Corvette started from the best-selling car spot by a six-figure SUV

After four months as the best-selling new vehicle in the United States, the Chevrolet Corvette C8 lost its crown to a very surprising winner. According to data analyzed by iSeeCars, which includes more than 1.3 million new and used cars sold in May 2021, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class was the best-selling new car in the US market with an average of 9.4 days to sell and a staggering average price of $ 174,887.

The Corvette moved up to second place with an average of 9.5 days to sell and an average price of $ 85,359 – more than half the G-Class. The Cadillac Escalade came in third with 10.8 days in average to sell with an average price of $ 101,836, followed by the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid (11.1 days / $ 34,076) and the Kia Telluride (11.6 days / $ 44,066).

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“Mercedes-Benz G-Class debuts top-selling vehicle list in May after registering over 50% increase in sales from April” iSeeCars Comments from Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “The G-Class full-size off-roader is characteristic of remarkable fuel economy, and more and more consumers are buying this ambitious vehicle after a year of reduced travel and entertainment expenses. “

Top 10 Best-Selling New Vehicles, May 2021 (based on iSeeCars data)
Rank Vehicle Average days to sell Average price
1 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 9.4 $ 174,887
2 Chevrolet Corvette 9.5 $ 85,359
3 Cadillac Escalade 10.8 $ 101,836
4 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 11.1 $ 34,076
5 Kia Telluride 11.6 $ 44,066
6 Toyota RAV4 Prime 11.9 $ 43,755
7 Toyota tacoma 12.2 $ 38,014
8 Lexus IS 350 12.7 $ 48,611
9 Cadillac Escalade ESV 13.5 $ 103,117
ten Toyota 4Runner 13.7 $ 46,218

In the used car market, it takes 39.4 days to sell an average used vehicle, but the top-selling model, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, only takes an average of 19.5 days to sell with an average sale price of $ 25,009. The Tesla Model 3 finished second with 20.2 days to sell for an average of $ 44,779. The top five list also includes the Chevrolet Corvette (21.8 days / $ 74,773), the Kia Telluride (22.2 days / $ 42,936) and the Honda Insight (22.7 days / $ 23,041).

“Sports cars have been a popular vehicle segment throughout the pandemic as a source of joy, and their popularity has continued as the country opens up,” adds Brauer.

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