Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – March 2017


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes-Benz USA continues to report increasingly large numbers of C-Class sales.

In March 2017, C-Class volume rose 21% to 8021 units. March was the C-Class’s fifth consecutive month of year-over-year improvement.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2017 YTD

A few rungs down the ladder, Audi USA continues report improved A4 numbers. The A4, one of the freshest members of the affordable luxury sedan crowd, has seen its sales rise 25% through the first-quarter of 2017. Total A4 sales have risen in each of the last nine months.

USA March 2017 luxury car sales chart
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March was also, by a wide margin, the best month yet for U.S. sales of the Jaguar XE, the long-awaited successor to the Jaguar X-Type. 1336 XE sedans were sold in March 2017, up 44% from the monthly average achieved by the XE over the last half-year.

Alfa Romeo is also seeing sales of its new luxury car climb, albeit at a slower rate and in a narrower niche. 484 Giulias were sold in the U.S. in March 2017, up from 412 in February.

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 • April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
824
1554 -47.0% 2256 4287 -47.4%
2815
3768 -25.3% 7124 9087 -21.6%
484
966
2368
3173 -25.4% 6089 7504 -18.9%
4062
3403 19.4% 8558 6828 25.3%
674
784 -14.0% 1311 1901 -31.0%
993
1606 -38.2% 2249 3401 -33.9%
6197
6218 -0.3% 14,637 14,100 3.8%
3324
4710 -29.4% 8080 9225 -12.4%
703
332 112% 1403 762 84.1%
1367
1859 -26.5% 3346 4517 -25.9%
22 -100% 48 -100%
3800
5590 -32.0% 10,450 11,868 -11.9%
1829
105 1642% 3371 409 724%
1336
3022
841
972 -13.5% 1692 2356 -28.2%
2597
3679 -29.4% 5704 8818 -35.3%
619
1194 -48.2% 1561 2869 -45.6%
50
66 -24.2% 159 161 -1.2%
8021
6658 20.5% 20,619 17,839 15.6%
1079
2242 -51.9% 4010 6884 -41.7%
1253
1210 3.6% 2908 2488 16.9%
10
67 -85.1% 40 147 -72.8%
160
328 -51.2% 561 727 -22.8%
165
171 -3.5% 437 401 9.0%
Total
45,571
49,711 -8.3% 110,553 116,627 -5.2%

Midsize Luxury Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
110
130 -15.4% 293 331 -11.5%
1576
1453 8.5% 3678 3358 9.5%
541
605 -10.6% 1426 1466 -2.7%
3161
3157 0.1% 6641 9710 -31.6%
968
35 2666% 2404 35 6769%
882
1499 -41.2% 2486 3973 -37.4%
1484
2247 -34.0% 4678 5873 -20.3%
1347
3952
1072
577 85.8% 1962 1563 25.5%
678
1266 -46.4% 1285 2782 -53.8%
43
95 -54.7% 108 246 -56.1%
4626
5792 -20.1% 9506 13,018 -27.0%
737
1524 -51.6% 1695 3989 -57.5%
963
3209
22
781 -97.2% 59 1918 -96.9%
2479
2480 0.0% 6643 6554 1.4%
536
654 -18.0% 1415 1462 -3.2%
180
400 -55.0% 444 1025 -56.7%
4510
3695 22.1% 11,872 8560 38.7%
62 -100% 3 146 -97.9%
448
1041
98
135
7
420 -98.3% 50 959 -94.8%
Total
23,989
26,872 -10.7% 64,985 66,968 -3.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were +20% to 3876 in March; +25% to 7990 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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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – April 2017
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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – March 2016
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2017
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