Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - April 2015

2014 Cadillac SRX
America's perennial favourite, the BMW 3-Series (and its 4-Series offshoot) posted a 6% year-over-year sales increase to 10,374 units in April 2015.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2015 YTD


The growth from BMW's most popular model line produced a 3564-unit margin of victory over the next-best-selling premium brand vehicle, the Lexus RX.

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Mercedes-Benz's C-Class was the second-ranked premium brand car, 3709 sales back of the BMW.

Of the 15 top-selling luxury brand vehicles in America in April 2015, seven were cars; eight were utility vehicles. Among vehicles with base prices in excess of $45,000, six of the top 15 best sellers were GM products; ten of the top 15 were SUVs.

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.

April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015 • April 2014

Rank
Premium 
Brand Vehicle
April 2015
April
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series
10,37497945.9%41,30534,19920.8%
#2
Lexus RX
68108130-16.2%29,04629,362-1.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6665511430.3%27,60822,14324.7%
#4
Cadillac SRX
6390454740.5%18,68419,450-3.9%
#5
Acura MDX
49705180-4.1%19,40719,777-1.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4945383129.1%15,42813,96510.5%
#7
Lexus ES
47016036-22.1%18,74621,139-11.3%
#8
BMW 5-Series
429439738.1%16,35914,9259.6%
#9
BMW X5
40954393-6.8%15,84614,15312.0%
#10
Acura TLX
4093------13,834------
#11
Lexus IS
400837806.0%15,25415,2380.1%
#12
Acura RDX
39724344-8.6%15,31414,5655.1%
#13
Audi Q5
3762329314.2%13,11612,0678.7%
#14
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
34666056-42.8%14,70021,929-33.0%
#15
Lexus NX
3421---------------
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
April 2015
April
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Chevrolet Tahoe
79039759-19.0%28,78025,46213.0%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4945383129.1%15,42813,96510.5%
#3
BMW 5-Series
429439738.1%16,35914,9259.6%
#4
Chevrolet Suburban
41394840-14.5%16,01511,56438.5%
#5
BMW X5
40954393-6.8%15,84614,15312.0%
#6
Chevrolet Corvette
34693514-1.3%11,98611,6932.5%
#7
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
34666056-42.8%14,70021,929-33.0%
#8
Cadillac Escalade
32371327144%11,1384975124%

Cadillac Escalade ^
1945877122%67713100118%

Cadillac Escalade ESV ^
1292448188%43651831138%

Cadillac Escalade EXT ^
---2-100%244-95.5%
#9
GMC Yukon
31583733-15.4%11,26410,2499.9%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
252525060.8%8515618537.7%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
21952253-2.6%8530767111.2%
#12
Audi A6
213921320.3%69517568-8.2%
#13
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
202119095.9%70657278-2.9%
#14
Lexus GX460
1950163919.0%7430654613.5%
#15
Porsche Cayenne
17731839-3.6%52996119-13.4%
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 $32,750, 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 down 26.5% to 2327 in April.

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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - April 2016
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