• The Chevrolet Corvette leads the list of fastest-selling new vehicles for the third consecutive month 
  • Alternative fuel vehicles, led by Toyota and Lexus models as well as multiple newly-released models, are rising in demand in both the new and used market and sell faster than the average car
  • Full-size and luxury SUVs comprise majority of fastest-selling new car list
  • Luxury vehicles and sports cars dominate fastest-selling used car list
The latest iSeeCars analysis found the fastest-selling new car during the month of March was the Chevrolet Corvette -- for the third consecutive month, while full-size SUVs were the most represented vehicle type on the new vehicle list. The Tesla Model 3 is among the fastest-selling used cars, a list dominated by luxury vehicles. Additionally, two all-new hybrid vehicles made their debut on the fastest-selling new cars list.

Analyzing over 1.5 million new and used cars sold in March 2021, iSeeCars.com found that overall, the average new car takes 47.4 days to sell and the average used car takes 39.4 days to sell. Both new and used cars sold faster compared to February’s totals, which were 48.9 days for new cars and 42 days for used cars.  

“March was a strong month for auto sales as consumers received their government stimulus checks and are likely looking to purchase vehicles ahead of anticipated inventory constraints from computer chip shortages,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “While the demand for large SUVs and luxury vehicles has continued for the third consecutive month, many alternative fuel vehicles debuted on the list as gas prices continue to rise.”

Fastest-Selling New Cars

iSeeCars identified the top 20 fastest-selling new cars, which sell 2 to 5 times faster than the average new vehicle and average 19.4 days on dealers’ lots. SUVs comprise the majority of the list, which also includes sedans, pickup trucks, a sports car, and a minivan.

“While the fastest-selling new cars span many price points between $24,278  to $102,537, the average for these 20 vehicles is $49,778, which is almost 35 percent above the $36,942 average price of all new cars,” said Brauer. 

Top 20 Fastest-Selling New Vehicles in March 2021 - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days to Sell  Average Price
1 Chevrolet Corvette 9.4 $82,457
2 Toyota RAV4 Prime 10.2 $44,201
3 Kia Telluride 14.1 $44,103
4 GMC Yukon XL 14.3 $79,282
5 Cadillac Escalade ESV 15.2 $102,145
6 Cadillac Escalade 15.6 $99,492
7 Hyundai Elantra (Hybrid) 16.1 $26,007
8 Toyota Tacoma 16.3 $37,524
9 GMC Yukon 17.5 $76,268
10 Lexus IS 350 17.5 $47,857
11 Land Rover Range Rover Velar 17.7 $68,482
12 BMW X7 18.8 $92,835
13 Mercedes-Benz GLS 19.3 $92,134
14 Chevrolet Tahoe 21.5 $65,601
15 Ford F-150 (Hybrid) 21.8 $66,345
16 Toyota Tundra 22.0 $47,835
17 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 22.0 $34,994
18 Toyota Sienna 22.6 $41,854
19 Lexus RX 450h 22.9 $58,681
20 Toyota 4Runner 23.3 $45,125
Average for All New Vehicles 47.4 $36,942
The fastest-selling new vehicle is the Chevrolet Corvette, which takes on average 9.4 days to sell, nearly four days faster than its February selling time. “The new mid-engine Corvette is the fastest-selling new car for the third consecutive month,” said Brauer. “The Corvette C8 has been in short supply since its 2020 debut due to overwhelming demand and multiple production setbacks, including its most recent shutdown from late February into early March because of a parts shortage.” 

The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid ranks second and makes its debut on the fastest-selling new car list. “The RAV4 Prime is a brand new model that had a limited production in its first year and was just delivered to select states,” said Brauer. “Battery supply constraints caused demand to dramatically outpace supply, so much so that dealers were marking the vehicle up to $10,000 above MSRP.” 

Three additional Toyota hybrid vehicles make the list including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Sienna, and the RX 450h midsize SUV from Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus. “Toyota’s alternative-powered vehicles, led by its hybrid lineup, continue to gain in popularity and account for nearly a quarter of Toyota’s total sales,” said Brauer. “Dealers have had trouble keeping up with demand for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid even before the pandemic-related production shortages. The Sienna minivan debuted as a hybrid vehicle for 2021 and sales have increased by over 270 percent over March of 2020.”

Two more hybrids that were new for 2021, the Ford F-150 Hybrid pickup truck and the Hyundai Elantra compact car, also make their debut on the list. “The Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid had a 110 percent sales increase in March over February, which confirms the high demand for a hybrid version of the truck,” said Brauer.  “The Hyundai Elantra was named the North American Car of the Year for 2020, and dealers were offering cashback incentives in March to further incentivize buyers.”

Two additional pickup trucks make the list including the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra. “Toyota continues to have low inventory levels of its popular vehicles, especially the Tacoma, which had a 24 percent increase in sales in March over February,” said Brauer. “Meanwhile, the Tundra has low inventory after Toyota stopped production of the full-size pickup amid the semiconductor shortage, allotting those computer chips for the brand’s higher-volume vehicles.”

The Kia Telluride midsize SUV maintains its position as a hot-seller for the third consecutive month. “Kia is still struggling to keep up with the demand for the Telluride two years after its launch,” said Brauer. “Dealers continue to charge above MSRP because consumers are willing to pay a premium for this vehicle.”

The full-size Cadillac Escalade and its extended variant, the Escalade ESV, appear on the fastest-selling list of new cars for the second consecutive month. “The Escalade was redesigned for 2021 to make the already supersized SUV even larger and more luxurious, leading to a 75 percent sales increase in the first quarter of 2021 over last year,” said Brauer. “Cadillac has struggled in recent years, but the popularity of the Escalade and Escalade ESV, particularly the higher trims, has helped Cadillac rebuild its position as a luxury brand associated with opulence, advanced tech and the celebrity elite.”

Three additional full-size SUVs from General Motors make the list including the GMC Yukon XL, the GMC Yukon, and the Chevrolet Tahoe. “General Motors continues to have limited inventory caused by pandemic-related production interruptions and semiconductor chip shortages, while demand for its newly redesigned full-size SUVs has only increased,” said Brauer.

Three luxury SUVs make the list including the eleventh-ranked midsize Land Rover Range Rover  Velar, twelfth-ranked full-size BMW X7, the thirteenth-ranked full-size Mercedes-Benz GLS. “The Land Rover Range Rover Velar made its debut on the fastest-selling new vehicles list in March, and is one of the most expensive vehicles in its class,” said Brauer. “The full-size Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7 are also among the most expensive SUVs in their class, illustrating how demand for expensive luxury SUVs continued for the month of March.

Fastest-Selling Used Cars

iSeeCars also analyzed the top 20 fastest-selling used vehicles. The average used vehicle takes 39.4 days to sell, and the top 20 fastest-selling vehicles average 30.8 days and sell 1.2 to 1.5 times faster than the average vehicle. The list of fastest-selling used vehicles includes a mix of vehicle types with luxury vehicles comprising the majority of the list. 
Top 20 Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles in March 2021- iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days to Sell  Average Price
1 Kia Telluride 25.9 $39,676
2 Mazda MX-5 Miata 26.5 $22,105
3 Hyundai Palisade 28.5 $39,887
4 Chevrolet Corvette 29.6 $67,605
5 Kia Stinger 29.6 $30,954
6 BMW 4 Series 29.7 $37,984
7 Tesla Model 3 29.8 $40,052
8 Porsche 911 29.9 $134,033
9 Land Rover Range Rover Velar 30.2 $51,859
10 Honda Civic (Hatchback) 30.2 $20,719
11 Jaguar F-Type 30.2 $51,135
12 Lexus NX 300 30.7 $31,230
13 BMW 2 Series 30.9 $32,071
14 BMW X7 31.2 $75,660
15 Lexus LX 570 31.2 $70,444
16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 31.2 $55,037
17 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 31.3 $59,236
18 Mitsubishi Outlander 31.4 $17,943
19 Honda Civic (Sedan) 31.4 $17,080
20 Lexus RX 450h 31.6 $41,260
Average for All Used Vehicles 39.4 $26,211
Earning the top spot is the midsize Kia Telluride, which is joined by a similar vehicle from the same parent company, the third-ranked Hyundai Palisade. “These vehicles debuted for the 2020 model year and have sustained their popularity, with a small number entering the used car marketplace,” said Brauer. “The Kia Telluride remains in short supply, and given the dealer markup on new versions buying a lightly used version is appealing to consumers unable to locate a new model.”

Seven sports cars and luxury sport sedans make the list including the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Chevrolet Corvette, the Kia Stinger, the BMW 4 Series, the Porsche 911, the Jaguar F-Type, and the BMW 2 Series. “High-performance vehicles have been popular during the pandemic to combat boredom and bring joy,” said Brauer. 

Six luxury SUVs of varying sizes make the list including the midsize Land Rover Range Rover Velar, the compact Lexus NX 300, the full-size BMW X7, the full-size Lexus LX 570, the midsize Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and the hybrid midsize Lexus RX 450h. “Luxury SUVs remained a popular vehicle segment in March as more consumers are taking advantage of lower interest rates and buying larger and more expensive vehicles,” said Brauer.

The Tesla Model 3 makes its first appearance on the fastest-selling used car list in the seventh position. It replaces the Tesla Model X, which appeared on the list in January and February. “The Tesla Model 3 sold a week faster in March compared to February, while the Tesla Model X maintained the same selling time but fell off the list due to other cars’ shorter times on dealers’ lots,” said Brauer. “The Tesla Model 3 is likely selling faster than the Tesla Model X because it’s more affordable and is attracting more buyers who are switching to EVs due to higher gas prices.”

Two body types of the Honda Civic debut on the list: the tenth-ranked hatchback and the nineteenth-ranked sedan. “The Honda Civic has been one of the most popular vehicles in the country for decades thanks to its reliability and affordability,” said Brauer. “Even though large SUVs comprise the majority of the list, the fast selling time of the Civic shows there is still high demand for practical passenger cars.” 

Fastest-Selling New Alternative Fuel Vehicles

iSeeCars also examined the fastest-selling new alternative fuel vehicles, which include hybrids, electrics, and a hydrogen-powered vehicle. On average, new alternative fuel vehicles sell in 44.6 days, which is nearly three days faster than the average vehicle. While the top six fastest-selling new alternative fuel vehicles appeared on the overall list, 13 additional vehicles sell faster than the overall average for all vehicles.
Fastest-Selling New Alternative Fuel Vehicles In March 2021 -iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days To Sell  Average Price
1 Toyota RAV4 Prime 10.2 $44,201
2 Hyundai Elantra 16.1 $26,007
3 Ford F-150 21.8 $66,345
4 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 22.0 $34,994
5 Toyota Sienna 22.6 $41,854
6 Lexus RX 450h 22.9 $58,681
7 Toyota Mirai 23.5 $48,690
8 Ford Mustang Mach-E  23.8 $54,771
9 Toyota Venza  33.7 $38,615
10 Ford Explorer Hybrid  34.4 $49,341
11 Audi Q5  35.1 $60,329
12 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid 36.9 $30,312
13 Audi e-tron  37.8 $75,403
14 Hyundai Ioniq Electric  39.3 $37,347
15 Lexus UX 250h  39.8 $39,091
16 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  40.6 $43,606
17 Toyota Prius Prime  44.8 $31,258
18 Honda CR-V Hybrid  45.7 $34,186
19 Hyundai Kona EV  47.3 $43,195
Average For All New Vehicles 47.4 $36,942
The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle ranks seventh. “Only sold in San Francisco and Los Angeles, March was the most successful sales month for the Mirai since its debut in 2014, and it’s likely a fast seller due to the all-new, more attractive design,” said Brauer. “Buyers are eligible for $12,500 in state rebates and federal tax credits, and Toyota is currently offering three years of free fuel as an additional incentive to purchase a Mirai.” 

Additional hybrids from Toyota and Lexus with faster-than-average selling times join the four on the overall fastest-selling new car list, including the hybrid Toyota Venza, the hybrid Lexus UX 250h, and the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in. “March 2021 was the best March sales month ever for Toyota, and its lineup of alternative fuel vehicles contributed to its success,” said Brauer. “The Toyota Venza, new for 2021, is meant to attract buyers who want something more premium than the popular RAV4 Hybrid.”

The new for 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E ranks eighth with a selling time of 23.8 days, which is nearly half of the average new vehicle’s selling time. “February was the first full month of sales for the Mustang Mach-E, which has been in high demand and continues to grow in popularity,” said Brauer. “Ford reports that 70 percent of orders are from drivers from competitive brands, which has put the automaker on the map in the premium EV space.” 

Three hybrid variants of popular SUVs that debuted in 2020 make the list including the Ford Explorer Hybrid, the Audi Q5, and the Honda CR-V Hybrid. “The rise in gas prices is likely contributing to car buyers opting for the hybrid versions of these SUVs,” said Brauer.

Three electric vehicles make the list including the Audi e-tron SUV, the Hyundai Ioniq sedan, and the Hyundai Kona SUV. “While the e-tron has not been a strong seller since its 2019 debut, an $8,900 price cut for 2021 helped it receive its best sales quarter ever as momentum for EVs continues to rise,” said Brauer. “Hyundai has received acclaim for its electric vehicles and aims to be a major player in the space, and this suggests mainstream EV buyers are embracing these vehicles.”

Fastest-Selling Used Alternative Fuel Vehicles

iSeeCars also examined the fastest-selling used alternative fuel vehicles, which include hybrids and electric vehicles. On average, used alternative fuel vehicles sell in 38.1 days, which is just over one day faster than the average used vehicle. While the top two fastest-selling used alternative fuel vehicles appeared on the overall list, 12 additional vehicles sell faster than the overall average for all vehicles.
Fastest-Selling Used Alternative-Fuel Vehicles in March 2021- iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days to Sell  Average Price
1 Tesla Model 3 29.8 $40,052
2 Lexus RX 450h 31.6 $41,260
3 BMW 5 Series 32.1 $31,343
4 BMW I3 32.3 $21,024
5 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 32.3 $26,119
6 BMW 3 Series 33.7 $23,670
7 Tesla Model X 33.9 $67,635
8 BMW X5 34.0 $36,966
9 Toyota Prius 34.2 $18,309
10 Honda Insight 34.5 $20,481
11 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 35.6 $35,055
12 Lexus NX 300h 35.7 $32,853
13 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 36.8 $30,861
14 Honda Accord Hybrid 39.4 $22,344
Average for All Used Vehicles 39.4 $26,211
Four BMW vehicles make the list including the electric i3, the plug-in hybrid 3 Series, the plug-in hybrid 5 Series, and the plug-in hybrid X5. “The BMW 3 Series and 5 Series plug-in hybrids debuted for the 2018 model year, so used versions are just starting to appear in the used car marketplace,” said Brauer. “The all-electric i3 is the best-selling premium supermini car, and used versions provide tremendous value due to their steep depreciation and low operating costs.”

Four Toyota hybrids join the second-ranked Lexus RX 450h, including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and the Lexus NX 300h. “Just like its new hybrids, Toyota’s used hybrids are also in high demand, undoubtedly due to their reliability and value retention,” said Brauer.

An additional Tesla model, the Model X, ranks seventh and joins the top-ranked Model 3. “The Tesla Model X maintains its high demand due to sustained popularity and a relatively short supply in the used car marketplace,” said Brauer. “Although people may be passing up used versions of the Model X for a new version of the more affordable Model Y, it remains a hot seller.”

Slowest Selling New Vehicles

iSeeCars also analyzed the new cars that remain on dealer lots the longest. The top 20 slowest-selling new cars remain on dealer lots for at least 1.7 to 3.7 times longer than the average vehicle. 
Top 20 Slowest-Selling New Vehicles in March 2021 - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days to Sell  Average Price
1 Ford Fusion 177.1 $22,830
2 Ford Fusion Hybrid 173.7 $25,476
3 Dodge Grand Caravan 150.1 $26,601
4 Honda Fit 137.7 $18,562
5 Ford EcoSport 107.2 $22,549
6 Honda Insight 102.9 $26,645
7 Lincoln Nautilus 100.1 $51,535
8 Chevrolet Trax 98.6 $21,245
9 Dodge Journey 95.5 $22,483
10 Mitsubishi Mirage 95.4 $15,754
11 INFINITI QX60 95.2 $48,412
12 Kia Niro 94.3 $25,609
13 Nissan Pathfinder 87.5 $34,165
14 Honda Civic 85.4 $23,184
15 Mitsubishi Outlander 84.0 $25,008
16 Chrysler 300 81.5 $32,062
17 Ford Mustang 81.3 $40,504
18 Nissan LEAF 80.2 $37,099
19 Honda Odyssey 79.8 $39,929
20 Ford Escape 79.0 $27,735
Average for All New Vehicles 47.4 $36,942
The slowest-selling new vehicle is the Ford Fusion, while the hybrid variant ranks second. “Both versions of the Ford Fusion were discontinued for the 2021 model year due to the vehicles’ declining popularity as well as the lowered demand for the sedan segment,” said Brauer. Three additional discontinued models, the subcompact Honda Fit, the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, and the Dodge Journey also make the list.

Four small SUVs make the list including the subcompact Ford EcoSport, the subcompact Chevrolet Trax, the compact Mitsubishi Outlander, and the compact Ford Escape. “While demand is high for large premium and luxury SUVs, the demand for more affordable small SUVs has slowed,” said Brauer. “Chevrolet cut production of the Trax to keep up with demand for the new Trailblazer, while the red-hot Ford Bronco Sport has slowed demand for Ford’s other small SUVs.”

Three additional alternative-fuel vehicles join the Ford Fusion Hybrid, including the Honda Insight, the Kia Niro, and the Nissan LEAF. “The Honda Insight is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic, and while it is a favorably-reviewed car, it hasn’t captured the attention of Civic loyalists or hybrid buyers,” said Brauer. “Consumers are likely passing up the economical subcompact Kia Niro hybrid in favor of its more spacious and upscale competition, while the Nissan LEAF doesn’t have enough range to compete with similarly-priced EVs like the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.” 

Three vehicles with highly-anticipated redesigns for 2022 also make the list: the Honda Civic, the Nissan Pathfinder, and the INFINITI QX60. “Consumers are likely waiting for the redesigned models rather than purchasing the 2021 versions currently languishing on dealer lots,” said Brauer. 

The popular Ford Mustang makes the list, accounting for the only sports car. “Despite the popularity of sports cars as pandemic purchases, the Ford Mustang is a slow-seller,” said Brauer. “Mustang sales decreased by 16.4 percent in February, and while sales rebounded in March the supply is still higher than the demand.” 

Slowest-Selling Used Vehicles

iSeeCars also analyzed the slowest-selling used vehicles, which remain on lots from 1.2 to 2.8 times longer than the average used vehicle. Thirteen of the 20 vehicles are SUVs, with luxury SUVs accounting for eight vehicles on the list. 
Top 20 Slowest-Selling Used Vehicles in March 2021- iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle Average Days to Sell  Average Price
1 Buick Encore GX 109.3 $24,423
2 Cadillac XT6 71.0 $50,475
3 Chevrolet Bolt EV 68.2 $19,027
4 BMW 2 Series 66.0 $37,095
5 Buick Envision 62.0 $23,551
6 Lincoln Nautilus 61.1 $41,895
7 Volvo XC40 60.6 $35,164
8 Volvo V60 Cross Country 55.1 $31,038
9 Chevrolet Blazer 54.8 $33,579
10 Cadillac XT4 54.5 $33,877
11 Ford Ecosport 54.0 $17,013
12 Chevrolet Trax 53.6 $15,613
13 Genesis G70 53.5 $35,187
14 Mazda Mazda3 (Hatchback) 52.5 $21,879
15 Ford Edge 51.5 $23,704
16 Ford Escape 51.4 $17,791
17 Tesla Model S 50.8 $53,126
18 Mazda Mazda3 (Sedan) 49.8 $19,614
19 Buick Enclave 49.3 $27,997
20 Volvo XC60 48.8 $32,163
Average for All Used Vehicles 39.4 $26,211
The slowest-selling used vehicle is the Buick Encore GX, which debuted for the 2020 model year. “The Buick Encore GX was one of the brand’s top sellers in 2020, but demand for the 2020 model likely dropped quicker than production toward the end of that vehicle’s run, and now new 2021 versions are comparable in price when new car incentives are taken into account,” said Brauer.

Four additional American luxury SUVs make the list including the Cadillac XT6, the Buick Envision, the Lincoln Nautilus, and the Buick Enclave. “The Cadillac XT6 debuted in 2020, while the Lincoln Nautilus debuted in 2019, and demand has waned for both vehicles despite their initial buzz,” said Brauer. “Both the Envision and Enclave have seen sales increases for their new versions in 2021, but used car buyers are likely passing them up for more luxurious models.”

Two electric vehicles make the list including the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Tesla Model S. “The Chevrolet Bolt has sold relatively well since it debuted in 2017, but supply has easily kept up with demand, and its increased competition in the EV space has left more models on dealer lots,” said Brauer. “Used Tesla Model S vehicles were once in high demand, but today’s buyers likely prefer the more affordable Model 3, which is the most popular EV in the United States.”

Fastest-Selling Cars By City 

iSeeCars analyzed the data geographically to find the fastest-selling new cars in the top 50 most populous metro areas.
Fastest-Selling New and Used Cars in March By City
City New Vehicle Days to Sell (Average) Used Vehicle Days to Sell (Average)
Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM Toyota Tundra 14.7 Subaru WRX 21.3
Atlanta, GA Lexus IS 350 8.3 Kia Niro 15.9
Austin, TX Ford F-150 8.5 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 12.1
Baltimore, MD Toyota C-HR 12.2 Subaru Impreza 15.4
Birmingham, AL Toyota Tacoma 7.9 Honda Civic 22.7
Boston, MA-Manchester, NH Kia Telluride 14.0 BMW 4 Series 18.5
Charlotte, NC Honda CR-V 17.9 Mercedes-Benz Cla 14.1
Chicago, IL Kia Telluride 14.5 Kia Telluride 19.7
Cincinnati, OH Kia Telluride 6.2 Honda Civic 22.3
Cleveland-Akron (Canton), OH Ford Bronco Sport 12.6 Jaguar F-Pace 22.4
Columbus, OH Kia Telluride 4.4 BMW X1 16.7
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Gmc Yukon XL 6.5 BMW 2 Series 12.1
Denver, CO Kia Telluride 4.9 Honda Ridgeline 22.2
Detroit, MI Cadillac Escalade 7.8 Volkswagen Atlas 15.8
Fresno-Visalia, CA Ram Pickup 1500 16.7 Audi Q5 11.4
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI Chevrolet Trailblazer 15.8 Lexus RX 350 10.3
Greensboro-Winston Salem, NC Chevrolet Trailblazer 19.8 INFINITI Q50 20.2
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Mazda CX-5 5.7 Subaru Ascent 17.4
Harrisburg-Lancaster-York, PA Toyota Tacoma 18.4 Audi A4 21.7
Hartford & New Haven, CT Hyundai Palisade 16.9 Jeep Wrangler 18.4
Houston, TX Kia Telluride 8.0 BMW X6 20.4
Indianapolis, IN Lincoln Corsair 6.9 Audi A5 18.1
Jacksonville, FL Kia Telluride 12.3 Mercedes-Benz GLS 19.1
Kansas City, MO Hyundai Palisade 9.1 Cadillac Escalade 23.8
Las Vegas, NV Subaru Forester 9.0 Subaru Crosstrek 14.6
Los Angeles, CA Toyota 4runner 7.4 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 11.9
Memphis, TN Kia Telluride 8.5 Subaru Crosstrek 17.4
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Cadillac Escalade Esv 1.5 BMW 4 Series 19.1
Milwaukee, WI Ford F-150 14.6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 17.1
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Kia Telluride 14.5 Infiniti QX80 16.4
Nashville, TN Subaru Forester 7.1 Subaru Impreza 14.2
New York, NY Chevrolet Corvette 10.3 Tesla Model 3 22.9
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News,VA Toyota 4runner 7.8 Volkswagen Atlas 13.0
Oklahoma City, OK Chevrolet Tahoe 13.0 Mitsubishi Outlander 19.7
Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL Land Rover Range Rover Velar 6.2 Tesla Model 3 13.0
Philadelphia, PA Toyota Rav4 Prime 7.9 BMW 2 Series 24.0
Phoenix, AZ Honda CR-V Hybrid 7.3 Hyundai Palisade 15.0
Pittsburgh, PA Kia Telluride 12.2 Mitsubishi Outlander 19.7
Portland, OR Toyota 4Runner 12.2 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 21.4
Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), NC Volkswagen Jetta 5.4 Porsche Macan 15.4
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA Toyota Tacoma 8.6 Toyota 4Runner 13.7
Salt Lake City, UT GMC Sierra 1500 18.9 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 20.8
San Antonio, TX Toyota Tacoma 6.0 Toyota Prius 17.5
San Diego, CA Toyota Tacoma 5.8 Toyota 4runner 17.5
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Chevrolet Silverado 1500 14.1 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid 18.5
Seattle-Tacoma, WA Nissan Altima 12.1 Ford Ranger 19.2
St. Louis, MO Hyundai Tucson 13.5 Honda Civic 18.4
Tampa-St Petersburg (Sarasota), FL Ford Mustang Mach-E 4.5 Chevrolet Bolt EV 14.0
Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) Toyota RAV4 Prime 6.8 BMW X6 12.9
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL Toyota Tacoma 9.1 Toyota C-HR 19.9
The fastest-selling new vehicle in most cities is the Kia Telluride in ten cities, and the fastest-selling used vehicle is the Honda Civic in three. “The list of the most popular new vehicles across the country mirrors national trends with the in-demand Kia Telluride leading the list,” said Brauer. “Additionally, the list is largely made up of SUVs and trucks that are more expensive than the average new vehicle.”

“Car buyers who are making a new or used car purchase might have difficulty finding the most in-demand vehicles, and may end up paying a premium for them in the used car marketplace,” said Brauer. “Many of the hot sellers that are in short supply now will likely be in even higher demand in the coming months due to current and recent plant shutdowns, driven by the semiconductor shortage, along with the start of popular summer car-buying season.”


iSeeCars.com analyzed over 1.5 million new and used car sales (model years 2016-2020 for used cars) from March 2021. The number of days that each car was listed for sale on iSeeCars.com 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 2021 model year, and low-volume models were excluded from further analysis.

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