Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: December 2015

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It's official: 2015 is the best sales year the U.S. auto industry has had in its history with 17.5 million units sold. And much of that success sits squarely on the back of the top-selling segment — pickup trucks.

All the big truckmakers had a strong December, each with their own incentive push; they also benefited from low fuel prices (projected by some analysts to last several years) and a bandwidth of product choices never seen before in the industry.

We'll be sifting through the data during the next few weeks, breaking down the final results of 2015 to find out how the half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton segments finally shook out. As to the midsize segment, both the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (each completing their first full year on sale) exceeded all expectations, finishing the year selling almost 115,000 units and spurring dramatic growth of a new choice. Of course, the Toyota Tacoma, the perennial leader of the midsizers, sold more vehicles than ever before now that the majority of its production takes place at the San Antonio plant.

For now, we tip our hats to both the Chevrolet Silverado and the Tacoma for having the strongest year-over-year sales success in the pickup truck segment. Likewise, GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin. The F-150 made a strong showing as well, surpassing 85,000 in sales in December for the first time in a decade.

More analysis to come.

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Comments

I'm just here to read the math spin by people. lol

GM #1 TRUCK MAKER OF AMERICA!
Ford # 2 once again HAHA!

All the front page Headline stories on the Internet read:

Ford F-series outsold Chevy S-series in 2015 by over 180,000 truck. Again Ford truck's 39th year as the best-selling pickup and 34 years as best-selling vehicle.

I like the new Ford commercial where a salesman and a customer stand in front of a Chevy pickup truck. The customer ask the salesman if this (Chevy) truck is military grade aluminum? an the salesman says. "This truck (Chevy) isn't military grade anything." LOL

Posted by: Chuck Taylor | Jan 5, 2016 3:14:34 PM

What exactly do you like about it ? Military grade aluminum doesn't exists.
Last time I tried to buy some in metal supermarket, they called the mental institution and I had a very hard time to explain ford commercial.


Some of your Furd boys need to go back to school, your math skills are wanting, But then again you brag about overpaying for your F150's in the transaction prices, ie, your failed ability to get money off sticker.

In the end all three trucks are good, RAM, GM and Ford and they all can haul and tow just fine, so you Furd lemmings that buy Platinums with EcoBusts can feel great spending 70k for a 1/2 ton pickup truck and when they cut 5k off that you think you won the lotto.

I'll feel pretty good in my very low 50k fully loaded 2015 Denali 3500 Duramax, knowing it can and does tow a huge 5th wheeler.

We need 1/2 ton sales numbers. Based on past 1/2 ton vs HD percentages I think the Silverado 1500 by itself may have outsold has the F150.

Ford predicted over 1 million f-series sales for 2015. They came up short by over 220k. Instead the gm full size twins outsold the new ford by 50k units for 2015!

Scott n, what fleets are buying stripper Dodges? I know of one, Fastenal. Most of the trucks I see everyday are high end hey look at me trucks. So someone is a cheapskate if they get what they need instead flaunting their ability to make absurd payments? Sad

I don't get it when the F-150 is the highest priced out there along with the highest insurance costs and with the worst gas mileage plus always picked last in comparison tests, no awards, no truck of the year, no best buys, not a reliability winner.
#1 - Lowest price truck - Chevy Silverado
#2 - Lowest insurance cost - Ram 1500 with 3.6V6
#3 - Best gas mileage - Ram 1500 with 3.0 eco-diesel
#4 - Best most wins in comparison tests - Ram 1500 with 5.7
#5 - Most award winner - Chevy Colorado - GMC Canyon
#6 - Truck of the year - Chevy Colorado
#7 - Best Buy JD Power - GMC
#8 - Best reliability - GMC

Honestly, I don't see a GM1500 Pickup truck, nor a GM2500 HD Truck out on the roads, it just doesn't exist.

Got to love them trvlls?

Trvlls, McDonalds sells the most burgers, it doesn't make them the best.

Man, the math by the ford fanatics on the first page is laughable. Including the talk about how high the transaction price is as if it is a good thing for the consumer. The only thing that proves is that ford buyers aren't very smart with their money and are more likely to buy because of brand loyalty. I mean who with any intelligence would buy a higher priced ford when you can get a better Chevy or GMC for less?

Not all GM cars can be taken to any GM Dealership.


CAN I TAKE MY GMC TO ANY GM DEALERSHIP FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS?
Repairs must be performed by an Authorized GMC dealer, except in a situation where you are significantly inconvenienced and when a covered part or a GMC dealer is not reasonably available to the vehicle owner. It’s in your best interest to take your GMC vehicle to a GMC dealer for all repairs since they are the most knowledgeable about your vehicle.


http://www.gmc.com/owners/warranty-faqs.html

Congrats to GM for becoming the #1 manufacturer of 1500 to 3500 series pick-ups and trucks. Not even ford combining it's entire f-series line ( F-150 thru F-750 ) could take it. Great job!

I just went to Chevrolet.com to build and spec s new GMC Sierra. There is no option to build any gmc. Weird...... Puzzling since they are the same truck. Right? Must be a website glitch. I will try again later.

Great Job GM, for barely keeping up with a company with one sole brand. Good job GM. Wuhooo

@Scott,

I am trying to build a GM1500 Truck, but I don't see a Website that sells GM1500 Trucks, do you know where I can find a GM1500 pickup truck?

@Scott: try the GMC site. You can build a real truck there as well. LMAO.

A buddy with a gmc went and ordered a headlight housing..... A rock hit it. So he had the Chevy dealer order a Chevy headlight housing.... It didn't fit when he went to put it in..... Not sure why. Kind of weird I told him maybe it was manufacture tolerances and maybe he needed to trim a little to fit. Still weird. Who knows as it could be a different part number or something that was wrongly entered. So he called the dealership and gave them a part number and they told him that it was most certainly a Chevy Silverado light housing. We can't figure out why a gm 1/2 ton headlight housing won't fit in his gm truck. It's odd!!!

@Frank: GM gives you choice of a 1500 series trucks, the Silverado or a Sierra, both of which are well built and rugged look'in. It is nice to have a choice. Unlike having only a feminine looking F-150 that Ford has to offer.

@Scott,

I am trying to build a GM1500 Truck, but I don't see a Website that sells GM1500 Trucks, do you know where I can find a GM1500 pickup truck?


Posted by: Frank | Jan 5, 2016 4:30:04 PM

Maybe they are having website issues. Dunno. Prolly have there gm website fixed later so maybe try again later after there website is fixed and you will be able to see a gm1500 on there website.

Crap I just went to Chrysler.com to build a Dodge Dart and there isn't such a thing. Weird that multiple auto websites are down that won't allow you to build a car from that company. Hackers?

Scott

The place that I work ,made the checking fixture for the head lights. They made different fixtures for chevys and the GMC's. I believe they are totally different part numbers.

@scott, same way a F250 Wheel wont fit on an F150 HUH??? Silverado 1500s have out sold Ford F-150s pretty regularly... and the GM Twins are 99% the same truck minus some trim and front end pieces, if you wanted a GMC headlight on your chevy you could do so by swapping the hood, front fenders, grill support, grill and bumper, why?? because all of the mounts are the same. your point is unsubstantiated. Same woman wearing different clothes.

A buddy of mine ordered a headlight for his Superduty. I think the plastic cracked for some unknown reason. He ordered it through the local Ford dealer. When he tried to install it, it wouldn't fit. He called the dealer's parts department and checked the part #'s one more time. They told him it should fit and f-series truck. For some reason it looked completely different from his Superduty. Please can anyone help my FORD friend.

But this is a gm 1500. He ordered gm 1500 headlight housing and it doesn't fit. It's not a gm 2500 housing so we are stupid.... We know that wouldn't fit. It is just baffling since its a headlight housing for a gm 1500. It looks like it may need a different bumper to fit the new housing so he is ordering a new Chevy 1500 bumper I think it will solve the problem on his gmc busted headlight.

Gmsgreat.
He prolly order a 1/2 ton headlight and not a superduty headlight ton headlight like he should have. But at least he didn't try to order a Lincoln headlight cause it is a different car company that has some similarities. But different

I cant seem to find truck sales for GM1500, GM2500 and GM3500 Trucks. I only see brands like Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500, i really want to see the GM truck series outsell the Ford Series.

A ford buddy of mine bought a new F150, one with the 2.7 liter Ecobust.

He also had a 2014 F150 that his son wrecked when a squirrel ran out and skidded off the road, it was totaled but the 6.2 V8 was ok.

He tried to move the 6.2 to the newer beer can F150 but it wouldn't fit and the gauges said overload, he cant figure out why Ford dropped their mighty 6.2 for the new incredible F150, he was just so tired of the r2d2 fake engine noises coming over the static speakers.

Later his Chevy friend shoehorned a real V8 in their and it fit, a small block Chevy, they fit everywhere.

hahaha small block shitty, the most overrated engine of all the LS family. Pieces of garbage, that's why they are sold so cheap, you'd find them in any garbage gm car.

Good news Chevy dealer had the bumper in stock... Now the bad news... We went to mount the new bumper on his gmc. The gm bumper from the Chevy place doesn't fit with the grill and the other headlight correctly. So we took the grill and other headlight out and got the bumper to mount. But our new headlight housing won't fit as it interferes with the hood!!!!! We are about done with this Chevy stuff as it doesn't fit correctly on my buddies gm 1500. So he went to the gmc dealer and picked up a gmc hood for a gm 1500. Hopefully we got gm 1500 parts that will fit!!!!

GM combined sales have traditionally been higher than Ford F Series sales. GM has also traditionally sold more 1/2 tons than Ford. Over the life span of the GMT900's Ford was able to outsell GM combined totals. Ford also was able to outsell GM in the 1/2 ton ranks. We now have seen a readjustment to traditional sales ratio's. The GMT900's were poor trucks that hurt GM sales. The GMT K2XX trucks are superior to their predecessors and sales reflect that. Have Ford sales dropped? No not really.

Small trucks are seeing marked gains partially because we now have good product choices.

Ram was bound to run out of steam. They now have the oldest platform and are constrained by capacity.

1 million times its been stated you cant combine gm sales. 2 differnet brands. gm doesn't even do that. Then you got johnny blow hard and his many many different aliases he post under. How stupid that guy is. Just glad he's on gm's side cause he sure is an idiot. Then you got the ramturds and they don't even have a dog in this fight so they need to just stay out of it. Point is FORD will always win and 2nd and 3rd will always be that. Stay thirsty my friends.

Ram Ecodiesel is 20% of Ram 1500 sales???????????????

That is FCA smoke and mirrors!

Forbes had this to say,

"But eight months later, detailed third-party sales figures indicate Ram has had trouble hitting its 20 percent target for the diesel-powered Ram 1500. Data for Ram 1500 registrations through May of this year show slightly less than 10 percent have been equipped with the diesel engine. At a profit per truck that might reach $10,000 or more, Ram is leaving a lot of money on the table. And potentially disenfranchising customers intent on having the powerful but fuel-saving engine. The company said almost 60 percent of those who buy the diesel-engine Ram are conquested from competitors – a feat unheard of in the intensely brand-loyal pickup market.

A FiatChrysler spokesman, however, downplayed the disparity between sales figures and the company’s pledge to have diesel-powered Rams account for 20 percent of production, saying the company is building 20 percent of Ram pickups with the diesel – but still is trying to provide dealers with enough inventory to impact sales figures."

Jees Ford crying babies, Ford is not #1. GM takes the throne as the No. 1 pickup maker in the U.S. for 2015 by a wide margin. Get over it already.Take it like a man !

1 million times its been stated you cant combine gm sales.
Posted by: Truck Crazy | Jan 5, 2016 5:32:36 PM

Why not ? Who says that ? A ford nobody ? It's GM truck, made by GM corporation on one production line , money goes to the one pocket.

Not all F series trucks are made on one line, not even in one country. Who says , you call F series the same truck ? Stupid ford.

Poor Scott and Frank
The math is not in favor of thier favorite brand so they need to make up stories. Just admit it, Gm sells way more trucks than Ford.

@johnny blowoff, GMSGREAT,

GM itself doesn't count them together, but keeping gloating cuz afterall, it takes 4 different GM trucks brands to beat one of Fords brands.

That's nothing to gloat about. It's quite an embarrassment for GM.

I still cant find Truck Sales for GM1500, GM2500 Trucks

I see we have started the New Year out with the same fan boy blather. Ford and GM fan boys are out in full force. Give it a generation or two and all these trucks will be Hecho in China. Then you will have something to really fight about or maybe you will be in the nursing home and a new generation will be buying these trucks.

I'll say it again. GM truck sales are up this year because GM fanboys are buying 15 models because of the 40000 miles GM is cutting off the 16 my warranty. Sales will be in the minus ℅ once 15 models are gone. Ford sales will go up in 16. My prediction.

Do you work at Ford? Try using numbers for 2015 for both Manufactures!
For December, F Series sales were 85,211.

F-Seriese beat Silverado + Sierra combined once again. F-series also came so close to beating GM's three truck strategy. This is simply amazing!

Silverado 57,837
Sierra 23,436
Colorado 4,037
Canyon 1,533
Total: 86,843

But then Ford's bet on the new Transit paid off big time with 12,547 sales.

Ford is doing really well and doesn't even have the new SD out yet!


Posted by: Scott N | Jan 5, 2016 2:29:49 PM

Exactly. It takes GM 4 truck lines to outsell Ford's 1 truck line. And only barely by 1600 units. How doese what GM has done with all of its different lines make any sense? Plus Ford still has Transit.

All website Headline stories on the Internet read:

Ford F-series outsold Chevy S-series in 2015 by over 180,000 truck. Again Ford truck's 39th year as the best-selling pickup and 34 years as best-selling vehicle.

Damn best selling truck for 39th straight friggin years.

So get over it GM Boys.

I'll say it again. GM truck sales are up this year because GM fanboys are buying 15 models because of the 40000 miles GM is cutting off the 16 my warranty. Sales will be in the minus ℅ once 15 models are gone. Ford sales will go up in 16. My prediction.


Posted by: Todd | Jan 5, 2016 5:49:15 PM


Ford sold many old steel SD at the end of 2015, because nobody wants to buy new aluminum one and will sell much less in this year. My prediction.

We still don't know how many F150 ford sold. It must be embarrassing for ford, because they don't post these numbers. Why to hide behind F series ford ? Why ?


I will say it again. Look how much cost goes into desining, building and selling 4 truck lines at different dealerships and to only to come out on top by 1600 units compared to Ford's 1 truck line at 1 dealership. Makes no sense. GM fanbois better hope for a better January.

Chevrolet doesn't have any factories, Only GM factories.
To those that say GM doesn't combine sales of the Silverado and Sierre, you are wrong, They combine them, just not as the same model, but they combine then much of the time.

Combine all 4 truck lines for all I care. You only outsold Ford's 1 truck line by 1600 units in December. Ford also outsold Silverado + Sierra since November if combining is all you care about. But look at the yearly. Yeah, when Ford was doing a changeover and there was some pentup demand for Canyados. Now look at the monthly. Then look at the 2016 January sales when they come out. It's not looking pretty for GM.

GM combined sales have traditionally been higher than Ford F Series sales. GM has also traditionally sold more 1/2 tons than Ford. Over the life span of the GMT900's Ford was able to outsell GM combined totals. Ford also was able to outsell GM in the 1/2 ton ranks. We now have seen a readjustment to traditional sales ratio's. The GMT900's were poor trucks that hurt GM sales. The GMT K2XX trucks are superior to their predecessors and sales reflect that. Have Ford sales dropped? No not really.

Posted by: Lou_BC | Jan 5, 2016 5:31:01 PM

This is true. GM increased the quality which helped sales, but also don't forget Ford lost about 100,000 in sales with the changeover. Add in that and and what has been happening since November and we may see Ford back to outselling GM totals.

Good news Chevy dealer had the bumper in stock... Now the bad news... We went to mount the new bumper on his gmc. The gm bumper from the Chevy place doesn't fit with the grill and the other headlight correctly. So we took the grill and other headlight out and got the bumper to mount. But our new headlight housing won't fit as it interferes with the hood!!!!! We are about done with this Chevy stuff as it doesn't fit correctly on my buddies gm 1500. So he went to the gmc dealer and picked up a gmc hood for a gm 1500. Hopefully we got gm 1500 parts that will fit!!!!


Posted by: Scott | Jan 5, 2016 5:28:18 PM

All those fitment issues you are talking about reminds of the new F150. LMGMAO!!!

@ Frankie,

You are right the LS isn't that GOOD, its GREAT! Id trust Tom Nelson over your opinion all day long, he is an expert and you are a nobody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmbbuSq9m0

I still cant find Truck Sales for GM1500, GM2500 Trucks


Posted by: Frank | Jan 5, 2016 5:48:37 PM


Don't sweat it, I can't find the F-150 sales #s. Ford won't post those seperate from their full f-series line-up. It would be too embarrassing for them

Dave, You can't count!

FORD LOSES.

AND

GM WINS AGAIN!



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