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Top 10 Fastest-Selling New And Used Vehicles

Demand for both new and used vehicles has dropped during the pandemic, increasing the number of days they sit on a dealer lot.


  • Fastest-selling new vehicles are nearly all new or recently renewed models.

  • The number of days to sell a new vehicle has increased by over 67% during the pandemic.

  • As for used car sales, the number has jumped 37.5%.


Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some vehicles are flying off dealer lots a lot faster than supply is coming in. At the top of the list of new vehicles, we have the Chevy Trailblazer while the Tesla Model 3 is not staying long on pre-owned lots.

The pandemic and its ensuing lockdown caused the car business to come to a near screeching halt. iSeeCars.com analyzed 9 million new and used vehicle transactions from November 2019 to June 2020 and found that the number of days to sell one has increased considerably.

“The effective demand for these vehicles has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and downturns in the economy, but the change was much more dramatic for new vehicles than for used vehicles,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.

2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The study has found that the average new car needed 57.8 days during the pre-COVID timeframe of November 2019 through February 2020 compared to 96.9 days to sell between March and June of 2020. As for used cars, pre-COVID delays were 50.1 days compared to the March-June period’s 68.9 days.

Despite these results, some vehicles a bucking the negative trend. In most cases, the quicker selling units have become scarce due to assembly line shutdowns mixed with strong demand. Production for some began just ahead of the lockdown and so very few were produced. Relatedly, other models are rare as parts are or were in short supply during the pandemic lockdown.

Top 10 Fastest-Selling New Cars

Here are the Top 10 fastest-selling new vehicles (average days to sell for all new vehicles is 96.9 days):

1- Chevrolet Trailblazer (average days to sell: 19)

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | Photo: Olivier Delorme


2- Kia Telluride (average days to sell: 25.7)

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride SX – Michel Deslauriers


3- Kia Seltos (average days to sell: 31.3)

2021 Kia Seltos | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube


4- Honda CR-V Hybrid (average days to sell: 35.2)

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Photo: Honda


5- Hyundai Palisade (average days to sell: 39)

2021 Hyundai Palisade | Photo: Hyundai


6- Mercedes-Benz GLB (average days to sell: 40.5)

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB First Drive
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 – Matt St-Pierre


7- Chevrolet Bolt (average days to sell: 41.7)

Chevrolet Bolt IZEV program
Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Chevrolet


8- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (average days to sell: 42.5)

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | Photo: Matt St-Pierre


9- Subaru Crosstrek (average days to sell: 44.7)

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Photo: Subaru


10- Lexus GX 460 (average days to sell: 46.1)

2020 Lexus GX 460 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube

Top 10 Fastest-Selling Pre-Owned Cars

This is the Top 10 fastest-selling used cars. Despite the drop in demand, these ten vehicles sell roughly 1.3 times faster than the average:

1- Tesla Model 3 (average days to sell: 29.3)

2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla Model 3 Performance | Photo: Matt St-Pierre


2- BMW X6 (average days to sell: 43)

2014 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW


3- Subaru BRZ (average days to sell: 44.5)


4- Toyota Yaris (average days to sell: 44.8)

2019 Toyota Yaris SE
2019 Toyota Yaris SE | Photo: Toyota


5- Honda Civic (average days to sell: 47.4)

2019 Honda Civic Sedan


6- Tesla Model X (average days to sell: 47.6)

Tesla Model X Should You Buy


7- Infiniti Q60 (average days to sell: 49.4)

2018 Infiniti Q60 | Photo: Infiniti


8- Honda Accord (average days to sell: 50)


9- Toyota Corolla hatchback (average days to sell: 50.2)

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback | Photo: Matt St-Pierre


10- Tesla Model S (average days to sell: 50.7)

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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