With some incredible 2017 models hitting the market this summer, many drivers are beginning to think about selling their one to three-year-old vehicles for an upgrade. iSeeCars.com reviewed 2.2 million used cars sold between January and May of 2016 to find out what vehicles are selling fastest, and the results may surprise you.
It turns out that electric and hybrid vehicles are in high demand. Five of the top ten cars are alternative fuel models, and all of the top ten take less than a month to sell. Most vehicles this age take 42.4 days to sell, so if you have one of the cars mentioned below you are in luck!
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
The fastest selling used car of 2016, the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid spends an average 19.7 days on the market. Standard features for this four-door hatchback include keyless ignition, rearview camera and a navigation system. Able to travel 10-15 miles and up to 62 mph on battery power alone, the car follows standard hybrid operation when outside of the electric-only range.
One of the most popular electric cars available in the US, the Nissan LEAF is the second top-selling used car of 2016. The 2016 model is available with two battery choices, although earlier models only offer one. With a four-hour charge time from empty to full and plenty of impressive features, this car is a great choice for eco-friendly drivers so it is no surprise that it sells in about 24 days.
Tesla Model S
Called the “all-electric dream car” by CarAndDriver.com, the Tesla Model S is a beautiful combination of luxury and green. The standard model can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and can go more than 200 miles without needing to charge.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
The first traditional gas vehicle to make the list, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a compact car that sells in an average of 27.8 days. Available in hatchback and coupe styles, the 2016 model received a consumer rating of 7.9 out of 10.
Other members of the top-ten club include the Infiniti QX60, Infiniti QX56, Lexus CT 220H, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and the Mazda 2.
For car owners debating the upgrade to a 2017 model, if you have one of these vehicles it may be a great time to do so. And for those in the market for a used vehicle, don’t hesitate to place your offer if you come across one of the quick-selling models on this list!
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