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 • March 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
739
1500 -50.7% 1432 2733 -47.6%
2406
3080 -21.9% 4309 5319 -19.0%
412
482
1915
2183 -12.3% 3721 4331 -14.1%
2547
1951 30.5% 4506 3425 31.6%
333
602 -44.7% 637 1117 -43.0%
598
1085 -44.9% 1256 1795 -30.0%
4408
4595 -4.1% 8440 7882 7.1%
2812
2683 4.8% 4756 4515 5.3%
318
248 28.2% 700 430 62.8%
1005
1591 -36.8% 1979 2658 -25.5%
16 -100% 26 -100%
3444
3364 2.4% 6650 6278 5.9%
810
172 371% 1542 304 407%
993
1686
458
762 -39.9% 851 1384 -38.5%
1684
2961 -43.1% 3107 5139 -39.5%
495
920 -46.2% 942 1675 -43.8%
56
37 51.4% 109 95 14.7%
6145
6102 0.7% 12,598 11,181 12.7%
1526
1474 3.5% 2931 4642 -36.9%
1060
823 28.8% 1655 1278 29.5%
14
42 -66.7% 30 80 -62.5%
278
252 10.3% 401 399 0.5%
147
154 -4.5% 272 230 18.3%
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
103 0.0% 183 201 -9.0%
1094
1064 2.8% 2102 1905 10.3%
471
429 9.8% 885 861 2.8%
2731
2758 -1.0% 3480 6553 -46.9%
802
1436
913
1461 -37.5% 1604 2474 -35.2%
1345
1813 -25.8% 3194 3626 -11.9%
1255
2605
414
494 -16.2% 890 986 -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% 958 2465 -61.1%
1079
2246
17
599 -97.2% 37 1137 -96.7%
2074
2128 -2.5% 4164 4074 2.2%
523
483 8.3% 879 808 8.8%
131
338 -61.2% 264 625 -57.8%
3340
2362 41.4% 7362 4865 51.3%
2
43 -95.3% 3 84 -96.4%
369
593
33
37
19
287 -93.4% 43 539 -92.0%
Total
20,308
20,228 0.4% 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.

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