By David Thomas on May 1, 2014
Spring may not have sprung successfully for everyone in April, but even the slight thaw we did experience didn't stop people from snatching up SUVs and trucks quickly.
Sixteen of the 20 fastest-selling vehicles in April were SUVs or trucks. Luxury and sports cars rounded out the list, meaning not one mainstream or popular sedan, hatchback, station wagon or minivan was in extreme demand.
The cars on our slowest-selling list remain similar to previous months.
We also found five solid picks of cars our editors generally like but found them to be too pricey in the competitive landscape, like the Fiat 500L. The fact that they take twice the time to sell as an average car should lead dealers to discount them more, negating their higher sticker prices.
The Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars 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. With lots mostly clear of 2013 models, we look exclusively at 2014 and 2015 models.
For the fastest sellers, 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. To highlight all slow sellers, slowest sellers have no such threshold.
Our Picks highlight cars that take a significant time before they're sold and might be overlooked by shoppers. Dealers could be more motivated to sell these cars. Cars.com photo by Evan Sears
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David