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.