Movers and Losers: June's Top SUVs


You’d think SUVs would have a tough time of it these days with the gas crunch, but there are a lot of fairly large vehicles selling fairly quickly. The luxury SUV market is somewhat healthy as well, as you can see below. The pedestrian utility category is dominated by the new Honda Pilot and other larger crossovers, like the Buick Enclave, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Journey and GMC Acadia. On the loser side, GM’s big SUVs took a solid beating. None come close to this month’s average of 65 days to sell. Luxury SUVs are also listed below.

Top 10 SUV Movers

  • 2009 Honda Pilot: 14 days
  • 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 18 days
  • 2009 Subaru Forester: 19 days
  • 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan: 20 days
  • 2008 Buick Enclave: 27 days
  • 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 28 days
  • 2008 Honda CR-V: 31 days
  • 2008 Toyota Highlander: 32 days
  • 2009 Dodge Journey: 33 days
  • 2008 GMC Acadia: 34 days 

Top 10 SUV Losers

  • 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor: 178 days
  • 2008 Hummer H3: 155 days
  • 2008 Dodge Durango: 146 days
  • 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara: 123 days
  • 2008 Suzuki XL7: 122 days
  • 2008 GMC Yukon: 112 days
  • 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer: 112 days
  • 2008 GMC Yukon: 110 days
  • 2008 Ford Taurus X: 106 days
  • 2008 GMC Envoy: 103 days

The top two luxury models are also relatively new, but Lexus has a lot to crow about with three quick sellers, including the aging GX. Although sales were down overall for that model. There’s no real surprise on the loser side, with Hummer and Land Rover overwhelming the list. 

Top 10 Luxury SUV Movers

  • 2008 Lexus LX 570: 10 days
  • 2008 BMW X6: 16 days
  • 2008 Porsche Cayenne: 24 days
  • 2008 Lexus RX 400h: 29 days
  • 2008 BMW X5: 30 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI: 30 days
  • 2008 BMW X3: 32 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550: 32 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550: 34 days
  • 2008 Lexus GX 470: 36 days

Top 10 Luxury SUV Losers

  • 2008 Hummer H3: 155 days
  • 2008 Hummer H2: 94 days
  • 2008 Cadillac Escalade: 94 days
  • 2008 Land Rover LR3: 84 days
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350: 81 days
  • 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 81 days
  • 2008 Land Rover LR2: 77 days
  • 2008 Volkswagen Touareg: 70 days
  • 2008 Land Rover Range Rover: 66 days
  • 2008 Volvo XC90: 64 days

Movers and Losers: June Top 10
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By David Thomas | July 8, 2008 | Comments (7)



This list adds to my theory that selling days is not an indicator of a vehicles' "hotness". Many of these in supposed short supply also saw sales decreases last month. For instance, the Highlander sales were down like 30%, yet it was a relatively quick seller. Just because dealer inventories are lower, doesn't mean it's a "hot" seller or fast mover....


Again, after reading your "surprise", GX sales were down 48%. No one is "snapping" those up...they are just not sending many to the US.

You're correct on the sales mix for the GX. edited.


the sales here in the Boston area on Yukon's and Trailblazers are incredible. too bad.

How come the 2008 GMC Yukon is listed twice, with 112 and then 110 days?

and LM, when is it ever not a bad thing for a business when merchandise sits around for 4 months unsold, whether it's in a warehouse or on a parking lot???


The Tiguan is in limited supply and has already had a recall.

At least they broke it into SUV and Luxury SUV categories.

There's a big difference in how long it takes to sell the 20 luxos that come off the boat and the 500 standard SUVs that come off the boat.

Remember there are "lies, damn lies and statistics"


i agree with woogie, statistics are the devil!!


The 2008 Yukon is listed with both 110 days and 112 days.. Why?? do u mean the regular yukon and the yukon xl???

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