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

2016 Lexus RX350
Thanks to a month of great decline from Mercedes-Benz in November 2015, BMW further secured its lead as America's top-selling premium brand in 2015 despite a sharp decline in 3-Series sales.

The 3-Series tumbled 20%, but the top-selling Benz, Mercedes' C-Class, similarly slid 22%, a loss of 2020 sales compared with November 2014.


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


As a result of their respective decreases, the newly launched Lexus RX soared to a first place finish in November 2015, 2338 sales ahead of the 3-Series. Through 11 months, the 3-Series leads the RX crossover by only 554 units.

USA luxury auto brand market share chart November 2015
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Among the 15 most popular premium brand vehicles in November were nine SUVs/crossovers, from the top-ranked RX through two BMWs, two Acuras, and individual contenders from Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Infiniti.

Among the 15 most popular vehicles with base prices above $45,000, only four were cars. Six others were full-size, pickup truck-based Detroit 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.

December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
November 2015
November
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Lexus RX
10,771959212.3%88,71193,865-5.5%
#2
BMW 3-Series
843310,475-19.5%89,26587,4512.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
72399259-21.8%79,05766,84118.3%
#4
Cadillac SRX
5087333152.7%61,81948,67927.0%
#5
BMW X3
49872221125%28,79831,029-7.2%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
4883------14,353------
#7
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
475147370.3%44,73761,284-27.0%
#8
Lexus ES
47255884-19.7%57,11364,726-11.8%
#9
BMW 5-Series
4646310549.6%41,17747,187-12.7%
#10
Audi Q5
452041848.0%45,94937,86921.3%
#11
Acura MDX
40925210-21.5%51,95458,842-11.7%
#12
BMW X5
39654557-13.0%48,74740,93319.1%
#13
Infiniti Q50
37824216-10.3%39,19633,04418.6%
#14
Infiniti QX60
3736292727.6%36,78327,82532.2%
#15
Acura RDX
365334367.4%46,08439,70916.1%
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
November 2015
November
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Chevrolet Tahoe
72178027-10.1%78,56986,467-9.1%
#2
Chevrolet Suburban
521650453.4%44,51648,248-7.7%
#3
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
4883------14,353------
#4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
475147370.3%44,73761,284-27.0%
#5
BMW 5-Series
4646310549.6%41,17747,187-12.7%
#6
BMW X5
39654557-13.0%48,74740,93319.1%
#7
GMC Yukon
3925317923.5%37,46136,8401.7%
#8
GMC Yukon XL
3137241629.8%26,79826,4921.2%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
29813237-7.9%31,26426,78216.7%

Cadillac Escalade *
16722106-20.6%18,48717,2017.5%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
1309112816.0%12,775952834.1%

Cadillac Escalade EXT *
---3-100%253-96.2%
#10
Ford Expedition
29803982-25.2%37,38740,393-7.4%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
29163065-4.9%24,85823,2037.1%
#12
Volvo XC90
2236872470%96423884148%
#13
Lexus GS
2174183618.4%19,69419,4531.2%
#14
Lexus GX460
20112043-1.6%22,09419,97810.6%
#15
Cadillac XTS
1976169716.4%20,04222,059-9.1%
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. 

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