The fastest-selling new and used cars last month contain some surprises

The Chevy Corvette remains on top again for new cars, but a sporty BMW topped the used car list.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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The people want their used 2 Series!


Each month, iSeeCars tracks the fastest-selling new and used cars to keep a pulse on what buyers are eager to put in their garages at home. And for the third month in a row, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the one that sells quickest. Keep in mind, there are a lot of factors that influence the fastest-selling new cars, be it demand, a specific vehicle's supply and more. The Corvette, in particular, remains in short supply and takes under 10 days on average to move from dealership to a buyer's driveway.

Right behind the Corvette is a newcomer: the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. The new SUV is fresh for the lineup, so it's not surprising to see it climb to the near top of the list, taking just 10 and a half days to sell. The Kia Telluride, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and Lexus IS 350 round out the top five.

Fastest-selling new vehicles in April 2021

Rank VehicleAverage Days to SellAverage Price
1 Chevy Corvette9.2$87,390.00
2 Jeep Wrangler 4xe10.5$57,161.00
3 Kia Telluride12.6$44,723
4 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid12.8$39,285
5 Lexus IS 35013.4$49,348
6 Toyota RAV4 Prime13.7$43,983
7 Cadillac Escalade13.9$99,970
8 Kia Carnival13.9$40,368
9 Toyota Tacoma15$37,682
10 GMC Yukon15.5$75,204
11 Toyota 4Runner16.1$45,808
12 Chevy Tahoe16.3$65,425
13 GMC Yukon XL17.7$79,032
14 Cadillac Escalade ESV18.3$102,768
15 Toyota Tundra18.5$48,123
16 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid19.8$25,782
17 Lexus RX 450h20.5$58,263
18 Chevy Suburban20.7$68,770
19 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid21$34,984
20 Kia Sorento Hybrid21$36,943
Average for all new vehicles

The used-car market continues to respond as chip shortages force many new car buyers into used cars. Used car prices are also climbing as a result of too few new cars at dealership lots. And what do used car buyers want? A sporty, rear-wheel drive , apparently. The 2 Series was the fastest-selling used car last month, taking 21.9 days on average to leave a dealer. The MX-5 Miata comes in second taking 22.2 days on average to sell. Clearly, used car shoppers are gobbling up sports cars .

Want more evidence of that? The Corvette took third place on the fastest-selling used car list. It takes 23.2 days on average to sell a used Corvette.

Showing the continued popularity of full-size Telluride, it's also on the used-car list, as well as the new car roster. Its twin, the , also shows up. 

If there's any grand takeaway from this data, it's that buying a used car may still save you about $10,000 compared to a new car on average. Prices may be higher right now, but a used car will generally be a better deal for shoppers.

Fastest-selling used cars in April 2021

Rank VehicleAverage Days to SellAverage Price
1 BMW 2 Series21.9$32,835.00
2 Mazda MX-5 Miata22.2$23,699.00
3 Chevy Corvette23.2$70,131
4 Hyundai Palisade25.5$41,113
5 Kia Telluride25.5$41,044
6 Tesla Model 325.7$41,426
7 Mini Convertible26.2$24,350
8 Honda Civic hatchback26.8$21,994
9 BMW 4 Series28$37,939
10 Honda Civic sedan28.2$18,108
11 Honda HR-V28.9$18,730
12 Kia Stinger29.3$32,159
13 Toyota 4Runner29.5$37,107
14 Honda Odyssey29.6$28,436
15 Mercedes-Benz G-Class29.7$149,352
16 GMC Yukon XL30$47,393
17 Kia Sorento30.1$21,066
18 Lexus NX 30030.1$31,984
19 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF30.4$28,178
20 Chrysler Pacifica30.5$26,137
Average for all new vehicles

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