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


2015 Audi Q3

Despite a 9% year-over-year decline the Acura RDX was America’s leading small premium (semi-premium) crossover in August 2014. Combined, the Audi Q5 and its new small sibling, the Q3, totalled 4000 August sales. BMW sold 3942 X1s, X3s, and X4s. 

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

USA luxury SUV sales chart August 2014
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Small premium crossovers were collectively up 15% compared with August 2013. Setting aside the four utility vehicle nameplates which weren’t on sale at this stage a year ago, sales of the continuing nameplates were down 3%. 

In other words, the segment grew last month, though partially at the expense of established vehicles like the RDX, Q5, X1, X3, and Range Rover Evoque. 

So far this year, sales of these small luxury crossovers are up 14.5%. Without the Q3, X4, MKC, and Macan, sales are up 7.5%.

Bigger and/or more costly luxury utility vehicles, of which there are many more on offer at this moment, are significantly more common. Combined, the Lexus RX, Acura MDX, and Cadillac SRX outsold the whole small premium segment. Granted, those are three of the more value-priced big brothers.

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3984
4381 -9.1% 29,865 30,517 -2.1%
243
243
3757
3845 -2.3% 26,874 25,331 6.1%
1574
2278 -30.9% 13,888 16,504 -15.9%
2023
2146 -5.7% 25,390 18,485 37.4%
345
663
254
236 7.6% 1907 1189 60.4%
369
347 6.3% 2762 2070 33.4%
1051
1070 -1.8% 8215 7463 10.1%
1760
4655
3075
2372 29.6% 25,583 20,898 22.4%
969
3947
1792
1793 -0.1% 12,308 14,086 -12.6%
Total
21,196
18,468 14.8% 156,300 136,543 14.5%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
6497
6499 -0.1% 43,444 30,264 43.6%
3
29 -89.7% 66 306 -78.4%
1859
1478 25.8% 11,740 9,386 25.1%
3497
2480 41.0% 28,623 26,613 7.6%
28
414 -93.2% 2979 3422 -12.9%
4545
7211 -37.0% 38,008 36,144 5.2%
2600
3026 -14.1% 20,431 20,556 -0.6%
384
398 -3.5% 3662 4339 -15.6%
586
703 -16.6% 3200 4934 -35.1%
1370
1846 -25.8% 12,790 9793 30.6%
2198
1056 108.1% 14,429 6352 127.2%
11,841
11,423 3.7% 68,763 65,678 4.7%
313
551 -43.2% 3466 4244 -18.3%
2059
2180 -5.6% 17,139 15,833 8.2%
3438
3816 -9.9% 28,654 26,220 9.3%
1485
1435 3.5% 11,744 12,517 -6.2%
686
705 -2.7% 4554 5638 -19.2%
552
411 34.3% 3189 3278 -2.7%
318
522 -39.1% 3349 4705 -28.8%
Total
44,259
46,183 -4.2% 320,230 290,222 10.3%

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. This explains you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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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  • dwight mannsburden

    Very interesting stuff…do you create your own segmentation?

  • Jason Anthony

    I have a 14. I hate the seats. The bars stick out on the back and it is extremely uncomfortable. The dealer sees the issue and is in denial. It is a craftsmanship thing. We will see if they fix it. The back squeaks something awful like it is an old car too. The a/c won't come on in auto. I think that a tahoe would have been a better buy for sure.

  • NormT

    Buick Verano is going to not double ILX sales of 2013, but triple the little Acura.