Tesla Model S Outsold These 10 Luxury Vehicles In 2013


Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

We estimate that Tesla Motors sold ~17,650 Model S sedans in 2013.

That figure puts the Tesla Model S atop this chart of luxury vehicles in terms of 2013 US sales:

2013 Luxury Sales US - Note: Tesla Estimate Is Inaccurate - Our Scorecard Puts The Model S 2013 Sales Figure More Accurately at 17,650

2013 Luxury Sales US – Note: Tesla Estimate Is Inaccurate – Our Scorecard Puts The Model S 2013 Sales Figure More Accurately at 17,650

Yes, we’re well aware of the flawed 19,400 Model S sales figure.  We didn’t compile this list though and, be it 19,400 or 17,650, the Model S still is #1 on this chart.

Finally, we’ll point out that the inclusion of the Cadillac ELR is suspect, seeing that it was only offered for sale to the public for the least few weeks of 2013.

Hat tip to Bill Jones!!!


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12 Comments on "Tesla Model S Outsold These 10 Luxury Vehicles In 2013"

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How many months were the 2014 Audi and 2014 Jaguar available?

And at what point last year did the 2013 vehicles transition to the 2014 ones? Maybe MY should not have been included?

Quite misleading if Tesla changes MY on Jan 1 and others have a new MY available in Aug-Nov. Should be sales of a model for calendar year, regardless of MY.

Why MSRP for Tesla? they have fix prices as a part of the marketing strategy and the average paid can be determined. Th read that the average price of MS is 90K to 95K

The new S Class has sold 9,451 units in the USA through May 2014. So don’t expect Model S to be #1 in the USA this year.

Even if Tesla sales are stagnant (they aren’t), there is still a chance they will be #1 again.

9,451 tards wasted their money on an S class lol

Oh come on, putting the ELR in this table was a low blow. It wasn’t on sale for more than a couple of weeks.

So to make things even here is the list of the rest of the Cadillac models, all of which outsold the Tesla Model S in 2013:

ATS – 38,319
CTS – 32,343
SRX – 56,776
XTS – 32,559
Escalade – 22,514 (includes ESV and EXT)

ok fine… ELR – 7

Aren’t those in a different category price wise?
Though I think the ELR should have an *: only on sale for a few weeks.

17,650 units would put the Tesla Model S at around the middle of the pack at 154th place out of 270 total different models of cars sold in the US in 2013. (According to Good Car Bad Car’s statistics.)

Here is the list of cars that the Model S also outsold (one more try…): Acura TSX Acura TSX Sedan Acura TSX SportWagon Chevrolet Corvette Honda Crosstour Chevrolet Avalanche Audi Q7 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Nissan Titan Volkswagen CC Lexus CT200h Nissan Armada Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Mazda 5 Toyota Sequoia Mercedes-Benz S-Class Infiniti QX56/QX80 Toyota FJ Cruiser Nissan Quest Mitsubishi Outlander Land Rover Range Rover Lexus GX460 Mazda 2 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Hyundai Azera BMW 7-Series Lincoln MKS Lexus LS Porsche 911 BMW 6-Series Smart Fortwo Scion xD Kia Cadenza Lincoln Navigator Subaru BRZ Audi A7 Volkswagen Touareg Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Jaguar XF Fiat 500L BMW 1-Series Land Rover LR4 Kia Sedona Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Volvo XC90 Nissan 370Z Infiniti FX/QX70 Audi A8 Jeep Liberty Lincoln MKT Mazda MX-5 Miata BMW X6 Nissan Cube Jaguar XJ Porsche Panamera Infiniti M Acura RLX/RL Volvo XC70 Honda Insight Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Lexus LX570 Porsche Boxster Honda CR-Z Volkswagen Eos Scion iQ Chevrolet Caprice PPV Hyundai Equus Chevrolet Colorado Porsche Cayman Land Rover LR2 Mini Paceman Volvo C70 Toyota Land Cruiser Mitsubishi Mirage Suzuki SX4 Mercedes-Benz G-Class BMW Z4 Jaguar F-Type Infiniti EX/QX50 Volkswagen Routan Audi TT Volvo S80 Suzuki Kizashi Subaru Tribeca Mitsubishi… Read more »