Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: February 2018

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Due to a combination of rough weather and a cooling housing market in parts of the country, February was something of a mixed bag for pickup truck sales. Ford continued its modest domination in the full-size class, with Ram and the Chevrolet Silverado taking a big hit for the short month. The GMC Sierra continued its slide as well, having the worst start to the year of any of the full-size players. While Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan (both the half ton and the XD) numbers slid a bit compared with January, their year-over-year increase continued.

Mid-size pickups continued to do well, with the Toyota Tacoma leading the class by a healthy margin and the Chevrolet Colorado and Nissan Frontier pushing good numbers, relatively speaking. Both the GMC Canyon and Honda Ridgeline struggled to improve their numbers over February 2017, where both seemed to have peaked.

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February 2018 sales chart

Comments

Wow first month I have seen the Ford outsell all gm trucks in earnest. The 6 truck strategy has topped Ford for a while.

Hehehe GM in a commanding lead with 755 units, lol,lol!!
How s that 2 brand 6 truck strategy working these days.
Can't wait for blah, blah, blah littney of excuses.

Same results here GM always wins and as always Fecal Matter Cumpany ends up in 2nd place.

Interest rates are up in almost every market. Truck makers will need to get creative to address the gap.

Hats off to the Blue Oval for a solid month against the competition.

Well I think with GM and Ram they are waiting for the new models to arrive.

I believe GARBAGE MOTORS IS IN REAL TROUBLE. The best never rest GO FORD!!!!!

LOVE
FORD!

Whoa!

Whoa!

Life lesson for Kevin.
There are three words which are seldom true- Every, Always and Never.
Look up the history of General Motors and you'll see the word Always does not apply.

Toyota Tacoma is beating up the Garbage motor company aka (GMC) Sierra in sales. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

There is more to this than just the numbers. Its good to see Ford lift numbers against the competition, but how long can this last?

Ford might be making lots of trucks, but at what cost?

Ford's profits took a huge hit this year and according to Ford all due to the price of commodities (aluminium), namely metals.

Ford also had a huge lift in the average transaction (the highest at over 12%) price and yet it still had those troubling profit falls, due to commodities (aluminium).

So, Ford moving so many aluminium F Series might not be the best for Ford's bottom line. Just keeping the plant ticking over at the expense of profit is not the way to manage a business.

Add to this the latest US ruling Juntas change an incredible chicken tax on metals! This will affect all products, including motor vehicle manufacturing.

Yup, so you voted for this, is this the best way for nation building? What a shame USA. If this Metal chicken tax comes it will impact manufacturing greatly.

If GM buyers are waiting for the new models it is going to be a long and painful wait for GM.

Wow. The midsize market is obviously whet people are buying now.

If I were buying GM or Ram I would be waiting for new model coming soon.

Fake news.

Clearly Honda needs to learn not everybody wants a black or grey pickup truck. For all that it's good at everything it does, it's boring and bland. It needs color and 'spirit'. It needs to look like something more than a drudge.

I'm impressed by the jump for the mid-sizers, except for GMC's; people are realizing they simply don't need a giant Road Whale™ any more. I am looking forward to the upcoming Ranger, Scrambler and reported update on the Nissan; it seems one of those will be my next truck. Why? Toyota not big enough behind the wheel... large person crunched against the wheel... while the Colorado extended cab floor is useless and the Frontier, as it is, too bland in its own way, partially due to colors but general apperance as well.

I understand how some of you guys hate Ford.

,,,,,,,,but don't it really make you think when you can get F-150 for $6000 to $8000 LESS than a Silverado or Ram ?

I mean do you really hate Ford that bad you are comfortable spending much more money on another brand of truck?

I believe that's the #1 reason why Ford always tops the sales, not because they like the Ford the best , it's because it's a much better value at a lower price.
Think about it ! the most engine power, best towing and hauling, best crash tests, quiet and comfortable and all that at a lower price.
Chevy and Ram doesn't care about you if you were always loyal to them and a repeat buyer, neither does Ford, if you switch brands nobody will care or notice.
I was always loyal to Heinz Ketchup then I found out the cheaper store brand tastes the same so does the owner of Heinz Ketchup call me up and say "please come back, we love you, we want you back" ! He doesn't know I exist , cares less about me.

Tell me? where does all that loyalty get you ?

Ram is getting slammed because everyone I talk to is waiting on the 2019 model. Don't blame them, better looking, more capable, better quality.

I ain't driving no beer can

I ain't driving no beer can
Posted by: dale milner
That's refreshing to hear you should to keep 12 ounce or maybe 24 oz on the table and not try to drive it.

I ain't driving no beer can


Posted by: dale milner | Mar 1, 2018 4:12:34 PM
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With such a poor grasp of the English language, you’re a public transit user that doesn’t drive anything.

I live in truck country and I have seen exactly two new Titans. One on the highway and one in the parking lot of Lowes. The Nissan dealer is still trying to sell some new ones that have a build date in 2016.

Vulpine,
The scrambler will be a road whale as well.

I do understand you fetish for all FCA, but the midsizers are made and designed to operate in the global market, so they are a compromise.

If it is to big, then look at buying one of those little vans.

the end of the years gm will out sold ford like every years no big deal,,

Amazing Frontier pops out 8000 units. Wow. If they ever finally come out with their new one, they should do the dual factory setup and keep selling this one at rock bottom pricing.

@miath

the end of the years gm will out sold ford like every years no big deal

Falling in the "Every" trap. Didn't you see FXDX1450's words of wisdom in earlier post
I had to think about it for a some time, he or she is right.

I understand how some of you guys hate Ford.

,,,,,,,,but don't it really make you think when you can get F-150 for $6000 to $8000 LESS than a Silverado or Ram ?

I mean do you really hate Ford that bad you are comfortable spending much more money on another brand of truck?

I believe that's the #1 reason why Ford always tops the sales, not because they like the Ford the best , it's because it's a much better value at a lower price.

Think about it ! the most engine power, best towing and hauling, best crash tests, quiet and comfortable and all that at a lower price.

Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Mar 1, 2018 4:03:39 PM


Funny how you never mentioned reliability or durability in your rant. And that's exactly why nobody on the other side of the fence is upset that Ford is piling huge stacks of cash on the hood. Their engines are unreliable, the new 10-speed has enough problems to make GM's 8-speed look great by comparison, Ford's plastic gears+vacuum assist 4WD system has been complete garbage for years, the Lariat trim is now a low-rent cheap interior compared to what it used to be, the front suspension is a wimpy stamped steel setup that isn't half as strong as it used to be, etc.

The reason so many of us buy Ram and GM trucks, is because we got tired to keeping our newer Ford's running. The last good Ford trucks stopped being built in the early 90's.

HD RamKing
When you speak of reliability you may wish to check your own house 1st the reason that ram is unable to push past Chevrolet is due primarily to its high level of unreliability.
If you were to take a look at Consumers Reports you would see the high degree of unreliability of the ram product and that is reported by owners of ram products reporting their experience with their ram product. Not someone else bashing another brand. When you get ready to retorted in attack consumers report just remember you're not attacking consumers report you're attacking in the consumers that own those products you're attacking your fellow ram owners.

"Vulpine,
The scrambler will be a road whale as well."
---- Not as big as a full sizer, but I'm also wanting an extended cab, not four full doors. That WILL be a deciding factor.

"I do understand you fetish for all FCA, but the midsizers are made and designed to operate in the global market, so they are a compromise."
---- No, you do not understand my 'fetish'; I've found FCA products to be far, far better than their opponents want to believe. That by no means suggest I would buy a Ram OR the Jeep over something that better meets my needs and desires. Having owned and driven a Wrangler JKU for 9 years, I'm comfortable with it in many ways, but if the truck comes with full sized back doors only, I won't be that likely to buy it. As for global mid-sizers, I know they're a compromise from what I want... I'll take what best meets my needs when the time comes. Either way, that list will be very tiny.

"If it is to big, then look at buying one of those little vans."
---- Absolutely not! There's a reason I want an open bed... I used that JKU as a pickup enough times to know I want certain aromas left outside, even when the soft top was as air-leaky as it was. But I still want some usable space behind the front seats (and a flat floor) for carrying things inside that I don't want to risk in the open bed.

Note: I've already explained why the C-twins are off my list (and made Chevy and GMC personnel know exactly WHY they're off my list.) I've already explained the problem with the Toyota, so my list is inherently small already.

Certain discussions I've had with my wife now suggest that the Hyundai Santa Cruz, despite my preferences, might end up too small, since we're considering the purchase of a small RV in the 5000# range. Since it would far more likely be a trailer and not a motorhome, I can't see getting something that can't pull the expected weight. But what I don't need or want is a tow vehicle so big and clumsy I can't use it as a daily driver (the Scrambler could fit the need better than a full-size for that purpose, as could the Ranger and the Frontier.)

Ram, as yet, has not made any promises for a "mid-sized" truck as yet. If they do and design the extended cab the way they have the full-sized model, they're only hurting themselves.

10% tariffs on aluminum 25% on steel. Way to tax the American people Donald. Buy those trucks now people, inflation is a coming.

10% tariffs on aluminum 25% on steel. Way to tax the American people Donald. Buy those trucks now people, inflation is a coming.


Posted by: Dudlydooright | Mar 1, 2018 11:14:01 PM

yeah thanks to Oblabla

Fords are expensive in Canada. So are GM’s and imports. Rams are always 25% off up here and sell comparably with GMs. Goes to show what you’re getting into, you always get what you pay for. I switched from f150’s to a tundra to try something new and must say tundras drive like trucks, sad the domestics all are so fined tuned now that they feel like you’re driving a car.

Wonder why Gm is dropping in the red? Well, looks like the Colorado is going to pull number down from the rest of the fleet, not sure this is good is for GM. Meanwhile Ford is in the green, as well as Toyota and Nissan, pretty surprising stats I'd say.

-CT

@Dudly

you don't sound too keen on the President's plan. Maybe you rely on the wrong sources. Presently the US has major vulnerabilities that the White House is trying to address. After two Democrat administrations in recent years that savaged our military it's time to rebuild and you can't rebuild without controlling the supply chains for metais.

Can we trust anyone to manage our defense posture besides ourselves? The question answers itself.

@CT

Interest rates, dude. Ford announced the same message on the same day.

papajim- are you saying GM did it wrong?

-CT

dudly may be learning from the past papajim. How's that stock market going? Get a clue papajim!

GM's sales are certainly showing they are the longest lasting, most reliable & durable pick up trucks made. I wish GM would stop sending me flyers to buy a new GM truck, the GMC I bought in 2000 is still a better, more reliable truck than a a 2018 Ford, or 2018 Toyota or Ram. I have so many Ford owners tell me how great their F150 is and they have 5 of them since 2002.....REALLY! That junk has to be replaced every 3 1/2 years? A fool & their $ is some parted.....as fo Tacoma, GM built them up until 2011 b4 moving to Texas, were their quality has fallen, but at least Toyota was taught by GM how to build a mid size truck. So if you bought a Tacoma, you bought a GM truck.

tj

I buy a new F-150 every 2 or 3 years to impress my friends and co-workers
I admit it, I'm a loser, nobody likes me BUT I do get liked and respected cause of my new F-150

@Canoepaddler

Markets are doing what free markets do! Can you think of a superior option?

Tacoma still outselling the Colorado 2 to 1...

Who could ask for anything more, Toyota!

@oxi Tacoma is a young mans truck.
Target buyer average age 30ish naturally it would also appeal to the 20ish young male as well. The used market would be someone who just want's a truck for work or towing so you might get 40yr old person buying. But the target age is 30s and it caters to off-road crowd with it's off-road toughness ability.
However it's is very primitive with a harsh ride noisy cabin and road manners. Take a look at who is driving them the next time wont see many 45-60yr old men.

Yawn, another month of GM outselling Ford with older trucks. Ford sucks!!!!! Good job GM and Ram. When your new trucks come, Ford will be balled up in the corner crying for more goverment money. LMBO!

How can it be a free market with tariffs involved? Rule of the majority is my answer.

@ RIDGELINE OWNER 2007,

I am 45 and I own two Tacoma's!

You own a Ridgeline, you do not even know what a truck is!

@Canoepaddler

Markets are either where you find them (or make them).

The American exchanges in equities--and bonds--are free enough that millions of non-American investors choose the US markets in stocks to trade every hour of every day.

Do you have an alternative to share?

lol got to love the Ford and GM fanboys wondering who has the biggest dong....lol....in the meantime Toyota sales are up over 10% for the tundra and 18% for the tacoma...heeeheeee

Toyota hasn't investing in these trucks for decades....they are just cashing in. In the meantime, the bonehead American companies spend millions/billions in updating plants and useless styles and still build lemons...heeeheeee

At Ford quality is job none!

Got to love Toyota!

Are Ford trucks really $6,000 less than Chevy trucks?

Ford at the top again. Beats the full sized GM twins by almost 20,000 in 2 months.



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