By David Thomas on August 9, 2010
There’s no question what the most important vehicle on this month’s Movers list is: the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Chrysler has a lot riding on its redesigned Grand Cherokee, and it seems to be selling quickly, with just nine days on lots. This brisk pace is what we’ve seen from other highly anticipated new models. Even if it is the “norm,” it’s still a positive sign that Chrysler is on the same track as automakers that haven’t been through the rough years Chrysler has encountered.
The Ford Fiesta also sold quickly, but more so in hatchback configurations. The new Buick Regal just made the list, selling in just over two weeks.
The average number of days it took to sell a new 2010 or 2011 ticked up one day from 55 in June to 56 in July. The average for May was 50 days.
On the Loser list, shoppers may be interested in trying to find a deal on the slow-selling Cadillac CTS SportWagon or the soon-to-be-deceased Mercury Milan Hybrid. We also list five of our picks. These cars take longer than the average to sell, but they would be solid buys.
The full lists and our criteria are below.
July Cars.com Picks
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