Movers and Losers: October 2010
SUVs and crossovers continued to move off dealer lots at a fast clip in October. Fifteen of our 22 Movers this month fell into this category. However, no pickup trucks made the Movers’ list this month. The slowest-selling Ford F-150 — the 2010 regular cab configuration — sold in 56 days, which is well above the 69-day average for new 2010 and 2011 models.
While October was a positive month for automakers, the average time it took to sell a new 2010 or 2011 model climbed from 61 days last month to October’s 69-day average.
Because of the model-year turnover, our Losers list couldn’t just be comprised of vehicles without a 2011 version on lots. To compensate, we also included vehicles that are being discontinued entirely and some with 2011 models that aren’t widely available yet.
That means some of our Cars.com picks for good deals have been on lots longer than our Losers. We’re also including a count of how many Losers and Picks are in the Cars.com national new-vehicle inventory as of this morning. Click the numbered link and you can search the listings. All of our 2010 picks this month make up a substantial portion of how many new vehicles — 2010 and 2011s — are on lots.
Check out the lists below.
- 2011 Nissan Juke: 5 days
- 2011 Subaru Forester: 5 days
- 2011 BMW 535i xDrive: 7 days
- 2011 Honda Odyssey: 7 days
- 2011 Scion tC: 7 days
- 2011 Toyota 4Runner: 8 days
- 2011 Chevy Cruze: 9 days
- 2011 Lexus ES 350: 9 days
- 2011 BMW X5: 11 days
- 2011 Nissan Pathfinder: 11 days
- 2011 Toyota RAV4: 11 days
- 2011 Audi Q7: 12 days
- 2011 Chevy Equinox: 12 days
- 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 12 days
- 2011 Lincoln MKX: 12 days
- 2011 Toyota Highlander: 12 days
- 2011 VW Jetta: 12 days
- 2011 Ford Edge: 13 days
- 2011 Ford Expedition EL: 13 days
- 2011 GMC Terrain: 13 days
- 2011 Honda CR-V: 13 days
- 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: 13 days
- 2010 Jaguar XK coupe: 261 days (42 available nationwide)
- 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6: 256 days (43 available nationwide)
- 2010 Mazda RX-8: 227 days (185 available nationwide)
- 2010 Hummer H3: 221 days (59 available nationwide)
- 2010 Jeep Commander: 169 days (193 available nationwide)
- 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid: 145 days (95 available nationwide)
- 2010 BMW 650i coupe: 137 days (189 available nationwide)
- 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser wagon: 129 days (1479 available nationwide)
- 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: 116 days (425 available nation)
- 2010 Chevy Cobalt coupe: 113 days (674 available nationwide)
- 2010 Nissan Versa sedan: 196 days (379 available nationwide)
- 2010 Porsche Boxster: 198 days (157 available nationwide)
- 2010 Scion xB: 199 days (756 available nationwide)
- 2010 Lincoln MKT: 227 days (806 available nationwide)
- 2010 CTS Sportwagon: 233 days (442 available nationwide)
About the Lists
The Movers and Losers 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 sites. We're now focusing on only the 2010 and 2011 model years.
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. For Losers, we have removed any threshold to now reflect phased-out models because many shoppers might be looking for an outgoing model year to match with a greater incentive.