A 2018 Subaru BRZ.
Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com compiled a list of the 10 fastest selling used cars during the pandemic.
There are three Teslas in the compilation, including the Model 3, which tops the list with its average sell time in 29.3 days.
Besides the three Teslas, a BMW, Subaru, Infiniti, and two Toyotas and Hondas are included as well.
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Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com has compiled a list of the 10 fastest-selling used cars amid the pandemic.
On average, used cars sold in 68.9 days during the pandemic. However, the 10 cars iSeeCars identified for its study have all sold 1.3 times faster than this over a two-month time frame.
This includes the Tesla Model 3, which tops the list with its average of 29.3 days on the used car market before being sold.
The slowest-selling vehicle on the top-10 list also happens to be another Tesla: the Model S, which averages at around 59.7 days. The third Tesla included in iSeeCars’ list is the Model X, sitting in sixth place with an average of 47.6 days on the market.
Other than these three electric vehicles, iSeeCars’ list is occupied by a BMW, a Subaru, an Infiniti, and two Toyotas and Hondas.
iSeeCars analyzed over 4.8 million car sales for the study, which includes new and used vehicles. For the used segment, iSeeCars pulled data from vehicles in the 2015 to 2019 model year that were sold between March to June 2020. However, heavy-duty and low volume cars — as well as vehicles taken off the production line before the 2020 model year — were excluded from the study.
Keep scrolling to see which cars made the cut:
10. Tesla Model S — 50.7 days on average
A 2015 Tesla Model S P85D.
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According to iSeeCars, the Model S’ price — which averages $53,776 used — started dropping when the Model 3 arrived on the market.
Used Teslas dominant this list because the vehicles still remain popular in the used car market due to the automaker’s over-the-air software updates, according to the study.
9. Toyota Corolla Hatchback — 50.2 days on average
A 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
The hatchback iteration of the Corolla arrived on the market last year, accounting for its low inventory in the used segment. Despite this low inventory, the vehicle has an average used price of $18,602, making it the third less expensive car on the list.
8. Honda Accord — 50 days on average
A 2019 Honda Accord.
The Accord, and its previous Honda companion on this list, are both popular cars in the US.
The Accord has an average used price of $18,702, just $100 more than the Corolla.
7. INFINITI Q60 — 49.4 days on average
A 2018 Infiniti Q60.
“The sporty two-door coupe is known for its powerful engine, and is likely popular for buyers who want to enter the luxury sports car segment,” iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly said in a statement.
The Q60 has an average used price tag of $30,726.
6. Tesla Model X — 47.6 days on average
A Tesla Model X at a Santa Monica, California showroom on Aug. 8, 2018.
According to iSeeCar’s study, the Model X isn’t as frequently spotted in the used car market since it was unveiled in 2015. It’s also the most expensive used car on the list with an average price of $68,380.
5. Honda Civic — 47.4 days on average
A 2016 Honda Civic.
The Civic has an average used cost of $16,725, securing its position as the second least expensive car on this list.
4. Toyota Yaris — 44.8 days on average
A 2018 Toyota Yaris.
According to iSeeCars, the Yaris is popular because it has Toyota’s reliability at a lower price: $14,118, on average, for a used version.
The Yaris is the least expensive vehicle in this compilation.
3. Subaru BRZ — 44.5 days on average
A 2018 Subaru BRZ.
According to the study, the BRZ — with its average used price of $20,276 — doesn’t heavily populate the used car market since it has a more “niche audience.”
2. BMW X6 — 43 days on average
2019 BMW X6.
According to iSeeCars, the BMW X6 is one of the quickest depreciating SUVS, giving it a big discount (an average used price of $40,235) in the used car market.
1. Tesla Model 3 — 29.3 days to sell on average
A Tesla Model 3 in 2018.
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“The Tesla Model 3, which was the automaker’s least expensive vehicle, had the highest number of preorders of any car ever produced, and the long wait time helped further drive the high demand for the vehicle which has been sustained in the secondary marketplace,” Ly said.
A used Model 3 has an average price tag of $53,776 and a low inventory in the used car market because the electric vehicle was first introduced in 2018, according to iSeeCars.
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