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


2014 Volvo XC60 R Design

With luxury SUV/crossover sales climbing in the United States, one way for an automaker’s contender to stand out from the pack is to sell fewer copies of vehicles which should be selling more often.

USA luxury SUV crossover sales chart April 2014
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Infiniti’s QX50, formerly the EX, wasn’t a successful take on the small luxury crossover theme when it was introduced in 2007. Sales fell every year since 2008 – a 73% drop between 2008 and 2013 – and are down 39% in 2014. April sales more than doubled, but that still didn’t create enough volume for the QX50 to sell even as often as the very rare Land Rover LR2.

Struggling Volvo relied on the XC60 for 32% of the brand’s volume during the first four months of 2013. But XC60 sales are down 19% in 2014, and the XC60 now accounts for less than 28% of Volvo sales. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD

You’ve heard coaches say, “A team’s best players need to be the team’s best players.” In Volvo’s case, they need their former best seller (2010) to be a best seller. And it’s not.

Land Rover’s LR4 is a different kind of utility vehicle in this era of severe softening. Absurdly capable off-road and shaped like the Discoverys of yore, the LR4 hasn’t been popular since about 2005. But now we’re waiting on a replacement, previewed by the New York auto show’s Discovery Vision concept, and that explains much of the LR4’s horrific 2014 decline.

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Through the first four months of 2013, America’s favourite premium brand utility vehicle is the Lexus RX, which is the 20th-best-selling SUV/crossover overall. The RX leads the Acura MDX by 9585 units and the Cadillac SRX by 9912 units.

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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4344
4088 6.3% 14,565 13,247 9.9%
3293
3241 1.6% 12,067 11,437 5.5%
1130
1556 -27.4% 9089 6967 30.6%
3544
1914 85.2% 13,974 9125 53.1%
225
91 147% 942 1552 -39.3%
260
144 80.6% 1312 1030 27.4%
867
832 4.2% 4043 3899 3.7%
3144
2702 16.4% 11,415 10,212 11.8%
1263
1455 -13.2% 5052 6207 -18.6%
Total
18,070
16,023 12.8% 72,459 63,676 13.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5180
2877 80.0% 19,777 11,605 70.4%
12
52 -76.9% 48 151 -68.2%
1462
1183 23.6% 5551 4084 35.9%
4393
3444 27.6% 14,153 15,335 -7.7%
342
354 -3.4% 1442 1618 -10.9%
4547
3478 30.7% 19,450 16,334 19.1%
369
548 -32.7% 2215 1881 17.8%
2281
2580 -11.6% 10,705 9483 12.9%
94
588 -84.0% 1238 2366 -47.7%
2006
1305 53.7% 6829 5203 31.3%
1639
655 150% 6546 2786 135%
8130
7053 15.3% 29,362 28,457 3.2%
452
453 -0.2% 1735 1946 -10.8%
1828
1740 5.1% 8929 7806 14.4%
3831
3280 16.8% 13,965 12,442 12.2%
1839
1750 5.1% 6119 5931 3.2%
597
578 3.3% 2162 3102 -30.3%
436
439 -0.7% 1346 1559 -13.7%
412
492 -16.3% 1778 2143 -17.0%
Total
39,850
32,849 21.3% 153,350 134,232 14.2%

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.

  • Andy

    Is there any way to break this out by region of the US?

  • Mac JT

    Texans buy 3/5 trucks sold in the US.