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Report: In January these cars, trucks sold the fastest in Seattle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer logo Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2/23/2021 Alex Halverson, SeattlePI

In January, car shoppers didn't rush to dealerships to buy cheap or small cars. According to a new study, the fastest-selling cars were sports cars and luxury SUVs.

Even in Seattle, Audis flew off the lots faster than Subarus or Honda Civics. In the midst of the pandemic, there are two things that could point to more expensive vehicles going faster, according to a new report from automotive research firm iSeeCars.com.

"Most people who are in a position to buy a car right now, haven't been impacted by the pandemic," iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer said.

“Additionally, lower interest rates are making luxury cars more attainable to consumers who may not have been able to afford them otherwise," said Brauer.

Nationally, the fastest-selling new car was a Chevrolet Corvette for an average price of $84,689. Those took an average of 10 days to sell. The fastest-selling used car was a Hyundai Palisade, which took an average of 26.2 days to sell at $39,551.

The Corvette also had some drama surrounding the 2020 model, according to Brauer. A union strike in 2019 disrupted the 2020 model's supply, which was disrupted again by the pandemic.

“Production for the 2021 Corvette began in late December with the first orders reserved for those who didn’t receive their 2020 models, and dealer allocations can’t keep up with demand, resulting in long waiting lists for the vehicle,” according to Brauer.

Keep scrolling to see which new cars and trucks sold the fastest in Seattle during the month of January, and which used cars were flying off the lots.

New cars and trucks that sold the fastest in Seattle

 5. Toyota Tacoma

Average days to sell: 21.1

4. Volkswagen Tiguan

Average days to sell: 17.7

3. Toyota 4Runner

Average days to sell: 17.3

2. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Average days to sell: 17.1

1. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Average days to sell: 15.6

Used cars and trucks that sold the fastest in Seattle

5. Audi Q5

Average days to sell: 24.7

4. Audi Q7

Average days to sell: 24.5

3. Jeep Compass

Average days to sell: 23.5

2. Ford Expedition MAX

Average days to sell: 22.6

1. Mazda CX-3

Average days to sell: 20.9

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