Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


2016 Acura RDX

As U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers grew 8% in April 2016, sales of small luxury SUVs and crossovers jumped 27% to 34,813 units. Together, 15 small premium utilities generated 6.2% of the overall SUV/crossover market, up from nearly a full percentage point compared with April 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD

Leading the way in April was the Acura RDX, sales of which jumped 49% to 5905 units, the best month ever for the entry-level Acura crossover. Sales of direct and indirect rivals at Audi (Q5), Infiniti (QX50), Land Rover (Discovery Sport), Lexus (NX), Lincoln (MKC), and Mercedes-Benz (GLC) all grew at an above-market-average rate, as well.

USA luxury SUV/crossover sales chart April 2016
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Acura’s MDX didn’t fare quite so well in March or through the first four months of 2016. Year-to-date, MDX volume is down 14%. Sales of its Honda sibling, the Pilot, are down 17% this year. Nevertheless, no three-row premium brand utility in America sells more often than the MDX. 

No premium utility vehicle of any sort sells more often than the Lexus RX, America’s top-selling premium brand vehicle overall. April RX sales jumped 29%, a gain of nearly 2000 sales, year-over-year. 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1635
1065 53.5% 5030 4252 18.3%
1447
886 63.3% 7947 3647 118%
2137
2081 2.7% 8980 7750 15.9%
Total
5219
4032 29.4% 21,957 15,649 40.3%

Small
Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5905
3972 48.7% 18,117 15,314 18.3%
3670
2991 22.7% 15,538 13,507 15.0%
2422
2401 0.9% 12,633 8407 50.3%
364
920 -60.4% 1837 2381 -22.8%
1401
185 657% 5303 767 591%
894
147 508% 5260 147 3478%
1
6 -83.3% 3 63 -95.2%
528
1081 -51.2% 3146 4875 -35.5%
3815
3421 11.5% 15,190 12,532 21.2%
2822
1866 51.2% 7960 7096 12.2%
4439
3071 44.5% 15,437 8728 76.9%
1877
1537 22.1% 5481 4137 32.5%
1456
1819 -20.0% 5102 7754 -34.2%
Total
29,594
23,417 26.4% 111,007 85,708 29.5%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4733
4970 -4.8% 16,689 19,407 -14.0%
1 -100%
2472
1620 52.6% 9465 5072 86.6%
3771
4095 -7.9% 13,814 15,846 -12.8%
608
522 16.5% 2252 1945 15.8%
2952
6390 -53.8% 15,818 18,684 -15.3%
304
304
3311
2829 17.0% 12,318 11,634 5.9%
364
436 -16.5% 2173 2137 1.7%
987
777 27.0% 4449 2842 56.5%
1633
1758 -7.1% 7185 7983 -10.0%
1974
1950 1.2% 7193 7430 -3.2%
8767
6810 28.7% 32,563 29,046 12.1%
472
428 10.3% 1601 1285 24.6%
2631
1357 93.9% 9829 5325 84.6%
4327
4945 -12.5% 16,668 15,428 8.0%
1466
1773 -17.3% 5483 5299 3.5%
437
619 -29.4% 1588 2049 -22.5%
377
426 -11.5% 1336 1635 -18.3%
3009
256 1075% 10,856 367 2858%
Total
44,595
41,961 6.3% 171,584 153,415 11.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. This explains you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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