America's Top 12 Best-Selling Luxury Cars for 2015

America's number one best selling luxury car for 2015 is the Lexus RX. Despite being in a transition year, Americans bought 100,610 in 2015, averaging just over 8,400 a month.

Many expert reviews criticize the RX for it's lack of third-row seating and "vanilla-styling;" However, new car shoppers found the Lexus RX to be the "best-of-the-rest" when it came to buying a luxury vehicle.

2015 marks the third consecutive year Lexus has shown a decline in YTD sales with the Lexus RX. Even though sales were down from 2014's year-to-date (YTD) sales number of 107,490 (-6.4 percent), it was still enough to beat the second place BMW 3-Series by just over 6,000 units.

Lexus has three vehicles on the list, the Lexus RX in first place, the Lexus EX in fifth place with 64,969 sales, and the Lexus IS in twelth place with 46,430 sales. Acura also has three vehicles on the list, the Acura MDX (6th place) with 58,208 units sold, the Acura RDX (9th place) with 51,026 sales, and the popular Acura TLX (11th place) with 47,080 sold.

Six vehicles had gains over 2014, with General Motors having a record breaking year with a 28.5 percent increase over 2014's YTD sales numbers. The other vehicles with year-over-year gains include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (14.7%), BMW X5 (16.9%), Audi Q5 (22.6%), Acura RDX (13.7%), and the Acura TLX at a huge 146 percent growth.

Check out the top 12 best-selling luxury cars for 2015 below.

How to Get a Great Deal on a Best-Selling Luxury Vehicle

When negotiating a new car's price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what's a good price to pay for the vehicle.

I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Edmunds or TrueCar, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.

America's Top 12 Best-Selling New Luxury Cars for 2015

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Rank Luxury New Car 2015 2014 % Change
1 Lexus RX 100,610 107,490 -6.4%
2 BMW 3-Series 94,527 100,970 -6.2%
3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 86,080 75,065 14.7%
4 Cadillac SRX 68,850 53,578 28.5%
5 Lexus ES 64,969 72,508 -10.4%
6 Acura MDX 58,208 65,603 -11.03%
7 BMW X5 54,997 47,031 16.9%
8 Audi Q5 52,006 42,420 22.6%
9 Acura RDX 51,026 44,865 13.7%
10 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 49,736 66,401 -25.1%
11 Acura TLX 47,080 19,127 146%
12 Lexus IS 46,430 51,358 -9.6%