selling EV, which sells in an average of 37 days compared to the 70.2 day average for the segment. “Demand for the Porsche Taycan was stronger than the automaker anticipated, while production constraints further added to the shortage of new versions of the vehicle,” said Ly. Another luxury EV, the Audi e-Tron that debuted in 2019, ranks fourth. The e-Tron had to stop production in February due to a shortage in battery supply, and was unable to meet production targets as a result. 

The Hyundai Ioniq EV ranks second. “The Hyundai Ioniq EV increased its range and horsepower for 2020, and is one of the most affordable vehicles in the segment to make it a popular choice for an electric vehicle,” said Ly.

Fastest-Selling Hybrid Vehicles

iSeeCars examined the hybrid vehicle segment and found that new hybrids and used hybrids have similar selling times. The average new hybrid sells after 62.5 days, while the average used hybrid sells in 61.4 days. 
Fastest-Selling New and Used Hybrid Vehicles
Rank New Hybrid Days to Sell (Average) Used Hybrid Days to Sell (Average)
1 Honda CR-V Hybrid 35.2 Ford Fusion Hybrid 51.2
2 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 42.5 BMW X5 53.8
3 Toyota Prius Prime 49.5 BMW 3 Series 54.8
4 Lexus RX  450h 51.0 BMW i3 55.2
5 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 59.4 Honda Accord Hybrid 55.9
6 Toyota Corolla Hybrid 60.9 Kia Optima Hybrid 58.3
7 Toyota Prius 62.0 Toyota Prius Prime 59.0
8 Ford Escape Hybrid 66.8 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 59.8
New Hybrid Average 62.5 Used Hybrid Average 61.4
The two fastest-selling new hybrids, the Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid appeared on the overall list of fastest-selling new vehicles. Ranked third is the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. “The Toyota Prius Prime began the year with a scarce inventory at dealerships, and interrupted production likely further contributed to a tight supply of these vehicles,” said Ly.

The fastest-selling used hybrid is the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is known for its fuel-efficiency and sporty styling. “Used versions of the Ford Fusion Hybrid come with deep discounts, with some even costing less than the gasoline version,” said Ly.

Fastest-Selling Brands 

iSeeCars determined which brands have the overall fastest-selling new and used cars. 
Fastest Selling New and Used Cars by Brand - iSeeCars Study
New Cars Used Cars
Rank Brand Days to Sell (Avg) Brand Days to Sell (Avg)
1 Subaru 56.1 Tesla 43.9
2 Lexus 69.6 Honda 52.5
3 Toyota 72.9 INFINITI 57.0
4 BMW 74.0 BMW 58.3
5 Mercedes-Benz 78.0 Mazda 58.5
6 Mazda 82.7 Toyota 59.1
7 Volvo 83.8 Mini 61.3
8 Hyundai 85.3 Volkswagen 64.1
9 Audi 87.1 Hyundai 64.9
10 Kia 87.4 Dodge 65.9
11 Porsche 87.6 Ram 66.2
12 Honda 92.0 Subaru 66.3
13 Volkswagen 92.2 Audi 66.8
14 Chevrolet 95.5 Nissan 68.0
15 Dodge 105.3 Volvo 68.7
New Average  96.9 Used Average 68.9
The brand with the fastest-selling new cars is Subaru. “Subaru sold more vehicles than expected through the spring, which in addition to plant shutdowns led to low inventory of its popular vehicles including the Forester, Ascent, Outback, and Crosstrek,” said Ly.

Tesla is the brand with the fastest-selling used cars. “Tesla vehicles are in high demand, especially the newer Model 3 and Model X, which are not in high supply in the used car marketplace,” said Ly.

“The number of days a new car remains in the marketplace provides an indication of the demand for the vehicle,” said Ly. “A quick selling time could be because of buzz surrounding a new model, because a vehicle has an established reputation of being popular with consumers, or in today’s marketplace because of production shutdowns in the wake of the pandemic.” 

Slowest-Selling New Vehicles

iSeeCars also analyzed the new cars that remain on dealer lots the longest. The top 10 slowest-selling new cars remain on dealer lots for at least 1.5 to 2 times longer than the average vehicle. "These slowest-selling vehicles present savings opportunities for consumers as dealers will want to move these vehicles," said Ly.
Top 10 Slowest-Selling New Vehicles - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Days to Sell (Avg.) Average Price
1 Mitsubishi Outlander 197.7 $26,683
2 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 187.7 $26,047
3 Buick Encore 170.0 $24,184
4 Nissan Frontier 158.3 $27,323
5 Chevrolet Impala 153.1 $33,268
6 Nissan Altima 151.9 $25,687
7 Nissan Armada 151.2 $54,840
8 Cadillac Escalade ESV 151.1 $88,047
9 Land Rover Range Rover Velar 150.4 $68,158
10 INFINITI QX60 149.9 $51,839
Average for All New Vehicles 96.9
The slowest-selling new vehicle is the Mitsubishi Outlander. “The Mitsubishi Outlander compact SUV saw a 76 percent decrease in sales in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, which shows that there isn’t high demand for the vehicle, despite its affordability and unique features like a third-row seat,” said Ly. It’s joined by the second-ranked Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, a second compact SUV from the automaker that debuted in 2018 and also isn’t a major seller. 

Ranked third is the Buick Encore, which saw a drastic drop in sales of more than 40 percent in the first quarter of 2020. “Given the popularity of the Buick Encore GX, which is among the fastest sellers, it suggests that consumers are favoring the Encore GX and buying it instead of the Encore,” said Ly.

Three Nissans make the list to include the Nissan Frontier pickup, the Nissan Altima sedan, and the Nissan Armada SUV. Also making the list is the INFINITI QX60 SUV, which is made by the automaker’s luxury extension. “Nissan has been struggling with sales in the U.S. due largely in part to its aging vehicle lineup,” noted Ly.

Slowest-Selling Used Vehicles

iSeeCars also analyzed the slowest-selling used vehicle, which remain on lots from 1.6 to 1.9 times longer than the average used vehicle.
Top 10 Slowest-Selling Used Vehicles - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Days to Sell (Avg.) Average Price
1 Land Rover Discovery 199.9 $46,187
2 Land Rover Range Rover Velar 188.1 $51,429
3 Maserati Levante 181.2 $56,814
4 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 125.2 $48,583
5 Kia Cadenza 121.6 $20,252
6 Land Rover Discovery Sport 118.6 $28,549
7 Land Rover Range Rover 117.8 $60,832
8 Cadillac XT4 115.7 $36,873
9 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 115.5 $30,570
10 Ford Ecosport 109.8 $17,330
Average for All Used Vehicles 68.9
Four Land Rovers make the list including the top-ranked Land Rover Discovery, the second-ranked Land Rover Range Rover Velar, the fourth-ranked Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and the seventh-ranked Land Rover Range Rover. “Land Rovers do not have a good reputation for reliability and also have high ownership costs, so they are not practical choices for used car buyers,” said Ly. 

Two mainstream vehicles make the list of predominantly luxury cars including the fifth-ranked Kia Cadenza and the tenth-ranked Ford Ecosport. “The Kia Cadenza is a critically acclaimed large sedan, but it’s slow selling time is a testament to the declining popularity of large sedans,” said Ly. “The Ford Ecosport subcompact SUV isn’t as popular as its competitors, but it is an affordable vehicle for consumers who want to enter the SUV segment,” said Ly.

Fastest-Selling Cars By Metro Area

iSeeCars analyzed the data geographically to find the fastest-selling new cars in the top 25 populous metro areas.
Fastest-Selling Model by Metro Area
City New Model Days to Sell(Average) Used Model Days to Sell (Average)
Atlanta, GA  Mercedes-Benz GLC 10.5 BMW M4 26.8
Boston, MA-Manchester, NH Honda CR-V Hybrid 26.4 Dodge Journey 40.5
Charlotte, NC Honda Accord 27.9 Toyota Highlander 23.5
Chicago, IL Honda CR-V Hybrid 22.8 Audi A5 37.7
Cleveland-Akron (Canton), OH Chevrolet Trailblazer 11.4 Honda Ridgeline 32.1
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Kia Telluride 8.8 Kia Stinger 22.6
Denver, CO Kia Telluride 9.5 Chevrolet Corvette 26.4
Detroit, MI Chevrolet Trailblazer 13.1 Toyota Prius 33.2
Houston, TX Kia Telluride 12.0 INFINITI Q60 27.1
Los Angeles, CA Chevrolet Trailblazer 23.0 Toyota Sequoia 23.5
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Kia Seltos 21.3 Lexus NX 300 26.5
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Dodge Charger 16.9 Mazda CX-5 28.1
New York, NY Chevrolet Trailblazer 21.8 Dodge Journey 39.9
Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL Kia Telluride 16.7 Volkswagen Atlas 22.0
Philadelphia, PA Chevrolet Trailblazer 17.3 Kia Niro 42.7
Phoenix, AZ Kia Telluride 21.1 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 23.7
Portland, OR Subaru Crosstrek 29.2 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 25.9
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA Kia Telluride 11.9 Lexus GX 460 16.7
Salt Lake City, UT Hyundai Palisade 20.2 Volkswagen Atlas 30.3
San Diego, CA Hyundai Palisade 19.4 Toyota 4Runner 23.7
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Ford Fusion Hybrid 25.3 Mazda CX-9 22.1
Seattle-Tacoma, WA BMW X5 17.4 Lexus RX 350 27.9
St. Louis, MO Kia Telluride 14.3 Honda Civic 34.3
Tampa-St Petersburg (Sarasota), FL Subaru Crosstrek 17.5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 20.2
Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) Chevrolet Trailblazer 15.3 Toyota Yaris 27.2
The fastest-selling new car across the most metro area is the Kia Telluride, while the fastest-selling used car is a tie between the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Dodge Journey.

Slowest-Selling New Cars by Metro Area

iSeeCars analyzed the data geographically to find the slowest-selling new cars in the top 25 populous metro areas.

Slowest-Selling Model by Metro Area
City New Model Days to Sell(Average)
Atlanta, GA  Mitsubishi Outlander 198.3
Boston, MA-Manchester, NH Audi Q7 323
Charlotte, NC Nissan Kicks 210.1
Chicago, IL Alfa Romeo Giulia 308.4
Cleveland-Akron (Canton), OH Nissan Versa 271.7
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Mitsubishi Outlander 204
Denver, CO Buick Encore 155.4
Detroit, MI Kia Sorento 271.1
Houston, TX Maserati Levante 297.7
Los Angeles, CA Mitsubishi Outlander 245.9
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Land Rover Range Rover Velar 346.7
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Acura TLX 248.5
New York, NY Toyota Sienna 229.8
Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL Chrysler 300 193.6
Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Nautilus 256.8
Phoenix, AZ Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 238.6
Portland, OR Dodge Journey 204.6
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA Honda Accord 155.9
Salt Lake City, UT Genesis G70 161.5
San Diego, CA Honda Odyssey 222.5
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Mitsubishi Outlander 211.2
Seattle-Tacoma, WA Hyundai Elantra 158.3
St. Louis, MO Buick Encore 272.6
Tampa-St Petersburg (Sarasota), FL INFINITI QX60 144.7
Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 302.1
The slowest-selling new car among the most metro areas is the Mitsubishi Outlander, which is the slowest-selling new car in four major metro areas.

“The number of days a new car remains in the marketplace provides an indication of the demand for the vehicle,” said Ly. “A quick selling time could be because of buzz surrounding a new model, because a vehicle has an established reputation of being popular with consumers, or in today’s marketplace because of production shutdowns in the wake of the pandemic.” 

Methodology analyzed over 4.8 million car sales (model years 2019-2021 for new cars; model years 2015-2019 for used cars) from November 2019 through February 2020 and another set of 4.4 million car sales (same model years) from March through June 2020. Sales made between November 2019 and February 2020 were considered sold during a pre-COVID period; the study focused largely on sales made between March and June 2020. The number of days that each car was listed for sale on was aggregated at the model level, and the average days on market for each was mathematically modeled. Heavy-duty vehicles, models no longer in production prior to the 2020 model year, and low-volume models were excluded from further analysis

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