June's Fastest and Slowest Selling Cars
Seven all-new cars are off to a fast start. The Cadillac XTS hit dealerships just last month, but GM's flagship luxury car averaged just five days to sell. It tied the Hyundai Accent sedan and Subaru BRZ for June's fastest sellers. The nimble BRZ and its Scion twin, the FR-S, meanwhile, are taking just five and eight days to sell, respectively. Both cars hit dealerships in May.
We should see how many of each model sold in June when sales figures are announced later today.
Ford's redesigned 2013 Escape, Infiniti's new JX35 and two new Acuras — the ILX and redesigned RDX — also made June's Movers. The well-marketed Kia Soul, meanwhile, extended its tenure on the list to three months. Sales for the popular hatchback were up 22% through May. It's the most affordable car on the list, with a starting price (including destination) under $15,000.
Affordability remained in the front seat, with seven of June's 18 Movers starting under $20,000. Last month saw half the Movers — eight of 16 nameplates — start under $20,000, but May and June represent a spike from earlier this year. From January through April, the ratio of Movers under $20,000 never rose above one-third. Slow-selling luxury cars, in contrast, typify the Losers, and June was no different: The 10 nameplates averaged a starting price of more than $65,000.
Despite falling gas prices, shoppers remain interested in fuel-efficient cars. Case in point: the Toyota Prius family, which continues to place among Movers — something Toyota's popular hybrid has done since last February. In total, six of June's movers have an EPA city or highway rating of 40 mpg or better. That's down from May (seven of 16 Movers) but a higher ratio than January, February and April.
Cars in June averaged 53 days to sell. That's up from May's 50 days but lower than June 2011's 58 days.
Here are June's Movers and Losers:
- 2013 Cadillac XTS: 5 days
- 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan: 5 days
- 2013 Subaru BRZ: 5 days
- 2012 Toyota Prius c: 7 days
- 2013 Ford Escape: 8 days
- 2013 Scion FR-S: 8 days
- 2012 Subaru Impreza: 8 days
- 2012 Kia Soul: 10 days
- 2013 Infiniti JX35: 11 days
- 2013 Audi A4 sedan: 12 days
- 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan: 12 days
- 2013 BMW X3: 13 days
- 2013 Lexus RX 450h: 13 days
- 2012 Hyundai Veloster: 13 days
- 2013 Acura ILX: 14 days
- 2013 Acura RDX: 14 days
- 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback: 14 days
- 2012 Toyota Prius v: 14 days
- 2012 BMW 650i (RWD) convertible: 187 days
- 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: 186 days
- 2012 Jaguar XJ Supercharged: 171 days
- 2012 Jaguar XKR convertible: 163 days
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec: 158 days
- 2012 Infiniti M35h: 152 days
- 2012 BMW 740 Li: 149 days
- 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander: 145 days
- 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback: 143 days
- 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: 142 days
- 2012 Chevrolet Traverse: 65 days
- 2012 Toyota Yaris: 65 days
- 2012 GMC Yukon Denali: 66 days
- 2012 Nissan Altima: 72 days
- 2012 Volvo S60: 76 days
- 2012 Lincoln MKZ: 81 days
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 websites. We now focus on 2012 and 2013 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 removed any threshold to reflect 2012 models that may have the greatest incentives.
We changed the headline of our Movers and Losers last month. But we'll continue to call the lists themselves Movers and Losers.