Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – March 2018


Best Selling Small And Midsize Luxury SUVs in America for March 2018

Here you will find the Small And Midsize Luxury SUV sales leaders in the United States for March 2018. Each month we compile the Small And Midsize Luxury SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Peerless in its class in terms of sales volume, the Lexus RX was America’s best-selling midsize luxury SUV in March, and year-to-date it sits almost 9000 units clear of its closest competition.

The RX has a 16.4% slice of the midsize luxury SUV market so far in 2018, as its sales have grown 9.9% year-to-date in the first quarter, faster than the rate of increase across the niche as a whole over the first quarter.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class was the brand’s volume leader in March, with sales all but doubling on last March’s figures to over 6000. That performance is enough for it to retain its place atop the small luxury SUV sales chart, ahead of a 4.3% surge in sales for the Lexus NX.

March also saw the BMW X2 join the sales chart, with 947 sales recorded in the extra-sporty SUV’s first month on sale. It joins the more conventional X1 subcompact luxury SUV in the standings, with the X1’s sales apparently unfazed by the newcomer so far.

The X2 is going after a different market than the X1 – they pair share the same wheelbase, but the X2’s overhangs are shorter, while its ride height and seating position are lower than you’ll find in the X1, which BMW says gives the car a more muscular and sporty profile.

Despite the X2’s addition to the sales chart and the X1’s sharp growth this year so far along with that of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Audi Q3, the subcompact luxury SUV market as a whole’s sales total for Q1 fell slightly compared with the first three months of 2017.

That’s mainly down to a drop in sales for the Infiniti QX30, which this time last year was enjoying a surge in sales after its introduction the previous summer. The fact that the market’s total has remained stable despite a drop of almost 4000 sales from the QX30 – equivalent to around 15% of total subcompact luxury SUV sales volume for the year to date – is testament to the strength of the appeal of the other vehicles in the segment.


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Top Small And Midsize Luxury SUVs Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Large SUV sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Subcompact Luxury SUV Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
BMW X1 3,717 2,896 28.30 8,251 7,297 13.10
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,254 1,714 31.50 6,524 5,915 10.30
Audi Q3 1,938 1,818 6.60 4,874 4,102 18.80
Infiniti QX30 1,227 2,960 -58.50 2,815 6,532 -56.90
BMW X2 947 0 0.00 947 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 10,083 Sum Total 9,388 Sum Total 23,411 Sum Total 23,846

Compact SUV Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 6,064 3,126 94.00 16,260 8,956 81.60
Lexus NX 5,859 5,619 4.30 14,327 12,097 18.40
Acura RDX 4,398 3,769 16.70 11,125 11,000 1.10
BMW X3 4,547 6,395 -28.90 10,782 13,569 -20.50
Volvo XC60 2,379 1,544 54.10 6,033 3,736 61.50
Lincoln MKC 2,149 2,284 -5.90 4,896 5,911 -17.20
Porsche Macan 1,746 1,802 -3.10 4,888 5,337 -8.40
Infiniti QX50 1,913 1,724 11.00 4,084 4,318 -5.40
Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,182 1,722 -31.40 3,133 4,228 -25.90
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 1,270 0 0.00 2,653 0 0.00
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 934 1,818 -48.60 2,595 3,764 -31.10
BMW X4 513 395 29.90 1,417 888 59.60
Volvo XC40 1,001 0 0.00 1,079 0 0.00
Jaguar E-Pace 249 0 0.00 477 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 34,204 Sum Total 30,198 Sum Total 83,749 Sum Total 73,804

Midsize Luxury SUV Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Lexus RX 9,814 9,445 3.90 23,790 21,641 9.90
Cadillac XT5 6,188 5,280 17.20 14,845 13,454 10.30
BMW X5 4,840 4,896 -1.10 12,076 12,072 0.00
Infiniti QX60 5,115 3,821 33.90 12,024 8,668 38.70
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4,573 4,919 -7.00 11,656 12,906 -9.70
Acura MDX 4,019 4,141 -2.90 10,324 10,956 -5.80
Audi Q7 3,061 2,660 15.10 8,259 7,548 9.40
Volvo XC90 2,796 1,671 67.30 7,389 4,568 61.80
Tesla Model X † 2,200 2,000 10.00 6,600 6,000 10.00
Lincoln MKX 2,605 2,688 -3.10 6,228 8,006 -22.20
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3,330 2,251 47.90 5,927 5,993 -1.10
Lexus GX 2,329 2,569 -9.30 5,691 5,514 3.20
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 1,987 0 0.00 5,070 0 0.00
Jaguar F-Pace 1,755 2,187 -19.80 3,943 5,241 -24.80
Porsche Cayenne 934 1,134 -17.60 3,287 3,640 -9.70
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 1,036 183 466.10 2,532 378 569.80
BMW X6 763 630 21.10 2,019 1,528 32.10
Maserati Levante 348 569 -38.80 1,085 1,255 -13.50
Volkswagen Touareg 263 317 -17.00 938 802 17.00
Infiniti QX70 221 1,077 -79.50 570 2,905 -80.40
Lincoln MKT 252 221 14.00 512 768 -33.30
Cadillac SRX 1 16 -93.80 2 104 -98.10
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 58,430 Sum Total 52,675 Sum Total 144,767 Sum Total 133,947