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


2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

38.6% of Mercedes-Benz USA’s October 2014 sales volume was generated by their SUVs and crossovers in October 2014, including 3797 sales (up 22%) from their best-selling utility vehicle, the M-Class.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

USA luxury SUV sales chart October 2014
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Despite a 57% year-over-year increase in sales of the BMW X5, the M-Class outsold its most direct German rival by 442 units. Year-to-date, the X5 is 465 units up on the ML.

Two upmarket Japanese brands produce America’s favourite luxury utility vehicle nameplates, the Acura MDX (up 33% to 53,632 this year) and the Lexus RX (up 4% to 84,273), both of which lead their brands as top sellers, too. 

One notch down in size and price, the MDX’s RDX little brother is slightly off last year’s pace but continues to be a frequent value-minded top choice for small luxury utility vehicle buyers. It’s 2588 sales up on the Audi Q5 through ten months, 5456 ahead of the Mercedes-Benz GLK, and 7465 sales in front of the BMW X3. The Q5, GLK, and X3, however, all have little brothers themselves now. (Lexus’s RX will soon be joined by the smaller RDX-fighting NX.) 

The Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and BMW X1 combined for 4763 sales in October, a 56% increase compared with the 3059 sales managed by the X1 on its own a 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 • October 2015 • November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Compact
Luxury SUV
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
683
2018
2073
3059 -32.2% 17,801 21,407 -16.8%
2007
2998
Total
4763
3059 55.7% 22,817 21,407 6.6%

Small
Luxury SUV
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3178
3333 -4.7% 36,273 36,872 -1.6%
3571
3380 5.7% 33,685 31,979 5.3%
1610
2819 -42.9% 28,808 22,884 25.9%
357
1400
192
222 -13.5% 2308 1588 45.3%
213
312 -31.7% 3424 2626 30.4%
991
959 3.3% 9977 9128 9.3%
2197
8615
2588
2695 -4.0% 30,817 25,980 18.6%
741
5390
1653
1244 32.9% 15,554 16,685 -6.8%
Total
17,291
14,964 15.5% 176,251 147,742 19.3%

Midsize Luxury SUV
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5324
5608 -5.1% 53,632 40,411 32.7%
4
14 -71.4% 73 337 -78.3%
1738
1403 23.9% 14,843 12,175 21.9%
3355
2140 56.8% 36,376 33,420 8.8%
19
515 -96.3% 3017 4331 -30.3%
3640
5373 -32.3% 45,348 45,879 -1.2%
2285
2176 5.0% 24,898 24,843 0.2%
358
580 -38.3% 4351 5247 -17.1%
130
565 -77.0% 3630 6052 -40.0%
1076
1266 -15.0% 14,709 12,250 20.1%
1936
1498 29.2% 17,935 8603 109%
8057
7979 1.0% 84,273 81,258 3.7%
338
327 3.4% 4063 4985 -18.5%
1996
2022 -1.3% 20,724 19,420 6.7%
3797
3113 22.0% 35,911 32,513 10.5%
712
1669 -57.3% 13,652 15,582 -12.4%
578
549 5.3% 5778 6845 -15.6%
470
408 15.2% 4218 4047 4.2%
267
492 -45.7% 3797 5653 -32.8%
Total
36,080
37,697 -4.3% 391,228 363,851 7.5%

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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