Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - February 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
The Lexus RX reported another month of declining U.S. sales in February 2017, but the RX still ended February as America's most popular luxury vehicle.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class bested the BMW 3-Series thanks to the small Benz's 1% uptick to end February as America's luxury car leader. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model - February 2017 YTD


Of the 15 most popular premium brand autos in America in February 2017, only five were cars.

Among the most popular $50K+ vehicles – a group led by the Mercedes-Benz GLE – there were only four cars: two Benzes, one BMW, and the Chevrolet Corvette. Joining the Corvette in the top 15 were two other GM SUVs.

U.S. auto sales fell 1% in February 2017, pulled down in part by declines at Lexus, Acura, Volvo, Land Rover, and Cadillac. 


USA luxury auto brand market share chart February 2017
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Small luxury brands were also among the fastest-growing auto brands in America in February. Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Jaguar, and Maserati posted big year-over-year percentage gains. 

Infiniti and Audi reported double-digit improvements. Mercedes-Benz, America's premium leader, was up 7% to 24,522 units.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.

January 2017February 2016

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
Feb. 
2016
Feb.
2016

Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD

Change
#1
Lexus RX
6,676
7,192
-7.2%
12,196
14,148
-13.8%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6,145
6,102
0.7%
12,598
11,181
12.7%
#3
BMW 3-Series
4,408
4,595
-4.1%
8,440
7,882
7.1%
#4
Cadillac XT5
4,291
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8,174
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#5
Acura RDX
4,029
3,798
6.1%
7,231
6,902
4.8%
#6
BMW X3
4,020
3,733
7.7%
7,174
5,735
25.1%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
4,017
3,948
1.7%
7,987
7,611
4.9%
#8
BMW X5
3,900
3,842
1.5%
7,176
6,426
11.7%
#9
Acura MDX
3,541
4,292
-17.5%
6,815
7,868
-13.4%
#10
Lexus NX
3,514
3,709
-5.3%
6,478
6,842
-5.3%
#11
Infiniti Q50
3,444
3,364
2.4%
6,650
6,278
5.9%
#12
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
3,340
2,362
41.4%
7,362
4,865
51.3%
#13
Audi Q5
3,294
2,421
36.1%
6,930
5,112
35.6%
#14
BMW 4-Series
2,812
2,683
4.8%
4,756
4,515
5.3%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
2,765
3,278
-15.7%
5,830
6,127
-4.8%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don't report specific monthly sales data.

Rank
Vehicles With Base Prices Above $50K
Feb. 
2016
Feb.
2015

Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD

Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
4,017
3,948
1.7%
7,987
7,611
4.9%
#2
BMW X5
3,900
3,842
1.5%
7,176
6,426
11.7%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
3,340
2,362
41.4%
7,362
4,865
51.3%
#4
BMW 5-Series
2,731
2,758
-1.0%
3,480
6,553
-46.9%
#5
GMC Yukon XL
2,629
2,280
15.3%
4,707
4,275
10.1%
#6
Audi Q7
2,477
1,653
49.8%
4,888
3,989
22.5%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
2,467
1,226
101%
4,803
3,022
58.9%
#8
Cadillac Escalade
2,446
2,867
-14.7%
4,643
4,869
-4.6%

Cadillac Escalade *
1,434
1,820
-21.2%
2,652
3,047
-13.0%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
1,012
1,047
-3.3%
1,991
1,822
9.3%
#9
Chevrolet Corvette
2,081
2,116
-1.7%
3,344
3,617
-7.5%
#10
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
1,824
1,684
8.3%
3,742
3,045
22.9%
#11
Land Rover Range Rover
1,688
1,538
9.8%
3,521
3,013
16.9%
#12
Infiniti QX80
1,623
1,487
9.1%
3,372
2,651
27.2%
#13
Lexus GX
1,527
1,650
-7.5%
2,945
3,258
-9.6%
#14
Porsche Cayenne
1,156
1,328
-13.0%
2,506
2,723
-8.0%
#15
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
1,002
1,558
-35.7%
2,214
2,835
-21.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Escalade breakdown by model
$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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - January 2017
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - February 2016


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