U.S. Luxury Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - Top 90 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - Every Luxury Vehicle Ranked

2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus
Taking estimates for the Tesla Model S into account, along with the sales of four other mainstream brand (but clearly very premium) cars and eight super-premium brands, the luxury car market in America is up 12.3% this year. This far exceeds the overall industry's 6.9% increase. Even when estimates for

Clearly, there is some ignorance: high-end purchases at brands like GMC, with the Denali models, plus the sales generated by $40K+ Volkswagen Touaregs and relatively pricey large cars like the Hyundai Genesis, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300, and the Buick LaCrosse, are left out. Where does the line get drawn? It depends who you ask.


The point of this lengthy list, however, is to showcase sales of established premium brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, and Audi. Sales at twelve key premium brands rose 11% in April and are up 11.1% through the first four months of 2013.


In all, we've listed 89 different luxury nameplates, plus the $80K Toyota Land Cruiser. Then the list lengthens to include the Tesla, Corvette, Equus, and GT-R, before lengthening again to show estimates for six brands and tallies for Bentley and Maserati, too. None of those eight brands release model-specific sales data.


At the top of the list, you'll see the emphasis on affordable luxury. The four leading cars account for 21% of the premium brand output. Their base prices range from $32,550 to $39,660. Keep in mind, pricing for the Chevrolet Tahoe, America's 21st-best-selling SUV, starts at $39,850 and rises to around $60,000. "Luxury" means what you want it to mean.

These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort luxury autos 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 vehicles together by selecting the Luxury Vehicle 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 Vehicle
April 2013 YTD
% Change
April
2013
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 30,250 + 23.3% 7338 + 14.2%
#2
BMW 3-Series 28,898 - 14.3% 8236 - 8.5%
#3
Lexus RX 28,457 + 15.1%7053 + 3.1%
#4
Lexus ES 21,923 + 89.8% 5122 + 70.7%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 18,120 - 5.6% 4431 - 16.8%
#6
BMW 5-Series 17,373 + 6.7% 5234 + 46.8%
#7
Infiniti G 16,406 - 10.2% 3490 + 17.8%
#7.1
Infiniti G Sedan 13,080 - 7.1% 2696 + 29.0%
#7.2
Infiniti G Coupe/Convertible 3326 - 20.8% 794 - 8.9%
#8
Cadillac SRX 16,334 - 5.5% 3478 - 13.0%
#9
BMW X5 15,335 + 25.3% 3444 - 3.3%
#10
Audi A4 13,406 + 13.7% 3611 + 16.2%
#10.1
Audi A4 Sedan/Avant 11,648 - 1.2% 3143 + 1.1%
#10.2
Audi A4 Allroad 1758 ----- 468 -----
#11
Acura RDX 13,247 + 171% 4088 + 106%
#12
Cadillac ATS 12,475 ----- 2725 -----
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 12,442 - 14.4% 3280 + 7.3%
#14
Acura MDX 11,605 - 18.0% 2877 - 27.2%
#15
Audi Q5 11,437 + 35.6% 3241 + 31.6%
#16
Cadillac CTS 10,260 - 37.0% 2398 - 42.9%
#17
Mercedes-Benz GLK 10,212 + 26.2% 2702 + 30.7%
#18
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 10,099 + 27.5% 2481 - 10.4%
#19
Cadillac XTS 10,021 ----- 2891 -----
#20
Acura TL 9752 - 14.6% 2959 - 1.3%
#21
Infiniti JX35 9483 + 262% 2580 + 24.1%
#22
BMW X3 9125 - 0.1% 1914 - 22.8%
#23
Lincoln MKX 7806 - 6.1% 1740 - 7.5%
#24
Lincoln MKZ 7770 - 13.1% 4012 + 115%
#25
Acura ILX 7508 ----- 1894 -----
#26
Volvo S60 7494 - 2.4% 1547 - 10.7%
#27
Lexus IS 6970 - 22.3% 1797 - 23.3%
#28
BMW X1 6967 ----- 1556 -----
#29
Cadillac Escalade 6847 - 0.3% 1737 + 9.1%
#29.1
Cadillac Escalade 3609 - 7.8% 919 + 1.2%
#29.1
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2465 + 1.9% 619 + 14.0%
#29.2
Cadillac Escalade EXT 773 + 44.5% 199 + 41.1%
#30
Audi A6 6280 + 22.0% 1905 + 21.7%
#31
Volvo XC60 6207 + 20.9% 1455 + 15.4%
#32
Porsche Cayenne 5931 + 38.5% 1750 + 27.2%
#33
Audi A5 5810 + 13.2% 1809 + 27.4%
#34
Acura TSX 5798 - 52.2% 1622 - 48.3%
#34.1
Acura TSX Sedan 4979 - 54.2% 1416 - 49.6%
#34.2
Acura TSX SportWagon 819 - 35.2% 206 - 37.8%
#35
Lexus GS 5325 - 24.5% 1236 - 38.4%
#36
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5203 + 9.0% 1305 + 8.8%
#37
Lexus CT200h 4416 - 32.2% 1171 - 27.7%
#38
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4180 + 19.2% 1103 + 16.4%
#39
Infiniti QX56 4117 - 7.1% 747 - 18.4%
#40
Audi Q7 4084 + 43.7% 1183 + 33.4%
#41
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3899 + 30.6% 832 + 3.2%
#42
Porsche 911 3613 + 16.8% 891 - 18.3%
#43
Lexus LS 3560 + 69.4% 700 + 59.8%
#44
Lincoln MKS 3485 - 24.0% 730 - 43.8%
#45
Land Rover Range Rover 3464 + 27.8% 674 + 19.9%
#46
BMW 7-Series 3209 - 17.6% 871 + 68.8%
#47
BMW 6-Series 2831 + 28.1% 760 + 48.1%
#48
Lexus GX460 2786 - 14.9% 655 - 12.8%
#49
Audi A7 2728 - 2.7% 645 - 17.3%
#50
Infiniti FX 2703 - 23.3% 548 + 12.8%
#51
Jaguar XF 2608 + 29.8% 709 + 54.5%
#52
Lincoln Navigator 2507 - 5.5% 680 + 26.6%
#53
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2422 + 366% 938+ 275%
#54
Land Rover LR4 2366 - 4.3% 588 + 19.5%
#55
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2335 - 2.9% 640 - 1.1%
#56
Volvo XC90 2143 - 34.3% 492 - 27.4%
#57
Infiniti M 1956 - 40.0% 388 - 15.8%
#58
Lincoln MKT 1946 - 9.0% 453 - 30.7%
#59
Audi A8 1929 + 35.6% 467 + 30.4%
#60
BMW 1-Series 1917 - 32.4% 626 - 15.5%
#61
Porsche Panamera 1885 - 31.1% 501 - 42.3%
#62
Porsche Boxster 1795 + 1210% 496 + 1278%
#63
BMW X6 1618 + 12.5% 354 - 12.6%
#64
Mercedes-Benz SLK 1585 + 1.7% 451 - 3.4%
#65
Jaguar XJ 1568 - 9.1% 323 - 35.5%
#66
Volvo XC70 1559 - 7.9% 439 + 26.5%
#67
Lexus LX570 1377 - 25.8% 351 - 32.1%
#68
Land Rover LR2 1030 + 2.4%144 - 38.2%
#69
Toyota Land Cruiser 957 + 46.1% 217 + 1.4%
#70
BMW Z4 854 - 3.8% 230 - 17.3%
#71
Volvo C70 824 - 46.5% 224 - 44.8%
#72
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 + 133% 188 + 129%
#73
Audi A3 798 - 65.7% 55 - 91.4%
#74
Acura RLX 752 ----- 400 -----
#75
Volvo C30 706 - 17.7% 184 + 10.8%
#76
Volvo S80 638 - 39.6% 123 - 52.3%
#77
Audi TT 633 - 16.0% 170 - 17.9%
#78
Infiniti EX 555 - 55.1% 91 - 59.7%
#79
Jaguar XK 550 - 17.5% 109 - 3.5%
#80
Porsche Cayman 457 + 30.9% 394 + 488%
#81
Audi R8 238 - 29.0% 71 - 22.8%
#82
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 192 - 29.7% 37 - 41.3%
#83
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 165 - 57.7% 46 - 55.8%
#84
Acura ZDX 151 - 43.9% 52 - 26.8%
#85
Acura RL 39 - 70.5% 7 - 78.8%
#86
Mercedes-Benz R-Class 20 - 96.5% ----- - 100%
#87
Lexus LFA 15 - 21.1% 6 + 20.0%
#88
Cadillac DTS 3 - 98.9% ----- - 100%
T89
Cadillac STS 2 - 98.1% 1 - 95.0%
T89
Lexus HS250h 2 - 99.7% ----- - 100%
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Total
521,548+ 11.1%134,093+ 11.0%
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Tesla Model S **
6850-----2100-----

Chevrolet Corvette 3915 - 9.5% 974 - 30.2%

Hyundai Equus 1075 - 15.9%  261 - 25.6%

Nissan GT-R 371 + 7.8% 103 - 12.7%

SRT (Dodge) Viper 64 + 220% 60 -----
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Total
12,275+ 106%3498+ 87.6%
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Aston Martin *
276+ 1.5%69+ 1.5%

781+ 19.6%207+ 2.0%

Ferrari *
648+ 3.2%162+ 3.2%

Lamborghini *
184+ 7.0% 46+ 7.0%

Lotus *
88+ 10.0%22+ 10.0%

753- 9.7%204- 12.1%

Maybach *
------ 100%------ 100%

Rolls-Royce *
336+ 6.3%84+ 6.3%
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Total
3066+ 3.2%794+ 1.5%
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Overall Total
536,889+ 12.3 %138,385+ 12.1%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total. 

* ANDC estimate
** HybridCars.com estimate

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U.S. Luxury Car Sales Rankings - April 2013/YTD
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1 comment:

  1. Hmm last time I was in the West Coast, didn't remember seeing much C-class, I guess they're more popular elsewhere?

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