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Greatest Promoting Luxurious Sedans of 2023 | The Every day Drive

As luxurious consumers flip to crossovers, these sedans stay common.

2024 BMW 3-Series
2024 BMW 3-Sequence – Greatest Promoting Luxurious Sedans of 2023

There was a time, not all that way back, when BMW’s lineup was primarily sedans, grouped conveniently by measurement in small (3-Sequence), medium (5-Sequence), and huge (7-Sequence) mannequin ranges. The Mercedes-Benz lineup was equally configured, with a lot of the fashions being sedans.

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Greatest Promoting Luxurious Sedans of 2023

In the present day, the BMW lineup consists of—relying on the way you rely them—18 particular person fashions, most of that are crossovers. That is true with mainstream makes, too. For years, the Toyota Camry sedan was the best-selling automobile within the U.S. However, a couple of years in the past, the Toyota RAV4 small crossover took the annual gross sales crown, and appears positioned to stay in first place for a few years to return.

However what of the standard sedan, particularly the posh sedan? How effectively do they promote nowadays? As seen under, the best-selling luxurious sedan within the American market is the Lexus ES, which chalked up greater than 41,000 gross sales in 2023. For comparability, the Lexus RX midsize crossover noticed greater than 96,000 models moved. And, it’s like that throughout the luxury-vehicle panorama, crossovers are actually handily outselling sedans.

Right here we’ll check out the 5 best-selling luxurious sedans of 2023. It’s possible you’ll be stunned by the comparatively low quantity numbers—we definitely are. It’s superb how strong the transfer away from sedans and into crossovers actually is.


Lexus ES

2024 Lexus ES
2024 Lexus ES

2023 gross sales: 41,735

2024 Base Worth Vary: $43,190 – 53,480

Whereas not particularly sporty, the midsize ES serves up and a severe dollop of core Lexus virtues, together with refinement, room and luxury, and, in hybrid guise, spectacular gas economic system. Sadly, AWD is obtainable solely with a usually aspirated 4-cylinder engine, however, the model’s super-silky 3.5-liter V6 remains to be out there on front-drive fashions.

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BMW 3-Sequence

2024 BMW 3-Series
2024 BMW 3-Sequence

2023 gross sales: 30,400

2024 Base Worth Vary: $44,500 – $76,000

With its tidy dimensions and legendary dealing with prowess, the 3-Sequence has lengthy been BMW’s religious flagship. Whereas nonetheless a powerful vendor, the compact sedan performs second fiddle within the BMW sales-volume division, bested by the compact 4-Sequence (which incorporates sedans in addition to coupes and convertibles), in addition to the X3 and X5 compact and midsize crossovers, respectively.

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Lexus IS

2024 Lexus IS
2024 Lexus IS

2023 gross sales: 21,386

2024 Base Worth Vary: $43,690–60,020

Conceived as competitors to the BMW 3-Sequence, the IS has developed a personality all its personal, and quietly sells in respectable numbers. Although cramped, and now not supplied with a guide transmission, the IS is steeped in sporty character, and boasts, on the high of the mannequin lineup, severe V8 energy. We particularly admire the tidy cabin, glorious experience and dealing with steadiness, and—for the category—cheap costs.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2023 gross sales: 26,192*

2024 Base Worth Vary: $44,500 – $76,000

Thought Mercedes-Benz sells a smaller, more-affordable A-Class, the extra conventional, default rear-drive C-Class is the model’s best-selling sedan. Obtainable with a spread of engines and tools ranges, the C-Class hits a market candy spot in hassle worth and status. Word: Some C-Class gross sales reported on this complete are coupes. That stated, as a result of the take charge on C-Class coupes is reportedly very low, we suspect the sedan would nonetheless make this checklist—attainable coming in round 20,000 models.

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BMW 5-Sequence

2024 BMW 5-Series
2024 BMW 5-Sequence

2023 gross sales: 20,859

2024 Base Worth Vary: $57,900 – $64.900

All the fellows this writer is aware of who as soon as drove 5-Sequence BMWs now drive the X5 midsize crossover. And, I assume I can dwell with that—the X5 is, in its most-affordable iterations, an amazingly refined and cozy automobile. As soon as the most-popular BMW mannequin, the 5-Sequence is now outsold by the X5 by a 4-to-1 ratio.  The X3 compact crossover can be much more common than the X5, outselling it roughly 3-to-1.

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