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The 10 Fastest-Selling New Cars -Subaru Crosstrek Is Now Number One

What is the fastest-selling new car? The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is now the quickest to sell and beats the hot Chevrolet Corvette.

The Subaru Crosstrek is flying off dealers' lots and is now the fastest-selling new car this fall. A recent study by iSeeCars released today found that the average new vehicle took 24.6 days to sell overall. In comparison, the Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV took just 7.8 days to sell on average. The Crosstrek beats the new Chevrolet Corvette, which takes 8.6 days to move off dealers' lots.

Which new vehicle is number three on the list? The 2021 Subaru Forester ranks third-fastest to sell, taking an average of just 9.5 days. Subaru retailers have had a challenging time getting the hot Crosstrek and number-one-selling Forester from the factory in Gunma, Japan, because of the microchip shortage leading to plant shutdowns.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, pricing, specs, features
The average price of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is $29,230

"Subaru's Japanese plant, where the Crosstrek and Forester are produced, was shut down from September 7 through September 22, leading to scarce inventory for these popular models," said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer.

iSeeCars identified the top 20 fastest-selling new cars, which sell 2.1 to 3.2 times faster than the average new vehicle and average 10.1 days on dealers' lots. You can read the report here.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, pricing, specs, features
The Subaru Crosstrek sits at the top of the fastest-selling new cars in September

Top 10 fastest-selling new vehicles In September 2021 from the iSeeCars study are the Subaru Crosstrek, Chevrolet Corvette, Subaru Forester, Toyota Sienna, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

In August, the Subaru Crosstrek topped all new car models selling fastest in the most cities across the U.S. The refreshed Crosstrek moved off dealers' lots quickest in Harrisburg-Lancaster-York, PA (5.9 days), Hartford & New Haven, CT (8.0 days), Los Angeles, CA (4.2 days), Philadelphia, PA (5.1 days), Portland, OR (4.8 days), and Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) (4.9 days).

In September, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek was the number-one-selling nameplate for Subaru of America, with 11,864 models delivered to customers. The Crosstrek beat the number one selling Forester by nearly 500 units. The Forester was second overall, with 11,366 sales in September.

What's next for the Subaru Crosstrek?

The 2022 Crosstrek, in the fifth year of its model cycle, will receive few changes. The 2022 Crosstrek could get minor changes with a new exterior color, new wheels, a shuffling of option packages, and will get a modest price increase. There is no advantage for customers to wait for the 2022 models.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will be the model to watch as it will get a complete remodel. The next-generation 2023 Crosstrek will also get a new Crosstrek Wilderness trim level. You can read the full Subaru Report here.

In September, the newly-refreshed 2021 Subaru Crosstrek just landed at the top of the fastest-selling new cars list to lead all vehicles, even beating the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Randall Drezdon (not verified)    October 15, 2021 - 9:47PM

This 2021 Crosstrek is my 2nd .. I loved my 2018 so it was a no brainer to lease the 21 Sport with added Std. Features and the Bigger Engine !! Thanks Subaru.