April 2011 Top 10 Pickup Truck Sales

April 2011 Top 10 Year-to-Date Pickup Truck Sales

Top 10 Pickup Truck Sales in April 2011

Rank YTD Sales YTD vs. 2010
Year-Over-Year Monthly Sales Last 12 months
1 Ford F-Series +19.5% April 2011 45,435 Fseries
172,062 April 2010 40,946

2 Chevrolet Silverado +19.3% April 2011 29,342 Silverado
121,797 April 2010 29,618

3 Ram Trucks +36% April 2011 17,680 Ram
70,419 April 2010 13,665

4 GMC Sierra +35.3% April 2011 10,523 Sierra
44,468 April 2010 9,360

5 Toyota Tacoma +3.1% April 2011 10,510 Tacoma
35,673
April 2010 9,407

6 Toyota Tundra -2.6% April 2011 8,312 Tundra
28,926 April 2010 8,949

7 Ford Ranger +1.8% April 2011 5,370 Ranger
17,831 April 2010 5,220

8 Nissan Frontier +21.8% April 2011 3,404 Frontier
14,336 April 2010 3,192

9 Chevrolet Colorado +40.3% April 2011 2,789 Colorado
10,160 April 2010 2,010

10 Nissan Titan -18.5% April 2011 1,253 Titan
6,071 April 2010 1,784

Notable Items:

  • In April, V6-equipped F-150s accounted for 50 percent of all 2011 F-150 retail sales, up from 40 percent in March.
  • YTD Toyota Tundra sales fell into negative territory
  • Nissan Titan sales at lowest levels in 12 months
  • Chevy Colorado sales at highest levels in 12 months

Comments

good job ram with the sales.

Way to go Chrysler Corporation L.L.C., Ford Motor Company, and General Motors!!!

Send it on down the line!

wind 'em and turn'em loose

well before the comments gets into the typical ford vs chevy & gmc battle ... congrats to Ford Gm and Ram for their respectable sales numbers even with gas prices getting a bit ridiculous!!

Look at all that green! Every company had some gains at least in one line of pickups! Well, except for Mahindra...haha.

You would think that rising fuel prices would push more people into the Ford Ranger. Perhaps people are happy with the fuel economy of the 3.7 and 3.5 EB 1/2 tons.

"In April, V6-equipped F-150s accounted for 50 percent of all 2011 F-150 retail sales, up from 40 percent in March."

Hi Mike Levine, is their anyway you can split the percentage numbers for the 3.7 & 3.5 Eco?

All in all, this is amazing. I hope V8's do not disappear.

Nice to see more green % than red!!

Ford is opening up the gap on the competition!!!

Looks like Ram has finally found it's styling cues, hopefully they don't stick with it too long!

Tundra slipped slightly, but still doing pretty good.

Titan is obvious considering only one engine choice with two cab configurations. It's like they never really got serious about their trucks.

I really wish we could see a LD vs HD breakdown.

Also, I wonder if Mike can give us a breakdown of full size van and SUV sales? I know they aren't pickups, but he has reported on them before and they do share a lot in common with the full size pickup line.

Glad to see that ALL of the American products, except for the Ranger (still gained a little though), had double digit gains.

U.S.A, U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.,..

of the new Ford Edge (up 4 percent) and Lincoln MKX (up 16 percent) also were higher.

Trucks
Strong sales to commercial fleet customers powered Ford truck sales growth in April. Sales of Ford’s F-Series truck totaled 45,435, up 11 percent versus a year ago.

In January, Ford launched the 2011 F-150 with four all-new powertrains including two V6s – a 3.7-liter and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. In April, V6-equipped F-150s accounted for 50 percent of all 2011 F-150 retail sales, up from 40 percent in March. The EcoBoost engine accounts for almost 75 percent of the V6 rate.

“The EcoBoost engine is the right engine for the right time,” said Czubay. “It provides the industry’s only ‘no compromise’ solution, delivering both the capability and fuel efficiency truck buyers really want.”

Ford’s commercial vehicles also posted year-to-year increases. Econoline sales totaled 11,611 (up 14 percent) and Transit Connect sales were 2,668 (up 20 percent).

Oh yeah, it looks Ford has the General Motors twins beat by over 5,000 units. Keep up the great products, Ford!

Notice Toyota's Tacoma and Tundra sales are small beer compared to Toyota's global sales of the Hilux and L70. I guess if you go into a market, not really offering a HD diesel option you get overlooked. Interesting how Tacoma, the watered down Hilux is keeping up with the GMC Sierra.

@ Buy American or say Bye to America!

Wait what, Ford outsold GM, this can't be because GM is the all MIGHTY ONE!!!

@Robert Ryan I think it definitely shows a midsize/compact truck market still exists. While not what it used to be, midsizers continue to move steadily on dealer lots.

@Frank

I agree, Thought the Ecoboost V6 is an impressive engine, I don't want to see V8's go away either.

I recently read an article on the internet that said Ford still has big plans for future V8 engines. Ford stated just because the Ecoboost has been replaced does not mean that they are going to stop production of the V8 engine in the future.

Then they went on to say: We still see a strong future for the V8 engine and its many applications. They said, the V8 engines' of the future will be more like the 5.0L V8 and less like the 6.2L V8. They also said that they would putting the V8' engines in vehicles that everyone would expect to have a V8. And I don't know about you Frank, but I sure as hell expect a V8 to at least be offered in the F-150. And to be the standered in the F-250+.

I gotta admit, I too was worried that Ford was going to eventually try and drop the V8 engine and replace it with Ecoboost V6's and I4's. But after reading that article it was a great comfort to me. I don't think V8's will be going away for quite some time ''if ever''.

I know that with the ever growing threat of Oil running out and or getting to expensive for the laymen to use. I think in the future ''when that day comes'' If I'm still alive lol, I would like to see Internal Combustion Engines that run on Hydrogen. I've done some reserch on them and though the design is not perfected yet, they seem to run like any gas powered car, and not some electric golf cart.

Lots of green numbers up there! Looks awesome for all of us!

@Nate M,
There will be , V8 Engines, used for the Super Duties. I think the bulk of the Ford pickup fleet will run Ecoboost for CAFE reasons.

Do these numbers include heavier duty trucks than 1 tons? For example 4500 or 450s and up.

@ Buy American or say Bye to America!

Wow, you are so partial, why should we listen to you?

How many U.S. jobs could be lost if Toyota truck sales plumet. I guess you could care less about the U.S. worker!

Typical...

imagine gm have the older model and ford cant do much better,,,hmmm,

Well it's not suprising that Ford is doing well with their truck lineup and new engines. What is suprising is that GM is up the same 19% as ford was in April. Also suprising is that GM is only sold 5,797 less trucks year to date than Ford.

I would say that GM's old trucks are still competing pretty well with Ford. So Yes Ford is selling the most trucks, but GM is not far behind and still make a great truck and many people still think so. Dodge is also doing great and has continued on gaining market share.

The Silverado must of had an impressive first quarter to pull off a 19% YTD increase on top of a losing April...

@Oxi, by supporting American, those workers will have a job at GM, Ford or Chrysler when the Toyota plant closes. :)

@Ken,

Nope, people just upgraded their old turds.

Now look how Bob will get his thong tangled up.

In 1......2.......3.............

I would like to see ram get the pentastar V6, let the 5.7 Hemi take over as mid level motor, and bring a 450hp 450lb-ft of torque 6.4 Hemi to be the big motor. They could also make a SRT-8 with a 6-speed manual. GM should put the 6-speed auto behind the 4.8 and quit the 4.3 and 4-speed completely, or quit the 4.8 since the 5.3 has better fuel mileage similar hp and more torque. In the future I would like to see a 3.7 DI, 3.7 Ecoboost, 5.0 DI, and 5.0 Ecoboost from Ford as the only motors in the F-150. And if they would put a 5.0 Ecoboost to the super-dutys as the base motor with the 6.7 optional, both all the way up to 750 or wherever it stops (Ford should quit outdated in design 6.2 V8 and 6.8 V10 as well as quit the cummins if they have their own turbodiesel because it shows they have no pride or trust in their own turbodiesel.

Probably still under contract Josh, but I agree. Ford should drop the Cummins and Allison now.

Frank & Buy American:

Ya'll started the "Ford vs GM" vitriol this go round, so I suspect you guys are NOT going to blame Bob this time right when things get heate in the stupid "mine vs them" sandbox? Funny you two instigate with Bob, then start slamming the guy when he starts defending his brand the same way you two would with your beloved Ford and Chrysler ....... ( I don't own any GM vehicles, have only owned one in my lifetime so cannot go that route with "ad hominem")

It is great to see the confidence of the American public come back, obviously stated by this article. That is the real story, not which domestic brand sold more trucks....really who cares who sold more? Is it really that important?

Oxi: if Toyota shut down their truck plant in San Antonia, it would cause some pain as San Antonio for the most part is a tourist city with the Riverwalk and Alamo. In a way, San Antonio does benifit from Toyota sales.

@Red 4x4

You don't see me touting the 5.4L get's the best MPG in world. Second, I didn't do anything this "go round" as you state.

Read my first post for the love of a reading deficiency and learn.

I back up my statement with facts, Bob does nothing.

Alex: You have not sold me on your idea, the Yankees in the north want union , they would not invest in the south for some reason unbeknownst to me. If Toyota went under and closed the Tundra/Tacoma plant.....would GM, Ford, or Chrysler build a plant in its spot or some place nearby.......or would they benefit from the increased sales and the yankees in the north would benefit the most?

"No paltry sum for the Southern worker" is how it would turn out. The families in Texas would lose, and San Antonio would lose some of the tax dollars brought in from wages/properties/suppliers/etc.

"@Red 4x4

You don't see me touting the 5.4L get's the best MPG in world. Second, I didn't do anything this "go round" as you state.

Read my first post for the love of a reading deficiency and learn.

I back up my statement with facts, Bob does nothing."

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More ad hominem, how tactful and predicted.

Look, Bob posted in defense to both of you guys, I see ONE post from him. But, I see more than one from you. And, you don't worry about my reading comprehension old geezer, you must have dementia if you cannot even remember what you typed. Facts, yeah. Sure you do geezer. Re-Read your own post, and tell me you and your boy "Buy American" did not provoke Bob.....

I am starting to think you juveniles provoke him solely so you can act like internet buffs and "put him in his place"....of course with facts an all, right?

You're a Ford blowhard, and it shows....

"Well it's not suprising that Ford is doing well with their truck lineup and new engines. What is suprising is that GM is up the same 19% as ford was in April. Also suprising is that GM is only sold 5,797 less trucks year to date than Ford.

I would say that GM's old trucks are still competing pretty well with Ford. So Yes Ford is selling the most trucks, but GM is not far behind and still make a great truck and many people still think so. Dodge is also doing great and has continued on gaining market share."

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Still looking for that rhetoric Bob has posted in his lone post on this article, but.....

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"Frank Wrote:
@Ken,

Nope, people just upgraded their old turds.

Now look how Bob will get his thong tangled up.

In 1......2.......3............."

"Frank Wrote:@ Buy American or say Bye to America!

Wait what, Ford outsold GM, this can't be because GM is the all MIGHTY ONE!!!"

"Buy American wrote: Oh yeah, it looks Ford has the General Motors twins beat by over 5,000 units. Keep up the great products, Ford!"

This looks like you guys are instigating Bob simply so you can get all your boys in the comments section to start a controversy with Bob. You've been called out. Thats how it is, I suspect I would not see any blame put on Bob this time for a thread being closed.


@Ken_4x4,

Honestly, if you don't like what you are reading....LEAVE OR DON'T RESPOND TO OUR POSTS.

My first comment, second on this topic:

"Way to go Chrysler Corporation L.L.C., Ford Motor Company, and General Motors!!!

Send it on down the line!"

My second comment, tenth on this topic:

"Glad to see that ALL of the American products, except for the Ranger (still gained a little though), had double digit gains.

U.S.A, U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.,.."

You see, I am not all that bad.

American companies, PREVAIL!!!

Red 4x4, on a national level, it wouldn't matter what state the extra jobs were in. On a state level, I don't see why they couldn't be in the south. If the big three took all of Toyota and Nissan sales, they would have to have extra manufacturing plants to be able to meet demand.

@ Red 4x4. Good posts, I am also guilty of poked the angry bowtie wearing bear for the fun of it.
I do agree that people should see truck sales as signs of a recovering economy. Fuel prices are up and pickups are still selling.
@ Bob - true.
Sierra and Silverado trucks are doing well despite the aging body and 1/2 ton drive trains.
I suspect that HD sales are what are buoying GM sales.
GM did shut down HD diesel production for a time. A breakdown of HD and LD would be nice.
Are Chevy buyers going to the Colorado instead of the 1/2 tons due to fuel prices?
That also would be an interesting trend to assess.
I hope this is the new and improved Bob.
I'd rather have a decent conversation than a bashfest.

"My first comment, second on this topic:

"Way to go Chrysler Corporation L.L.C., Ford Motor Company, and General Motors!!!

Send it on down the line!"

My second comment, tenth on this topic:

"Glad to see that ALL of the American products, except for the Ranger (still gained a little though), had double digit gains.

U.S.A, U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.,.."

You see, I am not all that bad.

American companies, PREVAIL!!!"
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Buy American, you know which comment I am referring to. Bob gets started, then it is non stop "Ford vs Gm" blather to an infinite level. Yes, you do "usually" state that you are glad for the Detroit Iron sales. You are correct there.

Frank usually blathers about how great Ford is and I have to see the streaming propaganda of Ford advertisers/GM and ChryCo insults slinging like a mudfest in here, and it is usually the same people with the same rhetoric.

It does give me some entertainment, just like now, when things are slow here at work and everything is running great plant-wise, some of these coments are hilarious!


@ Nate M.
I think that Ford will head towards a GTDI 5.0 . That would be a nasty combo.
The 6.2 is too new for Ford to kill. I can see it morphing into a twin overhead cam DI beast for HD trucks ie. 1 ton and larger. It will probably will stay as top dog engine for "big boy toys" like the Raptor, and Harley trucks.
I've read enough posts that indicate that there is a core group of truck guys that probably never will consider a V6 GTDI engine in a truck. I think that the 5.0 may end up being the only top engine choice in 1/2 tons, with the exception of the 2 trucks previously mentioned.

Buy American: I ate @ a Cracker barrel this afternoon before coming into work, you woul not believe how much of the stuff in there was "Made in China". Is the USA for sale or what? I was ashamed to see all that old school stuff in their store made in China. I know this, I am enjoying my Jeep like hell, and it is American Made (the windows are made in Mexico, maybe that is ok to keep the illegals inside their cage eh). We need more manufacturing, I actually check now when I purchase stuff just to see where it is made....of course AFTER all of our back and forth debates on foriegn made vs American made :)

As long as everything's going up the economy is recovering. Besides the Tundra, but no worries they'll come back, couldn't be happier with those numbers. I'd love to see a new Titan? maybe?

Wait to go Sierra!!

@ Brad:

exactly, increase in sales means our service based/consumer spending economy may come back. I just hope more products will be made here in the confines of the USA especially since fuel is skyrocketing.

Sales increases mean confidence is coming back into consumer spending, now if the pundits on National TV/talk radio would stop the negative propaganda (I am talking all stations, not one or two inparticular), Americans can try and fix the problem ourselves.

Red_4x4-

I do believe how much stuff is, Made In China. It makes me sick to my stomach. I look at everything to see where it is made, it makes my wife crazy, before I buy. I REALLY want to puke my brains out when, just for the heck of it, I find a U.S. flag on the shelf and there is a label that says: Made In China. What a slap in the face!

I am grateful that my; 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited & 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon were made in Ohio, U.S.A. and my 1968 Ford Mustang G.T. fastback was made in California, U.S.A.

I wish that my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon was made in the U.S.A., instead of Mexico. Oh well, I can live with it being made on this continent at least.

Nice to see all the American brands selling well. GO FORD!

gm sales ytd 172,070..pickup truck..

Why is everyone celebrating that an Italian company had such a good showing in 3rd place?

Everyone knows that all of the profits are going to Italy... .

Well, considering there wasn't a diesel small truck available, and I had 3000 points on my GM card, I pulled the trigger and bought a '11 Colorado Crew LT2 2wd last Monday.

So I guess my sale is in there.

Dav-

Even if your statement were true, which it is not because Fiat only owns about 3?% of Chrysler, it is better to help Italy (Europe) than Asia. Asia is making a killing to America's economy, not Europe.

@ Buy American

Fiat owns 46% of Chrylser and will increase that to 51% by the end of the year.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-21/fiat-will-exercise-option-to-buy-another-16-of-chrysler-for-1-27-billion.html

For someone that constantly brings up the "nationality" of companies and such, I am really surprised you didn't know that... .

I am just happy to know that my truck was actually built in the USA.

@Dav, that's the point I keep making, if we support foreign owners, even if it is made locally, we lose control of our assets, as in the case of Chrysler. We used to have control of overseas assets (Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Saab). It would be nice to get back to those days.

Here's the next Tundra... (from China)

http://forums.pickuptrucks.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=609343&Main=62076#Post609343

I don't see why every one still tries to combine the sierra and silverado sales to try and add up to more then Ford when Ford and Lincoln both built trucks Ford never got to add those numbers together so what's with the double standard



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