Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – February 2014 YTD


2014 Lexus GX460

GoodCarBadCar’s founder and editor published a bit of an analysis of America’s small luxury crossover market on The Truth About Cars yesterday. Read it.

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More costly and often larger luxury SUVs and crossovers are often more popular than the utility vehicles from the entry-level segment. The Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and Acura MDX all sell more often than the class-leading BMW X3, sales of which jumped 52% in February 2014. 

Yet the biggest year-over-year improvement among premium brand utilities in February 2014 belonged to the Lexus GX460. Again. GX sales jumped 97% in January then 153% in February 2014. GX volume is increased on a year-over-year basis in five consecutive months. Because the RX sells so well for Lexus, there’s a belief that the GX is rare. Yet the Range Rover Sport’s improved sales impress observers and analysts.

And Lexus’s GX460 sold more often than the Range Rover Sport in February 2014. The GX ain’t pretty – and the Range Rover Sport is – but it’s clearly desirable.

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 small and midsize 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 • March 2014 • January 2014February 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2911
2795 4.2% 5641 5284 6.8%
2643
2753 -4.0% 5417 5097 6.3%
2329
1482 57.2% 3661 2647 38.3%
3301
2175 51.8% 6000 4180 43.5%
220
150 46.7% 417 318 31.1%
358
273 31.1% 721 573 25.8%
927
981 -5.5% 1806 1910 -5.4%
2624
2420 8.4% 4926 4816 2.3%
1146
1496 -23.4% 2088 3062 -31.8%
Total
16,459
14,525 13.3% 30,677 27,887 10.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4563
2946 54.9% 8804 5521 59.5%
8
25 -68.0% 22 56 -60.7%
1229
920 33.6% 2497 1809 38.0%
2912
3931 -25.9% 5666 8015 -29.3%
346
474 -27.0% 728 854 -14.8%
5058
4108 23.1% 9504 8488 12.0%
624
595 4.9% 1269 1187 6.9%
2704
2300 17.6% 5084 4270 19.1%
388
565 -31.3% 987 1129 -12.6%
1464
1261 16.1% 3076 2512 22.5%
1590
628 153% 3033 1361 123%
5682
6938 -18.1% 11,289 12,332 -8.5%
365
511 -28.6% 6972 7215 -3.4%
2041
1883 8.4% 4520 3712 21.8%
3258
2733 19.2% 6082 5661 7.4%
1260
1173 7.4% 2418 2673 -9.5%
448
836 -46.4% 992 1798 -44.8%
267
355 -24.8% 528 689 -23.4%
420
504 -16.7% 879 1010 -13.0%
Total
34,627
32,686 5.9% 74,350 70,292 5.8%

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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