Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – February 2011


Falling off this month’s list of America’s 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles are the Lexus GX460 and the Good 12-winning Porsche Cayenne. BMW’s 3-Series fell from second to fifth on a 28.5% year-over-year drop and a 15.5% drop from January 2011. BMW was the most popular luxury brand in the United States in February, helped by a strong 5-Series performance (ranked 7th below, up 86.6% from February 2010) and the BMW X3, up 466.1% now that the appealing second-generation SAV is available.

All these stories seem small when contrasted with Cadillac’s strong performance. The CTS posted a 124.3% sales increase and came within spitting distance of being crowned America’s most popular luxury vehicle in February. Right behind the Good 12-winning CTS was the Cadillac SRX and its 55.3% jump. Back in 16th and 24th you’ll find Cadillacs. One can imagine how strong Cadillac would be if the STS was a viable 5-Series/E-Class alternative: STS sales were up 56.3%, but that only indicates a 187-unit climb to 519 measly sales. (Cadillac failed to sell a single STS in Canada in February.)

Of course, Cadillac’s terrific performance in February was perhaps overshadowed just a little by Buick. The Good Car Guy doesn’t include Buick as a premium nameplate eligible for this table, but Cars.com’s Kicking Tires blog (for whom The Good Car Guy contributed this week) looked at Buick’s February beating of Lexus in some detail.

Rank
Car
Status
February 2011
Last Month
February 2010
#1
Lexus RX
6567
5881
5694
#2
Cadillac CTS
6033
4362
2690
#3
Cadillac SRX
5502
4236
3542
#4
Infiniti G
5492
4324
3542
#5
BMW 3-Series
4872
5763
6817
#6
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
4479
4172
4245
#7
BMW 5-Series
4212
4350
2270
#8
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4203
4759
4043
#9
Acura MDX
3845
3127
3266
#10
Acura TSX
2794
1941
2123
#11
Audi A4
2770
2483
2660
#12
BMW X5
2646
3038
2959
#13
Lexus ES
2598
2215
2349
#14
Acura TL
2447
1592
2410
#15
Hyundai Genesis
2441
1783
1762
#16
Cadillac Escalade
2202
2259
2072
#17
Lexus IS
2081
1992
1991
#18
BMW X3
1987
1075
351
#19
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1924
2484
1655
#20
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1853
1625
2126
#21
Lincoln MKZ
1775
1574
1761
#22
Lincoln MKX
1636
1546
1452
#23
Audi Q5
1539
1584
1060
#24
Cadillac DTS
1512
1365
611
#25
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1472
1518
1368
#26
Acura RDX
1344
993
850
#27
Volvo S60
1247
1042
17
#28
Volvo XC60
1184
966
667
#29
Infiniti M
1178
877
817
#30
Audi A5
1142
1054
1029

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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  • Paolo

    Vehicles like the STS remind me why I don't care what traditional car media thinks. They celebrate a new American product when it comes out because the finally didn't make a 300-hp front wheel drive E350 alternative but pay no attention to the fact that it's boring and it sucks. 5-Series, E-Class, ES, TL, Genesis, M all on this list. STS isn't. Nobody is surprised.

  • Really fantastic information.
    The super Lexus is leading in the race. Soon, I'm going to buy one new Lexus model.