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


The BMW 7-Series and Volvo XC60 joined the list of 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in America in May, taking the place of the Acura RDX and Porsche Cayenne. For the first time in 2011 the BMW 3-Series reacquired its position as America’s favourite premium brand vehicle. This means the Lexus RX350/RX450h falls back to second spot as sales of America’s most popular luxury utility vehicle fell 36%.

The abundance of red font in the table below is no mistake. 17 of America’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles suffered from declining sales when compared with May 2010. That goes for vehicles as different as the #1-ranked 3-Series (down 16%) and the defunct 26th-ranked Cadillac DTS (down 34%). 

You’ll see more on the subject in the coming days in this section of GoodCarBadCar.net, but in case you miss it, check out the BMW X3 and its competitors. Forging ahead in second-generation form with a 229% year-over-year increase, the 16th-ranked X3 was undoubtedly strong, but seeing off the Audi Q5 (up 9%), Mercedes-Benz GLK (up 22%) and Volvo XC60 (up 43%) couldn’t have been easy. Every sale in the small luxury SUV segment is a battle worth fighting. The same could be said for the 3-Series’ segment, where the Volvo S60 roared ahead of the Acura TSX and Lexus IS with a year-over-year sales bump weighing in at 2404%.

Oh, and if you don’t appreciate the inclusion of the Hyundai Genesis, or the Chevrolet Corvette for that matter, next up would be the Porsche Cayenne, followed by the Lincoln Town Car.

Rank
Car
Status
May 2011
Last Month
May 2010
#1
BMW 3-Series
8117
7452
9659
#2
Lexus RX
5847
7802
9116
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5751
5342
5476
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
4936
5232
5089
#5
Cadillac CTS
4288
4220
3489
#6
BMW 5-Series
4201
3668
2289
#7
Cadillac SRX
3910
4380
4081
#8
Infiniti G
3851
3855
4777
#9
Acura MDX
3824
3912
4064
#10
Audi A4
3192
3328
3189
#11
Hyundai Genesis
2769
2648
2480
#12
BMW X5
2684
2360
2661
#13
Lincoln MKZ
2523
2546
2040
#14
Volvo S60
2405
1972
1
#15
Lexus ES
2400
3493
5115
#16
BMW X3
2350
2277
715
#17
Audi Q5
2222
1437
2037
#18
Mercedes-Benz GLK
2214
1927
1814
#19
Acura TL
2197
2887
2925
#20
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1928
1990
2264
#21
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1885
1623
1736
#22
Cadillac Escalade
1786
1733
2033
#23
Acura TSX
1751
3105
2808
#24
Lincoln MKX
1734
1859
2040
#25
Lexus IS
1715
2640
3247
#26
Cadillac DTS
1496
1906
2263
#27
Audi A5
1438
1437
1757
T28
BMW 7-Series
1386
760
624
T28
Volvo XC60
1386
1220
972
#30
Chevrolet Corvette
1304
1454
1428

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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