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
8264 9658 -14.4% 52,543 56,922 -7.7%
#2
BMW 3-Series *
7729 8789 -12.1% 50,512 50,310 0.4%
#3
Cadillac SRX
6753 4599 46.8% 36,960 33,463 10.5%
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6384 5700 12.0% 49,721 38,734 28.4%
#5
BMW X5
6011 2688 124% 35,162 25,126 39.9%
#6
Lexus ES
5440 6326 -14.0% 34,481 39,496 -12.7%
#7
Acura MDX
4977 6283 -20.8% 34,397 36,947 -6.9%
#8
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4893 6648 -26.4% 27,145 41,244 -34.2%
#9
Audi Q5
4700 3189 47.4% 26,366 23,117 14.1%
#10
Acura RDX
4577 3532 29.6% 30,290 25,881 17.0%
#11
Lexus NX
4337 24,386
#12
Lexus IS
4280 4542 -5.8% 27,700 28,115 -1.5%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3851 3276 17.6% 26,811 25,216 6.3%
#14
Infiniti Q50
3807 2461 54.7% 24,207 20,467 18.3%
#15
Infiniti QX60
3760 2232 68.5% 21,538 17,831 20.8%

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
8297 10,783 -23.1% 50,388 56,621 -11.0%
#2
BMW X5
6011 2688 124% 35,162 25,126 39.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4893 6648 -26.4% 27,145 41,244 -34.2%
#4
Chevrolet Suburban
4309 5168 -16.6% 27,695 28,739 -3.6%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3851 3276 17.6% 26,811 25,216 6.3%
#6
GMC Yukon
3551 4139 -14.2% 21,555 22,743 -5.2%
#7
Cadillac Escalade
2930 3894 -24.8% 19,243 14,349 34.1%
Cadillac Escalade *
1669 2467 -32.3% 11,579 9138 26.7%
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
1261 1427 -11.6% 7662 5162 48.4%
Cadillac Escalade EXT *
2 49 -95.9%
#8
Chevrolet Corvette
2794 3060 -8.7% 21,101 20,804 1.4%
#9
Lexus GX460
2337 1955 19.5% 14,028 12,231 14.7%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
2299 3999 -42.5% 15,737 16,444 -4.3%
#11
BMW 5-Series
2186 5676 -61.5% 25,767 33,293 -22.6%
#12
Audi Q7
1939 1446 34.1% 10,464 9881 5.9%
#13
Audi A6
1928 1820 5.9% 13,337 13,730 -2.9%
#14
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1755 1640 7.0% 14,693 13,366 9.9%
#15
Lexus GS
1701 2001 -15.0% 12,843 12,123 5.9%

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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