Top 12 Best-Selling Luxury Cars in America for April 2016

Top 12 best-selling luxury cars for April 2016
The 2016 Lexus RX is the #1 best-selling luxury car for April 2016.

Even with the overall new car market growing 3.5 percent last month, over half of the top twelve best-selling luxury cars in America experienced a loss in April 2016 over the same month last year.

The number one selling luxury car in America last month was the Lexus RX. Americans bought 8,767 RX's last in April 2016, a 28.7 percent increase over April 2015's sales number of 6,810.

The Lexus RX also increased its 2016 year-to-date (YTD) growth by 12.1 percent or 32,553 vehicles sold versus the 29,046 cars sold in 2015.

The luxury car with the largest growth over same month last year is the Acura RDX. The RDX showed an impressive 48.7 percent increase over April 2015's number of 3,972. Americans bought 5,905 Acura RDX's ranking it second place for April 2016.

Five of the twelve best-selling luxury cars on the list showed losses from same month last year. The Acura MDX had a -4.8 percent loss, along with the Lexus ES (-5.5%), Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class (-12.5%), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (-15.3%), and the luxury vehicle with the greatest loss is the BMW 3-Series with a huge -31.8 percent loss.

Check below to see all the luxury cars and where they ranked on America's Top 12 Best-Selling Luxury Cars below.

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America's Top 12 Best-Selling Luxury Cars for April 2016

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Rank Best-Selling Luxury Car April 2016 April 2015 % Change 2016 YTD 2015 YTD % Change
#1 Lexus RX 8,767 6,810 28.7% 32,563 29,046 12.1%
2 Acura RDX 5,905 3,972 48.7% 18,117 15,314 18.3%
3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5,645 6,665 -15.3% 23,484 27,608 -14.9%
4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class 4,882 4,004 21.9% 14,467 16,534 -12.5%
5 Acura MDX 4,733 4,970 -4.8% 16,689 19,407 -14.0%
6 BMW 3-Series 4,681 6,866 -31.8% 18,781 27,086 -30.7%
7 BMW 5-Series 4,454 4,294 3.7% 14,164 16,359 -13.4%
8 Lexus ES 4,442 4,701 -5.5% 17,460 18,746 -6.9%
9 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 4,439 3,071 44.5% 15,437 8,728 76.9%
10 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 4,327 4,945 -12.5% 16,668 15,428 8.0%
11 Audi Q5 3,991 3,762 6.1% 12,831 13,116 -2.2%
12 Lexus NX 3,815 3,421 11.5% 15,190 12,532 21.2%