Infiniti EX sales have fallen in the United States, on a year-over-year measuring stick, in 28 consecutive months.
Audi has reported six straight months of year-over-year increases with the Q5. Acura’s up to 13 in a row with the RDX. Land Rover matches Audi’s six straight with the Evoque. Mercedes-Benz GLK sales have risen in eleven consecutive months. And the Volvo XC60? Though brand sales in the United States haven’t been particularly strong the last couple years, the XC60 has sold better, year-over-year, in 16 straight months.
Before you think that year-over-year changes only measure, well, year-over-year change, keep in mind that these small luxury crossovers are, for the most part, not the lowest-volume vehicles in America. The Acura RDX ranks 33rd among SUVs and crossovers. The Audi Q5 currently sits in 38th. BMW’s X3 and X1 are in 46th and 53rd positions, respectively. The GLK ranks 43rd among all utility vehicle nameplates, and the Volvo XC60 is in 56th. In other words, the Acura outsells 55 different SUVs and crossovers. And the group of nine accounts for 4.3% of SUV/CUV volume in America this year, even more if you don’t count the Audi A4 Allroad as a car.
But the RDX isn’t the most popular luxury brand crossover in America, not by any stretch. Lexus’s value-priced RX, which we’ve previously compared with smaller utilities as well as midsizers, sells more than twice as often as the surging Acura. And the Cadillac SRX and BMW X5 both sell more often than all nine of the vehicles listed in the first table below. So does the Buick Enclave, which we’ve banished back to the mainstream list on the advice and pleas of many a GoodCarBadCar reader.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank U.S. luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown 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, right? This explains why you’ll see the Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo XC70 here but also with mainstream brand SUVs and midsize luxury cars, respectively… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.