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Movers and Losers: April's Top SUVs

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You’d think that with gas prices being high, sales of SUVs would be down. That’s true when it comes to large SUVs like the Dodge Durango (it takes 104 days to get those off the lot), but compact and midsize SUVs are still pretty popular. Luxury SUVs seem slightly immune to gas prices, too.

Again, the Movers do have to meet a sales threshold, while we lower that a bit for the Losers. Believe it or not, most of the SUV Losers did meet the higher threshold.

Top 10 Compact/Midsize SUV Movers

  • 2009 Subaru Forester: 13 days
  • 2008 Toyota RAV4: 20 days
  • 2008 Honda CR-V: 22 days
  • 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 23 days
  • 2008 Nissan Rogue: 35 days
  • 2008 Ford Edge: 40 days
  • 2008 Jeep Liberty: 42 days
  • 2008 Pontiac Torrent: 43 days
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander: 44 days
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 47 days

Top 10 Compact/Midsize SUV Losers

  • 2008 Subaru Forester: 130 days
  • 2008 Hummer H3: 113 days
  • 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara: 97 days
  • 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer: 95 days
  • 2008 Dodge Nitro: 88 days
  • 2008 Honda Element: 79 days
  • 2008 Mercury Mariner: 73 days
  • 2008 Subaru Tribeca: 70 days
  • 2008 Kia Sportage: 70 days
  • 2008 Mazda CX-7: 67 days

Top 10 Luxury SUV Movers

  • 2008 Lexus LX 570: 9 days
  • 2008 Lexus GX 470: 20 days
  • 2008 BMW X3: 21 days
  • 2008 BMW X5: 21 days
  • 2008 Buick Enclave: 22 days
  • 2008 Lexus RX 400h: 24 days
  • 2008 Lexus RX 350: 24 days
  • 2008 Porsche Cayenne: 25 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450: 35 days
  • 2008 Acura MDX: 36 days

Top 10 Luxury SUV Losers

  • 2008 Land Rover LR3: 104 days
  • 2008 Saab 9-7x: 89 days
  • 2008 Infiniti FX35: 72 days
  • 2008 Nissan Armada: 64 days
  • 2008 Infiniti QX56: 62 days
  • 2008 Cadillac Escalade: 61 days
  • 2008 Hummer H2: 59 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350: 57 days
  • 2008 Cadillac SRX: 57 days
  • 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV: 56 days

What the Numbers Say

Compact SUVs are hot, but many on the Movers list have healthy incentives, like the Ford Edge and Jeep Liberty. The Losers aren’t very surprising here either, with many outdated models rounding out the list.

A bad economy doesn’t seem to quench the quick movement of luxury SUVs. We’re a bit stunned that the GX 470 is still a fast seller. The Losers even do pretty well, considering the average time it took to sell a car overall was 65 days.

Movers and Losers: April Top Ten
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