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


2017 Lexus NX

U.S. sales of subcompact luxury crossovers jumped 62% in September 2016 thanks to massive year-over-year gains from the Audi Q3 and top-selling BMW X1. 

Despite a 4% drop in sales of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the leader of the pack through the first seven months of 2016, total sales off the GLA’s CUV platform increased. GLA sales were down by 93 units, but the Infiniti QX30 – based on the GLA – added 249 sales in September, the baby Infiniti’s first full month on the record.

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

Subcompact luxury crossovers remain small players in the overall SUV/crossovers spectrum. Their slightly larger compact brethren posted 27% gains in September, however, and outsold the baby lux SUVs by nearly five to one. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart September 2016
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Led in September by the Lexus NX, the compact luxury crossover spectrum added more September sales than the whole subcompact luxury crossover spectrum managed in total.

Another rung up the ladder, the Lexus RX is America’s top-selling premium utility vehicle by a wide margin. Combined, the Cadillac XT5 and its SRX predecessor trail the Lexus by roughly 33,000 sales through the first three quarters of 2016. The Acura MDX is nearly 347,000 sales abaft.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Subcompact
Luxury SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1919
1130 69.8% 14,444 9732 48.4%
2463
847 191% 18,172 10,258 77.2%
249
323
2032
2125 -4.4% 17,407 18,647 -6.7%
Total
6663
4102 62.4% 50,346 38,637 30.3%

Compact
Luxury SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3919
3848 1.8% 38,722 38,502 0.6%
3957
5149 -23.2% 35,195 36,566 -3.7%
3829
3033 26.2% 31,003 20,783 49.2%
400
475 -15.8% 3776 4481 -15.7%
1648 6126
1215
263 362% 12,399 2118 485%
809
5429
1201
1140 5.4% 10,346 3401 204%
2 -100% 3 74 -95.9%
965
1319 -26.8% 8039 10,892 -26.2%
4729
3113 51.9% 38,115 31,947 19.3%
2086
2039 2.3% 18,786 18,237 3.0%
4873
2056 137% 36,390 20,377 78.6%
1998
1160 72.2% 13,362 10,281 30.0%
1157
2217 -47.8% 13,931 18,634 -25.2%
Total
32,786
25,814 27.0% 271,622 216,293 25.6%

Midsize Luxury SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4930
4313 14.3% 39,578 43,457 -8.9%
2 -100%
2475
1941 27.5% 21,885 14,421 51.8%
3749
2525 48.5% 32,818 40,490 -18.9%
604
333 81.4% 5124 5127 -0.1%
440
6849 -93.6% 21,786 50,712 -57.0%
4608
21,696
3126
3845 -18.7% 31,067 29,378 5.7%
363
476 -23.7% 4062 3950 2.8%
933
400 133% 9133 5920 54.3%
1532
1633 -6.2% 15,345 15,531 -1.2%
1984
1611 23.2% 17,545 17,860 -1.8%
8605
7759 10.9% 76,240 69,922 9.0%
254
430 -40.9% 2944 3409 -13.6%
2322
2136 8.7% 22,710 15,167 49.7%
387
478
4127
5151 -19.9% 37,481 36,447 2.8%
1239
1323 -6.3% 11,506 12,267 -6.2%
330
638 -48.3% 3208 5314 -39.6%
485
463 4.8% 4404 3967 11.0%
2465
1182 109% 24,229 4841 400%
Total
44,958
43,008 4.5% 403,239 378,182 6.6%

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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