Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales Figures In America - April 2013 And Year-To-Date

2013 Acura RDX cactus in the desert
Infiniti EX sales have fallen in the United States, on a year-over-year measuring stick, in 28 consecutive months. 

Audi has reported six straight months of year-over-year increases with the Q5. Acura's up to 13 in a row with the RDX. Land Rover matches Audi's six straight with the Evoque. Mercedes-Benz GLK sales have risen in eleven consecutive months. And the Volvo XC60? Though brand sales in the United States haven't been particularly strong the last couple years, the XC60 has sold better, year-over-year, in 16 straight months.


Before you think that year-over-year changes only measure, well, year-over-year change, keep in mind that these small luxury crossovers are, for the most part, not the lowest-volume vehicles in America. The Acura RDX ranks 33rd among SUVs and crossovers. The Audi Q5 currently sits in 38th. BMW's X3 and X1 are in 46th and 53rd positions, respectively. The GLK ranks 43rd among all utility vehicle nameplates, and the Volvo XC60 is in 56th. In other words, the Acura outsells 55 different SUVs and crossovers. And the group of nine accounts for 4.3% of SUV/CUV volume in America this year, even more if you don't count the Audi A4 Allroad as a car.


USA luxury suv sales chart April 2013
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But the RDX isn't the most popular luxury brand crossover in America, not by any stretch. Lexus's value-priced RX, which we've previously compared with smaller utilities as well as midsizers, sells more than twice as often as the surging Acura. And the Cadillac SRX and BMW X5 both sell more often than all nine of the vehicles listed in the first table below. So does the Buick Enclave, which we've banished back to the mainstream list on the advice and pleas of many a GoodCarBadCar reader. 

Fear not Enclave lovers: all SUVs and crossovers were already ranked, and you can easily see how the big and beautiful Buick outsold nearly three-quarters of all utility vehicle nameplates in the first four months of 2013. And for those who don't want to see their small and midsize luxury SUVs broken down into two separate groups, the accompanying chart links them together. Large luxury SUVs can be seen here, and all will be joined in a new year-to-date rankings post for luxury SUVs and crossovers shortly, just like the one we did earlier today for all 56 luxury cars.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank U.S. luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - May 2013March 2013 - April 2012
Small
Luxury SUV
April 2013
%
Change
Year
To Date
YTD
% Change
4088
+ 106%13,247+ 171%
3241
+ 31.6%11,437+ 35.6%
1556
-----6967-----
1914
- 22.8%9125- 0.1%
91
- 59.7%555- 55.1%
144
- 38.2%1030+ 2.4%
832
+ 3.2%3899+ 30.6%
2702
+ 30.7%10,212+ 26.2%
1455
+ 15.4%6207+ 20.9%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
2877
- 27.2%11,605- 18.0%
52
- 26.8%151- 43.9%
1183
+ 33.4%4084+ 43.7%
3444
- 3.3%15,335+ 25.3%
354
- 12.6%1618+ 12.5%
3478
- 13.0%16,334- 5.5%
548
+ 12.8%2703- 23.3%
2580
+ 24.1%9483+ 262%
588
+ 19.5%2366- 4.3%
1305
+ 8.8%5203+ 9.0%
655
- 12.8%2786- 14.9%
7053
+ 3.1%28,457+ 15.1%
453
- 30.7%1946- 9.0%
1740
- 7.5%7806- 6.1%
3280
+ 7.3%12,442- 14.4%
1750
+ 27.2%5931+ 38.5%
578
- 19.5%3102+ 2.7%
439
+ 26.5%1559- 7.9%
492
- 27.4%2143- 34.3%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown 
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo XC70 here but also with mainstream brand SUVs and midsize luxury cars, respectively... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - May 2013 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - March 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - April 2012
Top 15, X2, Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - April 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2013

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