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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 10, 2014)

TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, finds mainstream pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles dominate U.S. vehicle sales with transaction prices exceeding $50,000, accounting for six of the 10 best sellers in that portion of the market.

Ford Motor Co.’s F-Series pickup trucks lead the industry in sales of vehicles with transaction prices over $50,000 by a wide margin, with projected volume of 189,776 units this year, based on TrueCar forecasts. That will likely surpass total U.S. volume of luxury car benchmarks including BMW’s combined 3, 5 and 7 Series sales or total deliveries for the Audi brand this year.

Top Ten Models by Volume Transacting Over $50,000 (2014 Forecast)

1. Ford F-series: 189,776 (25.3% of total sales)
2. Ram pickup: 76,266 (17.7%)
3. Mercedes E-Class: 67,006 (95.1%)
4. Chevrolet Tahoe: 66,945 (70.0%)
5. Chevrolet Silverado: 57,010 (11.0%)
6. BMW 5-Series: 47,312 (84.9%)
7. Chevrolet Suburban: 45,668 (84.0%)
8. Mercedes-Benz M-Class: 43,010 (93.9%)
9. BMW X5: 42,931 (99.9%)
10. GMC Sierra: 33455 (16.1%)

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Wow, the E-class and Tahoe outsell the Silverado? Yikes.

I'm also very impressed with the F series 25% being north of 50k. Real impressed.
Ah well..... yes.... but ....... need a finer break down. Fair amount of that is Commercial / other Fleet in the 250 / '2500s' and up.

Same sort of thing for some of the others.
 

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Holy pickumupptruck, Annie! Premium car is truck.

For our next act, an unnamed manufacturer will :drive::fall:
 

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I understand what they were trying to say, however I think that this is flawed way to look at this (combining trucks with cars). However a $50,000 truck while being pricing isn't a luxury vehicle.... you can option these trucks with nothing super nice and blow away the $50,000 price mark. An F-450 starts at $52,000......

While I do agree that maybe cars like the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 shouldn't be considered "luxury" vehicles though price is only part of the equation. You just can not put that many nice things in a vehicle at those starting price. Also these cars can be compared to certain models from "near" luxury brands.... if you could get the Regal GS with manual and AWD then I would probably take that over the CLA for the money.....

However an F series pickup just isn't in the same class as the Mercedes E class....

I mean if you are counting as $50,000 F series (or any other pickup) as a luxury vehicle then the E class is the bargain of the century.....

On a side note I do remember reading years ago (before the crash) that the most purchased vehicle by millionaires was the F series. Though once more that was the case of smoke and mirrors creating a statistic that can trick people....
 

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The real Kicker for GM is the little fact that if you take GMC Denali, Silverado and Tahoe, they just about kill everyone over $50K in volume. The Yukon is an insane above 60% Denali sales.

5 Series and E Class is impressive. I am surprised Lexus or Toyota are nowhere.
 

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The real Kicker for GM is the little fact that if you take GMC Denali, Silverado and Tahoe, they just about kill everyone over $50K in volume. The Yukon is an insane above 60% Denali sales.

5 Series and E Class is impressive. I am surprised Lexus or Toyota are nowhere.
Why does it shock you? at over $50,000 price tag Lexus doesn't really sell that many vehicles....The E class starts at $50,000+, the Lexus that competes with it is the GS and that doesn't have the volume of the E class. The NX starts at $34,000 and the RX starts at $40,000 which means the bulk of those are probably under $50,000. The pro of list like this (though I would like to see a segment to segment break down) is it shows where the volume is money wise. As I have said before GM can take the Buick Verano and slap a Cadillac badge on it and double their sales. This doesn't make it a luxury car and maybe chasing sales like this isn't really worth it for luxury brands.
 

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I understand what they were trying to say, however I think that this is flawed way to look at this (combining trucks with cars). However a $50,000 truck while being pricing isn't a luxury vehicle.... you can option these trucks with nothing super nice and blow away the $50,000 price mark. An F-450 starts at $52,000......

While I do agree that maybe cars like the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 shouldn't be considered "luxury" vehicles though price is only part of the equation. You just can not put that many nice things in a vehicle at those starting price. Also these cars can be compared to certain models from "near" luxury brands.... if you could get the Regal GS with manual and AWD then I would probably take that over the CLA for the money.....

However an F series pickup just isn't in the same class as the Mercedes E class....

I mean if you are counting as $50,000 F series (or any other pickup) as a luxury vehicle then the E class is the bargain of the century.....

On a side note I do remember reading years ago (before the crash) that the most purchased vehicle by millionaires was the F series. Though once more that was the case of smoke and mirrors creating a statistic that can trick people....
Yeah, and a Mercedes GL450 isn't the same class as a Tesla Model S, but I'm sure you'd consider both of them "luxury" vehicles?

Hop into the F-150 build and price, and let me know if you can get it above $50k without getting any luxury features. The most I could get it to without splurging on luxury features was about $45k.
 

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I think "premium" and "expensive" are different things.

Awesome for Ford to sell that many high-end F-150s. But I don't consider a super-well-equipped work truck (or personal transportation truck) to be a "premium vehicle."

Cadillac must drool with envy at those E Class and 5 Series numbers.

BMW is pulling off some serious marketing tricks to get that many people into an X5. Spent some considerable time in one that was fully equipped and came away really underwhelmed.
 
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I understand what they were trying to say, however I think that this is flawed way to look at this (combining trucks with cars). However a $50,000 truck while being pricing isn't a luxury vehicle.... you can option these trucks with nothing super nice and blow away the $50,000 price mark. An F-450 starts at $52,000......

While I do agree that maybe cars like the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 shouldn't be considered "luxury" vehicles though price is only part of the equation. You just can not put that many nice things in a vehicle at those starting price. Also these cars can be compared to certain models from "near" luxury brands.... if you could get the Regal GS with manual and AWD then I would probably take that over the CLA for the money.....

However an F series pickup just isn't in the same class as the Mercedes E class....

I mean if you are counting as $50,000 F series (or any other pickup) as a luxury vehicle then the E class is the bargain of the century.....

On a side note I do remember reading years ago (before the crash) that the most purchased vehicle by millionaires was the F series. Though once more that was the case of smoke and mirrors creating a statistic that can trick people....
I'm not a truck guy but I would take a $50,000 F150 or Ram any day over a base E-class at the same price.
 
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A pickup truck can be premium, it is just that it didn't work when Lincoln tried it.

I'm not really surprised there is more value to those high end pickups than expensive midsize German sedans.
 

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I'm not a truck guy but I would take a $50,000 F150 or Ram any day over a base E-class at the same price.
I am not a fan of the current E class, however I would suggest to you that you are probably not in the market for a luxury car if that is the case. A Mercedes E class isn't a pickup and the F-150 or Dodge Ram isn't a luxury car....

To think that these two are the same is to be delusional...
 
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