Top 20 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – August 2017


2017 Acura RDX

August has traditionally been a strong month for the Lexus RX, and in the last two Augusts it has threatened to break the 10k sales mark, though not quite managing it. This year it broke through that barrier, and while it’s not quite the 11k+ Augusts the RX posted in 2013 and 2014, it is a welcome boost on the big Lexus’ way to growing overall sales on last year’s total. Now less than 1,000 sales seperate 2016’s YTD performance from 2017.

The Cadillac XT5 shot up to be the second Best-Selling Luxury Vehicle in August 2017 in its best month of sales of the year so far, in a month where global sales for the brand rose by 13.5%.

This while rival the Acura RDX falls to eighth place after sitting third in July’s figures. The RDX was only introduced in May of this year, and continues to post far better figures than the model that came before it so this month’s performance is by no means a mark against it.

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.


July 2017August 2016

Rank
Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1 Lexus RX 10,391 9,701 7.1% 66,760 67,635 -1.3%
2 Cadillac XT5 7,236 4,929 46.8% 42,538 17,088 148.9%
3 Lexus ES 6,404 5,840 9.7% 34,845 39,230 -11.2%
4 Lexus NX 5,517 5,407 2.0% 36,946 33,386 10.7%
5 BMW 3-Series 5,379 5,885 -8.6% 37,170 45,660 -18.6%
6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5,304 6,125 -13.4% 52,755 49,734 6.1%
7 Audi Q5 4,767 4,419 7.9% 34,630 31,238 10.9%
8 Acura RDX 4,679 4,207 11.2% 35,487 34,803 2.0%
9 Acura MDX 4,532 5,131 -11.7% 32,814 34,648 -5.3%
10 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 4,498 4,715 -4.6% 28,227 31,517 -10.4%
11 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 3,750 3,756 -0.2% 34,458 33,354 3.3%
12 Mercedes-Benz
E / CLS-Class
3,710 5069 -26.8% 32,345 32,752 -1.2%
13 Infiniti QX60 3,697 3,268 13.1% 25,481 27,941 -8.8%
14 BMW 5-Series 3,587 2,606 37.6% 24,799 26,184 -5.3%
15 BMW 4-Series 3,412 2,285 49.3% 26,629 23,747 12.1%
16 Lexus GX 3,336 2,493 33.8% 16,308 15,561 4.8%
17 Audi Q7 3,174 2,347 35.2% 23,240 19,410 19.7%
18 BMW X5 3,079 4,121 -25.3% 30,224 29,069 4.0%
19 Cadillac Escalade 2,994 3,037 -1.4% 22,800 22,937 -0.6%
20 BMW X3 2,918 4,668 -37.5% 29,925 27,174 10.1%

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.





  • Most of the luxury brands still use their marketing perception as a sales tool but in today’s world, the line between luxury and a normal car almost vanished.