December 2011 Top 10 Pickup Truck Sales

Sales for 2011 ended with a bang, as the pickup truck segment led the auto industry in year-over-year volume gains. The Ford F-Series, once again, wins the crown with a 30-year run as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and 35 years as the top-selling pickup truck nameplate in the U.S. (We should note there were several years in that timeframe that the combined Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra sales did exceed F-150 and Super Duty combined volumes.) Even the Honda Ridgeline sold well in the final month of 2011 (but was down almost 40 percent over 2010), with the only losers in the month being the Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra.

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

Rank YTD Sales YTD vs. 2010
Year-Over-Year Monthly Sales
1 Ford F-Series +10.7% December 2011 68,278
584,917 December 2010 54,888

2 Chevrolet Silverado +12.2 December 2011 47,787
415,130 December 2010 42,518

3 Ram Trucks +22.6% December 2011 26,013
244,763 December 2010 23,241

4 GMC Sierra +14.9% December 2011 16,495
149,170 December 2010 16,795

5 Toyota Tacoma +4.2% December 2011 12,140
110,705 December 2010 10,970

6 Toyota Tundra -11.1% December 2011 9,042
82,908 December 2010 10,013

7 Ford Ranger +27.9% December 2011 6,718
70,832 December 2010 4,271

8 Nissan Frontier +27.9% December 2011 5,626
51,700 December 2010 3,783

9 Chevrolet Colorado +25.9% December 2011 2,970
31,026 December 2010 2,387

10 Nissan Titan -6.1% December 2011 2,386
21,994 December 2010

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Comments

Ford may have the best selling full size TRUCK but GM sells MORE full size truckS when you add up the Silverado, Sierra, Avalanche and Escalade EXT ! With GM you have the luxury of CHOICE, with Ford you just get one! Did anyone stop to think that if these vehicles lasted longer you won't need to replace them as much, and therefore selling more vehicles may also mean that the companies product fails so often that it needs replacement?!?!? Look at the sales of DVD or CD players. They had their surge but are on the decline, why are these companies selling MORE trucks EVERY year???



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