Sales of the Escalade are up 43% in 2014, having most recently jumped 89% during the month of August. Cadillac’s long-wheelbase Escalade, the ESV, is up 22% this year; up 64% in August.
6419 ESVs have been sold in 2014, more than the whole Lincoln Navigator range, more than the Lexus LX570 and Toyota Land Cruiser combined.
Globally, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a popular vehicle by the standards of high-priced three-row SUVs. U.S. sales tumbled through the first seven months of 2014 and fell yet again, 19%, in August. But availability isn’t great: Cars.com says there are 1848 GLs currently in stock at U.S. dealers.
There aren’t many Escalades available either, just 1874 in addition to 935 Escalade ESVs. Regardless, the Escalade is of the moment, the GL much less so. Whether this fourth Escalade has the staying power that the GL has – the third clearly didn’t – remains to be seen.
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. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large luxury SUVs any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC 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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.