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

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
As U.S. passenger car sales volume slid nearly 4% in June 2015, some of the most popular premium brand passenger cars were immune to the trend.

Joint sales of the BMW 3-Series and 4-Series were up 17%. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class shot up 48% to 8316 units. The Audi A3 posted a 42% gain and thus outsold its most direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, by more than 1000 units.


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


Yet a number of popular premium brand cars also posted sharp declines. For the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 44% drop in June was the E-Class's eleventh consecutive year-over-year decrease. 
USA luxury auto brand market share chart June 2015
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Lexus IS sales slipped 3%. Lexus's ES, set to be replaced soon by an already revealed model, predictably plunged 14%. BMW 5-Series volume plummeted 63%, a loss of 4975 units for BMW USA.

While costly SUVs weren't completely free from the possibility of June declines - just look at GM's big SUVs in the lower list - there were significant gains produced by most of America's top-selling luxury utilities. Combined, the BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Acura RDX, and Audi Q5 were up 40% last month.

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.

June 2016 • July 2015 • May 2015June 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
June 2015
June
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
13,51611,54317.1%67,68956,65719.5%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
8316560748.3%43,33733,03431.2%
#3
BMW X5
7508397289.0%29,15122,43829.9%
#4
Lexus RX
72338426-14.2%44,27947,264-6.3%
#5
Cadillac SRX
5746465223.5%30,20728,8644.7%
#6
Acura RDX
5056348545.1%25,71322,34915.1%
#7
Lexus ES
47425508-13.9%29,04133,170-12.4%
#8
Acura MDX
45924890-6.1%29,42030,664-4.1%
#9
Audi Q5
427040256.1%21,66619,9288.7%
#10
Acura TLX
3986------22,172------
#11
Lexus IS
38213932-2.8%23,42023,573-0.6%
#12
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
36116500-44.4%22,25234,597-35.7%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
35413891-9.0%22,96021,9404.6%
#14
Lexus NX
3503------20,049------
#15
Audi A3
3482245242.0%17,9057735131%
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
June 2015
June
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW X5
7508397289.0%29,15122,43829.9%
#2
Chevrolet Tahoe
619211,147-44.5%42,09145,838-8.2%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
36116500-44.4%22,25234,597-35.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
35413891-9.0%22,96021,9404.6%
#5
GMC Yukon
32853946-16.8%18,00418,604-3.2%
#6
Chevrolet Suburban
29966584-54.5%23,38623,571-0.8%
#7
BMW 5-Series
29657940-62.7%23,58127,617-14.6%
#8
Chevrolet Corvette
280727233.1%18,30717,7443.2%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
25142967-15.3%16,31310,45556.0%

Cadillac Escalade ^
15221907-20.2%9910667148.6%

Cadillac Escalade ESV ^
9921058-6.2%6401373571.4%

Cadillac Escalade EXT ^
---2-100%249-95.9%
#10
Audi A6
2431219111.0%11,40911,910-4.2%
#11
GMC Yukon XL
24073096-22.3%13,43812,4458.0%
#12
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2086172920.6%12,93811,72610.3%
#13
Lexus GX
2079177217.3%11,69110,27613.8%
#14
Lexus GS
164315118.7%11,14210,12210.1%
#15
Audi Q7
1630142914.1%852584351.1%
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. 
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has tradtionally chosen to combine sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. Although BMW broke down those figures in June, we're continuing to combine the duo here for consistency's sake through the first-half of 2015. 
^ Escalade breakdown by variant

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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - June 2016
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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - June 2014


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