Movers and Losers: April 2010

By David Thomas  on May 6, 2010

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Our monthly list of swift-selling models is back. And it seems that new cars and trucks from the 2010 and 2011 model years sold pretty rapidly in April, staying on lots an average of 46 days.
 
We’ve extended the Movers list to 20 models, while losers remain just 10 deep. But we’ve added some of our own personal picks of solid buys that take a much higher average number of days to sell; shoppers may want to take advantage of these models' dust-gathering abilities.
 
The lists and our methodology are below. We know this list often leads to debate, and there are a variety of reasons why a car may have a short stay on lots, but we welcome you to voice your opinions in the comment section.

Movers
  • 2011 Toyota Avalon: 6 days
  • 2011 Ford F-250: 7 days
  • 2010 Hyundai Tucson: 10 days
  • 2011 Honda Pilot: 12 days
  • 2010 Toyota Highlander: 12 days
  • 2010 Toyota RAV4: 12 days
  • 2010 GMC Terrain: 13 days
  • 2010 Subaru Outback: 13 days
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata: 14 days
  • 2010 Chevy Equinox: 14 days
  • 2010 Audi Q7: 15 days
  • 2010 Lexus LS 460: 15 days
  • 2010 Toyota 4Runner: 15 days
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550: 16 days
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550: 16 days
  • 2010 Acura MDX: 18 days
  • 2010 Land Rover LR4: 18 days
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450: 18 days
  • 2010 VW Jetta SportWagen: 18 days
  • 2011 Toyota Sienna: 19 days


Losers

  • 2010 Jaguar XFR: 192 days
  • 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback: 286 days
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe: 173 days
  • 2010 Volvo C30: 166 days
  • 2010 Hyundai Sonata: 156 days
  • 2010 Volvo C70: 128 days
  • 2010 Toyota Tundra: 128 days
  • 2010 Ford F-450: 127 days
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder: 123 days
  • 2010 Dodge Ram 1500: 114 days


Cars.com Picks

  • 2010 Toyota Camry: 80 days
  • 2010 Nissan Versa sedan: 90 days
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback: 99 days
  • 2010 BMW 135i coupe: 100 days
  • 2010 Toyota Yaris sedan: 106 days


About the Lists
The Movers and Losers list reports the average number of days it takes to sell models from the day they arrive on the lot until the final paperwork is signed by a buyer. This is not a days-of-inventory list like you may find on other sites. We’re now focusing on only the 2010 and 2011 model years.

For Movers, we only list vehicles that pass a certain threshold of sales in order to weed out limited editions, ultra-high performance cars and others that might skew the numbers or otherwise inaccurately portray popularity. For Losers, we have removed any threshold to now reflect phased-out models because many shoppers might be looking for an outgoing model year to match with a greater incentive.


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David


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