Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - December 2014 & Year End

2015 Porsche Macan
Growth in America's small luxury SUV/crossover arena occurred in 2014 with and without the addition of new faces. Subtract the BMW X4, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, and Porsche Macan from the equation and continuing nameplates still generated a 5% increase in 2014.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2014 Year End


However, with assistance from newcomers - vehicles which only help to draw attention to the segment as a whole - sales shot up by more than 35,000 units to 220,125. 

That doesn't take into account the smallest newcomers from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The Q3 and GLA joined the BMW X1 in the entry-level market, helping to drive sales of these compact luxury crossovers up 26% despite the X1's decline; despite coming late to the party. (The Q3 arrived in August; the GLA in September.)

The Acura RDX was America's top-selling small luxury utility vehicle in the 2014 calendar year. Though Acura lacks the premium standing of some of the RDX's rivals, that hasn't hurt the RDX over the last few years. RDX volume has increased in five consecutive years.

USA luxury SUV sales chart 2014
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America's top-selling premium utility vehicle overall, however, is the far more popular Lexus RX. And even in December, with new competition in Lexus's own showroom, the RX produced a 3.5% year-over-year sales gain. 

The NX, in its first full month, generated 2905 sales, enough to outsell all small luxury utility vehicles except the RDX and Audi Q5.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013
Compact
Luxury SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
901
--- --- 3654 --- ---
2591
2741-5.5%22,80826,512-14.0%
2074
------6884------
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5566
2741103%33,346 26,512 25.8%

Small
Luxury SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
5156
421522.3%44,86544,7500.3%
4551
4794-5.1%42,42040,3555.1%
2795
3707-24.6%33,82430,62310.5%
820
------2709------
224
295-24.1%2727216426.0%
74
385-80.8%361933159.2%
1426
118620.2%12,44011,4059.1%
2905
------2927------
2310
------13,077------
1857
3229-42.5%35,00032,5537.5%
864
------7241------
2079
158131.5%19,27619,766-2.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
25,061
19,39229.2%220,125 184,931 19.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
6761
65383.4%65,60353,04023.7%
2
14-85.7%78361-78.4%
1928
2279-5.1%18,51715,97815.9%
6098
1953212%47,031 39,81818.1%
458
722-36.6%38965549-29.8%
4899
6074-19.3%53,578 56,776-5.6%
3367
3744-10.1%31,19231,602-1.3%
448
586-23.5%52136380-18.3%
736
54834.3%46797093-34.0%
2036
2305-11.7%17,897 15,97612.0%
2707
183047.9%22,68512,13686.9%
13,625
13,1693.5%107,490 103,9203.4%
356
598-40.5%4800 6014-20.2%
1669
2547-34.5%23,99523,9130.3%
5625
448525.4%46,726 41,32613.1%
934
1379-32.3%16,205 18,507-12.4%
605
818-26.0%69618233-15.5%
470
4455.6%509348824.3%
68
688-90.1%39526845-42.3%
---
---
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Total
52,792
50,7224.1%485,591458,3495.9%
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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