U.S. Luxury SUV Sales Rankings By Model - Top 34 Best-Selling Luxury SUVs In America - Every Luxury SUV And Crossover Ranked

2013 Lexus RX350 F Sport
15% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in the United States in the first four months of 2013 were sold by luxury brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo, as well as Toyota, with the $78,555 Land Cruiser.

The Lexus RX is easily America's favourite luxury crossover. It's not just popular among luxury utility vehicles; it's also America's 19th-best-selling SUV/CUV overall. It's also the top seller at Lexus, Toyota's premium division, accounting for 38% of brand sales, nearly outselling the next two-best-selling Lexus models (ES, IS) combined.

12.8% of the premium utility vehicle sales shown in the list below came about via the RX350 or RX450h. The bottom 15 vehicles on this list, combined, didn't sell as often as the RX between January and April 2013.


Perhaps the most important fact we can glean from this list of luxury brand utility vehicle sales is the group's overall achievement. Sales are up 17% this year, and that growth has been generated in an overall market which has grown 9%. 

Of course, it helps that there are models which weren't on sale for all of 2012's first four months. BMW's X1 and Infiniti's JX have contributed 13,831 extra sales this year. But fewer than half of the nameplates on this list have posted declining year-over-year volume, and two of those vehicles, the Infiniti EX and Acura ZDX, are either defunct or surely soon to be. Two more are Lincolns, which these days is synonymous with YOY decline.


These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort luxury SUVs by April volume by clicking the April 2013 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list an automaker's SUVs together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

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Rank
Luxury SUV/Crossover
April 2013 
YTD
% Change
April
2013
% Change
#1
Lexus RX 28,457 + 15.1%7053 + 3.1%
#2
Cadillac SRX 16,334 - 5.5% 3478 - 13.0%
#3
BMW X5 15,335 + 25.3% 3444 - 3.3%
#4
Acura RDX 13,247 + 171% 4088 + 106%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 12,442 - 14.4% 3280 + 7.3%
#6
Acura MDX 11,605 - 18.0% 2877 - 27.2%
#7
Audi Q5 11,437 + 35.6% 3241 + 31.6%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLK 10,212 + 26.2% 2702 + 30.7%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 10,099 + 27.5% 2481 - 10.4%
#10
Infiniti JX35 9483 + 262% 2580 + 24.1%
#11
BMW X3 9125 - 0.1% 1914 - 22.8%
#12
Lincoln MKX 7806 - 6.1% 1740 - 7.5%
#13
BMW X1 6967 ----- 1556 -----
#14
Volvo XC60 6207 + 20.9% 1455 + 15.4%
#15
Cadillac Escalade ^6074- 4.1% 1538 + 6.0%
#15.1
Cadillac Escalade 3609 - 7.8% 919 + 1.2%
#15.1
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2465 + 1.9% 619 + 14.0%
#16
Porsche Cayenne 5931 + 38.5% 1750 + 27.2%
#17
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5203 + 9.0% 1305 + 8.8%
#18
Infiniti QX56 4117 - 7.1% 747 - 18.4%
#19
Audi Q7 4084 + 43.7% 1183 + 33.4%
#20
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3899 + 30.6% 832 + 3.2%
#21
Land Rover Range Rover 3464 + 27.8% 674 + 19.9%
#22
Lexus GX460 2786 - 14.9% 655 - 12.8%
#23
Infiniti FX 2703 - 23.3% 548 + 12.8%
#24
Lincoln Navigator 2507 - 5.5% 680 + 26.6%
#25
Land Rover LR4 2366 - 4.3% 588 + 19.5%
#26
Volvo XC90 2143 - 34.3% 492 - 27.4%
#27
Lincoln MKT 1946 - 9.0% 453 - 30.7%
#28
BMW X6 1618 + 12.5% 354 - 12.6%
#29
Lexus LX570 1377 - 25.8% 351 - 32.1%
#30
Land Rover LR2 1030 + 2.4%144 - 38.2%
#31
Toyota Land Cruiser 957 + 46.1% 217 + 1.4%
#32
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 + 133% 188 + 129%
#33
Infiniti EX 555 - 55.1% 91 - 59.7%
#34
Acura ZDX 151 - 43.9% 52 - 26.8%
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Total
222,467+ 17.1%54,731+ 7.5%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total. Volvo XC70 and Audi A4 Allroad are listed with luxury cars.


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2 comments:

  1. how are any Lincolns or Toyotas listed but not Jeep Grand Cherokee ?? Seriously?

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  2. The Jeep's sub-$29K base price plays a large role in not giving it exceptional status. The more pertinent question would be why no Volkswagen Touareg - it costs from $43,945 - but the purpose of this list is to show SUV/crossover sales from luxury brands, not the Jeeps and Volkswagens of the world. "Toyotas" is a misnomer. There is one Toyota, and it costs $80,000. I've heard people say lots of bad things about Lincoln, I've said plenty myself. But I've never heard any reader suggest it shouldn't be considered a luxury brand.

    All SUVs and crossovers are ranked here, so you can form your own luxury list based off of it: http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2013/05/april-2013-usa-suv-sales-rankings-by-model-year-to-date.html

    Furthermore, all vehicles of every kind are ranked here, so you can form whatever kind of list you like based off it: http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2013/05/usa-vehicle-sales-rankings-by-model-april-2013-ytd.html

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