Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: December 2017

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It's not unusual for pickup truck sales to finish strong at the end of the year; however, it is unusual to see pickups finish this strongly when the car sales are slumping dramatically, but that's what we saw in December.

Of note: Ford finished the year with one of the best-selling years in its history, more than doubling its low-water-mark sales number in 2009 (when it sold just 413,625 F-Series pickups). The Chevrolet Silverado also had a strong finish, up almost 25 percent from December 2016 and finishing almost 2 percent above 2016's total. Ram and Toyota's Tundra were the problematic standouts in the full-size class. December was a rough month for both; they finished well off their totals from December 2016. Rounding out the full-size pickups, the Nissan Titans finished with strong month-over-month and year-over-year numbers.

In the mid-size segment, both the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado finished strong, with the former just falling short of the 200,000 sales mark. That would have been a Tacoma first. The Nissan Frontier continued to struggle, posting declining monthly and annual numbers.

We'll have more next week when we take a closer look at each of the pickup classes.

Cars.com graphic by Paul Dolan; manufacturer images

December sales chart PUTC

Comments

Nice year for All.

WOW!.....almost 900,000 trucks sold under the Ford Banner.
Great Job Ford!

Wow, Ford really stole the show here for 2017. even the 2 full size GMs combined couldn't beat them. That is amazing. looks like the mid sizers for chevy/gmc stole some full size trucks for sure. Overall nice job for all pickups.

-CT

Look at the percentage increase of the Titan! Man if this thing continues to improve. I might go test drive one home next year! Comes with 100K warranty bumper to bumper! That's a big deal in my book. Bc the big 3 all all done around 36K with bumper to bumper.
Plus a midnight edition Titan all blacked out with those LED head-lights look pretty good going down the road

Overall! a great year for all trucks.

At this point with Ranger coming out, it would be interesting if Nissan just left the Frontier as is and continued with their low end strategy. They probably have a lot of profit margin built into that truck. Who knows maybe they'll follow RAM and CHEVY and keep the old and new assembly lines running.

Another year gone and an year GM b slap the over loving s%^& out of Ford in total pickup truck sales. Better luck in 2019 Furd! Never mind you'll just have refreshed current junk, while GM will have all new trucks. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, Ford really stole the show here for 2017. ..Posted by: crunchtime | Jan 3, 2018

@Crunchtime

That's like saying that the Cleveland Browns won the best pick in the 2018 NFL draft. For the umpteenth year in a row, GM outsells Ford in pickups.

Nice job Ford, still best selling full size truck brand in America for 41 yrs & counting plus best selling vehicle in the world!

CNN BREAKING NEWS

Ford’s F-Series was the top pickup in the U.S. for the 41st consecutive year and extended to 36 years its annual reign as the best-seller among all vehicles.

@Blueman

And of course, by now everybody knows that CNN is FAKE NEWS

what a year for all the truck makers

And of course, by now everybody knows that CNN is FAKE NEWS

Posted by: papajim | Jan 3, 2018 3:10:11 PM

I got the quote from Hannity of FOX News. LOL

@papajim

Only if you count midsize pickups, GM has outsold Ford in pickup sales for maybe the last three years in a row. Hardly what I would call umpteen but maybe you have a different definition for that word. Webster's defines umpteen as "very many".

And if you don't count midsize sales, it's only happened once or twice in the last 10 years or so.

@ Curt

I just went back to 2008 and GM sold more "trucks" then Ford sold the last 10 years. So papa-jim isn't wrong with his statement and you are wrong with yours saying once or twice!!

@Curt,

I sincerely hope I did not misinform.

Rather than cutting/pasting here's a legitimate link to GM's home page with today's latest numbers.

http://www.gm.com/investors/sales/us-sales-production.html

GM's figures show dominance in almost every area of auto manufacturing today.

I really don't care who sells more pickup trucks. All I care about is reliability and GMs small block V8's all the best at that.
Now reading a bunch of articles on the new 5.0L Ford has redesigned and I must say I am very impressed. If they would continue that and get a bigger V8 engineered, I would look at there trucks, but i am so tired of the eco-bust...they are NO where near the engines for brags them to be.

Nice FORD!!!

GM has outsold Ford in pickup sales for maybe the last three years in a row. Hardly what I would call umpteen but maybe you have a different definition for that word. Webster's defines umpteen as "very many".

And if you don't count midsize sales, it's only happened once or twice in the last 10 years or so.
Posted by: Curt | Jan 3, 2018 3:44:58 PM

GM didn't just outsell Ford in fullsize trucks, they set record for most fullsize trucks sold - 824k fullsize trucks sold in 2015. It took Ford 2 years, a completely redesigned Superduty, and the newest half-ton truck on the market to beat GM's 824k. And that was with GM selling a pair of lightly updated versions of a truck designed in 2007, complete with steel bodies and "old school" pushrod engines.

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

@blueman

you sound a little confused, frankly

I got the quote from Hannity of FOX News. LOL

Posted by: Blueman | Jan 3, 2018 3:44:33 PM

So you got Hannity's spin on a CNN news report. Sounds about right.

CNN FOX New's? HAHAHAHA! No wonder your so brain dead. Look stuff of for yourself for once.

For all the same people every single time!! F-series vs Chevy vs GM is what they go by!! If y’all keep crying about that then get someone to change names or the way they tally them up!! Every month we get the normal cry babies!

Well Ford sold lot's, now they may have to fix them,,,,,

http://fordauthority.com/2018/01/nhtsa-investigating-whether-ford-should-widen-recall-of-automatic-transmissions/

One Company, One Brand.....Decimates all!

Way to go Ford.


For all the same people every single time!! F-series vs Chevy vs GM is what they go by!! If y’all keep crying about that then get someone to change names or the way they tally them up!! Every month we get the normal cry babies!


Posted by: Fehr | Jan 3, 2018 5:23:30 PM

For real, there is a loser posting on this site saying that the Silverado outsells the F-Series.

Wow, Ford really stole the show here for 2017. even the 2 full size GMs combined couldn't beat them.

-CT
Posted by: crunchtime | Jan 3, 2018 2:13:20 PM

It's pretty obvious that Ford's sales jump is largely thanks to the first all new Ford Superduty since 1999. The aluminum F-150 hasn't changed much since its introduction in 2014 for the 2015 model year. In areas of the country where the new F-150 has struggled to gain in sales the last few years, the huge rebates seem to be helping ($13k off a 2018 F-150 here).

It looks like GM's 3-truck strategy is working well for them - 948,909 trucks in one year is a big number to beat. It makes one wonder what Ford's truck sales total would look like had they stuck with a 3-truck strategy. Talk about a big mistake. With an all new fullsize platform ready to replace the 10+ year old GMT900/K2, GM's total truck sales should only continue to grow.

It looks like Ram is doing well but nowhere close to overtaking GM for 2nd place as some Ford girls had predicted this year. Seeing the latest spy shots, I don't see Ram gaining any more ground unless they continue to push hard on sub-prime financing 2018.

The Tacoma's sales are still growing. Looks like Toyota's investment in Mexico to help boost production capacity is paying off. Once they get that second Tacoma plant in Guanajuato, Mexico complete, sales should continue to grow.

Nice to see the Titan begin to build momentum. I'm hoping they continue to have success as it's always nice to see a US-built truck do well and support jobs.

GM has a six truck sales strategy, Ford two. Congrats go to GM for selling 50K more trucks. Once GM has launched their 10 truck strategy they should easily outsell Ford by 60K trucks a year.

Geez. How did Chevy sell so many trucks when the new model is about to come out? Good job. Congrats to all. The Ram never did pull ahead of Chevy, as some predicted.

GM has a six truck sales strategy, Ford two. Congrats go to GM for selling 50K more trucks. Once GM has launched their 10 truck strategy they should easily outsell Ford by 60K trucks a year.


Posted by: Dudlydooright | Jan 3, 2018 6:03:38 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ain't that the truth.

numbers dont have name ,,,,and it look like gm sold more pickup again,,

For real, there is a loser posting on this site saying that the Silverado outsells the F-Series.

Posted by: Frank | Jan 3, 2018 5:43:24 PM

The only loser is the one who misquotes others. That would be Frank. Hey Frank, find out how many F-150 were sold and compare it to how many Silverado were sold.

GM has a six truck sales strategy, Ford two.....

Posted by: Dudlydooright | Jan 3, 2018 6:03:38 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ain't that the truth.

Posted by: Frank | Jan 3, 2018 6:14:01 PM

Can you name all six GM trucks?

@GMSRGREAT..., I'd luv to help here..., Ford F-Series sells more than the Silverado 1500/2500/3500..., You always seem to leave off the HD of the Silverado when you type..., Hey, please post those two graphs from 2015 that show the F150 sold more than the Silverado 1500 and the SuperDuty sold more than the Silverado HDs 2500/3500...
That oughta keep ya quiet for awhile..., Please Post Responsibly and Behave...

@GMSRGREAT..., You asked the wrong question..., Let's see...,
Silverado 1500
Silverado HD 2500/3500
GMC 1500
GMC HD 2500/3500
Colorado
Sierra
There ya go..., You are so.......,

GMSRGREAT..., I'd luv to help here..., Ford F-Series sells more than the Silverado 1500/2500/3500..., You always seem to leave off the HD of the Silverado when you type..., Hey, please post those two graphs from 2015 that show the F150 sold more than the Silverado 1500 and the SuperDuty sold more than the Silverado HDs 2500/3500...
That oughta keep ya quiet for awhile..., Please Post Responsibly and Behave...

👍🏼

Can you name all six GM trucks?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jan 3, 2018 6:24:27 PM

I am so stupid. I just realized GM has 8 trucks. Chevy 1500,2500,3500 and Colorado. That's 4 and GMC's sister 4 totals 8 trucks. I just get sooooo mad when my 6 fullsize GM trucks can't even come close to Ford's 4. Then I post dumb stuff on the recommendation of my other personalities (Papa and johnny). I gtg take my meds. Sorry guys.... I'll never post on here again. So long guy's :-(

Congratulations to GM for overall most trucks sold.
Congratulations to FORD for the most full size trucks sold. Wait till the Ranger launches, then it will be really interesting to see if GM can maintain overall.
Congratulations to RAM to closing the gap with Chevrolet. There looks to be a real possi polity of overtaking and being number two in 2018

Pardon the mis spell
That should be possibility.

With just a quick glance it appears the Titan has taken the wind out of the aging Tundra and stole Ram and a Silverado numbers.

So the Titan pretty much left Ford to its own. Ford is still the first of the losers with GM moving 17-18 000 more pickups in December.

Titan is the quite achiever here. Even a modest improvement in 2018 for the Titan is doable.

The midsizers put in a good showing. You can see why Ford wants the Ranger now. Its a pity Ford is so slow releasing the US Ranger.

The new Frontier will not sell as well as the D40 due to pricing. Here the Navara took a hit with the new one. The new Navara tried to compete in the same space as the Ranger and Amarok, but just doesn't cut it.

Ford wins again

@FXDX1450..., I think it may take more than just 2018..., Maybe through 2020..., Production capacity changes being made by GM and RAM for increases for full size sales may keep the pecking order the same..., not to mention newer designs...
Also, I think the increase by GM of 60k more trucks may offset the Ranger coming onto market..., It may outsell the Colorado/Sierra..., But GM may still claim most trucks sold overall..., Interesting time ahead...

@The Lawn Ranger,
I should have been more clear the prediction for 2018 take over is for Ram over Chevy.
The impact of the Ford Ranger really will not be felt until well into 2019

@FXDX1450..., Cool..., I went on a little...

@GMSRGREAT

You are the village idiot on this site. Stop pushing your agenda and start using critical reasoning before making stupid comments.

The release of the Ranger will steal most of it's sales from the F150. Time will tell.

For all the Ford Fools. GM has 2 full size trucks Silverado and Sierra and 2 midsize trucks Colorado and Canyon. That's it, 4 different models of truck. Now these trucks come in a variety of different colors, maybe that's were you Ford fools are getting confused about how many different truck GM builds. LOL!

@GMSRGREAT..., um, That name calling thingy that you do when you are mad, well, Please Post Responsibly and Behave

Okokokok. I surrender. GM has 4 models. Ford has 1, F Series. Congrats still go out to GM for selling 50K more trucks than Ford with a 4 to 1 model strategy. GMs R Grate!!!

That Titan, with what I remember as the best warranty offering, FINALLY got some momentum going. What a year over year improvement. And that Ridgeline too for 2nd best in year over year, but it may of peaked out.



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