By David Thomas on July 6, 2011
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.
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.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David