What Are the Fastest-Selling Used Pickup Trucks?

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Pickup trucks, as a group, are selling quite well; in fact, two pickups just had the biggest selling month in their history.

Used pickup trucks are also burning up the dealer lots. According to the latest iSeeCars.com study of fastest- and slowest-selling used vehicles, several pickup models are selling well above the pickup class and auto industry averages of 50.8 and 46.4 days, respectively. The survey looked at how long vehicles sit on dealer lots before being sold; data is broken down by state and city as well as by vehicle. Want to know what the fastest-selling vehicle in Miami or in which state it takes the longest to sell a Fiat 500? The survey has those answers.

We've pulled the data relevant to pickup trucks, and we've broken it down by light- and heavy-duty classes. And although we're not going to dive into where pickups sell the best or worst, we can tell you that the GMC Sierra 1500 is the slowest-selling vehicle in Georgia, although the Chevrolet Suburban is the slowest-selling vehicle in Atlanta. Go figure.

The survey analyzed 4 million 1- to 3-year-old 2015-to-2017 models to determine the slowest- and fastest-selling used vehicles between January and July 2018. The number of days that each car was listed for sale on iSeeCars.com was aggregated at the model level and used to estimate the average days on the market. Outlier data points were removed.

Fastest-Selling Light-Duty Pickups

  1. Honda Ridgeline, 39.3 days on sale
  2. Toyota Tacoma, 42.1
  3. Toyota Tundra, 46.6
  4. Nissan Frontier, 47.4
  5. Nissan Titan XD, 50.0
  6. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 51.0
  7. Ram 1500, 52.1
  8. Chevrolet Colorado, 52.5
  9. Ford F-150, 52.7
  10. GMC Sierra 1500, 52.7
  11. GMC Canyon, 53.7
  12. Nissan Titan, 58.3

The days-on-sale average for all light-duty pickups was 50.8.

Fastest-Selling Heavy-Duty Pickups

  1. Ford Super Duty F-250, 47.3 days on sale
  2. GMC Sierra 2500, 48.7
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 48.8
  4. Ram 3500, 50.8
  5. Ford Super Duty F-350, 50.9
  6. Ram 2500, 51.1
  7. GMC Sierra 3500, 52.6
  8. Chevrolet Silverado 3500, 57.1

The days-on-sale average for heavy-duty pickups was 49.9.

Cars.com photos by Angela Conners Treimer

 

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Comments

I never consider buying used; I ALWAYS end up spending thousands more just to pass inspection. Yet, the people who buy used from me never have that problem.

Vulpine
New or used, you need to do your due diligence. You can inspect almost anything having to do with an inspection yourself on the lot. I'm not sure where you live that passing inspection could end up costing thousands. But if you buy the vehicle without windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, high mounted brake light, emergency brakes, and a functioning horn, I can see why it would cost you. But I'd have to ask, Why buy that truck?

@Vulpine, MLS956 -- Hey guys, how about passing along a thoughtful list of specific things you look for when inspecting a pickup for potential purchase? What are the tell-tale signs you check inside the cab, under the hood, and on the frame and suspension? Any thoughts appreciated.

1. A really clean car may in reality be a filthy car that is just back from the detail shop. On the other hand a really filthy car is one that has been neglected over a period of time.

2. A car with all fresh/clean fluids may be just back from getting fluids replaced, but a car with really dirty oil and fluids is a sure sign of neglect.

3. A car with new tires may be just back from the tire store, but a car with worn out tires is a sure sign of neglect.

@MLS956: "Vulpine
New or used, you need to do your due diligence. You can inspect almost anything having to do with an inspection yourself on the lot. I'm not sure where you live that passing inspection could end up costing thousands. But if you buy the vehicle without windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, high mounted brake light, emergency brakes, and a functioning horn, I can see why it would cost you. But I'd have to ask, Why buy that truck?"

--- Clearly, my friend, you don't have the same kind of safety inspections the states around me demand. Here, they don't just look at lights and mirrors, honk they horn and test the brakes, they crawl all over, under, around and in the car looking for corrosion, frame damage, etc. Even a cracked exhaust manifold is enough to fail inspection and if you have cracked frame rails, mounting points, etc., the vehicle is likely to never pass without a whole frame-up overhaul. Literally, they look at everything.

Basically they give you the chance to back out of the purchase if the failure is too extreme as the laws give buyers a 30-day (or so) period to cancel the purchase with cause.

GUTS

GLORY

GREAT RESALE VALUE

CLASS LEADING

RAM TRUCKS

I personally will never buy a used vehicle again. I see way to many vehicles come into my buddies tint shop that are not taken care of. So many people out there don't take care of things.

He has noticed that the people buying these expensive trucks/suvs have enough money that they don't care and will just buy another.

I also have noticed that if you wait and be patient you can get HUGE savings on new trucks. Like right now each manufacture is offering over $10K off their new trucks.

When I purchased mine in April. There was a $5K difference from a new truck, compared to a truck that had 20-30 thousand miles.

It also gives you that full factory warranty, and a piece of mind that (I) know what will be done to this truck. You never know how someone has treated their vehicle, bc the dealership can cover/hide up a lot of things after detailing it!

If Raptors were accounted for in this survey, they would be the fastest.

1. They have flawed rear suspensions that dance all over the place(Ford had to announce a fix for it for 2019).
2. They have rattling roofs.
3. They have plastic four wheel drive systems.
4. The v6's high pressure fuel systems etc. aren't going to last long.

And because they "look" cool, stupid people keep buying them up fast.

New is the way to go for all the previous mentions. Great way to avoid the latest GM recall.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2018/09/13/general-motors-recall-power-steering-problem/37802241/

My last 2 trucks were bought used,94’silverado lt ,2008 Silverado
Crew cab also an lt..sold the 94 to my nephew and still have the ‘08...might finally go new with a 2020 Silverado... possibly a trail boss ,I’ll wait a year first...to get the bugs out of new design.

@HemiRampage
Uhh this is not about resale value, is about speed of sales. Two different things. RAM does not make the top ten in truck resale value - in no order - GM, Ford, Toyota and Honda models. Don’t buy a RAM for its resale value.

Ridgeline is not a TRUCK! It's an CUV with a bed!

I live in Texas which is one of the last existing havens for personal freedom. First of all, we're currently considering doing away with state inspections. But as it stands, they'll look at rear view mirrors, Lights and signals, brakes, windshields, wipers and fluid and they'll also do a drive to check for anything hazardous. Basically the Lone Star Look Around is for the sake of the other cars on the road. If your car is a danger to others, it doesn't pass. Otherwise, if it stalls and you can get it off the road, it's your problem. Personal freedom meets personal responsibility. Texas!

This is to all THE GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLYS!!! Karma is a b!tch

GM Recalls 1 Million Pickups, SUVs to Fix Power-Steering Flaw
Bloomberg
BloombergSeptember 13, 2018, 5:55 AM PDT
GM Recalls 1 Million Pickups, SUVs to Fix Power-Steering Flaw
GM Recalls 1 Million Pickups, SUVs to Fix Power-Steering Flaw
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 1 million full-size pickups and sport utility vehicles that can suddenly lose then regain electric power-steering assist in low-speed turns.

The flaw, attributed to an electrical and software issue, has led to 30 accidents, including two injuries, but no fatalities, the automaker said in an email. The recall of 1.02 million light trucks was announced Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The recall covers 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups and the mechanically similar Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs, also from the 2015 model year. The updated software is available now, so customers can contact their dealers for repairs, said spokesman Tom Wilkinson.

And they have another recall their junky cars.

To answer Mark's question, I do several things when buying a used pickup (all of mine have been used). First thing I do is run the vin for anything negative in the history. First visual goes to the frame. Then I crawl under and look at the oil pan and any other gasket situations I can find. I'll run it on a scanner to look for codes. I'll check the fluids and then take it for a drive. I don't abuse it on a test drive but I don't baby it either. Once back I'll drive it around a parking lot with the windows down and then check fluids and gaskets again. It's buyer beware but I'm not totally useless with a toolbox so anything I don't catch can likely be fixed under the tree.

@tmtgmc is correct

New means 1.factory warranty
2. Complete history
3. And something that most people don't consider is for nancing . You can get 1% and even 0% on a new truck.

So many people go buy a 4 year old truck at 5% interest with a payment higher than a new truck at 0%.

So GM is only half as bad as Ford? Last I checked, Ford's recall was closer to 2 million...

That's true Rowdy. I won't dispute that. But I purchased a "used" truck with under 65K on the odometer. And was able to get a dealer warranty. Plus I didn't have to eat the depreciation!

I find it interesting in the 1/2 ton the truck with the smallest market share new is the top of the list. In HD trucks the largest market share new is the top of the list.

Thanks guys. Much appreciated. I think you've given us another story idea.

Wow, this Chingon dude is a real psycho and a major Ford leg humper. Someone needs to check him into Bellview Hospital for an evaluation ASAP>

@mls956 you only loose depreciation off a new truck if you plan to trade it off sooner. I think I read at 15k miles a year, a new truck will beat out a used truck after a time.

Ridgeline is not a TRUCK! It's an CUV with a bed!


Posted by: Steve | Sep 13, 2018 9:50:03 AM
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The Ridgeline is federally classified as a truck.

Federal regulations define a light-duty truck to be any motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating (curb weight plus payload) of no more than 8,500 pounds (3,860 kg) which is “ Designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivation of such a vehicle, or Designed primarily for transportation of persons and has a capacity of more than 12 persons, or Available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.” Light trucks includes vans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles.

Chingon, You really need to get a life.

What this shows is, it's good to buy Toyota trucks. Once again, people bickering over second place.

That’s how you judge a pick up trucks worth? By how quickly it sells?

You shills are wack.

@ MLS956

Check out Florida sometime.

Then-governor Jeb Bush dumped the state inspections long ago. One of his greatest legacies. Ditto the stupid state emissions testing. Gone!

It's hard to buy a lightly used pickup with the rebates they have off new ones. If you get a big enough rebate you eat up a lot of the money you would normally lose just driving it off the lot.

@ Steve if motor vehicle departments classify Ridgeline as a pickup truck it's a truck.
It's a unit-body pickup truck and if GM and Toyota had built their concept vehicles like A-Bat they would have sold them as pickup truck.

I have bought a used truck and car before but they were only a couple of years old and in great shape. That was 20 to 30 years ago. For the most part I will buy new because with many vehicles especially trucks it does not cost that much more to buy new and many people just do not take care of their vehicles. Also beware of flood damaged vehicles they can never be totally restored. My father bought a used Buick wagon after a hurricane because he got a deal on it. My mother begged him not to buy it. You could see where the water had been inside the doors and it always had a musty smell. The transmission was never right. The happiest day we ever had with that car was when we received our factory ordered new Impala wagon on New Years Eve and the Buick went as a trade in. A hard and expensive lesson that my father learned from. Beware of buying any used vehicle after a flood or hurricane.

The time on the lot is determined by two factors:
1) How much somebody wants them
2) How much somebody else wants to get rid of them

Well said Walt.

Is it me or does the Ridgleline look like a big Civic in the front? At least make it look a little more butch looking Honda

@ Steve Ford built unibody F-100 & F-250 in early 1960s they called them pickup trucks. They didn't do well but they are pickup trucks by ddefinition. Ridgeline 1st 2nd Generation new technology different structure bracing. This is why crash worthyness is rated high.
MDX Pilot Odyssey are using Ridgeline light truck platform made for
Ridgeline.

Overall it doesn't sound like much of a difference. A few days? So what. Maybe if the fastest selling truck sold in 5 days and the slowest was 100 days it would be slightly more interesting.

There are tons of nice used pickups out there. And for a vehicle that isn't ones daily driver or for generating revenue going used can make tremendous sense. I've never owned a new truck and very much doubt I ever will based on the current prices, my requirements and the every increasing trend on prices. Luckily there are plenty of folks out there that lease and still think its wise or are obsessed with having a new truck and have the money to do it who part with very nice barely/gently/hardly used trucks. There were a few occasions where I saw that new made more sense in that barely used certified trucks at a dealer were almost as much as new with incentives and while the used trucks actually offered more/better warranty included with the sale the new still made sense for less than 2K more. Good, patient shopping can easily avoid these instances.

There are tons of nice used pickups out there. And for a vehicle that isn't ones daily driver or for generating revenue going used can make tremendous sense. I've never owned a new truck and very much doubt I ever will based on the current prices, my requirements and the every increasing trend on prices. Luckily there are plenty of folks out there that lease and still think its wise or are obsessed with having a new truck and have the money to do it who part with very nice barely/gently/hardly used trucks. There were a few occasions where I saw that new made more sense in that barely used certified trucks at a dealer were almost as much as new with incentives and while the used trucks actually offered more/better warranty included with the sale the new still made sense for less than 2K more. Good, patient shopping can easily avoid these instances.

Ridgeline is not a TRUCK! It's an CUV with a bed!

Posted by: Steve | Sep 13, 2018 9:50:03 AM

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Just stop, Steve. It's a pickup, plain and simple. It doesn't matter if it's based on a car or CUV platform. Besides, the Ranchero, El Camino, and VW Caddy/Rabbit Pickup were all pickups.

And to flip that page, the Ford 500, Fusion, Freestyle/Taurus X, and Lincoln MKS were all based on the Volvo XC90 platform- thus explaining their high interior seating positions. But nobody's rushing to call them trucks.

The ridgeline may not have a traditional ladder frame but it does have a frame that is incorporated with the unibody. Research a little guys...

not a truck. More of a sedan shaped like a truck.

The Honda is the blow-up doll of trucks. Looks like a girl but it ain't really.

Papa jim is a big cheerleader against unibody trucks.
I must remind him again that his GM was all ready with a unit-body pickup truck GMC Denali XT pickup truck. Had the looks of Cadlilac sedan in front.
Ram is coming to with midsized will it be uni-body?

Papa jim is a big cheerleader against unibody trucks.
Posted by: 2007 Ridgeline Owner | Sep 17, 2018

@2007 sedan shaped like a truck owner

I'm not against unibody trucks! The old Jeep Commanche was a unibody and (apart from rust) were cool trucks.

It's just the Honda I don't like. I have driven them.

They suck. GM's Avalanche was a great truck. You have never driven one. If you did, your wife would have given you permission to buy one.

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