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


Leading the way with six models in America’s list of the Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles in 2010, Mercedes-Benz appears just a tad bit more dominant than they really were last year. Lexus was America’s best-selling luxury brand. And while some of the Sales Stats you see below utilize some fairly big numbers, only the Lexus RX and BMW 3-Series stand out as vehicles which can compete on a level not unlike that of America’s true best-selling vehicles. Even then, for every 3-Series BMW sold in the United States in 2010 Toyota sold more than three Camrys.

Setting aside overall volume for a moment, let’s talk about eligibility. The Hyundai Genesis’ inclusion here is due to the sedan’s status as a $33,000 premium car, certainly not the company’s value-minded mainstream badge. That said, in Canada at least, the Genesis Coupe far out-sells the regular Genesis sedan. So how many of Hyundai’s 29,122 Genesis sales in 2010 were of the true luxury variety? Here’s another way of looking at it: boot the Genesis off this list of America’s most popular luxury cars and insert the BMW 1-Series and its 13,132 sales, up 18.3% from 2009. Does the Cadillac DTS’s presence on this list just make you feel icky, like you sprayed on too much tan in Del Boca Vista? Well, Chevrolet Corvette sales totalled 12,624 in 2010. Can’t stand the thought of a Chevrolet being counted as a luxury car? Land Rover Range Rover Sport sales rose 8.7% to 12,347 in 2010. Lexus LS sales weren’t far behind at 12,275, nor were sales of the BMW 7-Series at 12,253. 

18 of the vehicles below are cars in the traditional sense. The other twelve take on the form of either an SUV or crossover, or in the case of the Cadillac Escalade EXT (7.7% of total Escalade sales), an SUV with a truck bed. 25 out of the 30 vehicles in the list of luxury players improved on their 2009 sales totals. Twelve vehicles on the list are German creations; ten are Japanese; one is Korean; the other eight are Detroit iron.

Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America in 2010.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
2010
2009
#1
BMW 3-Series
100,910
90,960
#2
Lexus RX
95,970
93,379
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
60,922
43,072
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
58,785
52,427
#5
Infiniti G
58,143
47,174
#6
Cadillac SRX
51,094
20,237
#7
Lexus ES
48,652
48,485
#8
Acura MDX
47,210
31,178
#9
Cadillac CTS
45,656
38,817
#10
BMW 5-Series
39,488
40,109
#11
BMW X5
35,776
27,071
#12
Audi A4
34,672
37,070
#13
Lexus IS
34,129
38,077
#14
Acura TL
34,049
33,620
#15
Acura TSX
32,076
28,650
#16
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
29,698
25,799
#17
Hyundai Genesis
29,122
21,889
#18
Cadillac Escalade
26,874
25,884
#19
Audi Q5
23,518
13,790
#20
Lincoln MKZ
22,535
22,081
#21
Lincoln MKX
21,932
21,433
#22
Mercedes-Benz GLK
20,946
21,944
#23
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
19,943
15,012
#24
Cadillac DTS
18,640
17,330
#25
Lexus GX
16,450
6235
#26
Audi A5
16,379
9800
#27
Acura RDX
14,975
10,153
#28
Infiniti M
14,618
8501
#29
Lincoln MKS
14,417
17,174
#30
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
13,608
11,199

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