Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - February 2016

2016 Lexus RX450h
The Lexus RX, all-new for model year 2016, was America's best-selling premium brand vehicle in February 2016, the fourth consecutive month of luxury leadership for Lexus's best-selling model.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2016 YTD


Lexus also builds the eighth, 11th, and 15th-ranked premium brand vehicles in February, a month in which Lexus outsold all other premium auto brands. 

USA luxury auto brand market share chart February 2016
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Passenger cars claimed six of the top 15 positions, but all six of those cars sold less often in February 2016 than in February 2015.

As for vehicles priced above $50,000, only four of the 15 best sellers in February were traditional cars, and one of those "traditional" cars was the Chevrolet Corvette, a GM sports car which is as distinct from a luxury sedan as many of these new crossovers are from traditional body-on-frame 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.

March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
February 2016
February
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Lexus RX
7192649010.8%14,14813,0598.3%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
61027072-13.7%11,18113,308-16.0%
#3
BMW 3-Series
45956004-23.5%788210,747-26.7%
#4
Acura MDX
42924553-5.7%78688934-11.9%
#5
Cadillac SRX
401738095.5%8795729420.6%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class °
3948331619.1%7611646017.8%
#7
BMW X5
38424149-7.4%64267363-12.7%
#8
Lexus ES
38264192-8.7%72268272-12.6%
#9
Acura RDX
37983862-1.7%69027379-6.5%
#10
BMW X3
3733312419.5%5735446528.4%
#11
Lexus NX
3709266639.1%6842547824.9%
#12
Infiniti Q50
33643649-7.8%62786615-5.1%
#13
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class °
3278178184.1%6127317992.7%
#14
Acura TLX
30803419-9.9%53196311-15.7%
#15
Lexus IS
29613383-12.5%51396758-24.0%
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 $50K
February 2016
February
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class °
3948331619.1%7611646017.8%
#2
BMW X5
38424149-7.4%64267363-12.7%
#3
Cadillac Escalade
2867237720.6%48695143-5.3%

Cadillac Escalade
1820148922.2%30473153-3.4%

Cadillac Escalade
104788817.9%18221988-8.4%

Cadillac Escalade
------------2 -100%
#4
BMW 5-Series
27583606-23.5%65536965-5.9%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class °
27002752-1.9%54907494-26.7%
#6
GMC Yukon XL
2280204811.3%427540136.5%
#7
Chevrolet Corvette
21162605-18.8%36174732-23.6%
#8
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
16841827-7.8%30453579-14.9%
#9
Audi Q7
1653101263.3%39891892111%
#10
Lexus GX460
16501653-0.2%32583456-5.7%
#11
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
155814219.6%28352987-5.1%
#12
Land Rover Range Rover
1538135813.3%301328396.1%
#13
Infiniti QX80
14871583-6.1%26512831-6.4%
#14
Porsche Cayenne
1328104627.0%2723216225.9%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
12261849-33.7%30223970-23.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
$50,000 USD (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, upgraded in 2016 from $45K last year by $5K, but if GCBC was to follow this system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, adding approximately $20,000 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 $50,000 - 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 below that borderline.
° Mercedes-Benz began combining GLE/M, E/CLS, GLK/GLC in February's sales release.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - March 2016
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - January 2016
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - February 2015

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