May 2017 Pickup Sales Breakdown

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Ford seems to be doing pretty well with its heavy investment in aluminum-bodied pickups; the truckmaker beat all pickup competitors in all categories in May and year to date so far. The big sales battle is between Ram and the Chevrolet Silverado; sales are up for Ram and down for Chevy. That means we could have a new No. 2 if this trend continues. That's definitely not a given, because automotive sales are typically highest in late summer and early fall.

The Toyota Tacoma continues to own the mid-size segment, but it has suffered a few recalls lately. Still, neither the Chevrolet Colorado or the Nissan Frontier are mounting a strong charge. In the full-size arena, Ram has beaten the Silverado for three straight months, but it still lags in total sales by several thousand units. And in when it comes to number of trucks sold by automaker, GM's three-truck strategy has a strong hold on the No. 2 spot by more than 140,000 units.

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That's alot of trucks!

Gm fan boys- we are wining with three trucks

Ford boys- no your not, we are beating all three of your truck lines.

Papa- but last year GM was in first, GM will never go aluminum.

GMSrgreat- Ford sucks, Gm wins again even though I can clearly read thats not the case, and now I will defend how bad GM is doing and never say anything good about GM.

Johnny- Time for my baby jar feeding

Sierra- GMC Siera trucks are number 1, and look nothing like the silverado.

Its simply amazing how Ford continues to dominate the truck market.

Consumers are the winner here. Ford raised the bar, I am expecting GM to surpass that bar. Leapfrogging is what drives innovation and quality.

@tailhook

You are either an idiot or you are simply obtuse. Ford and GM truck sales year to date are separated by less than one percent.

The last two years GM beat Ford in total truck salesd. Hardly dominating.

Its simply amazing how Ford continues to dominate the truck market...

With only one truck line vs GM that needs 4 lines.

Well at least Ford can claim to be the top selling trucking manufacturer for the moment. That's a lot of failed timing chains, poor brakes and recalls. Good luck, Ford owners.

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"Ford seems to be doing pretty well with its heavy investment in aluminum-bodied pickups; the truckmaker beat all pickup competitors in all categories in May and year to date so far."


Take your meds GM fanboifvkheads

OXI,

Tacoma sales are down 2017 YTD vs 2016 YTD. Over the last two years, the Tacoma has lost over 18.4% of the US Midsize market. Toyota has been forced to launch two major recalls for the unreliable 3rd gen Tacoma. These recalls were no surprise considering Consumer Reports deemed the 2016 Tacoma to be the least reliable midsize pickup in 2016. What a disaster.

Ford finally sold more, but profits at Ford are still circling down the toilet bowl. Plus they fired their CEO and share holders are still p@ss off. I'd have to say GM still wins, they keep pulling in record or near record profits while selling less. GM also far out ranks Ford in most of the third party reliability and dependability data.

Ford finally sold more, but profits at Ford are still circling down the toilet bowl. Plus they fired their CEO and share holders are still p@ss off. I'd have to say GM still wins, they keep pulling in record or near record profits while selling less. GM also far out ranks Ford in most of the third party reliability and dependability data.


Posted by: johnny doe | Jun 8, 2017 4:35:26 PM


This is what you call denial, Ford outsold all of GM TRUCK JUNK!!!

Get over it, accept it. Accepting things in life is all about becoming a man, you'd find out in 50 yrs.

Good luck TVRD!

Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.

A look at the graphics reveals no news:

The year is not over yet and the last time I checked GM sold the most trucks in 2016.

GM outsold every other automaker in 2016 YTD with pickups.

GM beat Ford, kileds RAM and the others are not even on the radar.

June means the cutthroat summer season is just beginning. From now till October GM and Chevy dealers will be all-in to sell trucks whatever it takes.

Too bad Ford fans continually have to defend Ford's false #1 self proclamations.

In closing, GM will stick with its strategy of keeping ATP's high, while Ford and RAM will be throwing money on the hood.

In closing, GM will stick with its strategy of keeping ATP's high, while Ford and RAM will be throwing money on the hood.

Posted by: Sierra | Jun 8, 2017 4:49:41 PM

@ Sierra aka GMSUCKS or johnny dum dum; what are you blabbing about again? Stop with the fake news & claims - it is well documented & by shaky GOVT motors own disclosure they will boost sales for their rust buckets practically for nothing...I mean great deal for all the suckers out there & understand when it's 12,000-15,000 bucks off...even more than RAM!!! LOL

Ford fans are so gullible.

I mean great deal for all the suckers out there & understand when it's 12,000-15,000 bucks off...even more than RAM!!! LOL
Posted by: Lionel | Jun 8, 2017 5:36:31 PM

So were you one of them suckers buying 2014 F150s for 12,000-15,000 bucks off...even more than RAM!!!?

Ford clowns are so stupid.

@ johnny dum dum; hahaha!!!...your guilt just blindly & stupidly admitted to my point LOL.
Poor GOVT motors, they can't sell or get rid of their stock pile of rust buckets while awaiting the updated model...RAM will permanently take the No.2 spot now....:-))

AND HOW WILL THIS EFFECT MY NEXT TRUCK PURCHASE????

RAM, THE LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS.

FCA is probably very pleased with their truck line. If I was buying now, I know I'd be in one. And that's saying a lot, only have had a bunch of Ford's and a gm.

I told you guys GARBAGE MOTORS IS IN BIG TROUBLE. GO FORD !!! THE BEST NEVER REST , THIS IS TO ALL THE FAN GIRLY'S FROM GARBAGE MOTORS. SUCK THAT UP.

GM has to beef up the front steering on all their full size and ditch the stiff torsion bars in the HDs.
GM is a joke in the HD market. Good engine and trans, goofy rest of the truck that rides like a buckboard.

Where is longboat? Ridgeline is 2nd to last place in all trucks. I bet there are more people who would buy a Ranger with 150,000 miles than a new Ridgeline.

Ford fans are so gullible.

Ford finally sold more, but profits at Ford are still circling down the toilet bowl. Plus they fired their CEO and share holders are still p@ss off. I'd have to say GM still wins, they keep pulling in record or near record profits while selling less. GM also far out ranks Ford in most of the third party reliability and dependability data.


Posted by: johnny doe | Jun 8, 2017 4:35:26 PM

You would say something this dumb. No news there. These aren't the same 3rd party sources that are "rigged" when Ford wins or is ranked higher are they? When the government takes over Ford, you can come on here and post about mis management. Until then, don't throw stones inside your little delusional glass home. As far as sales go, why do some of you care so much? In my mind Ford is the best truck whether they are #1 or #3 in sales. That's what I don't understand about Chevy guy's. You get all defensive, start adding in GMC sales, mid size sales, Asian sales,sales from the 70's that were never tallied etc... Do you lose sleep at night because Chevy truck sales are down? If you own or bought a new Chevy and are happy, stop coming on here and crying because your in a minority of the current truck buyers.

When the government takes over Ford, you can come on here and post about mis management.

@holycamoly

Uh, actually, the management problems at Ford were addressed by key stockholder groups who insisted that the Ford top management be fire. In comes a new Ford CEO. A guy who ran Steelcase, a top furniture company.

In comparison, Mary Barra CEO at GM recently ousted a rebel group of stockholders and cemented her management team's position at GM.

But she doesn't sell office furniture.

Sorry about your bad luck.

In my mind Ford is the best truck whether they are #1 or #3 in sales.

Posted by: holycamoly | Jun 9, 2017 5:53:06 AM

Some of my colleagues are Ford owners and they don't mind spending $3,000.00 for a timing chain replacement at 60K on their broken ecoboost because in their minds Ford is the best. Right?
GOOD FOR YOU!

Personally, I could care less who wins the truck sale wars! Its all bogus!! Ford combines 150s with Super Duties. GM combines their twins. Ford would do the same thing if they still had their Lincoln brand of truck!! Oh but wait that failed miserably!!! What matters to me is how reliable the truck is he/she is buying. I have always bought GM vehicles bc they LAST!! Plain and simple. The 5.3L is one of the most reliable engines out their!

All you FORD fanboys on here who talk crap about how GM is government motors. Ford took bailout money too, don't fool yourselves. OH, but wait you all do because you are so stuck in your little world that only FORD products are the best. That's how small minded (fixed mindset) you all are!

As for someone commenting on GM vehicles rusting out...please go search the dodge forums with people complaining that only after 1 year the dodge pickup beds on wheel wells are rusting through...I see hundreds of dodges that are so rusted out....along with GM and Fords, so don't state your case on calling GMs rust buckets. Its because of the junk they put on the roads here in the Midwest and everywhere else it snows, that destroys any vehicle.

My last rant today will be...if your "brand" of truck wins a competition, be thankful. If yours loses, take the loss and hopefully the manufacture will go back to the design board and make a better truck. I truly believe they do this because ALL 3 top brands make a very nice truck. I just prefer the ride, interior, and exterior styling of my 2017 Sierra.

@James:

This has been covered many times before. Ridgelines are in short supply at most dealers. Most are still arriving pre-sold at my local dealer, nearly a year after the model debuted. Essentially, Honda cannot build them fast enough. The Ridgeline factory in Alabama is also building Pilots, Odysseys and Acura Mfrs. The Ridgeline is more of a line filler, so Honda is probably pretty happy with how it is selling. If they wanted to sell more, they would actually advertise it.

Here's a link: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2017/06/02/cars-so-hot-theyre-out-of-stock-2/4/

That's Acura MDX. Stupid autocorrect...

Brick,

If you rely on Consumer Reports to base your decision, you must be a Prius owner!

Leave this forum, you do not belong...

Tacoma has the best retention of value and lowest cost of ownership, as an actual owner, I can attest to this, but since you cannot prove you ever owned one for a long period of time, you have become the liberal media. Full of lies and fabrications!

Funny how accurate I know the fan boys, to a "T" hahaha

Colorado/Canyon are selling as fast as they can put them together. Plants limit is about 12K units a month and that is about what they sell each month. Our local Taco lot is full of Taco's

@ Dave,

Sorry but the Colorado has reached its limit of old man Joe's trading in their Silverado's for the Colorado!

Sorry, but the Colorado will never overtake the Tacoma!

@Oxi, thats for sure.

OXI, I never said the Colorado/Canyons would over take the Taco's, seems like you needs reading comprehension skills 101.

Toyota should dump the Tundra--use their resources to focus on the Tacoma-- and have RAM build them a spec pickup for sale with the Toyota badge and RAM guts. Combined their sales might equal Ford or GM's

The next generation RAM will be critical.

Tacoma has the best retention of value and lowest cost of ownership, as an actual owner, I can attest to this, but since you cannot prove you ever owned one for a long period of time, you have become the liberal media. Full of lies and fabrications!
Posted by: oxi | Jun 9, 2017 8:30:15 AM

The last generation Tacoma did and that residual value is going to start sinking fast, almost as fast as they rust rot.

With so many strong midsize competitors, and the fact that the 2016+ Tacoma is such an unreliable truck, it's only a matter of time before buyers looking for a used midsize truck start looking elsewhere. These days the Tacoma is best known for engines that leave you stranded, engines that leak oil, differentials that growl and eventually lock up, transmissions that don't shift right, leaf springs that squeaky and groan, and frames that rot out.

Toyota is not the company they used to be. NoQDRTundra found that out first hand after he had to take his 2011 Tundra in for warranty work a dozen times before he hit 60k miles. Rusty bed and tailgate, AC problems, axle seals leaking, front differential growling, engine leaking oil by 16k miles, etc.

@ Longboat

Please. Your grasping at straws. Line filler? You bet and the lack of serious 1/2 ton competition is obvious.
Honda could quadruple the sales and still be a non-player.

The Ridgeline isn't a bad concept, actually pretty savy to share existing tech into their truck, but it lacks a lot and sales demonstrate this.

Right or wrong Ford, GM and Ram are selling what people want to buy. God bless the free market.

Remember Toyota tried to sit the fence and peel away truck sales with the T100, before NA Engineering got a better, more competitive truck to market.

The Ridgeline constrains too many. Same with the Pilot. We looked at both as a car for the Mrs and they just aren't good enough for what many people need.

I get your a fan boy and good for you, but face it, aside from the niche fans, the market place has largely rejected it.

This site is full of C()NT$. Pathetic.

Ford fans are so gullible.



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