Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – February 2015


2015 Infiniti Q50 grey
BMW’s 3-Series was once again America’s top-selling premium brand automobile in February 2015. 

• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD

USA luxury auto brand market share chart February 2015
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The Lexus RX once again earned the top spot among premium brand utility vehicles. 

Among vehicles with price tags of at least $45,000, four of the top eight were General Motors products.

Among the 15 top-selling premium brand vehicles in February, four were BMWs, two were produced by Mercedes-Benz, three were made by Lexus, three were Acuras, two were Infinitis, and there was but one Cadillac, no Lincolns, and no Audis.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling luxury vehicles can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.

March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
February 2015
February
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series
8748 7791 12.3% 16,096 14,285 12.7%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7072 5621 25.8% 13,308 11,369 17.1%
#3
Lexus RX
6490 5682 14.2% 13,059 11,289 15.7%
#4
Acura MDX
4553 4563 -0.2% 8934 8804 1.5%
#5
Lexus ES
4192 4360 -3.9% 8272 8319 -0.6%
#6
BMW X5
4149 2912 42.5% 7363 5666 30.0%
#7
Acura RDX
3862 2911 32.7% 7379 5641 30.8%
#8
Cadillac SRX
3809 5058 -24.7% 7294 9504 -23.3%
#9
Infiniti Q50
3649 3275 11.4% 6615 6224 6.3%
#10
BMW 5-Series
3606 3818 -5.6% 6965 7087 -1.7%
#11
Acura TLX
3419 6311
#12
Lexus IS
3383 3517 -3.8% 6758 6565 2.9%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3316 3258 1.8% 6460 6082 6.2%
#14
BMW X3
3124 3301 -5.4% 4465 6000 -25.6%
#15
Infiniti QX60
2985 2704 10.4% 5562 5084 9.4%

For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don’t report specific monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati only report brand totals. Buick has been excluded with a bunch of other automakers that don’t sell vehicles with base prices higher than $40K.

Rank
Vehicles With Base Prices Above $45K
February 2015
February
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Chevrolet Tahoe
7410 4961 49.4% 14,017 8475 65.4%
#2
Chevrolet Suburban
4436 2035 118% 8566 3740 129%
#3
BMW X5
4149 2912 42.5% 7363 5666 30.0%
#4
BMW 5-Series
3606 3818 -5.6% 6965 7087 -1.7%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3316 3258 1.8% 6460 6082 6.2%
#6
GMC Yukon
2796 1949 43.5% 5445 3236 68.3%
#7
Chevrolet Corvette
2605 2438 6.9% 4732 4699 0.7%
#8
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2409 4271 -43.6% 6745 9537 -29.3%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
2377 1279 85.8% 5143 2389 115%

Cadillac Escalade ^
1489 776 91.9% 3153 1480 113%

Cadillac Escalade ESV ^
888 494 79.8% 1988 875 127%

Cadillac Escalade EXT ^
9 -100% 2 34 -94.1%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
2048 1110 84.5% 4013 1975 103%
#11
Lexus GS
1851 1574 17.6% 3530 2874 22.8%
#12
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1849 1744 6.0% 3970 3285 20.9%
#13
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
1827 1464 24.8% 3579 3076 16.4%
#14
Lexus GX460
1653 1590 4.0% 3456 3033 13.9%
#15
Infiniti QX80
1583 1110 42.6% 2831 2133 32.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
$45,000 USD (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, but if GCBC was to follow this system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, adding approximately $15,000 to the average new car transaction price seemed like a fitting place to begin. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $45,000 – M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically – but in the case of the second list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced at $32,950, as would be the case with the new BMW 320i, which costs less than a Honda Accord V6 Touring. 
^ Escalade breakdown by variant
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. GCBC combines sales of the Audi A4 and Audi A4 Allroad. None-Allroad sales were 1743 in February.
Cadillac’s new CTS – 1438 February sales – starts at $45,100, but the lingering CTS Coupe is a sub-$40K car, and the wagon starts at $42,195.

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