The hottest vehicles on the market aren’t the ones you would expect. The fastest-selling new vehicles of June include the Toyota RAV4, Kia Telluride, Toyota Tacoma, and Cadillac Escalade. Each of these SUVs and trucks lasted under two weeks at dealerships. So exactly how long did each of these new rides last at dealerships before being scooped up by new owners?
What vehicles currently sell the quickest?
It turns out that cars aren’t selling nearly as fast as SUVs and trucks this summer. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the top-selling SUVs on the market. RAV4s are famously cheap to maintain and very reliable.
The average new Toyota RAV4 was sold for $31,557 in June. According to Motor1, it took about 9.5 days to sell on average. This SUV was flying out of dealerships. The RAV4 looks great, handles great, and comes standard with many driver-assistance features that would cost top-dollar with other automakers.
The 2022 Kia Telluride is a hit amongst consumers
The second fastest-selling vehicle of June 2021 is the Kia Telluride. The Kia Forte and Kia Soul compact cars are the Korean automaker’s best sellers, so the success of the Telluride is surprising. The Telluride is the largest Kia model ever created, so it has successfully journeyed into uncharted waters.
The 2022 Kia Telluride isn’t the most fuel-efficient SUV, but it has great towing capacity. Its naturally aspirated V6 engine makes 291 horsepower, just enough to keep drivers interested. Fuel economy and speed aren’t its strong points, but the Telluride still provides great value to consumers. It is spacious, comfortable, and each affordable trim offers more convenient features. The Kia Telluride’s highest trim, the SX, was extremely popular this June at $43,915. It took an average of 10.5 days to sell at dealerships.
The Toyota Tacoma gets the job done
When it comes to pickup trucks, the Toyota Tacoma doesn’t get the respect that competitors like the Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger do. It’s a great compact pickup but isn’t the top of its class. The Toyota Tacoma proved that consumers love its potential as a work truck with great off-roading capabilities.
The Toyota Tacoma took an average of 10.6 days to sell at dealerships in June. It was sold for an average price of $38,764, which means folks are enjoying what its higher trims can do. The TRD Off-Road model comes with different features like Crawl Control, a feature designed to tackle tough terrain. The Tacoma isn’t the best truck currently on the market, but its trims offer some fun features for those looking for a work truck with a knack for adventure.
Wait, is the Cadillac Escalade cool again?
The fourth fastest-selling vehicle of June is surprising because of its hefty price tag. 50 Cent once rapped “I put Lamborghini doors on that Escalade” way back in 2004. At that time, the full-size SUV was at the height of its popularity. Bigger was better back in the early 2000s. Today compact SUVs and sedans usually get more love than full-size SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade. In June, the Escalade seemed to be back in style.
The 2021 Cadilac Escalade was designed to be the pinnacle of luxury for a full-size SUV. It comes standard with adaptive cruise control, a self-parking feature, and a head-up display. Cadillac customers clearly want all the creature comforts in their Caddi because the average Escalade sold for $99,950 in June. It took 11.1 days to sell on average.
It’s Premium Luxury Platinum edition includes an AKG sound system with 36 speakers. It also includes great quality leather seats and power-adjustable front seats with massage features. SUVs and trucks are showing strong sales this Summer as things are just beginning to heat up.