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

2015 Cadillac SRX silver
The Cadillac SRX was America's third-best-selling premium brand vehicle in July 2015, up from an eighth-place finish one month earlier and a fifth-place result in July 2014.


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


Year-over-year, SRX volume was up 47%. Overall Cadillac sales, where the SRX accounted for 48% of the brand's volume, slid 7% last month. Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Acura all sold more vehicles last month than Cadillac.

BMW's 3-Series was the second-ranked premium brand vehicle in America in July 2015. In BMW's previous reporting methods, the 3-Series and 4-Series (which was down 14% to 3190 units in July) would have ranked first as a duo. But BMW now appropriately splits the duo's U.S. volume. 

USA luxury brand market share chart July 2015
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Ranked first among luxury vehicles in July, then, was the Lexus RX. Though RX sales slid 14%, the Lexus outsold the 3-Series by 535 units and the next-best-selling luxury utility vehicle by 1511 units. 

For the record, combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series were down 13% to 10,919 units in July. 

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.

July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
July 2015
July
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Lexus RX
82649658-14.4%52,54356,922-7.7%
#2
BMW 3-Series *
77298789-12.1%50,51250,3100.4%
#3
Cadillac SRX
6753459946.8%36,96033,46310.5%
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6384570012.0%49,72138,73428.4%
#5
BMW X5
60112688124%35,16225,12639.9%
#6
Lexus ES
54406326-14.0%34,48139,496-12.7%
#7
Acura MDX
49776283-20.8%34,39736,947-6.9%
#8
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
48936648-26.4%27,14541,244-34.2%
#9
Audi Q5
4700318947.4%26,36623,11714.1%
#10
Acura RDX
4577353229.6%30,29025,88117.0%
#11
Lexus NX
4337------24,386------
#12
Lexus IS
42804542-5.8%27,70028,115-1.5%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3851327617.6%26,81125,2166.3%
#14
Infiniti Q50
3807246154.7%24,20720,46718.3%
#15
Infiniti QX60
3760223268.5%21,53817,83120.8%
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
July 2015
July
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Chevrolet Tahoe
829710,783-23.1%50,38856,621-11.0%
#2
BMW X5
60112688124%35,16225,12639.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
48936648-26.4%27,14541,244-34.2%
#4
Chevrolet Suburban
43095168-16.6%27,69528,739-3.6%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3851327617.6%26,81125,2166.3%
#6
GMC Yukon
35514139-14.2%21,55522,743-5.2%
#7
Cadillac Escalade
29303894-24.8%19,24314,34934.1%

Cadillac Escalade *
16692467-32.3%11,579913826.7%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
12611427-11.6%7662516248.4%

Cadillac Escalade EXT *
---------249-95.9%
#8
Chevrolet Corvette
27943060-8.7%21,10120,8041.4%
#9
Lexus GX460
2337195519.5%14,02812,23114.7%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
22993999-42.5%15,73716,444-4.3%
#11
BMW 5-Series
21865676-61.5%25,76733,293-22.6%
#12
Audi Q7
1939144634.1%10,46498815.9%
#13
Audi A6
192818205.9%13,33713,730-2.9%
#14
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
175516407.0%14,69313,3669.9%
#15
Lexus GS
17012001-15.0%12,84312,1235.9%
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 was choosing to combine sales figures of the 3-Series & 4-Series but gave that action up in June. 

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