Movers and Losers: June 2011

By David Thomas  on July 6, 2011

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Hyundai is on a roll lately. The company has seen success with new products starting with the Sonata, then the Elantra and now the Accent. The company holds two of the top three spots on this month’s Movers’ list with 2012 versions of the Elantra and all-new Accent subcompact. Even the 2011 Elantra is one of the fastest-selling cars in the country.

Overall, fuel efficiency is pushing cars out the doors of dealerships as 11 of the top 20 movers are miserly at the pump … or electrical outlet.

The Losers’ list looks awfully familiar with a few Jaguars and other luxury nameplates making the rounds.

Overall, the average time it took to sell a car ticked upward to 58 days from 54 in May, but it’s only slightly higher than the 55 days it took in June 2010.

You can see our full lists below as well as our picks for slow sellers that don’t deserve to sit on lots, but could have more negotiation room.

Movers

  • 2012 Hyundai Elantra: 5 days
  • 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 days
  • 2012 Hyundai Accent sedan: 6 days
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550: 6 days
  • 2012 Nissan Altima: 9 days
  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra: 9 days
  • 2012 Honda Civic coupe: 10 days
  • 2011 Audi Q5: 10 days
  • 2012 BMW X5: 11 days
  • 2012 Ford Focus hatchback: 11 days
  • 2011 Audi Q7: 12 days
  • 2011 BMW X3: 12 days
  • 2011 Ford Explorer: 13 days
  • 2012 Honda Civic sedan: 14 days
  • 2012 Ford Focus sedan: 15 days
  • 2012 Ford Mustang convertible: 15 days
  • 2012 Ford Fiesta sedan: 15 days
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 15 days
  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne: 15 days
  • 2011 Toyota Prius: 15 days

Losers

  • 2011 Jaguar XFR: 255 days
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL63: 235 days
  • 2011 Jaguar XKR convertible: 222 days
  • 2011 Hyundai Azera: 216 days
  • 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder: 190 days
  • 2011 Jaguar XK coupe: 167 days
  • 2011 Cadillac STS: 143 days
  • 2011 Lexus GS 450h: 138 days
  • 2011 Volvo S80: 134 days
  • 2011 Nissan Versa sedan: 133 days

Cars.com Picks

  • 2011 Mazda2: 126 days
  • 2011 Lexus IS F: 126 days
  • 2011 Infiniti G25: 106 days
  • 2011 Mazda6: 103 days
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z: 98 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 websites. We're now focusing on only 2011 and 2012 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 of sales and exclude any models with a 2012 version on the market at the same time.

Movers and Losers


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