Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – December 2016 & 2016 Year End


2017 Lexus RX450h F Sport

America’s most popular luxury utility vehicle, the top-selling premium brand vehicle overall, sold more often in the U.S. in 2016 than at any point in its history. Year-over-year, Lexus RX volume jumped 9% to 109,435 units.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

That made the RX America’s 21st-best-selling SUV/crossover overall and accountable for one-third of all Lexus sales.

USA luxury SUV/crossover sales chart 2016
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It’s not as though the RX was light on competition. Lexus’s own NX, not that much smaller than the RX, outsold all small luxury utility vehicles in 2016, narrowly edging the Acura RDX by 2523 sales. 

The RX also faced a new competitor from the typical top challenger: Cadillac. The SRX was replaced in 2016 by the Cadillac XT5. Combined sales of the SRX/XT5 fell 10% to 61,624 units. 

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Subcompact
Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2047
1501 36.4% 20,048 13,229 51.5%
4185
1769 137% 27,812 14,420 92.9%
740
2259
2351
2200 6.9% 24,545 25,593 -4.1%
Total
9323
5470 70.4% 74,664 53,242 40.2%

Compact
Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5945
4942 20.3% 52,361 51,026 2.6%
6396
6057 5.6% 49,550 52,006 -4.7%
4978
3126 59.2% 44,196 31,924 38.4%
399
884 -54.9% 4989 6429 -22.4%
3931 14,193
2026
1453 39.4% 16,973 5468 210%
1822
10,016
1659
1674 -0.9% 14,243 7611 87.1%
1 -100% 3 77 -96.1%
1273
1370 -7.1% 11,076 14,583 -24.0%
7375
5134 43.7% 54,884 43,764 25.4%
2795
2566 8.9% 25,562 24,590 4.0%
4018
4366 -8.0% 47,872 27,902 71.6%
1796
1382 30.0% 19,332 13,533 42.9%
2783
3510 -20.7% 20,452 26,134 -21.7%
Total
47,196
36,465 29.4% 385,702 305,047 26.4%

Midsize Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6243
6254 -0.2% 55,495 58,208 -4.7%
2 -100%
3275
1189 175% 30,563 18,995 60.9%
6245
6250 -0.1% 47,641 54,997 -13.4%
794
1547 -48.7% 7117 7906 -10.0%
124
7031 -98.2% 22,139 68,850 -67.8%
7436
39,485
4928
4987 -1.2% 42,120 41,770 0.8%
1086
697 55.8% 6261 5737 9.1%
380
1315 -71.1% 10,772 9031 19.3%
2802
2246 24.8% 21,612 21,459 0.7%
3474
3118 11.4% 25,148 25,212 -0.3%
14,882
11,899 25.1% 109,435 100,610 8.8%
649
406 59.9% 4028 4696 -14.2%
3527
2960 19.2% 30,967 22,199 39.5%
607
1917
5574
6640 -16.1% 51,791 53,217 -2.7%
1099
1229 -10.6% 15,383 16,473 -6.6%
396
486 -18.5% 4223 7037 -40.0%
232
432 -46.3% 5425 5118 6.0%
3308
3135 5.5% 32,526 12,777 155%
Total
67,061
61,821 8.5% 564,048 534,294 5.6%

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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