Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - 2015 Year End

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class silver
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class stole the BMW 3-Series' perennial crown with a 42% year-over-year Canadian sales increase in 2015. With 9992 sales, the C-Class reported its best year since 2012 and outsold the 3-Series by 402 units.

Keep in mind, 3-Series sales include the sedan, wagon, and 5-door hatchback. C-Class sales include a sedan and coupe. Sales of the 3-Series' coupe, convertible, and another 5-door hatchback operate under the 4-Series banner, and the 4-Series was up 42.5% to 4942 units, enough to rank 13th on the list.



Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


Of the 15 top-selling premium brand vehicles in Canada in 2015, 10 were utility vehicles. The Audi Q5 led all luxury SUVs/crossovers with 4% growth to 8203 sales, 823 more than the Acura RDX managed.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart 2015 year end
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There were two BMW SAVs in the top 15, two Mercedes-Benz utilities, one Cadillac, two Lexus crossovers, two Acura CUVs, and the aforementioned Acura.

The list of vehicles with base prices above $50,000 is even more SUV/CUV-centric, with 12 of 15 candidates coming from the utility vehicle side of the industry, including the top-ranked Lexus RX. 


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.


2014 Year End • 2013 Year End • 2012 Year End

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
2015
2014

Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
9992
7054
41.7%
#2
BMW 3-Series
9590
10,086
-4.9%
#3
Audi Q5
8203
7862
4.3%
#4
Acura RDX
7380
6557
12.6%
#5
Lexus RX
7063
7913
-10.7%
#6
Lexus NX
6127
296
1970%
#7
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
6008
5532
8.6%
#8
Acura MDX
5814
6272
-7.3%
#9
Audi A4 *
5461
5850
-6.6%
#10
BMW X5
5381
5470
-1.6%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
5304
5599
-5.3%
#12
Acura TLX
5075
2121
139%
#13
BMW 4-Series
4942
3469
42.5%
#14
Cadillac SRX
4886
4134
18.2%
#15
BMW X3
4527
5219
-13.3%
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 $45K. 

Rank
Vehicles With Base 
Prices Above $50,000
2015
2014

Change
#1
Lexus RX
7063
7913
-10.7%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
6008
5532
8.6%
#3
Acura MDX
5814
6272
-7.3%
#4
BMW X5
5381
5470
-1.6%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
3162
3789
-16.5%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2680
2580
3.9%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2473
2339
5.7%
#8
Porsche Cayenne
2389
1904
25.5%
#9
Chevrolet Tahoe
2364
1779
32.9%
#10
Ford Expedition
2282
1659
37.6%
#11
Porsche Macan
2121
1223
73.4%
#12
Cadillac Escalade
2085
827
152%

Cadillac Escalade *
1612
617
161%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
473
204
132%

Cadillac Escalade EXT *
0
6
-100%
#13
Volkswagen Touareg
2028
2332
-13.0%
#14
BMW 5-Series
1996
2337
-14.6%
#15
Chevrolet Corvette
1715
1181
45.2%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad
^ Mercedes-Benz's sales figures for the E-Class include the CLS-Class.
$50,000 CDN (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, but if GCBC was to follow this new system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, $50K seemed like a safe place to begin - it equals the average U.S. new car transaction price plus $15,000, plus another $5000 to account for Canadian increases. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $50,000 - M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically - but in the case of this list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced at $35,900, as would be the case with the BMW 320i, which costs less than a Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Limited.


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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - 2014 Year End
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