Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - June 2014

2014 BMW 5-Series
The BMW 3-Series once again topped all premium brand vehicles in terms of U.S. new vehicle sales in June 2014. BMW USA continues to report sales of the 4-Series with the 3-Series, as they were formerly one nameplate.


All Makes & Models Ranked By June 2014 YTD U.S. Sales


USA luxury auto brand market share chart June 2014
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Another near-constant? The Lexus RX is America's favourite premium utility vehicle, outselling the next-best-selling Acura MDX by 3536 units in June and selling 81% more often than the Cadillac SRX. 

BMW's 5-Series was a big mover in June with sales surging 77% to 7940 units, 1440 more than Mercedes-Benz's vast E-Class range managed. The E-Class retains the year-to-date lead over the 5-Series. 

Lexus once again more than doubled its IS volume, which was more than enough to fend off the Audi A4 for third spot in their 3-Series-led segment. Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales continue to plunge in advance of a new C's arrival.

Among vehicles priced above $45,000, nine of June 2014's 15 best sellers were SUVs/crossovers, including Land Rover's Range Rover Sport, which outsold the whole Jaguar division.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling luxury vehicles can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.

June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
11,54310,9575.3%56,65749,16215.2%
#2
Lexus RX
84268647-2.6%47,26445,8183.2%
#3
BMW 5-Series
7940448477.1%27,61725,8916.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
6500518125.5%34,59628,23122.5%
#5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
56077639-26.6%33,03445,902-28.0%
#6
Lexus ES
55085680-3.0%33,17033,493-1.0%
#7
Acura MDX
4890382827.7%30,66418,21468.4%
#8
Cadillac SRX
4652391218.9%28,86423,99020.3%
#9
Audi Q5
4025349315.2%19,92818,3108.8%
#10
BMW X5
3972340616.6%22,43821,4594.6%
#11
Lexus IS
39321919105%23,57310,786119%
#12
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
389136516.6%21,94019,31213.6%
#13
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
3766280634.2%18,63815,74618.4%
#14
Audi A4 *
37563824-1.8%19,40920,589-5.7%
#15
Acura RDX
34854023-13.4%22,34922,2000.7%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don't report specific monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati only report brand totals. Buick has been excluded with a bunch of other automakers that don't sell vehicles with base prices higher than $40K.

Rank
Vehicles With Base
Prices Above $45K
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW 5-Series
7940448477.1%27,61725,8916.7%
#2
Chevrolet Suburban
6584381372.7%23,57121,6638.8%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
6500518125.5%34,59628,23122.5%
#4
BMW X5
3972340616.6%22,43821,4594.6%
#5
GMC Yukon
39461797120%18,60412,10553.7%
#6
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
389136516.6%21,94019,31213.6%
#7
GMC Yukon XL
3096182469.7%12,44514,704-15.4%
#8
Cadillac Escalade ^
2967188857.2%10,45510,663-2.0%
#9
Chevrolet Corvette
2723853219%17,7445673213%
#10
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
1780841112%11,231621180.8%
#11
Lexus GX460
1772884100%10,2764415133%
#12
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
17292419-28.5%11,72614,946-21.5%
#13
BMW 7-Series
154885581.1%47115075-7.2%
#14
Lexus GS
15111728-12.6%10,122906811.6%
#15
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
148188767.0%9806719536.3%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
$45,000 USD (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, but if GCBC was to follow this system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, adding approximately $15,000 to the average new car transaction price seemed like a fitting place to begin. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $45,000 - M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically - but in the case of the second list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced at $32,750, as would be the case with the new BMW 320i, which costs less than a Honda Accord V6 Touring. The biggest problem with a $45,000 minimum price of entry? Cars like the Cadillac XTS, which starts at $44,600 and SUVs like the $48,895 Chevrolet Tahoe.
^ In June, Infiniti sold 1392 copies of the Q50's predecessor, the G sedan, and 752 Q60s to go along with 2423 Q50s.

^ Regular-wheelbase Escalade, the best-selling Escalade, found 1907 buyers in June, the Escalade ESV another 1058, and 2 Escalade EXTs.
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. GCBC combines sales of the Audi A4 and Audi A4 Allroad. None-Allroad sales were up 3.6% to 3365 in June.
Cadillac's new CTS - 2174 June sales - starts at $45,100, but the lingering CTS Coupe is a sub-$40K car, and the wagon starts at $42,195.


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