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% 22,808 26,512 -14.0%
2074
6884
Total
5566
2741 103% 33,346 26,512 25.8%

Small
Luxury SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
5156
4215 22.3% 44,865 44,750 0.3%
4551
4794 -5.1% 42,420 40,355 5.1%
2795
3707 -24.6% 33,824 30,623 10.5%
820
2709
224
295 -24.1% 2727 2164 26.0%
74
385 -80.8% 3619 3315 9.2%
1426
1186 20.2% 12,440 11,405 9.1%
2905
2927
2310
13,077
1857
3229 -42.5% 35,000 32,553 7.5%
864
7241
2079
1581 31.5% 19,276 19,766 -2.5%
Total
25,061
19,392 29.2% 220,125 184,931 19.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
6761
6538 3.4% 65,603 53,040 23.7%
2
14 -85.7% 78 361 -78.4%
1928
2279 -5.1% 18,517 15,978 15.9%
6098
1953 212% 47,031 39,818 18.1%
458
722 -36.6% 3896 5549 -29.8%
4899
6074 -19.3% 53,578 56,776 -5.6%
3367
3744 -10.1% 31,192 31,602 -1.3%
448
586 -23.5% 5213 6380 -18.3%
736
548 34.3% 4679 7093 -34.0%
2036
2305 -11.7% 17,897 15,976 12.0%
2707
1830 47.9% 22,685 12,136 86.9%
13,625
13,169 3.5% 107,490 103,920 3.4%
356
598 -40.5% 4800 6014 -20.2%
1669
2547 -34.5% 23,995 23,913 0.3%
5625
4485 25.4% 46,726 41,326 13.1%
934
1379 -32.3% 16,205 18,507 -12.4%
605
818 -26.0% 6961 8233 -15.5%
470
445 5.6% 5093 4882 4.3%
68
688 -90.1% 3952 6845 -42.3%
Total
52,792
50,722 4.1% 485,591 458,349 5.9%

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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