Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - February 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Increasing availability of a new generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the standard bearer of the luxury car establishment, led to a 41% year-over-year uptick in sales of the class-leading middle-rung Benz. February 2017 U.S. sales of the E-Class jumped to 3340 units.


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


Don't be surprised to see a similar surge from the BMW 5-Series in the near future, as BMW launches a new generation of its E-Class fighter, perenially the second fiddle. The Audi A6 and Maserati Ghibli also posted February and year-to-date increases, though this is undeniably a segment in which consumers are quickly losing interest.

USA luxury car sales chart February 2017
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Among smaller, more affordable luxury cars, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Jaguar XE remain predictably low-volume challengers early in their tenures. February was essentially the Alfa's first true month of (admittedly still limited) availability. 8342 Jaguar XEs have been sold since May 2016, roughly the number of C-Class sedans and coupes sold by Mercedes-Benz every five weeks. 

C-Class sales have increased in four consecutive mnths. Boosted still by a new model, U.S. sales of the Audi A4 have increased in eight consecutive months.

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 sortable, so you can rank luxury brand cars 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 2017February 2016
Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
739
1500-50.7%14322733-47.6%
2406
3080-21.9%43095319-19.0%
412
------482------
1915
2183-12.3%37214331-14.1%
2547
195130.5%4506 342531.6%
333
602-44.7%6371117-43.0%
598
1085-44.9%1256 1795-30.0%
4408
4595-4.1%844078827.1%
2812
26834.8%475645155.3%
318
24828.2%70043062.8%
1005
1591-36.8%19792658-25.5%
---
16-100%--- 26-100%
3444
33642.4%6650 62785.9%
810
172371%1542 304407%
993
------1686 ------
458
762-39.9%8511384-38.5%
1684
2961-43.1%3107 5139-39.5%
495
920-46.2%942 1675-43.8%
56
3751.4%109 9514.7%
6145
61020.7%12,598 11,18112.7%
1526
14743.5%29314642-36.9%
1060
82328.8%1655 127829.5%
14
42-66.7%30 80-62.5%
278
25210.3%401 3990.5%
147
154-4.5%272 23018.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
34,603
36,597-5.4%64,992 66,916 -2.9%

Midsize Luxury Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
103
1030.0%183201-9.0%
1094
10642.8%2102190510.3%
471
4299.8%885 8612.8%
2731
2758-1.0%34806553-46.9%
802
------1436------
913
1461-37.5%16042474-35.2%
1345
1813-25.8%3194 3626-11.9%
1255
------2605------
414
494-16.2%890986-9.7%
317
790-59.9%607 1516-60.0%
31
83-62.7%65 151-57.0%
2709
3826-29.2%4880 7226-32.5%
536
1167-54.1%9582465-61.1%
1079
------2246------
17
599-97.2%371137-96.7%
2074
2128-2.5%4164 40742.2%
523
4838.3%879 8088.8%
131
338-61.2%264 625-57.8%
3340
236241.4%7362486551.3%
2
43-95.3%3 84-96.4%
369
------593 ------
33
------37-----
19
287-93.4%43539-92.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
20,308
20,2280.4%38,517 40,096 -3.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were up 30% to 2377 in February; up 31% to 4114 YTD.
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 why you'll see the Acura ILX here but also with mainstream cars like the Buick Verano, too, and the Audi A5 is also displayed with coupes and convertibles... because readers have wanted it both ways. Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the "brand status" issue. The K900, Equus, and XTS are here not because of their size but because of their price points, their lack of direct comparability with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

RECOMMENDED READING

Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - January 2017
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - February 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - February 2017
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2017
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - February 2017

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