It’s an interesting time for the U.S. auto industry. With more American consumers preferring to drive larger SUVs and crossovers, sedan sales are dropping, a shift that some manufacturers failed to anticipate.
Not all cars take the same amount of time to sell — some of the most in-demand models may find a buyer in just a few weeks, while other vehicles will sit on dealership lots for months before they are sold.
Days to turn also can be a useful metric in determining which car segments and models are fading in popularity. If a vehicle sits on the lot for six months, it often means the manufacturer overestimated how popular it would be.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average number of days each car model sat on a dealer’s lot before being sold, or days to turn, in the U.S. market in 2018, based on data provided by Kelley Blue Book. These are the 26 cars that sold in more than 130 days in 2018.
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