From Land Rover’s posh Range Rover to the redesigned Toyota RAV4, SUVs took 10 of the top 16 spots on May’s fastest-sellers list. Expectedly, redesigns ranked high on the list. The 2014 Subaru Forester is selling so fast Subaru dealers can’t keep up inventory, and the Range Rover, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class — all redesigned — have repeat appearances among the fastest sellers.
The updated Mercedes E-Class demonstrates shoppers also respond well to a refresh as they do to a full redesign. And the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid continues to sell, adding steam to the redesign’s slow start. It worked well for Ford’s struggling luxury brand: The MKZ had its best-ever May in the nameplate’s more than seven years, Ford said Monday.
Then you have the old-timers. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 had its fifth month among the fastest-selling cars. The 2013 Ford Fusion, in hybrid or regular form, has made its seventh appearance in eight months. So did Audi’s Q5 SUV, despite being in its fifth model year.
Cars in May averaged 56 days to sell. That’s a little slower than April 2013’s 51 days and a few ticks slower than May 2012’s 50 days. Here are May’s fastest and slowest sellers:
- 2013 Land Rover Range Rover: 6 days
- 2014 BMW X3: 10 days
- 2014 Subaru Forester: 10 days
- 2014 BMW X1: 11 days
- 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 sedan: 13 days
- 2014 Nissan Versa sedan: 13 days
- 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (non-Sport): 13 days
- 2013 Audi Q5: 14 days
- 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450: 14 days
- 2014 Acura RDX: 16 days
- 2014 Chevrolet Impala: 16 days
- 2013 Audi Q7: 16 days
- 2014 Kia Forte sedan: 17 days
- 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 17 days
- 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 17 days
- 2013 Toyota RAV4: 17 days
- 2013 Smart ForTwo convertible: 228 days
- 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: 228 days
- 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander: 169 days
- 2013 Nissan 370Z convertible: 164 days
- 2013 Volvo C30: 143 days
- 2013 Volkswagen Golf R two-door: 143 days
- 2013 Chevrolet Corvette convertible: 141 days
- 2013 Chevrolet Corvette coupe: 137 days
- 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (hatchback): 134 days
- 2013 Volkswagen Golf R four-door: 133 days
- 2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab: 72 days
- 2013 Dodge Charger: 77 days
- 2013 Volvo S60: 81 days
- 2013 Mazda3 hatchback: 87 days
- 2013 Nissan 370Z coupe: 94 days
- 2013 Acura MDX: 102 days
- 2013 Cadillac XTS: 104 days
About the Lists
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. We look at 2013 and a handful of 2014s now, calling the fastest sellers Movers and the slowest ones Losers.
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. To highlight all slow sellers, losers 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.