The good people at Cars.com have slogged their way through sales data from April and found something interesting. The Toyota Prius Plug-In managed to walk away as the third quickest-selling car in the U.S., spending just five days on dealer lots. That figure was good enough to land it behind the BMW X3 and X5, both of which take four days to find a new homes. The plug-in hybrid has only been on sale for two months, and took the honor of being the second-quickest selling vehicle in March, according to Cars.com.

The report also took the time to look at the slowest-selling models around. Surprisingly, the Porsche Boxster sits at the top of that list, taking a whopping 250 days to turn. The 2012 BMW 6 Series isn't doing much better. The 650i Convertible took fourth place with an average of 128 days on the lot while the 640i Coupe rounds out the top 10 with 111 days. Perhaps even more shocking is the news that there are four vehicles selling slower than the Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet at 120 days on dealer lots. Head over to Cars.com for the full report.


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      benjammin
      • 2 Years Ago
      The real takeaway from this article is that somehow Nissan is selling the Murano convertible. Who is buying that thing?
      Roger Vaden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Zach Bowman, Are you even aware that the vast majority of the Plug-in Prius cars delivered in April (and also March) were ordered online during a period from Nov 17 into early December? The cars come into the dealerships, the customers are told when they can take delivery, and the cars go out. When all the pre-ordered cars have been delivered, then the dealer allocated cars come in. There may be a few "orphaned" cars which customers who pre-ordered chose not to buy. Those then become available for other buyers. PHEV Owner
      James Bell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would love to know the ratio on how many of these are being sold in The Land of Cherished HOV Lane Access, California.
        Donny Hoover
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James Bell
        How exactly does that HOV access work? I know in idiotic Massachusetts, they have special parking spots at the front of the lots reserved for hybrids. A 20 mpg Escalade hybrid gets to park there while my 50 mpg Golf TDI doesn't. Its absolutely insane.
      Jason
      • 2 Years Ago
      What surprises me is that the author of this post would be surprised the Boxster is spending the most time on Porsche lots when what looks like a much better new model was announced months ago and will be available just this summer. One would have to be incredibly impatient to buy a brand new Boxster off a dealer lot right now.
      leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      you have to be blindfolded to want to buy that ugly thing too bad Toyota does not think it's technology does not need to be wrapped in good looking sheet metal it could easily quadruple it's sales if this thing looked like ...................I guess I can't think of something in their lineup that looks good, so i'm going to have to point to the Fusion or maybe a Fusion wagon....
        pickles
        • 2 Years Ago
        @leo
        I don't get what's ugly about it. It's sleek, aerodynamic, doesn't have Buick's tacky hood vents, VW's fake black mesh plastic fog-light-surrounds, Infiniti's fish-mouth grill... it's a clean, simple refined car. Looks good to me!
      krusshall
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not the third fastest selling car. It's the third fastest in time spent sitting at a dealer's lot before selling.
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      Add in the one big option, the 'Technology' package ($7500!!!) and you're talking forty grand for a Prius. Sorry, but that's just too much for this car. Those awful BMW 'utes lead sales? Americans are just stupid.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
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        Sorten Borten
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        I, too, would agree with your conclusion that the average American is stupid, but for very different reasons.
          telm12345
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sorten Borten
          Yes Americans are all stupid. So stupid to have invented the atomic bomb, sent a man to the moon, created the assembly line that allows YOU to purchase a car, and provides freedoms to everyone. Sorry we don't have a homogenous European country. Yes, everyone else does everything better. How's the EU doing? Still waiting for the Greek collapse?
        Harry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        Nissan, how is it better value than a Volt? The Volt's net cost is $2200 more but it is a luxury sports sedan, albeit one with relatively slow 0-60 times. The interiors are similar quality, but the Volt's seems to be much more technologically advanced. And the Volt uses electricity 70% of the time, which means it will be even less expensive to operate most of the time. When both are using gasoline, the PIP has a slight edge, 50 mpg to 37 mpg, but the Volt simply doesn't use gas that often, the PIP does. Finally, the Volt just feels like a more luxurious car, though I have only looked at PIP's, admittedly. I have ridden in regular Prii and they are incredibly efficient, but they do seem a bit bland. They remind me of my RAV4, and that isn't a good thing.
          Sorten Borten
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Harry
          Isn't the net price difference after federal rebates $4000? Prius: $32,000 - $2500 = $29,500 Volt: $41,000 - $7500 = $33,500
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        Well, to be fair, they don't lead the sales charts, they just sell faster than other models. It's a big differences and kind of glossed over in this story. Makes it sound almost like the Prius Plug-in is going to be the 3rd best-selling car soon which isn't true at all. They do sell quickly once they get to the lot though.
      Mchicha
      • 2 Years Ago
      This report is false.. Its Like GM saying they were selling all the volts they can make when they were producing only 500 a month.. and telling Dealers to keep them for demos... To know if its the fastest selling, we need to know that dealers are well supplied
        telm12345
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mchicha
        I don't see it as false, it just doesn't really tell you anything.
      sundude
      • 2 Years Ago
      ??? Seems like a spurious conclusion to make. The short turnover times probably relates to the fact that production only recently started and inventories have not yet built up.
      Big Progressive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meg's wrong. Many Prius drivers are concerned about the environment and not harming it. Compare that with the image projected by the Ford F-150, the Chevy Suburban, et. al.: Rage Rage Rage...Roar Roar Roar...they barrel down the road. What's important is not that the Prius driver move over, but that the impatient road-ragers learn to control their tempers, and modify their lifestyle behaviors. One thing's for sure: were they to have to walk,run, and bike to where they were going, one would observe a lot less rage, and a lot more huffing and puffing outta' them. Really this is about the Abuse of Power Under the Hood. The widespread abuse of Power by millions of BigVee owner/drivers.
        eyeconinter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Big Progressive
        Of course you know the electricity has to be generated somehow. A study showed that a car charged by the our local coal generating station pollutes the equivalent of a 35MPG gas powered car, compare that to an ECO boost Ford pickup. Don't think you are polution free, don't tell me to change my driving habits and look out for my Tundra. I gave up my bike when I got my drivers license as a teen and bought a V8 Mustang.
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      not pretty vehicle, weak body and both bumpers, poor design, no no good
      Mchicha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cars.com is recommending Nissan Maxima? What? How can we take em seriously?
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