Out of the variety of metrics available to measure success in the automotive industry, one of the more interesting ones is the "days-to-turn" figure that is calculated.
This is the average number of days it takes a dealer to move a unit off the lot.
Essentially, this provides a snapshot as to which vehicles are the hottest sellers.
And, you **may** be surprised at who was in the Top 5:
5. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
4. BMW X5
3. Subaru Forrester
2. Lexus GX
1. Land Rover Range Rover
Seeing this list was a bit of an eye opener for us. The big surprise was the Lexus GX. While we've expressed our thoughts about the car — we think it's good — the thing is it has been around for a while. Sure, it's been updated but considering all-new sets of wheels have come around, shouldn't vehicles like the GL and X5 be AHEAD of it?
That said, what do YOU think has Lexus GX buyers coming back? What makes it SO attractive?
...In order to identify America’s fastest-selling cars, 24/7 Wall St. used days-to-turn figures provided by TrueCar. Days to turn is the average number of days it takes dealers to sell a car. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights at TrueCar, noted that days to turn strips out factors such as transport time and the distance from the plant to the dealership. As a result, this measure “provides a level playing field to measure the demand at the dealership level,” Lyman said...