April's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

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Spring may not have sprung successfully for everyone in April, but even the slight thaw we did experience didn't stop people from snatching up SUVs and trucks quickly.

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2014

Sixteen of the 20 fastest-selling vehicles in April were SUVs or trucks. Luxury and sports cars rounded out the list, meaning not one mainstream or popular sedan, hatchback, station wagon or minivan was in extreme demand.

The average time it takes to sell a new car was also up in April to 56 days. Last month it took 51 days, and April 2013 sales also took 51 days on average.

The cars on our slowest-selling list remain similar to previous months.

We also found five solid picks of cars our editors generally like but found them to be too pricey in the competitive landscape, like the Fiat 500L. The fact that they take twice the time to sell as an average car should lead dealers to discount them more, negating their higher sticker prices.

 

April's Fastest-Selling Cars

  • 2015 Subaru Forester: 7 days
  • 2015 Subaru WRX: 7 days
  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover: 8 days
  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 10 days
  • 2015 Lexus RX 350: 11 days
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450: 11 days
  • 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500: 13 days
  • 2014 Toyota Highlander: 13 days
  • 2014 Audi Q5: 14 days
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette coupe: 14 days
  • 2014 Nissan Rogue: 14 days
  • 2015 Audi A3: 16 days
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550: 16 days
  • 2014 Toyota Tacoma crew cab: 16 days
  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab: 17 days
  • 2014 GMC Sierra Denali crew cab: 17 days
  • 2014 Lexus GX 460: 17 days
  • 2015 Mazda CX-5: 18 days
  • 2014 BMW X5: 18 days
  • 2014 Toyota Tacoma four-door extended cab: 18 days

 

April's Slowest-Selling Cars

  • 2014 BMW 640i xDrive coupe: 205 days
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid: 179 days
  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type convertible: 157 days
  • 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe: 157 days
  • 2014 BMW M6 convertible: 143 days
  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: 141 days
  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type S convertible: 140 days
  • 2014 Acura RLX: 135 days
  • 2014 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe: 133 days
  • 2014 Mini Paceman: 129 days

 

Cars.com Picks

  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro convertible: 105 days
  • 2014 Kia Cadenza: 108 days
  • 2014 Cadillac XTS: 111 days
  • 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster: 111 days
  • 2014 Fiat 500L: 117 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 2013 models, we look exclusively at 2014 and 2015 models.

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. Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

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