May's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Pickups

2015 F-350 II

Winter may be a distant memory, but automakers are still trying to make up the ground they lost with winter's harsh temperatures and a wet spring. And it looks like it's working. People are coming to showrooms and buying pickup trucks. May was a good month, but this is the second month in a row that the average time a new vehicle sits on the lot before it is bought has climbed almost a week, up to just more than 60 days.

We've listed the fastest- and slowest-selling 2014 and 2015 pickups for May, categorizing by make, model and cab configuration. Four of the top 10 fastest sellers are heavy-duty models, with the majority of the remainder being midsize pickups. As you might expect, although the 2015 Chevrolets and GMCs did well for the month, their 2014 models dominate the slowest sellers.

Our list reports the average number of days it takes to sell a model from the day it arrives on the lot until the final paperwork is signed by the buyer. For our fastest sellers, we've only included those more mainstream models that sell at least 200 vehicles per month. Our slowest sellers have no such threshold.

May's Fastest Sellers

  1. 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab, 12 days
  2. 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, 15 days
  3. 2014 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, 18 days
  4. 2014 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab, 19 days
  5. 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Crew Cab, 20 days
  6. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab, 24 days
  7. 2014 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab, 26 days
  8. 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 29 days
  9. 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 35 days
  10. 2014 Ram HD 2500 Mega Cab, 45 days

 

May's Slowest Sellers

  1. 2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab, 186 days
  2. 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab, 160 days
  3. 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 HD Crew Cab, 145 days
  4. 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Regular Cab, 132 days
  5. 2014 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab, 128 days
  6. 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD Crew Cab, 127 days
  7. 2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab, 126 days
  8. 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Crew Cab, 121 days
  9. 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab, 106 days
  10. 2014 Ram 1500 Regular Cab, 103 day

 

 

Comments

I guess it's finally time to concede that there are no Ford Girl Girls and that the GM lineup just simply isn't as good as the Ford lineup. Number never lie.

Look at how fast the 1500 ram diesel are selling lol ram did not even make the list for the 1500 lol o we'll

A Super Duty is hardly a SUV with a balcony, yet look how quickly they sell.

It just goes to show that BAFO doesn't know what he's talking about and yet he accuses me of saying things that I never said.

This report is really a gauge of how MUCH inventory is on the lot, not how fast it moves.

If you have big selection, deep inventory, and slow market conditions you'll have long spells before the truck sells.

If you have lean inventory and slim selection of models, colors, options, you have short time on the lot because demand even in soft markets will scoop 'em up.

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Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

As article states. "this is an AVERAGE snap shot" from when it rolls off transport to when dealer paperwork is filled out. You all know how to average a number.
So then there will be exception of dealers that don't manage their inventory well (to many or not enough) shame on them. Applies to ALL mfg's.

More data that is of no use to anyone except the Manufacturers and Dealers. Why not report on how these vehicles do long term in owners hands over ten years etc.... or perhaps real technology information on the chassis, brakes, engines, transmissions and especially on those vehicles with design problems that crop after a few years.

WOW!!!!!! Can't get over how long those fiat ram spam trucks sit on the lots. That gives em time to rust don't it. We all know what rain does to a pile of SH!# don't we!!

This data paints a different picture from total sales if taken in isolation.
If one looks at GM sales, the 2014 Denali 1500 crew and the 2015 Chevy HD crew are fast sellers.

It would tend to indicate that people want high end GM pickups. More fuel to the fire in relation to the whole argument that GM hurts Chevy buy not offering more bling.

The fact that the 2015 HD is selling fast means that buyers were waiting for the next gen trucks.

I think Barra should wait a little bit before starting up the "new GM" LOL.

GM products a just DAMN ugly.....who wants to drive a ugly truck.....

Why would anyone expect the 2014 GM HD trucks to sell quickly? The new 2015 are out, and most buyers want the latest, and greatest, not a truck that has been around for several years.

The devil is in the details. I'd assume ordered vehicles are excluded.

I do agree with papa jim on this. The numbers presented in this article don't tell us much.

I know that at must dealerships HD trucks are stocked in far less quantities than the 1/2 tons. At the local Ford dealership down the street they have maybe 80 or so F150s on the lot and maybe 10 F250s and just a couple F350s. Buyers of HD trucks who don't want to take the time to order a custom one will take what's there, so of course the turnover will be much higher than the F150s.

With the GM trucks, I suspect the cause is due to the fact that they haven't been willing to discount the trucks much, and also there is the impending release of the '15 HD trucks.

In other words, the fastest selling and slowest selling numbers are effected by so many factors, it's not worth trying to critique in detail.

What would be much more useful is to see sales numbers by trim/engine options. I know I'm not the only one who wants to see this. I think there's reason to believe the top trims may be selling really well, but we don't have any concrete numbers. We've only seen sales numbers by brand.

I do agree with papa jim on this. The numbers presented in this article don't tell us much.

I know that at must dealerships HD trucks are stocked in far less quantities than the 1/2 tons. At the local Ford dealership down the street they have maybe 80 or so F150s on the lot and maybe 10 F250s and just a couple F350s. Buyers of HD trucks who don't want to take the time to order a custom one will take what's there, so of course the turnover will be much higher than the F150s.

With the GM trucks, I suspect the cause is due to the fact that they haven't been willing to discount the trucks much, and also there is the impending release of the '15 HD trucks.

In other words, the fastest selling and slowest selling numbers are effected by so many factors, it's not worth trying to critique in detail.

What would be much more useful is to see sales numbers by trim/engine options. I know I'm not the only one who wants to see this. I think there's reason to believe the top trims may be selling really well, but we don't have any concrete numbers. We've only seen sales numbers by brand.

Well it looks like my comment has been posted twice. I'm not trying to double post, but I think the site may be having issues.

if you also pay attention to the numbers the only reason that tacoma sales are down this year is due to supply..... cant build enough, they sell more tacomas than can be produced no one has inventory

I understand the thinking on "dealers may not carry high inventory on HD type trucks" BUT don't forget if a dealer does NOT have it on his lot, he can call around to other dealers and TRY to find one and have it brought there if buyers is ok with. Dealers swap inventory a lot.

@supercrew02
That is just my guess. My whole point though is that these kind of numbers tell us nothing, leaving us only with our guesses. There are so many variables involved, it is impossible to determine why certain trucks spend less time on dealer lots than other trucks.

I won't comment on what this proves other than people will try to spin this every month.

One guy last month said this validates how many days the trucks were on the lot when it was Chevy and GM in the top 3 fastest and he said GM was a "brilliant" strategist selling trucks less than 60 days so they don't need a lot of incentives.

Now when this same guy sees Chevy and GM moved down and into the slowest selling past 180 days and he says it doesn't show how fast it moves, it means inventory.

Stop spinning.

So can somebody explain why the ecodiesel ram is not near the top of this list?? Maybe it's not going to sell "like hotcakes" after all. I'm actually surprised it's not near the top. I figured it would sell really fast at least for a while.

@hdmax - the trend has been there even before the 2015 HD's came out.

@HemiMonster - the mix of HD to LD on the dealer lots depends on where you live. I've driven past car lots in Vancouver and other large lower mainland cities and what you say is true there.
Head into the north to my region and many dealers have just as many HD's as LD's. I would suspect that in any heartland dependant upon resource based heavy industry the same would hold true.

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These sales numbers mean nothing without additional information with production numbers of the trucks being made.
Its simple! The Ford Super Duty might sell faster cause less of them are made.
If they would match that information with the total sales numbers it would be a different story.

beebe is correct! The hottest selling pickup out there is the Ram EcoDiesel, they are selling as fast as they can produce them.

To those that are making stupid comments about the Ram EcoDiesel not selling. What proof do you have? This article has nothing to do with engine type, and mostly to do with cab/bed configurations.

Ford has stated in the past that they control fleet sales mostly in construction with something like 60%, so of course the Super Duty should sell much quicker, as many are ordered, and quite possibly dozens at a time..

The Ram ecodiesel is not near the top of the list because its still a low volume model, yes it is selling very well but thats only like 17% of Ram sales which is more then where they wanted to be.

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To all the comments about this being worthless data...

It's valid for BUYERS

If you want a good deal on something, and you aren't particular about what it is, go shop for the vehicle with the highest number of days on the lot. Dealers will be ready to GIVE them away!

If you have to have the latest/greatest and are willing to pay out the nose for it, then go shop for the items with the shortest days on the lot.

It's called SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Google it...

I wonder sometimes if the majority of the people who comment on here are paid by Fiat or GM to troll

HAHA CHEVY SUCKS!!

@Toycrusher
I have a friend who went to buy a Silverado, saw one he liked on the lot. It has been sitting there several months and was covered in dust. He assumed he could use that to negotiate a good deal.

He was wrong. The dealership wouldn't budge on price and he ended up walking out. He said he's going to wait to buy until GM has some good discounts.

For all of the folks who say there isn't a demand for mid-sized trucks.... 4 of the top 8 are versions of the Tacoma and Frontier. Keep in mind that neither of these two models have seen updates in many years.

Looks like the Canyon and Colorado will be showing up to the party at a good time to take their piece of the pie. Especially since these two mid-sized trucks will be competing with dated competition. Too bad Ford isn't part of the mix with their "global" Ranger. Ram?... Nothing but crickets chirping with regards to a new mid-size on the horizon.

at least there not going bankrupt again

I guess it's finally time to concede that there are no Ford Girl Girls and that the GM lineup just simply isn't as good as the Ford lineup. Number never lie.

Posted by: Michigan Bob | Jun 4, 2014 4:16:26 PM

It appears that some FORD GIRLY GIRL has too much time on their hands! I DID NOT WRITE THE COMMENT ABOVE. Anyone that knows me realizes that I WOULD NEVER say that designs which are DECADES OLD are better than the new GM lineup. Keep on guzzling your KOOL-AID FORD GIRLY GIRLS.

@Michigan Bob,

We know that was not you because that was one brilliant post. Now back into your cave.

When you slowdown production of those midsize trucks, then you make it look like they're such a demand for them.

The sales numbers don't lie.

@Michigan Bob,

We know that was not you because that was one brilliant post. Now back into your cave.

Posted by: Frank | Jun 5, 2014 11:53:27 AM

The only thing BRILLIANT about it was that YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT. It couldn't have been you anyhow as you DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BRAIN CELLS IN YOUR HEAD to put together anything worth reading.

Now go back to your mom's basement.

@Michigan Bob
The only thing BRILLIANT about it was that YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT. It couldn't have been you anyhow as you DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BRAIN CELLS IN YOUR HEAD to put together anything worth reading.

Now go back to your mom's basement.

@Michigan Bob
Stop arguing with yourself, or should I say stop arguing with myself?

It seems most data on pickup numbers is scant and ill presented.

Why can't manufacturers present a breakdown of all vehicles within a model sold.

The information above doesn't illustrate which vehicle is the most popular. The figures given doesn't express numbers sold.

These figures are good for production on the factory floor.

@ Detroit Bobby HAHA Nice propaganda websites, Fords Way Better Truck, and Dodge....IFS Sucks lol I see um broke all the time, road queens, they are,

and there are no ford girly girls, chevys named after a cirrl lol sierra, lol Cheyenne lol......I rest my case,

@FSERIES If IFS is for street queens how come Ford's best offroad truck comes with IFS? DURRRR LOL

The current Super Duty is the new Model-T of PU trucks. With the way the fleet contractors continue to buy them up based on these sales numbers, we'll never see a next generation in our lifetimes.

The Ram ecodiesel is a non player. $40K+ MSRP with a 490lb payload capacity is pretty bad and I don't mean that in a good way. Wait for upcoming next gen Titan with the 5.0L Cummins to penetrate this market.

Michigan Bob, Lou_BC, Johnny Doe, FordTrucks1, BAFO, TRX4 Tom and everyone else, this song is for you:

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So Frank/troll name highjacker you touch yourself when you think of us (Michigan Bob, Lou_BC, Johnny Doe, FordTrucks1, BAFO, TRX4 Tom and everyone else) you are one weird puppy.

@ johnny doe

I cruise the streets in my V10 Super Duty every day and listen to that song at think about everyone on PUTC. hehehehe

Hey guys, instead of fighting and acting like children, how about lets unite as REAL truck owners and fight against this:
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@ HEMI MONSTER - " instead of fighting and acting like children"

With all due respect, you aren't the first good blogger on this site to say that.

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