Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: September 2017

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Marked by heavy rains and hurricanes, September was a difficult month on many levels. Weather-related issues are at fault for the destruction of approximately 500,000 vehicles in the South. That means dealerships in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida have been taxed to the max trying to keep a supply of new and used vehicles on hand. Some automotive experts are predicting the increased demand will continue for several months as insurance companies make payouts to clients, and they in turn purchase replacement vehicles. That will likely mean many full-size pickup trucks and SUVs will be sold.

Here's what September sales numbers show:

Ford and Chevrolet were the biggest full-size winners, largely due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Toyota also performed well in September with the Tacoma and Tundra — both built in San Antonio — pushing gains of 15 percent or more, with the Tacoma almost even with the GMC Sierra in monthly sales. It's worth noting that although Chevy Colorado sales are up (outselling the Tundra again in monthly sales), GMC Canyon sales are flat — although it did outsell the Honda Ridgeline again in monthly sales.

Overall, pickups are outperforming the rest of the auto industry and that trend is likely to continue for the remainder of the year. That's good news for truckmakers, since pickup sales are where their highest profit margins sit. Expect to see more aggressive incentive programs as dealers make room for 2018 models along with more special editions as truckmakers compete for the attention of new-truck buyers.

Cars.com graphic by Paul Dolan; manufacturer images

September 2017 PUTC Sales Chart_F

Editor's note: This post was updated Oct. 4, 2017, to correct the year-to-date sales for Ram Truck.

Comments

Yikes, GM all in RED.

Yikes, GM all in RED. Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017

@Frank

sorry it hurts so much Frank. Try a little Bactine on that boo-boo!

Not only is GM crushing Ford in truck sales YTD but today GM's stock made another all time high at $43 per share.

@Frank

sorry it hurts so much Frank. Try a little Bactine on that boo-boo!

Posted by: papajim | Oct 3, 2017 12:09:49 PM

I wouldn't know what you're referring, and I am rather confused as to why you are such experienced in said field.

@papajim,

Looks like you missed the part about accepting another Man's opinion during your adolescent years.

You have nice day!

"Yikes, GM all in RED.


Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 12:05:20 PM"

Let's not start a bunch of crap, there is a lot of green by GM in the chart in this article. They did have a good month.

Frank must be colorblind.

I traveled to the western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming areas last month. I can say that those that are using trucks in the rural areas, pulling horse trailers and other equipment are going GM and Dodge. That previous sales by state article just proves the point the Ford is a city slickers truck. Those guys who buy Ford almost never pull a trailer, make a run to the dump twice a year and don't even need a truck.

I grew up in that rural north area and where Ford used to be the choice they've fell out of favor big time.

The only ones that look to be way off are the Nissan Frontier and the Honda. The big three are all running some tremendous promotions that Honda may not be matching.

I am amazed that Ford sold 82,300 trucks this month. Chevy did well for having a vehicle that is going to get a major makeover soon.

YTD shows all in RED with the exception of the Colorado.

So who really is color blind? Mike, your comment, I'm not even going to start it with you.

I'm out!

Damn, Ford killing it in full size sales!

Congratulations GM.

Ford loses and GM wins again Hahaha! The new Ranger cannot come fast enough for the Fordtards!

Yikes, GM all in RED.


Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 12:05:20 PM

Yikes is that fact that Ford had a 25% up tick in fleet again this month.

GM's sales numbers are now 80% retail.

Give it away or sell it retail, and you wonder why Ford appears to have an issue with profits.

"Congratulations GM.

Ford loses and GM wins again Hahaha! The new Ranger cannot come fast enough for the Fordtards!


Posted by: Sierra | Oct 3, 2017 12:21:04 PM"

That is just as stupid what Frank said. I wish that you kids would cut out the crap.

By company:

GM (Full and midsize): 679,369
Ford (Full size only): 658,636
Ram (Full size only): 373,901
Toyota (Full and midsize): 233,097
Nissan (Full and midsize): 90,757
Honda (midsize only): 26,576

When Ford gets a midsize, we know who'll be on top.

By company:

GM (Full and midsize): 679,369
Ford (Full size only): 658,636
Ram (Full size only): 373,901
Toyota (Full and midsize): 233,097
Nissan (Full and midsize): 90,757
Honda (midsize only): 26,576

When Ford gets a midsize, we know who'll be on top.


Posted by: Stating the Obvious | Oct 3, 2017 12:30:11 PM

Another person who thinks the Ranger will not cannibalize f-150 sales...

@papa, Ouch, looks like GM is continuing to falter, those red numbers are a bad thorn in Gm's side. If you havent noticed on the stock price, GM sells others than just trucks, when trucks fail so will they, see 2008 for reference. You are correct about one thing, GM is crushed for sure, yearly sales down in both silverado and sierra, now the small gmc truck has some troubling signs as well. Monthly is a Key here too, Ford sold more than 26000 trucks over the second place Silverado, however Silverado barely got away with 7K more than Ram, not looking good.

Bottom line is, you gm guys need to add more vehicles to be bale to compare to Ford, still number 1, wait till the Ranger gets here. My apologies for all the defending the GM twin folks will need to do here, just bad numbers all around for GM.

But Nitro, if we count all the gm vehicles even though Ford is not in the small truck market, they win. I do see that GM has an issue with being in the red. There is not much defense on this one from me, I will grab my mirror and talk bad to it.

Thanks papa, your right, Ford is not in the mid size market, but I am ok with you counting them in the total, if that makes you feel better, after all you still need to continue to defend the twins and mini twins.

WOW, GM is still in the red. Maybe if they gave us something new and not from the 90's we could catch Ford.

HAHAHAHAHAHA Gm is in the red, wait, why? papa says their stock is up

@johnny, you idiot, gm stock is bad buy, go buy something else.

Funny how these guys are proud of being in the red, I guess when you are used to it for so ling it sticks.

These are not mine, WTH is going on here, PUTC please shut down the papas.johnnys,gms, gimme a break.

Like menstrual times, these guys above who argues every month have vulva's.

Ram really needs to get a new truck or good refresh out. They are starting to get behind the curve.

GM builds trucks. Ford builds trucks. GM sells more trucks. Any questions?

Gm is in the red month over month. Ford is in the green month over month. Trucks sales:

Ford
Chevy
ram
gmc

Any questions?

The Silverado alone had a higher percentage gain for the month than the entire f-series F-150 thru F-950 combined.

Sorry everyone, my stupidity is starting to show it's ugly face again.

Minivan demand has tapered off for the Ridgeline

It's worth noting that although Chevy Colorado sales are up (outselling the Tundra again in monthly sales), GMC Canyon sales are flat

@Mark Williams

I'd be willing to bet that the typical GMC dealer would prefer to sell nicely appointed Sierras and Yukon Denali's instead of $40,000 Canyons.

Not only is the total sale price higher, but the markup on popular options and packages probably is as well.

The Chevy dealers in my area have a good selection of Colorado's on hand, but the GMC dealers only seem to carry up-scale Canyons, and only a few at that.

Just an opinion.

@gms stop using my name, you and papa are now the notorious people using everyones name. You know you guys are the ones need to defend lackluster sales once again, as GM remains red, go ahead and defend as usual.

Mike,
Are you insane?!!? Ford outsold GM in the heartland while GM won the coasts and a few inland states. Just like the last election.

@Mike

Why do you think folks in the rural north are changing? Price? or what?
I know down south where I am at Ford has picked up over the years as we become more of a suburban area and less rural. I figure it's folks in the subdivisions buying what they see on tv.

@ Mark Williams

Another site (I don't want to say it, but if it's ok I will) said that the new class 4 and 5 Silverado will be a different truck from the Navistar collaboration.
Have you any news on this?

Am I the only one that finds it hilarious how childish these guys are about some multi national corporation that they have no connection to. Who really gives a crap who's ahead of who in sales. Still costs us just as much to buy our brand of choice.

Who really gives a crap who's ahead of who in sales. Still costs us just as much to buy our brand of choice? Posted by: Bill | Oct 3, 2017

@Bill

I think many of us understand that innovative and well managed companies make the best products. We want the best products.

I think many of us understand that innovative and well managed companies make the best products. We want the best products.


Posted by: papajim | Oct 3, 2017 3:12:11 PM


Silverado, this product lacks behind the F-Series

Sierra, this product lacks behind the F-Series

Colorado, this product lacks behind the Toyota Tacoma

Canyon, this product lacks behind the Honda Ridgeline.

There isn't anything over at GM HQ that will consist of innovations and well managed companies, it's all mediocre products.

Great job GM! Another month of crushing Ford in sales, heck you even outsold Ford in the red. Ford has no chance of being the #1 truck maker 4 years and counting! ;)


Silverado, this product lacks behind the F-Series

Sierra, this product lacks behind the F-Series

Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 3:52:11 PM

The F-150 is the weakest half-ton pickup on the market. Junk unreliable throwaway engines, beds that rip like aluminum foil, electrical systems made from Chinese tinsel, weak stamped steel suspension parts, weak axles, junk outdated and unreliable vacuum assist 4WD system, cheap junk seats, etc. Ford stopped building real pickups back in the early 90's. Now they have to dump 1/3rd of them into fleet sales to keep their numbers looking okay. Afterall, the rest of Ford's vehicle line-up are junk and have chased consumers to other brands. Trucks are all they have left and the trucks they're putting out these days are polished turds.

Ford stopped building real pickups back in the early 90's. Now they have to dump 1/3rd of them into fleet sales to keep their numbers looking okay.

Posted by: Zeke E | Oct 3, 2017 4:20:11 PM

Nothing wrong with Fleet sales, as of matter of fact, it's what Companies desire the most, they don't want a Truck that will cost them money or downtime. They buy Ford.

Sorry you just shot yourself in the foot.

Sounds like Ford's CEO is shaking things up with the business. Obviously they need to make some major changes if they're going to stop the boat from sinking but his proposals sound highly questionable.

"Of the $14 billion in promised cost reductions at Ford over five years, $10 billion will come from material costs and $4 billion from reduced engineering costs, Hackett said."

""We have too much cost across our business," Hackett said. "By 2022, Ford plans to cut spending on future internal combustion engines by a third..."

Ford's materials have already been cheap and the engineering half-baked. This only makes it sound like they're aiming to be the next Fiat-Chrysler. They already have enough reliability problems with the Ecoboosts, cutting spending on engine development is only going to make things worse.

Glad we couldn't get past the first page with someone throwing the fleet conspiracy in there. Don't worry GM guys, according to papajim Ford has less than 60 months and they'll be bankrupt. Maybe then you'll get the #1 selling full size brand crown. Even so it will be 45 straight years for Ford as being the #1 brand. I could care less. I like my Ford. My 2.7 will out tow (easily) a 5.3 GM, and anyone who ever hauls or tows with an EcoBoost come away extremely impressed. The combination of low rpm torque and mid and upper rpm horsepower is truly phenomenal. Only blind haters say otherwise.

Nothing wrong with Fleet sales, as of matter of fact, it's what Companies desire the most, they don't want a Truck that will cost them money or downtime. They buy Ford.

Sorry you just shot yourself in the foot.
Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 4:34:01 PM


HAHAHA they buy Ford because Ford is selling them dirt cheap. That may work out great for fleet customers but it's eating Ford's profit margins away. And nobody buys an Ecoboost if reliability is their priority. Most Ecoboosts are lucky to make it past the 60k mile warranty, let alone 100k. Not with those junk timing chains, massive blow-by, misfires, and turbo problems. Junk junk junk.

Ford F150 Ecoboost beat Hellcat & ZL1 in 1/4 mile race. LOL

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112873_this-v-6-powered-ford-f-150-beat-a-hellcat-in-the-1-4-mile

Ford F150 Ecoboost beat Hellcat & ZL1 in 1/4 mile race. LOL

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112873_this-v-6-powered-ford-f-150-beat-a-hellcat-in-the-1-4-mile


Posted by: Blueman | Oct 3, 2017 5:06:23 PM

@ Blueman - Why didn't you mention the fact that the modified truck also beat the Ford Shelby GT350 LOL

Looks like the Gov bailout was a bust. Dismal numbers from GM.

I hate Ford!

Glad we couldn't get past the first page with someone throwing the fleet conspiracy in there.anyone who ever hauls or tows with an EcoBoost come away extremely impressed.
Posted by: 2.7EcoBoostRoost | Oct 3, 2017 5:03:08 PM

No one is impressed by Ford! That's why GM has 80% retail sales, that means real people spending their own money think GM is better. Better luck next year Fordtard. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GM (Full and midsize): 679,369
Ford (Full size only): 658,636
Ram (Full size only): 373,901
Toyota (Full and midsize): 233,097
Nissan (Full and midsize): 90,757
Honda (midsize only): 26,576

When Ford gets a midsize, we know who'll be on top.

Posted by: Stating the obvious
/QUOTE
Right
And when queen grows ballz she will be the king..let us know when it happens..LOL


Why didn't you mention the fact that the modified truck also beat the Ford Shelby GT350
Posted by: WoW | Oct 3, 2017 5:44:52 PM

The Hellcat & Chevy ZL1 have superchargers, GT350 is not. LOL



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