It's no surprise that this month's fastest-selling car is actually a pickup truck. Pickups are perennial best-sellers, with Ford's F-Series, Chevrolet's Silverado and Ram's 1500 riding the top slots in the sales list each month. The Toyota Tacoma crew cab is also hot, staying on dealer lots an average of only four days in September.
Volkswagen's Golf also made this month's fastest-sellers list at just 11 days, but that's likely to change as the diesel scandal continues to tarnish the brand.
On the slowest side is the 2015 XK, Jaguar's expensive, aging coupe and roadster. It tops the list at 354 days, which is considerably longer than the average time-to-sell rate of 72 days for all cars in September. Rounding out the bottom is the 2015 Smart ForTwo at 179 days. Its redesign for 2016 couldn't come soon enough.
If you're looking for a bargain, we found several cars that dealers might want to make a deal on, from the 2015 Chevrolet Impala, which took home Cars.com's Best of 2014 Award, to the comfortable, luxurious Lincoln MKC.
Check out the lists below.
September 2015's Fastest-Selling Cars
- 2016 Toyota Tacoma crew cab: 4 days
- 2016 Toyota 4Runner: 5 days
- 2016 Jeep Wrangler: 6 days
- 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 6 days
- 2016 BMW X5: 10 days
- 2016 Hyundai Veloster: 10 days
- 2016 Land Rover Range Rover: 10 days
- 2016 Subaru Outback: 10 days
- 2016 Ford Mustang: 11 days
- 2016 Honda Accord: 11 days
- 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 11 days
- 2016 Scion iA: 11 days
- 2016 Toyota Tundra CrewMax: 11 days
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf: 11 days
September 2015's Slowest-Selling Cars
- 2015 Jaguar XK: 354 days
- 2015 BMW 535i Gran Turismo: 339 days
- 2015 BMW 750i : 211 days
- 2015 Infiniti Q70L: 204 days
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 coupe: 196 days
- 2015 Fiat 500: 192 days
- 2015 BMW 335i xDrive Gran Turismo: 186 days
- 2015 Toyota Yaris: 184 days
- 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 extended cab: 182 days
- 2015 Smart ForTwo: 179 days
- 2015 Chevrolet Impala: 124 days
- 2015 Chevrolet Volt: 134 days
- 2015 Kia Sedona: 150 days
- 2015 Lincoln MKC: 156 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. With lots mostly clear of 2014 models, we look exclusively at 2015s and 2016s. 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.