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Six Hybrid or Electric Models Land On Fastest-Selling Vehicles List - How Did Your Favorite Rank?

A new update to the twenty fastest-selling new vehicles in America list includes hybrids from Hyundai and Toyota, EVs from Volkswagen, Jeep, and Toyota, and a lot of gas guzzlers. America's new vehicle divide is on full display.
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iSeeCars is now making its fastest-selling vehicles in America story a monthly feature. The topic caught our attention a few months back when the Toyota RAV4 Prime was second only to the Corvette. One big trend we are seeing is that the fastest-selling vehicles are primarily either high-power exotic gas-guzzling sports machines or green vehicles. This month, six green vehicles make the list, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and hybrids from four different manufacturers. The average days to sell a vehicle in May was 47 days. Here are how many of today's hottest green vehicles do by comparison to that average.

Chart courtesy of iSeeCars

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Fastest-Selling Green Vehicle - Hyundai Tucson Hybrid.
The highest-ranking green vehicle on the iSeeCars list is the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid in fourth place overall. We have just completed a test of this new turbocharged hybrid with a conventional transmission. For a rundown on the Tucson Hybrid please check out this TikTok overview. The Tucson Hybrid is spending less than 12 days on dealer lots. The Tucson has a 38 MPG Combined Estimate from the EPA. The Tucson also has the lowest average purchase price of all vehicles in the top-20.

Fastest-Selling Electric Vehicle - Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV
Toyota’s plug-in hybrid-electric RAV4 Prime is now in 6th place overall. RAV4 Primes arrive on dealer lots and are delivered to new owners within 12 days. The RAV4 Prime features a 0-50 MPH time of about 5.5 seconds and a 94 MPGe Combined EPA rating. The RAV4 Prime may also be the most affordable vehicle on this list of fast-selling vehicles after EV tax incentives are factored in. Of course, that will depend upon dealer markups.

Top-Selling Green Crossover Ranking On Fastest-Selling List - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid spends just 14 days on the lot. The data we have available indicates that the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid outsells every other green crossover in America. The RAV4 Hybrid has standard AWD, and a 40 MPG Combined Fuel Economy rating. The RAV4 Hybrid is the second-most affordable vehicle on the top-20 fastest-selling vehicles list.

Jeep Wrangler 4Xe Plug-in Hybrid- 16th-Fastest-Selling Vehicle In America
The new Jeep Wrangler 4Xe PHEV is the 16th-fastest-selling vehicle in America. We loved the 4Xe when we tested it last month. We found it handle better than the other Wranglers we have tested recently. Lower center of gravity? If you'd like more info on the 4Xe check out this TikTok overview.

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid - Third Most Affordable Vehicle On Top 20 List

The new Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid has a price of just $38,159. Quite low for a vehicle with its capabilities.

Fastest-Selling Battery-Electric Vehicle - Volkswagen ID.4
The VW ID.4 is the fastest-selling battery electric vehicle and also one of the most affordable when EV price incentives are factored in.

iSeeCars offers expert insights on the fastest-selling vehicles at its feature page. Our take is that is interesting to see that gas gluttons like the Mercedes-Benz G series and Cadillac Escalade now share a list with vehicles that have similar performance in many ways but use dramatically less energy. What's your take on this data? Tell us in the comments below.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin


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