2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Interior quilted leather

Mercedes-Benz’s dominant GL-Class outsold the combined efforts of the Cadillac Escalade trio, the Range Rover, and the Lexus LX570 in February 2013. You could put it another way: the GL outsold the Infiniti QX56, Lincoln Navigator, Toyota Land Cruiser, and the Range Rover combined.

That’s strictly a view of U.S. February volume. Undoubtedly, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is popular, and it’s growing in popularity. 2012 volume was second only to 2007, when the overall U.S. vehicle market was nearly two million units larger. Through one-sixth of 2012, GL-Class sales in America are half-again as strong as they were last year.

U.S. large luxury SUV sales chart February 2013
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We are not far from seeing what Cadillac will do with the next-generation Escalade. Not surprisingly, as it’s aged, U.S. volume has suffered. The regular-wheelbase Escalade has found 1703 buyers this year, down 15%. Escalade ESV volume fell 10% to 1100 units. The Avalanche-based EXT is up 41% to 363, and it’s also shown with pickups as February’s twelfth-best-selling truck.

Click the model names in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these sport-utility vehicles – let’s not call these big boys crossovers

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Large Luxury SUV
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
1619
– 12.5% 3166 – 8.9%
1059
– 8.9% 2227 + 2.1%
825
+ 38.0% 1981 + 63.3%
328
– 14.4% 660 – 1.8%
622
– 24.5% 1211 – 17.8%
186
+ 138% 362 + 109%
2800
+ 77.8% 4815 + 51.2%
216
+ 77.0% 493 + 105%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – February 2014 YTD
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Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – February 2012
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Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – February 2013
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