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


During a month in which Mercedes-Benz USA’s car sales slid 7%, the brand still moved forward by posting a 1% increase to lead all luxury brands in November 2014. The major player? The M-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s third-best-selling model, was up 20% to 5190 units, the ML’s best month since December 2011. 

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

USA small midsize luxury SUV sales chart November 2014
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GLK sales tumbled 30%, but the GLA stepped in with an additional 1812 sales. Combined G and GL sales were up by 210 units, as well. Mercedes-Benz’s five utility vehicle nameplates accounted for 37% of the brand’s 34,578 non-Sprinter sales. The company’s ten cars generated the remainder. 

12,687 SUV/crossover sales made Mercedes-Benz the top-selling premium SUV seller in November. 

BMW, with 10,104 X models, ranked third. 

Lexus, the year-to-date leader, reported a 3% increase to 12,082 units with 22 new NXs assisting. No premium brand utility vehicle sells as often as the RX, sales of which rose 1% to 9592 in November 2014. 

While much of the conversation related to luxury brands revolves around their small SUVs, the RX, M-Class, and Acura MDX combined for 19,992 November sales, 6% more than the smaller class led by the Audi Q5. Throw the BMW X5 into the former group and the quartet outsold all small luxury SUVs and crossovers – Q3, X1, and GLA included – by 773 units in November 2014.

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 • November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014November 2013

Compact
Luxury SUV
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
735
2753
2416
2364 2.2% 20,217 23,771 -15.0%
1812
4810
Total
4963
2364 110% 27,780 23,771 16.9%

Small
Luxury SUV
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3436
3663 -6.2% 39,709 40,535 -2.0%
4184
3582 16.8% 37,869 35,561 6.5%
2221
4032 -44.9% 31,029 26,916 15.3%
489
1889
195
281 -30.6% 2503 1869 33.9%
121
304 -60.2% 3545 2930 21.0%
1037
1091 -4.9% 11,014 10,219 7.8%
22
22
2152
10,767
2326
3344 -30.4% 33,143 29,324 13.0%
987
6377
1643
1500 9.5% 17,197 18,185 -5.4%
Total
18,813
17,797 5.7% 195,064 165,539 17.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5210
6091 -14.5% 58,842 46,502 26.5%
3
10 -70.0% 76 347 -78.1%
1746
1524 14.6% 16,589 13,699 21.1%
4557
4445 2.5% 40,933 37,865 8.1%
421
496 -15.1% 3438 4827 -28.8%
3331
4823 -30.9% 48,679 50,702 -4.0%
2927
3015 -2.9% 27,825 27,858 -0.1%
414
547 -24.3% 4765 5794 -17.8%
313
493 -36.5% 3943 6545 -39.8%
1152
1421 -18.9% 15,861 13,671 16.0%
2043
1703 20.0% 19,978 10,306 93.8%
9592
9493 1.0% 93,865 90,751 3.4%
381
431 -11.6% 4444 5416 -17.9%
1602
1946 -17.7% 22,326 21,366 4.5%
5190
4328 19.9% 41,101 36,841 11.6%
1619
1546 4.7% 15,271 17,128 -10.8%
578
570 1.4% 6356 7415 -14.3%
405
390 3.8% 4623 4437 4.2%
87
504 -82.7% 3884 6157 -36.9%
Total
41,571
43,776 -5.0% 432,799 407,627 6.2%

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. 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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