The microchip shortage continues to impact new and used car sales as major automakers are forced to halt production, leading to lower inventory levels, especially for the most in-demand vehicles. Despite reduced inventory and heightened demand for both new and used cars overall, some vehicles defy this trend and remain on dealer lots. These slow-selling cars can bring savings opportunities for car buyers, even in today’s challenging car market.

Analyzing nearly 250,000 new and used cars sold in October 2021 to determine the fastest-selling new and used cars, found that overall, the average new car takes 31.7 days to sell and the average used car takes 44.7 days to sell. Both new and used cars are selling slower than in September, where the average for new cars was 24.6 days and the average for used cars was 32.8 days.

Slowest-Selling New Cars by State

What were October’s slowest-selling new cars across the country? Here are the new vehicles in the lowest demand by state:
Slowest-Selling New Car in Each State In October - iSeeCars
State Vehicle Average Days to Sell
Alabama Nissan Murano 111.9
Alaska - -
Arizona Genesis G80 89.7
Arkansas Ram Pickup 1500 Classic 67.9
California Infiniti Q50 130.8
Colorado Honda Pilot 119.0
Connecticut Hyundai Kona Ev 129.6
Delaware - -
Florida Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 137.7
Georgia Nissan Altima 153.0
Hawaii Dodge Charger 66.4
Idaho Ram Pickup 1500 62.0
Illinois Dodge Charger 220.9
Indiana Hyundai Santa Fe 62.6
Iowa Jeep Cherokee 57.6
Kansas Honda Pilot 60.7
Kentucky Chrysler Pacifica 68.9
Louisiana Volvo XC90 58.6
Maine - -
Maryland Nissan Altima 189.7
Massachusetts Subaru Ascent 95.1
Michigan Cadillac XT6 123.0
Minnesota Ford Ranger 127.8
Mississippi Hyundai Sonata 115.0
Missouri Nissan Versa 83.8
Montana Honda Passport 44.0
Nebraska Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 68.8
Nevada Mazda CX-5 82.6
New Hampshire Nissan Altima 256.4
New Jersey Acura TLX 170.5
New Mexico - -
New York Infiniti Q50 112.1
North Carolina Acura TLX 140.0
North Dakota - -
Ohio Ford Ecosport 104.9
Oklahoma Nissan Altima 189.0
Oregon Hyundai Sonata 79.3
Pennsylvania - 143.4
Rhode Island Hyundai Sonata -
South Carolina Ram Ram Pickup 1500 84.1
South Dakota - -
Tennessee Ram Ram Pickup 1500 Classic 135.5
Texas Alfa Romeo Giulia 151.5
Utah Ford Bronco Sport 68.2
Vermont - -
Virginia Maserati Ghibli 160.4
Washington Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 110.2
West Virginia Nissan Sentra 76.7
Wisconsin Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 117.7
Wyoming - -
  • The slowest-selling new car in the most states is the Nissan Altima in four states. 
  • Sedans are the slowest-selling vehicle type in 18 states.
  • The slowest-selling car across all states is the Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, which takes 256.4 days to sell.

Slowest-Selling Used Cars by State

Here are the slowest-selling used cars by state:
Slowest-Selling Used Car in Each State In October - iSeeCars
State Vehicle Average Days to Sell
Alabama Nissan Frontier 133.2
Alaska Jeep Renegade 119.6
Arizona Kia Sedona 79.4
Arkansas Ford Edge 75.4
California Lincoln Nautilus 101.7
Colorado Ram Pickup 1500 Classic 95.4
Connecticut Chevrolet Equinox 106.9
Delaware Hyundai Santa Fe 91.4
Florida Acura ILX 77.5
Georgia Cadillac XT6 172.8
Hawaii Mercedes-Benz C-Class 99.5
Idaho Jeep Wrangler 193.3
Illinois Jeep Gladiator 163.4
Indiana Chevrolet Bolt EV 102.0
Iowa Chrysler 300 154.8
Kansas Toyota Tundra 90.2
Kentucky Ford Ranger 106.8
Louisiana Jeep Renegade 133.7
Maine Subaru Legacy 169.3
Maryland Genesis G80 83.9
Massachusetts Nissan Murano 110.8
Michigan Lincoln Navigator L 97.8
Minnesota Toyota Tacoma 74.6
Mississippi Jeep Renegade 90.4
Missouri Toyota Highlander 98.7
Montana GMC Sierra 1500 107.3
Nebraska Toyota Corolla 104.7
Nevada Hyundai Kona 85.9
New Hampshire Chevrolet Tahoe 128.3
New Jersey Buick Envision 93.0
New Mexico Honda Civic 132.9
New York Acura ILX 176.7
North Carolina Lincoln Nautilus 107.9
North Dakota Chevrolet Silverado 1500 96.0
Ohio Acura TLX 124.5
Oklahoma Genesis G80 103.4
Oregon Hyundai Sonata 112.9
Pennsylvania BMW 5 Series 241.8
Rhode Island Kia Sportage 75.6
South Carolina INFINITI Q50 74.4
South Dakota Ford F-150 96.8
Tennessee Volvo XC90 85.7
Texas BMW X2 105.1
Utah Dodge Durango 131.0
Vermont Ford Explorer 112.9
Virginia BMW 5 Series 109.1
Washington Chevrolet Bolt Ev 106.8
West Virginia Chevrolet Tahoe 104.3
Wisconsin Ford Ecosport 77.8
Wyoming Toyota Tundra 93.7
  • The Jeep Renegade and the Acura ILX tie as is the slowest-selling used car in the most states, at three.
  • SUVs are the most represented vehicle segment, as the slowest-selling used car type in 23 states.
  • The slowest-selling used car across all states is the BMW 5 Series in Pennsylvania, at 241.8 days.
What does this mean for car shoppers? Prolonged time on dealer lots indicates that supply is higher than demand, which could be because pricing is too high or the car isn’t as popular as its competition. Knowing how long vehicles remain on dealer lots can present negotiation opportunities for consumers, as dealers likely want to sell these vehicles. Each vehicle listing includes a car’s days on market and if the price has already been reduced, to provide shoppers with the information needed to help them make the smartest purchase decision.

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