Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: March 2018

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With fuel prices relatively stable (although some are predicting a climb through the summer months) and the economy stable (unless you're playing the stock market), sales for full-size and mid-size pickup trucks continue to be strong.

Ford is still the top leader in the segment even before it brings a mid-size player to the U.S. market, and Chevrolet had what can only be described as a monster month, selling almost 25 percent more Silverados than in March of 2017. Likewise, the Chevy Colorado also had a monster month, selling more than 12,000 units.

Beyond that, the Toyota Tacoma topped 20,000 units in a single month for the first time in its history of production and the highest monthly sales number since it sold more than 18,000 units in December of last year. It is now established as the fourth best-selling pickup truck in the U.S. for 2018, with considerably more being sold than the three-level full-size GMC Sierra brand, as well as its direct competitor, the Colorado. Tundra sales are up, as well.

Other pickups, like the Nissan Frontier, are also having a strong showing, but the half-ton Titan and Titan XD struggled. Honda Ridgeline sales continue to be modest — although we're hearing dealerships are wanting more of the pickup trucks, but production limits from headquarters about plant mix are what's keeping numbers so low.

March is typically a good month for pickup sales as the winter thaws for much of the country, people venture to dealer lots and salesman get ready for the warmer, hard-selling summer months. This bodes well for pickup sales, but the rest of the auto industry is likely to feel less optimistic as we head deeper into 2018.

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Toyota Tacoma kicking it and leaving the Colorado behind!

Again, year after year...

That's a lot of trucks! GMC in 4th place now. Ford almost doubled chevy full size last year in march

Chevrolet had a killer month. Great job!

Big/Huge jump by colorado too!

GMC in 5th place now!

Ford put a smack down on GM. Outselling everything GM.

Dear GM, stick to quarterly monthly reports sales, this way, you don't look so bad.

Frank, you are correct, i didnt realize that!

What's happened to GMC? They are close to falling off the radar.

Frank, you are correct, i didnt realize that!


Posted by: Mikey | Apr 3, 2018 12:14:10 PM

Ford F-Series > Chevy Silverado/HD, Chevy Colorado, GMC Sierra/HD, GMC Canyon.

Actually, financially speaking, FORD is still surviving even after having to put hugh rebates on the hoods to move those redesigned F-series.
This method may still serve them well latter in the year when their trucks resemble something more of a 3rd world product compared to the competition.

RAM in Canada...

30% off.

And Yet, Ford stock takes a dive as investors sour on 2018 profit outlook.

And Yet, Ford stock takes a dive as investors sour on 2018 profit outlook.


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Apr 3, 2018 12:45:09 PM

Nobody cares, but if it makes you happy to post irrelevant nonsense, then knock yourself out....oh wait...you'd be TKO'd

You are on the wrong website and webpage

This is about March 2018 Pick Up Truck Sales. Nothing to do with stock prices.

WOW, it amazes me who well Ford trucks are doing. ram is down, because I am waiting fro the 2019's to buy-lol. GMC should fall off the map.

-CT

I'm not sure why the GMC pickups exist.

You don't see the whole picture . Ford is up just 3.5%, less than industry average and FCA 14%.
JEEP sold almost 100,000 of them in March of 2018. 45% more than last year.
Jeep pickup truck is going to be another success. That's what investors care about. Not about aluminium.

In a month when Ford and GM combine to sell a damn near half million pickups, Honda sells seven thousand Ridgelines less than two years after the big rollout of the Gen 2 truck.

The ancient Nissan Frontier outsells the Honda by 3:1. I hope VW executives are watching this dismal show of US interest in unibody pickups.

Incredible, Ford F-series one brand of full size trucks sold YTD over 37 000 unit's more than GOVT motor's two truck brand strategy...wow.

And if you want to include GOVT motor fangirls kindergarten arithmetic of 1+1+1+1 = 1 (including mid-sizers of two different brands) - they still got their butts wupped by over
1 000 units.

If you ask me, that's kicking your closest competitor's butt over & far away:-)).

When the Ranger is out & in full sales, Ford will certainly continue their dominance in all truck sizes.

I'm not sure why the GMC pickups exist.


Posted by: Lefty54 | Apr 3, 2018 1:36:46 PM

Because they sell enough to be profitable, GMC is more expensive and high profit margins. GMC also sells very well in Canada. Most people buy the average Joe work truck, the GMC is a higher end truck for those that like high end things, just like most go out for a burger and fries, while some will only go out to eat quality meals.

Way to go FORD kicking GARBAGE MOTORS and FIAT TRUCKS BUTT like always. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! and now that GARBAGE MOTORS IS GONNA TO REPORT QUARTERLY to make it seem like they sell more garbage. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The Colorado is selling very well, highest increase in sales of any truck. Tacoma is going to keep selling well, it beats any full size truck for daily driver.

I own a newer F-150
That makes me the majority

they still got their butts wupped by over
1 000 units. If you ask me, that's kicking your closest competitor's butt over & far away:-))...Posted by: Lionel | Apr 3, 2018

@Lionel

Your brain is showing again! The March 2018 sales margin between GM and Ford (a company that evidently considers vans, bicycles and roller skates in its monthly calculation of truck sales) is less than one percent. If that works for you, ok

GMSRGREAT# i think GM is offering huge rebates on their trucks as well. I wish GM good luck, but 42B still gets my hairs on end. That was a lot of cash to give a mismanaged company.

Your brain is showing again! The March 2018 sales margin between GM and Ford (a company that evidently considers vans, bicycles and roller skates in its monthly calculation of truck sales) is less than one percent. If that works for you, ok


Posted by: papajim | Apr 3, 2018 2:37:41 PM

Ford counts F-150, F-250, F-350 & F-450 in it's F-Series totals. You have no issue Counting 8 GM trucks and then cry wolf that Ford includes roller skates in their sales. Okay. LOL.

Ooooohh...I like how the GM Gremlins spin it now that they're beloved junk got outsold by a single brand, you got some dolts talking about stock prices, 3rd world countries, and now vans, bicycles and rollerskates.

PATHETIC!!!

@ papa Johnny

Ford doesn’t include van sales in F Series totals.

Why do make things up?

In a month when Ford and GM combine to sell a damn near half million pickups, Honda sells seven thousand Ridgelines less than two years after the big rollout of the Gen 2 truck.

The ancient Nissan Frontier outsells the Honda by 3:1. I hope VW executives are watching this dismal show of US interest in unibody pickups.

Posted by: papajim | Apr 3, 2018 2:17:30 PM

172,161 is not what I'd consider even close to half a million. The Frontier actually outsold the Ridgeline 4:1 for March.

a mismanaged company...Posted by: Scotty Larsen | Apr 3, 2018

@scotty

Based on a glance at stock charts I assume you're looking at Ford's management during the last 25 years. You'd need a bus to haul all their CEOs around in.

The revolving door at Ford is paved with investor cash. Those CEO's don't leave town quietly.

It has cost Ford shareholders dearly. Don't trust me, though. Talk to families that have owned Ford dealerships during the last 30 years or so. Ouch!

FORD IS KICKING SOME SERIOUS BUTT () HOLE.

@2.7 Ecoboost

I was looking at YTD numbers. You got me!
My annual mistake. You win.

The Ridgeline is not doing very good for such a new model looks like it will be dead in a year or so. The Titan is also not doing great, although I'm not sure what Nissan is doing still don't even a offer a sunroof and they promised a V6 not never happened.

Stock charts?

The topic of this thread is March Pick Up truck sales.

Get on topic.

And Yet, Ford stock takes a dive as investors sour on 2018 profit outlook.


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Apr 3, 2018 12:45:09 PM

Nobody cares, but if it makes you happy to post irrelevant nonsense, then knock yourself out....oh wait...you'd be TKO'd


Posted by: Frank | Apr 3, 2018 12:54:56 PM

Actually more people are interested in the stock price than how many people argue childishly on this website over why my truck is better than your truck. Intelligent banter aside as there is some here from time to time. Not you Franky Chingon.

The real question is,


87000 trucks and you're not making huge profits?

Who are you giving these things away to? Are you deep-sixing these trucks just to show sales or keep lines running?

Unhealthy.....

Ridgeline sales are up compared to last couple months, indicating dealers may be getting a few more units on their lots.

However, Pilot sales are up 42% and Odyssey sales are up 27%. The Ridgeline competes with both of those popular models for plant space (they are all built exclusively in Lincoln, Alabama), so we may not see high numbers on dealers lots for a while if those other two vehicles maintain their strong sales. It is all about which of those vehicles is most profitable for Honda.

People who believe Ridgeline sales are languishing due to low demand are not seeing the whole picture.

GM still in total truck sale lead for the year, you little Ford girls got you one month of fam for the year. Oh yeah and you had to throw over a ton of cash on the hood to pull it off! LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Of special note, some experts who keep track of incentive spending are seeing Ford putting more money on the hood to better compete*

https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2018/03/march-sales-should-set-records.html

HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Stock Prices? Like any of you know how to invest? Really, please save it.

Half of ya'll don't know what a Bailout bankruptcy and a Loan really is and yet you talk about stocks.

Most of you don't invest in anything.

..and johnny needs to learn basic math.

@ GMBailout,

RAM in Canada down that much because Canada is dying right now..

Record high gas prices,carbon taxes,liberal government that is taxing and adding regulations is making Canada go into a recession !!!

This is something that the only Country in the World in 2008 - 2009 that didnt have a issue was Canada with the Conservative Government !! Now they are doomed !!

$5 a gallon plus for gas will zap truck sales and record high housing prices and low incomes will ruin a Country !

@ RAM,

Remember Chrysler reduced FLEET sales 1 year or longer ago and RETAIL sales were always up never down they were down as a whole because of reduced fleet sales..

Now they are up with the reduced fleet sales and retail picked way up !! Car sales up !!! 300,Charger,Challenger up,up ! New refreshed Cherokee up,up etc..

I would say RAM sales are down because people are holding off for the new 2019 RAM...

GM truck sales up because they are panicking because the 2019 GM trucks are extremely ugly !!!! Ugliest truck around ! Current ones look good enough,but the 2019 GM trucks are going down !!

FCA once the new RAM come in the dealers lots will really boom ! Cars are hot sellers and the hot new RAM will explode in sales when ever they get them in the lots..Chrysler is slow at stocking new models up,so it will be until December before you can find most dealers with a selection !

https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2018/04/03/march-18-sales-rls.pdf

Ford does not add van sales together with F Series to get their total ( 87K for March 2018 is F Series only )

Don’t believe papa Johnny and his fake news.

If GM were to just change their naming of their trucks, they would always sell the most of one model.
Just group all their latter framed vehicles in to one name
And have Ford group all their latter framed vehicles under one name.
And GM always sells more trucks than Ford.
This whole way of accounting sales is a marketing ploy that the auto journalists have taken hook, line and sinker.

FACT IS, GM ALWAYS SELLS MORE VEHICLES.

FACT IS, GM ALWAYS SELLS MORE VEHICLES.


Posted by: Tim | Apr 3, 2018 4:42:30 PM

FYI, you're on a truck site, cars.com is that way >>>>>

You have no issue Counting 8 GM trucks and then cry wolf that Ford includes roller skates in their sales. Okay. LOL.


Posted by: 2.7EcoBoostRoost | Apr 3, 2018 3:04:36 PM

Fake news! Please name all eight.

1) mid sized Colorado

2) mid sized Canyon

3) light duty Silverado 1500

4) light duty Sierra 1500

5) HD Silverado 2500/3500

6) HD Sierra 2500/3500

There is 6 that are fact checked and verified.

March 2018 Sales

Mustang 8,632 - Down from 9,120 (-5.4%)
Challenger 8,150 - Up from 6,225 (+30.9%)
Camaros 5,245 - Down from 7,052 (-25.6%)

In other news, GM gremlins now want to ADD GMC CUV's, VANS Etc....in an attempt to persuade us all that GM sells the most of anything. Hey, McDonalds sells the most burgers, it does not mean they're the best.

what you anti aluminum CM....(Canadian motors) ladies gonna buy next year...Ram? only steel truck left.....All that bad mouthing aluminum....hehehe...whatcha got to say now?? When is Isuzu gonna take over chev and cmc junk?? They build the mini pickups now don't they???

Toyota Tacoma kicking it and leaving the Colorado behind!

Again, year after year...
Posted by: oxi | Apr 3, 2018 12:06:35 PM


Yeah Tacoma sales really jumped now that Toyota has moved the majority of production for the Tacoma to Mexico. I bet 2/3'rds of Tacomas sold today are "Hencho en Mexico".



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