April’s Fastest and Slowest Selling Cars

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by in Auto News

Plugging seems to be popular for at least one car manufacturer. Toyota Prius plug-in was the third fastest-selling car in the U.S. in April. In March, it was the second fastest. We reported last week that Prius Plug-in sales surpassed those of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, and if it holds to sell at this rate, we could also see greater sales in the future.

The average time to sell a new 2012 or 2013 model – from the time the dealer got a lot until the paperwork was signed – to 45 days increased in April from 41 March. But March and was traditionally a busy sales month. The 45-day mark surpassed April 2011, the 48-day moving average.

Luxury SUVs were hot. BMW has switched to the 2013 model year for the X3 and X5 and the newcomers drove to the top of the list Movers sales in just four days. The new Infiniti JX and redesigned Acura RDX also moving rapidly at a rate of six to seven days.

The slowest-selling cars are not really a surprise in April, with one exception. BMW revised its 6 Series Convertible and Coupé in 2012 and overall they are excellent machines. Here is the history of the engine and drive train seems to be selection.

Not sell while the turbocharged six-cylinder 640i is fast in the coupe body, it is. As a convertible with a stark difference of 111 days compared to 43 days

People, the robust performance of the twin-turbo V-8 in the 650 did not want it. In the droptop It took 128 days to sell it. The coupe, however, was a different story, selling in just 34 days. The choice makes sense to us convertible buyers looking for style over performance and coupe buyers go after turning over everything.

Our selection of possible offers are varied, so if you could for a sporty convertible is a good time to look to look at the Ford Mustang – if you can afford a BMW 650i. Could find luxury sedan buyers and dealers want to move the outbound Lincoln MKZ and the current Infiniti G37 sedan.


  • 2013 BMW X3: 4 days
  • 2013 BMW X5: 4 days
  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: 5 Days
  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata: 5 days
  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra: 6 days
  • 2013 Infiniti JX: 6 days
  • 2012 Toyota Prius c: 7 days
  • 2013 Acura RDX: 7 days
  • 2012 Hyundai Azera: 8 days
  • 2012 Subaru Impreza: 8 days
  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: 9 days
  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne: 10 days
  • 2013 Lincoln MKS: 10 days
  • 2012 Kia Soul: 11 Days
  • 2013 Ford Mustang Coupe: 11 days


  • 2012 Porsche Boxster: 250 days
  • 2012 Infiniti M35h: 174 days
  • 2012 Infiniti EX35: 134 days
  • 2012 BMW 650i Convertible: 128 days
  • 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: 120 days
  • 2012 Volkswagen Eos: 115 days
  • 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander: 115 days
  • 2012 BMW 750Li xDrive: 114 days
  • 2012 Nissan NV cargo van: 113 days
  • 2012 BMW 640i Coupe: 111 days

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Golf two-door: 60 days
  • 2012 Nissan Maxima: 62 days
  • 2012 Lincoln MKZ: 67 days
  • 2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan: 74 days
  • 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible: 79 days

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 property until the final paperwork is signed by a buyer. This is not a day-of-inventory list like you may find on other sites. We are now focusing on only 2012 and 2013 model years.

Movers for us. Only list vehicles that pass a certain threshold of sales in order to weed out limited editions could, ultra-high-performance cars and others that skew the numbers or otherwise misrepresent Popularity For Losers, we have removed any limit to 2012 models, which reflect the greatest incentives.

We changed the title of our Movers and Losers from this month. But it will still be called the lists Movers and Losers.