Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: January 2018

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Although it might look like 2018 is off to a sluggish start, most of the pickup trucks in our January sales chart are doing a little better than this time last year. In fact, the order of the chart changed a bit.

If you check our monthly sales chart regularly, you know the rankings usually don't change much: The Ford F-Series commands the top and either the GMC Canyon or Honda Ridgeline claim the bottom position.

But 2018 has started with some ranking changes and significant slips by Ram and GMC.

Ford seems unmovable from the top spot, while the hot-selling Toyota Tacoma has moved up to the No. 4 position, bypassing the entire three-truck GMC Sierra lineup (half-, three-quarter- and one-ton versions). Additionally, the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado started the year outselling the full-size Toyota Tundra. Although Nissan started the year strong, the Frontier and Titan/Titan XD pickups retain their year-end 2017 positions - Nos. 8 and 9 respectively. To start 2018, the Canyon and Ridgeline switched places, with the Canyon moving to No. 10 and the Ridgeline slipping to No. 11.

Many analysts expect sales to be down by the end of year, likely dipping just below 17 million units sold; however, some of these same analysts seem dumbfounded about the growth of pickup truck sales. We think it's likely that total pickup sales will grow this year, possibly selling more than 3 million units (pickup sales totaled 2.82 million units in 2017). For this all-important first sales quarter, much will depend on weather across the country during the next few months. Look for the pickup wars to heat up as we move into spring.

Cars.com graphic by Paul Dolan; manufacturer images

PUTC January 2018 sales chart

Comments

The trap speed of 159 to 151 also had to do with the Camaros tires not hocking up on the dirt...read article

Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 1, 2018 7:03:20 PM

To do 159mph in the 1/4 mile that would equal to a 8 second car. LOL


You didn't read article. It was over a mile stretch they did runs!!

If 1/4 mile. That would be one heck of a car!!!! I agree.

It's not Ford fault that Chevy puts junk tires on a $40K Camaro. LOL

@ Blueman

It's not chevys fault they make a supercar for the price of a ponycar!!!

Lmfao!!!! Read article..nevermind...here u go.
And I quote!!!

However (and here’s the part I hate writing), in the ways that actually matter to car guys, the 2018 Mustang got its butt handed to it. For less money, Chevy stone-cold out-engineered Ford.

The winner of this round? The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. In my mind, it’s not close. Chevy has done the near impossible, transcended the genre, and turned a once provincial pony car into an honest to goodness world-class sports car. This $46,000 miracle punches so far above its weight that I’m in danger of saying weird things that could easily be taken out of context. Such as, if I were an engineer at BMW or even Porsche, I’d be clearing off my drawing boards.

ENOUGH SAID!!! NON BIASED SITE...REAL WORLD NUMBERS

American muscle is a great site but it's a mustang site...ive seen many of there YouTube videos but it's biased...you know that!!! Come on man!!

@ Blueman

That sudden thud u just heard was the Mike dropping! Lmfao!!! I'm out

@TNTGMC Motor Trend just tested the 2018 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 1LE and 2018 FORD MUSTANG GT PERFORMANCE PACK,Camaro 0- 60 4.1 sec and 1/4 mile 12.5 sec @ 115.2 mph,Mustang 0-60 4.4 sec and 1/4 mile 12.6 sec @ 115.1 mph and both were manual

@ David

Exact article I've been talking about...those quotes came from that site/article

It's not chevys fault they make a supercar for the price of a ponycar!!!
Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 1, 2018 8:07:14 PM

Only Chevy call there Camaro the 50th anniversary when they only been making the car for 42 years. LOL

@TNTGMC Motor Trend just tested the 2018 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 1LE and 2018 FORD MUSTANG GT PERFORMANCE PACK,Camaro 0- 60 4.1 sec and 1/4 mile 12.5 sec @ 115.2 mph,Mustang 0-60 4.4 sec and 1/4 mile 12.6 sec @ 115.1 mph and both were manual

Posted by: David | Feb 1, 2018 8:23:01 PM

Motor Trend was shifting both cars at 6000 rpm. The Mustang redline a 7500 rpm. While the Camaro is max out at 6250 rpm.

@ Blueman

It lost.
It got it's @$$ handed to it...accept it

So when the ranger comes back.....u can swallow your words talking about camaro coming back....geezzzz

Your kinda a sore loser in this argument man!! Lol

Motor Trend was shifting both cars at 6000 rpm. The Mustang redline a 7500 rpm. While the Camaro is max out at 6250 rpm.

Posted by: Blueman | Feb 1, 2018 8:38:47 PM

Can you supply documentation to support your claim?

It's not Ford fault that Chevy puts junk tires on a $40K Camaro. LOL

Posted by: Blueman | Feb 1, 2018 7:46:11 PM

Tires are fine, that track surface can't hold the low end torque of the Camaro.

Tires are fine, that track surface can't hold the low end torque of the Camaro.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 1, 2018 10:00:24 PM

Great for the consumer, they choose a low end torque Camaro with an 8 speed auto or a high reving 7500rpm Mustang with a 10speed auto or even a 8250 rpm GT350.

Guys..., Guys!! I’m to blame too, but we really veered off track here..., pun intended..., can we get back to talking about trucks..., I kinda miss it..., maybe we can discuss what we use to tow that sports/race car to the track...😎

What the Fk was Honda thinking?

@TNTGMC,

Nice try with the Scat Pack 0-60 are average of 4.2 seconds with no traction off the line.and 1/4 mile times 12.09 @118 with no traction....Some guys ran 11.90's with drag radials...

I like how you cherry picked the slowest times for the Challenger ,yet fastest for the Opel based Camaro !

Furthermore,Camaro is a tiny,tiny car you cant fit in the back seat,small side windows that you cant see out of and a useless console that can barely fit a smart phone !! Not to mention a rough ride and just crap..

Owning a car dealer I owned many Mustangs,Camaro's and Challenger's and the Challenger is far the better car..Even the 5.7 Hemi can get 4.7-5 second flat 0-60's and 13.30's to 13.50's in the 1/4 mile with 2.62 axle ratio !The optional 3.06's or 3.91 really make them move but then they spin more and need drag radials,even the 5.7 burns tires like mad slowing times...

Why do you use a Chrysler name for your screen name ? TNT was a Chrysler designation for the High Performance 440,it was called 440 TNT !!!!

RAM buyers are waiting for the 2019 !!!!

Chrysler better hurry and load the dealers with them,very hot looking truck !!

Chevrolet buyers are hurrying and buying the current as the Toyota looking 2019 Silverado is a very ugly truck !!

I guess GM buyers have the 2019 GMC to hope it looks normal and not a Toyota clone,hopefully GM ditched their design they were using for a nicer front clip !!! I feel bad for the Gumby Motors Guys lol,not really they usually are the most uneducated,ignorant bunch !!

Ram is the ONLY one NOT offering any discounts
Ram must think everybody is stupid enough to pay $15K MORE
Ram must think everybody loves them MORE
Ram doesn't know everybody shops around and gets prices on other brands of trucks.

Do you want a new Ram Truck?
You pay FULL sticker price!

If your heart is set on a new Silverado I suggest to test drive one with the 4.3 V6 before you pick the 5.3 V8.
You'll be surprised and won't tell the difference in performance and power.
Plus in the next 5 years everybody will stop making V8's for 1/2 trucks and you don't want to be stuck with an engine they don't make anymore. The V6 is the NEW normal in pickup trucks!
The Ram 3.6 V6 is also very impressive too
Even the F-150 NON-turbo 3.5 V6 has power

If your heart is set on a new Silverado I suggest to test drive one with the 4.3 V6 before you pick the 5.3 V8.
You'll be surprised and won't tell the difference in performance and power.
Plus in the next 5 years everybody will stop making V8's for 1/2 trucks and you don't want to be stuck with an engine they don't make anymore. The V6 is the NEW normal in pickup trucks!
The Ram 3.6 V6 is also very impressive too
Even the F-150 NON-turbo 3.5 V6 has power
Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Feb 2, 2018 1:15:50 AM


Funny considering the 5.3 puts out similar torque and 30 more HP over the 2.7 Ecojoke. And that's without running E85, where the 5.3 walks a 2.7EB (if the 2.7 can even make it without dropping a valve). Good old Ford, managing to find new ways to screw up engines all the time. Oil consumption, cam phaser rattle, cracked exhaust valves, worn out valve guides, leaking turbo seals, thrown rods, etc. It's been 30 years since Ford has put out a good engine. What an embarrassment.

In all seriousness, you will be able to get unreal deals on the current Silverado and Ram by mid summer as they try to make room. It will force Ford along with it's dealers, to sweeten up their deals also. It's win win win for the consumer.

@ Brawdo
Wrong. 5.0 Coyote is better than the 5.3 GM. Similar reliability but the ‘yote is more power dense. The Ford 6.2 used I the new SD is a fine V8. No engine is without issue. The previous gen mod motors were junk with a few exceptions (Terminator). The current Ford V8s are equal to or better than comparable displacement motors from any manufacturer.

What's the deal with the all new Expedition? It only sold 3439 which means it was out sold by:
1)Tahoe (7147)
2) Suburban (5288)
3) Yukon/Yukon XL (4389)

And Navigator sold 1288 which was outsold by Escalade/Escalade ESV (2241)

And we're off! Looks like brand #1 IS #1 !!!

@ gumby motors

Read my posts..name is for first initial of my name N first initial of wifes....

Camaro is a sports car and a challenger is a touring car. Totally different. Do your research man! The challenger is way to heavy to be mentioned in same league. Heck NEW Zl1 10 spd auto beats your praised 707 hellcat!! Im not bashing challenger either..i think out of all 3 it's the sexiest...and would be best for long distance cruises or trips

Now back on topic. Great job by truck manufacturers. I pray GM doesn't scrap the 4.3....it would be a disservice to the consumer

@ Gumby Motors

Here's article...wasn't sand bagging numbers?? Not my job..just reporting a fact!

http://www.motorweek.org/reviews/comparison_tests/performace-car-challenge-part-i-ii/

Now lets see a comparison on Fords new 3.3L, Rams new 3.6L and "Hopefully" (fingers crossed), GM's new 4.3L or if it has to be the 3.6L.

I'm thinking this would be a very tight match-up!!

Take at look at this: We could add Nissan on the list as well for V6

http://www.leftlanenews.com/nissan-confirms-v6-titan-on-the-way-99798.html

BTW...the midnight edition on the front of this link is one BA looking machine!!!

has anyone driven a new Titan yet. I haven't, been wanting too, but every time I have passed a Nissan dealership, the wife has been with me, and WE ALL KNOW, she makes the decisions!!! LOL

That little 2.3 EcoBoost 10 spd Ranger doesn't seem like such a bad idea after all...Posted by: 2.7EcoBoostRoost

@2.7Ecoboostroost

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Silverado seems to be killing GMC. The jump in Chevy sales is very typical when they have a new model. They'll do well for a few months and then, once again, the owners will find the frequent repairs and service visits outweigh the pretty and they'll dump them like they always do. Enjoy it while you can.

I see a lot of eco-boosts sitting on the used car lot at our local GM dealer. I think Fords misleading marketing of eco and military grade has become a little long in the tooth. A friend of mine works at a Ford dealer and he said the F-150 has too many issues, particularly the eco-boost. Timing chains and turbo failures are the norm. Plus, if you own a Ford , you had better not go past the recommended service schedule even by a couple hundred miles or you're paying for the new turbo or timing chain repair yourself. FORD has burned and disappointed too many customers, and the shift back to more traditional and reliable Chevys has begun.

@GMS.

You know very well this is old time dealer trick. You go to auction and buy competing brand to put on your used lot, to convey the idea that they are being traded in on the brand your franchised. Lol- get real too funny you either fall for that or fabricated.
As far as warranties go GM wrote the book on being tight and denials for " maintenance "

@FXDX1450: You're displaying classic signs of denial. Just keep watching high single and double digit sales increases of the Silverado. The eco boost has been around for about 7 years now and the time had come to replace those trouble traps. Who best to trade up to then GM.

Posted by: Water | Feb 1, 2018 3:28:37 PM

Very true, the GMC sells very well in Canada, both the Sierra and Canyon. There are more GMC dealers in Canada than the U.S. The Duramax trucks are the most popular HD trucks up here, they sell more Diesel than gas versions, second is Powersroke. In the 1/2 ton market the Ram was #1 until not long ago when GM overtook them in 1/2 ton sales.

Posted by: SuperDutyF450 | Feb 1, 2018 3:41:14 PM

Ram #1 ???? Ford F series has been number ! in Canada 51 years!!

@gmsrgreat..., That friend at the dealer is "Mickey Mouse"..., oh wait..., or is it "Pinocchio"...

Meanwhile over at Nissan the Titan design team are being flogged for being complete failures.


@gmsrgreat..., That friend at the dealer is "Mickey Mouse"..., oh wait..., or is it "Pinocchio"...


Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 2, 2018 2:05:56 PM

Just, sit back and watch dissatisfied Eco-boost owners trade up to GM.

Just, sit back and watch dissatisfied Eco-boost owners trade up to GM.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 2, 2018 2:40:02 PM

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/gm_silverado_brakes.html

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/gmc_sierra.html


talk about dissatisfied, read these posts

@GMS
So, lol you like the y/o/y sales increase for Silverado. That's like going from being in the toilet to barely hanging on the rim.
So what about the Sierra decrease, lol.
Talk about denial. Keep up the good work, we need the humor on this site.

Wrong. 5.0 Coyote is better than the 5.3 GM. Similar reliability but the ‘yote is more power dense.
Posted by: Grnzel1 | Feb 2, 2018 6:11:59 AM

More power dense? Absolutely nobody other than Ford fanboys care about horsepower per liter. It's not a valid measurement of performance, ESPECIALLY when comparing a pushrod V8 to a DOHC V8.

The 5.3 is physically more power dense as its exterior dimensions are more compact and the engine weight is virtually the same as the 5.0 Coyote. Brake specific fuel consumption is a more accurate measure of efficiency and Ford only just caught up to the 5.3/6.2 after 4 years of trailing behind.

To be honest, I'm not impressed.

32 valves, fully independent intake and exhaust valve timing, port+direct fuel injection, variable geometry intake manifold, etc.

Yet it only just barely edges out the 4 year old 6.2 LT1 V8 with half the valves, a limited VVT system, no variable geometry intake, etc.

All that extra engine tech (failure points), yet the 5.0 only wins by an extra 5 HP and still comes up 35 lb-ft short. Fuel economy? Pretty much identical despite the Coyote have 1.2L less displacement.

And before you bring up regular vs premium fuel, Ford openly states that the 2018 5.0 Coyote is only going to make the advertised power numbers on 93-octane fuel. On 87, it's going to be down on power vs advertised numbers.

Wow Fordtards are so embarrassed by their low truck sales, they have to start talking sports cars. That Ford has been giving away to rental companies, along with their trucks! LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better luck in the year 2048 Fordtards! LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's like going from being in the toilet to barely hanging on the rim.

Posted by: FXDX1450 | Feb 2, 2018 4:14:39 PM

Sounds like you speak with experience. Too bad someone didn't flush the toilet before you crawled back out.

@gms
Insults don't make you correct or bolster your position.

Not sure what all the fuss is about the new Silverado interior. looks fine to me.


https://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/research/all-new-2019-chevrolet-silverado-what-you-need-to-know/ss-BBIBNzv?ocid=spartandhp&fullscreen=true#image=7

Ford guys like lots and lots of buttons and innovative gimmicks that they'll never use. That way they feel like they got a lot of stuff for the money. When a truck isn't as tough as the others and the engines don't last as long, they try to shift the discussion to innovations and which "brand" sells the most". Ford trucks used to be built tough and last forever. Now the 4WD system is made of plastic, the throttle bodies are worthless, the engines are timing chain eating throwaway parts, and the beds are made of Reynolds Wrap.

@gms
Insults don't make you correct or bolster your position.

Posted by: FXDX1450 | Feb 2, 2018 6:55:41 PM

Sorry, if you took it as an insult. Just going for the LOL reaction. Nothing personal. Keep supporting your favorite brand.

@GMS
Thanks for the response, it's all good.
Ditto on the brand.

@gmsrgreat..., now this is a first..., you’ve blindsided me..., Unbahleevabuhl!!!...

@gmsrgreat..., now this is a first..., you’ve blindsided me..., Unbahleevabuhl!!!...

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 2, 2018 9:58:17 PM

I know, beautiful interior.....right?

@GMSRGREAT..., Yeah... it is a nice interior..., I gotta see the middle of the line interior and how much plastic gets used..., that is for all of them tho..., gonna sit in Ford, Toyota, and a GMC in March/April and hope for a fire sale (maybe)..., just need a 4x4 and one helluva radio!!



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