Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – November 2013 YTD


2015 Porsche Macan S blue front

Just as the Porsche Cayenne sells about half as often as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, it seems unlikely that the upcoming Porsche Macan will compete sale-for-sale with the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. 

We do, however, believe that the Macan will outsell the Cayenne, just as the Q5 outsells the Audi Q7 but unlike the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, Range Rover Evoque, and Mercedes-Benz GLK, which are all outsold by their bigger brethren, the MDX, X5, QX60, Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

The Macan will be a hit, but the reason its sales figures likely won’t measure up to, for example, the 3700 RDXs sold per month has plenty to do with price. Porsche won’t initially release a base model: the Macan S starts at $49,900. (The upper-level X3 xDrive35i starts at $44,900.) 

The Macan S represents a 31% discount compared with the Macan Turbo, not terribly out of line with the 39% discount the Cayenne S represents in comparison with the Cayenne Turbo. (The Macan Turbo, at more than $100,000 fully-optioned, is no Acura RDX.) Yet if we assume Porsche will drop the price of the base Macan 26% from the Macan S’s $49,900 – the way the base Cayenne is down 26% from the Cayenne S’s price – then the $37,000 starting price doesn’t seem quite believable, as that would place it directly in line with the base Q5 and GLK. (BMW charges $39,800 for a base X3.) A drop to $42,500 seems more likely, and with that pricing structure, 1300 Macan sales per month in the model’s first year sounds like a realistic forecast, followed by a more typical 1600-1700 Macans per month in 2015. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart November 2013
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Acura, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo likely won’t be handing over a large chunk of their U.S. volume. The segment is growing – only 6.5% in November but a wild 31% year-to-date – and Porsche will simply help to fuel that growth. 

The nine small crossovers which appear in the first table below have generated 4.4% of America’s SUV/CUV sales through the first eleven months of 2013, up from 3.8% during the same period one year ago.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto 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 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 • November 2014 • December 2013 • October 2013November 2012

Small
Luxury SUV
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
3663
3036 20.7% 40,535 25,496 59.0%
3582
2724 31.5% 35,561 25,045 42.0%
2364
2088 13.2% 23,771 6141 287%
4032
4172 – 3.4% 26,916 30,011 – 10.3%
281
434 – 35.3% 1869 3161 – 40.9%
304
234 29.9% 2930 2867 2.2%
1091
904 20.7% 10,219 7784 31.3%
3344
3276 2.1% 29,324 26,360 11.2%
1500
2067 – 27.4% 18,185 17,379 4.6%
Total
20,161
18,935 6.5% 189,310 144,244 31.2%

Midsize Luxury SUV
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
6091
3368 80.8% 46,502 45,785 1.6%
10
37 – 73.0% 347 725 – 52.1%
1524
1161 31.3% 13,699 9515 44.0%
4445
4801 – 7.4% 37,865 38,723 – 2.2%
496
813 – 39.0% 4827 5710 – 15.5%
4823
5340 – 9.7% 50,702 51,085 – 0.7%
547
1191 – 54.1% 5794 9436 – 38.6%
3015
2529 19.2% 27,858 18,966 46.9%
493
563 – 12.4% 6545 6542 0.1%
1421
1634 – 13.0% 13,671 14,488 – 5.6%
1703
1003 69.8% 10,306 9632 7.0%
9493
8871 7.0% 90,751 82,847 9.5%
431
537 – 19.7% 5416 6441 – 15.9%
1946
2108 – 7.7% 21,366 22,490 – 5.0%
4328
3894 11.1% 36,841 33,860 8.8%
1546
1949 – 20.7% 17,128 13,980 22.5%
570
1068 – 46.6% 7415 9145 – 18.9%
390
593 – 34.2% 4437 4995 – 11.2%
504
792 – 36.4% 6157 8640 – 28.7%
Total
43,776
42,252 3.6% 407,627 393,005 3.7%

Source: Automakers & 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.

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