U.S. sales of the core member of the Cadillac Escalade lineup, the regular wheelbase Escalade, increased to a seven-year high in calendar year 2015. Its long-wheelbase sibling, the Escalade ESV, posted an eight-year high of 14,691 sales.
Combined, plus a couple of Escalade EXT sales, Cadillac sold 35,923 total Escalades in America in 2015, an 18% year-over-year increase.
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t offer the bodystyle variants of its GL-Class, soon to be known as the GLS, but Mercedes-Benz does offer powertrain variants. There’s a diesel, a twin-turbo V6, a twin-turbo V8, and another twin-turbo V8, the GL63 AMG.
Together, all these GLs combined for a 4% increase to 27,707 U.S. sales in 2014, more than the Infiniti QX80 and Lincoln Navigator combined. And 2015 was a good year for the QX80 and Navigator.
In the midst of all this there is the ultimate luxury SUV, at least for the moment. The Land Rover Range Rover is an icon, with more history and royalty and pomp and circumstance in its glovebox than the Escalade and Navigator could even dream of mustering.
Range Rover sales jumped 39% to 17,821 units in 2015, a record for the Range Rover as the Land Rover brand broke its own sales record, too.
Is it objectively the best of the bunch? Perhaps not. Is it the one to have? You better believe it.
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.