Lexus RX sales were up nearly 9 percent in 2016.
Get In the Bestselling Luxury Cars of 2016
Luxury vehicles are a small yet indicative sales group, as the list of bestselling luxury cars of 2016 shows. When luxury car sales are strong, it typically indicates the automotive industry is doing well. And for 2016, it’s mostly an upswing.
It’s the premium brands that we speak of here. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Audi – even Acura. The members of this list take vehicle ownership beyond just transportation. They’re about getting there in style and enjoying the ride. Here are the top 10 bestselling luxury cars of 2016.
1. Lexus RX
Big changes happened in the top 3, and the result is a new champion. The Lexus RX rose mightily to take the title from the BMW 3-Series in 2016. The sexy looks are the first draw to the Lexus RX but by no means the least. Ravishing performance come from the 3.5-liter V-6 and Active Torque Control AWD. Or, choose the stellar Lexus RX hybrid for quiet, ultra-efficient transportation.
Copious amounts of elegance are found inside along with technologies beyond expectation. Mark Levinson Audio, Heads-Up Display, and a wide-screen multimedia center are all draws to the Lexus RX. In fact, it drew in 109,435 purchasers in 2016, up 8.8 percent from 2015.
2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The more traditional approach to luxury cars is still in firm grasp by Mercedes-Benz. The C-Class sedan offers a whole range of luxury models, from entry level to AMG packages. And in their approach, you’ll find an economical hybrid to a 503-horsepower pavement killer.
Perhaps the classiest automaker in the mainstream lineup, Mercedes equips the C-Class well even at the lower end. Available Heads-Up Display, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and AIRMATIC air ride suspension can adorn your luxury sedan, enhancing your experience to new heights. 77,167 new C-Class cars were bought in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015, yet claiming second place from the tumbling 3-Series Bimmers.