Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – 2010 Year End


For a list such as this to be meaningful, certain qualifications must be installed beforehand. “Luxury vehicle” can mean just about anything in marketing literature, but for an aware readership, GoodCarBadCar.net has slightly higher standards than simply any car available with leather-lined seats. Premium badges, therefore, are mandatory…. with a handful of exceptions. Because of the Chevrolet Corvette’s premium pricing, it could be considered a luxury vehicle. (Before you check, it’s not among Canada’s 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles.) 

Can the opposite be true? Is a rebadged, up-contented Honda Civic like the Acura CSX, a $24,290 car, really a luxury vehicle? It’s hard to say. So, for those who disagree with its inclusion as Canada’s 25th best-selling luxury vehicle, or for those who don’t like the Hyundai Genesis’s presence here, there are a couple of stand-ins you should be aware of. The taxi squad, as it’ll be called, includes the Audi A3 (1322 sales in 2010, up 6.2%), Volvo XC90 (1194, down 18%), Volvo’s XC70/V70 pair (1220, down 14.5%), and the Audi Q7 (1247, up 8.8%). How ’bout we add the Cadillac Escalade to the rundown (1181, up 47.4%) and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport (1168, up 39.5%) as honourable mentions? That way, consumers who refuse to consider the Mercedes-Benz B-Class a luxury vehicle can see which cars would take its place.

Speaking of the Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Canada says 3113 of its overall Genesis sales tally can be attributed to the Genesis Coupe, leaving just 811 of the truly luxurious Genesis sedans. Strange bed-brothers: BMW Canada lists the 323i’s base price at $37,650; the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 is priced from $38,999. Could the C-Class Benz be numero uno? There’s a coupe coming, but the C-Class goes to bat with just one bodystyle – BMW’s 3-Series has four. Is bigger better? Not quite, 13 of the country’s 30 most popular luxury vehicles are SUV/crossover/CUVs. Of the 30 vehicles listed below, 14 are German-derived. One is Korean, one is Swedish, four are American, the other ten are Japanese.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
2010
2009
#1
BMW 3-Series
14,009
12,610
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
8090
7317
#3
Lexus RX
7383
8828
#4
Acura MDX
5994
5994
#5
Mercedes-Benz GLK
5852
5012
#6
Audi A4
5211
4224
#7
Lincoln MKX
4458
2471
#8
Infiniti G
4408
3998
#9
BMW X5
4012
3410
#10
Hyundai Genesis
3924
3438
#11
Mercedes-Benz E & CLS-Class
3914
2819
#12
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3871
3146
#13
Acura RDX
3163
2869
#14
Audi Q5
3060
1942
#15
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2994
2865
#16
Cadillac CTS
2974
2488
#17
Cadillac SRX
2918
990
#18
Acura TL
2895
3577
#19
BMW X3
2840
2236
#20
Lexus ES
2688
2999
#21
BMW 5-Series
2382
1619
#22
Audi A5
2309
1520
#23
Acura TSX
2297
2020
#24
Lexus IS
2233
2617
#25
Acura CSX
2064
2526
#26
Infiniti EX
1925
1785
#27
BMW 1-Series
1764
2533
#28
Volvo XC60
1540
1211
#29
Lincoln MKZ
1493
1508
#30
Mercedes-Benz G & GL-Class
1437
1143

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