Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – April 2017


2017 BMw 4-Series Gran Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales keep rising.

BMW 3-Series sales keep falling.

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

In fact, April 2017 was the C-Class’s sixth consecutive year-over-year monthly gain. And in April, the BMW 3-Series was actually outsold by its 4-Series offshoot. 

USA luxury car sales chart April 2017
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The C-Class and 3-Series are by no means the only components in the American luxury scene. Audi A4 sales are rising quickly. The Acura TLX in April had its best month since October 2015. 

Among larger, more costly luxury cars, rare is the car that sold more often this April than last. The worst declines were reported by the big Cadillacs, the Lexus GS, and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

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 2017April 2016

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
832
1633 -49.1% 3088 5920 -47.8%
5258
3779 39.1% 12,382 12,866 -3.8%
634
1600
2104
2869 -26.7% 8193 10,373 -21.0%
Audi A4  ^
3482
3130 11.2% 12,050 9958 21.0%
1008
813 23.9% 2318 2714 -14.6%
848
1780 -52.4% 3097 5181 -40.2%
3494
4681 -25.4% 18,131 18,781 -3.5%
3882
3226 20.3% 11,962 12,451 -3.9%
516
814 -36.6% 1919 1576 21.8%
1405
1737 -19.1% 4751 6254 -24.0%
4 -100% 52 -100%
2559
3670 -30.3% 13,009 15,538 -16.3%
744
94 691% 4115 503 718%
742
3764
794
577 37.6% 2486 2933 -15.2%
2154
2654 -18.8% 7858 11,472 -31.5%
522
813 -35.8% 2083 3682 -43.4%
66
56 17.9% 225 217 3.7%
7821
5645 38.5% 28,440 23,484 21.1%
1067
2121 -49.7% 5077 9005 -43.6%
982
859 14.3% 3890 3347 16.2%
20
62 -67.7% 60 209 -71.3%
401
213 88.3% 962 940 2.3%
349
146 139% 786 547 43.7%
Total
41,684
41,376 0.7% 152,246 158,003 -3.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
106
156 -32.1% 399 487 -18.1%
1508
1619 -6.9% 5186 4977 4.2%
459
543 -15.5% 1885 2009 -6.2%
3113
4454 -30.1% 9754 14,164 -31.1%
978
285 243% 3382 320 957%
873
1335 -34.6% 3359 5308 -36.7%
914
1521 -39.9% 5592 7394 -24.4%
1083
5035
443
547 -19.0% 2405 2110 14.0%
401
506 -20.8% 1686 3288 -48.7%
39
77 -49.4% 147 323 -54.5%
3400
4442 -23.5% 12,906 17,460 -26.1%
597
1001 -40.4% 2292 4990 -54.1%
1003
4212
21
662 -96.8% 80 2580 -96.9%
2658
2129 24.8% 9301 8683 7.1%
512
801 -36.1% 1925 2263 -14.9%
205
441 -53.5% 649 1466 -55.7%
3854
4441 -13.2% 15,726 13,001 21.0%
2
47 -95.7% 5 193 -95.9%
484
1525
478
613
10
377 -97.3% 60 1336 -95.5%
Total
20,483
25,384 -19.3% 88,124 92,352 -4.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were 3246 in April; 11,236 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 – March 2017
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