March 2013 Top 15 Pickup Truck Sales

Fords Pair 2013 II

Full-size pickup truck sales remain strong for the first quarter of 2013. March is traditionally a strong sales month for truck makers because of spring and the more robust work schedules planned by small-business owners. Also, the competitive nature of the segment means manufacturers are stepping up their incentives to make room for new models.

Most notably, General Motors is dealing with several plants that are making the changeover to a brand-new half-ton pickup. All-new crew cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500s start rolling off the line at the end of April, double cabs in the middle of July and regular cabs in the beginning of August. Additionally, the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon models are coming, so existing stocks continue to wind down. And the same is true for the soon-to-vanish Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade EXT and Suzuki Equator.

At a certain point, we'll be forced to go to a top 10 monthly sales report rather than a top 15. 

 

Rank YTD Sales YTD vs. 2012
Year-Over-Year Monthly Sales vs. Month 2012
1 Ford F-Series +17.4% March 2013 67,513 +16.3%
168,843 March 2012 58,061

2 Chevrolet Silverado +22.0% March 2013 39,561 +8.4%
116,649 March 2012 36,491

3 Ram Trucks +15.0% March 2013 33,831 +25.5%
77,594 March 2012 26,960

4 GMC Sierra +17.7% March 2013 13,817 -0.2%
40,796 March 2012 13,849

5 Toyota Tacoma
+22.9% March 2013 15,201 +21.2%
39,467 March 2012 12,547

6 Toyota Tundra +15.4% March 2013 9,270 +7.9%
23,580 March 2012 8,594

7 Nissan Frontier -13.7% March 2013 6,818 +12.0%
12,178 March 2012 6,087

8 Chevrolet Avalanche*
+13.9% March 2013 2,057 -1.2%
6,259 March 2012 2,083

9 Nissan Titan
+10.8% March 2013 2,084 +20.4%
5,112 March 2012

1,731

10 Honda Ridgeline +11.4% March 2013 1,712 +40.9%
4,265 March 2012

1,215

11 Chevy Colorado * -78.0% March 2013 560 -84.7%
2,210 March 2012 3,652

12 GMC Canyon * -79.2% March 2013 154 -83.6%
636 March 2012

941

13

Caddy Escalade EXT*

+45.7% March 2013 211 +55.1%
574 March 2012

136

14 Suzuki Equator * +7.7% March 2013 199 +26.8%
448 March 2012

157

15 Ford Ranger * -100% March 2013 0 -100%
0 March 2012

4,404

* No longer in production but still being sold.


Comments

@DenverMike
You have never presented data in the past. When debating you the argument tended to drift as you continually ask slightly different questions purposely orchestrated to keep someone "wound up" and yet never answer a question presented to you. (trolling?)

When you offer to sate a person request, you make an outrageous comment, ie DOT was form prior to UNECE. Something you have no knowledge of eg, DOT 1967, UNECE 1952.

That's why I have the "keep on debate" comment to you.

Lou has given you an opportune moment here to "shine" and prove Lou and myself wrong.

With your insistence that you have presented past data it shouldn't be hard to produce the 'list' of information requested to support your claims by Lou.

Lets see it. I've been waiting over 12 months for this.

@DenverMike
You have never presented data in the past. When debating you the argument tended to drift as you continually ask slightly different questions purposely orchestrated to keep someone "wound up" and yet never answer a question presented to you. (trolling?)

When you offer to sate a person request, you make an outrageous comment, ie DOT was form prior to UNECE. Something you have no knowledge of eg, DOT 1967, UNECE 1952.

That's why I have the "keep on debate" comment to you.

Lou has given you an opportune moment here to "shine" and prove Lou and myself wrong.

With your insistence that you have presented past data it shouldn't be hard to produce the 'list' of information requested to support your claims by Lou.

Lets see it. I've been waiting over 12 months for this.

@DenverMike
You have never presented data in the past. When debating you the argument tended to drift as you continually ask slightly different questions purposely orchestrated to keep someone "wound up" and yet never answer a question presented to you. (trolling?)

When you offer to sate a person request, you make an outrageous comment, ie DOT was form prior to UNECE. Something you have no knowledge of eg, DOT 1967, UNECE 1952.

That's why I have the "keep on debate" comment to you.

Lou has given you an opportune moment here to "shine" and prove Lou and myself wrong.

With your insistence that you have presented past data it shouldn't be hard to produce the 'list' of information requested to support your claims by Lou.

Lets see it. I've been waiting over 12 months for this.

Hey, you multi-posted in the wrong article!

Numpty! (Aussie slang for f#$%wit :-)

If you do something, do it right.

@TRX4 Tom, Luentenslager (including Tom Lemon)
"Did I just read ANCAP said safest truck in the world?"

Reading most of your posts I can see why you make so many errors.

You really are a fool. I would have thought people choosen for marketing would be smarter.

TRX4 Tom and your other aliases, you are dumber than dog s.................wow, try and add quality and truth in your statements. But from what I've read truth and guerilla marketing have nothing to do with each other.

Reading most of your posts I can see why you make so many errors.

You really are a fool. I would have thought people choosen for marketing would be smarter.

TRX4 Tom and your other aliases, you are dumber than dog s.................wow, try and add quality and truth in your statements. But from what I've read truth and guerilla marketing have nothing to do with each other.

@Numpty
Keep out of my debate with DenverMike.

Unless you have a vested interest. If you do, then furnish more than multi posts of my comments.

If you read DenverMike's prior comment, I'm responding.

Like I stated I'm objective and you are emotive. Control those urges.

@Numpty the Multi-poster
Keep out of my debates.

Unless you have a vested interest. If you do, then furnish more than multi posts of my comments.

you are dumber than dog s.................

I've been waiting over 12 months for this.

@Josh
Know your $hit.

Here is a cut and paste.

"A December 2011 financial report from Chrysler noted that the Pentastar had an “architecture for downsized displacement, direct injection, turbo charging, and MultiAir.” MultiAir was likely rejected for engines other than the 3.0 due to the cost/benefit ratio — the dual phased camshafts are cheaper but nearly as effective. "

They way you write and your tone, inflictions etc. Your writing style is similar to TRX4 Tom's.

I just wanted the site to become more welcoming without the marketing I saw and disruption.

Now, I'm becoming one of them, sorry again.

It's sort of like Star Wars and the dark side.................... :)

@Numpty
Have a read of this article and tell me if I'm wrong.

Read a little on the person you defend.

It's long winded. You will have to scroll down a little.

If you read it you will start to see my argument.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03........ories-and-urban-legends/#comment-2029802

@Numpty
Sorry, bad link. This should be better.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/automotive-conspiracy-theories-and-urban-legends

This shows Americans and Canadians love big trucks as sales keep going strong !

RAM Truck sales were an all time record for USA & Canada !!

RAM is the second best seller of all vehicles combined... cars,trucks,suv's,vans in Canada ! Ford trucks are the number 1 seller,proving Canadians love trucks as daily drivers,not just work trucks,as trucks here are clean,shiny and lookin'good !

RAM Trucks outsell Chevy and GMC in Canada,so look out American Chevy fans,could be if the trend continues,in a few short years RAM will be knocking on Ford's door after blowing away Chevy in sales if this continues,unless another lapse in the economy and/or extrememly high fuel prices.Or if GM decides to merge Chevy and GMC trucks under one nameplate (GMC)

Good Day Kids !!

And remember, do a burnout ....its good for the environment !!!

Look at the bestselling engines for each brand. Toyota isn't that outdated power wise for a 7 year old engine.
2014 power numbers:
5.3 Vortec V8* - 355 hp @ 5,600 RPM / 383 tq @ 4,100 RPM
5.7 Hemi V8 - 395 hp @5,600 RPM / 407 tq @ 3,950 RPM
3.5 Ecoboost V6 TT* - 365 hp @ 5,500 RPM / 420 tq @2,500 RPM
5.7 iForce V8 - 381hp @5,600 RPM / 401 tq @3,600 RPM

*Good luck finding a 6.2 on the dealer’s lot, I have only been able to find one GM truck and zero Ford trucks (not counting the Raptor). The dealer told me the 6.2 is "order only".

This why I like what Ram and Toyota does, their top of the line engine is their bestselling engine, 7/10 Ram’s on the lot have the 5.7 Hemi, and 9/10 Tundra’s have the 5.7 iForce.

@CANADIAN DODGE RAM OWNER !
I've alway said Fiat would turn the Ram brand around.

With Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler adopting Euro platforms with a Italian head office things are looking up.

All US Chrysler branded products in 5 years will be more competitive than now as well.

Fiat has increased jobs for you guys which is good.

More auto manufacturing jobs is indicating a stronger US economy.

Yawn...... Ford #1 again and the same trolls arguing whose truck is better and what make is better. Bottom line all trucks are built pretty well these days and looks are subjective by opinion and Ford just happens to be the "People's choice" for trucks. Get over it.....

Posted by: Mikes FX4 | Apr 2, 2013 4:57:52 PM

Ford is #1 because they are the fleet truck of choice. Money talks and BS walks.

@Ken Lyns - Do you have a link? OEMs don't regularly tell the ratio of regular cabs to extra and crew cab sales. At this point, the Tacoma is the only regular cab mid-size offering so the ratio has to be weighted towards regular cabs. If the Frontier offered a regular cab, I can't see the Tacoma line still outselling it 10 to 1.

Still alot of money on hood for the GM & Toyota trucks in my area.
GM is very popular in our part of the country, add to that the money being knocked off sticker, I can understand the increase.
It would probably work for Toyota here as well, but too many Cowboys prefer GM.
With the money being offered, it does make buying a new truck very affordable.

@BAFO - The UNECE is simply a trade commission and did not start to get involved into vehicle emissions and crash safety until much AFTER the the US EPA and DOT were started.

You talk about CAFE destroying mid-size truck, but you can not show where. I've asked you for links repeatedly. I've given you links and shown you EXACTLY where CAFE has had full-size, mid-size and mini-trucks all under the same exact "Light Truck" category and exemption.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_Average_Fuel_Economy

The Chicken tax is irrelevant and leaves gaping "Loopholes". Yeah the loopholes cost OEMs hundreds of dollars, but it's not any more expensive than the 2.5% tariff on import car. Still no one cries about the tariff on cars because these are products that are very much wanted and needed in the US... AND IN HIGH DEMAND. Like computers and electronics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

Take special note of "Circumventing the Tariff"


You never heard about the Chicken tax during the mini-truck craze/invasion, because they were in high demand and foreign OEMs were selling them as fast as they could build them.

You also never hear about the Chicken tax when it comes to medium-duty trucks like Hino, UD, Fuso and Mercedes. Why do you think that is???

@Ken Lyns - While waiting for your link, I found this:

http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2011/10/29/canada-september-2011-honda-civic-reclaims-passenger-cars-1-spot/

First note that Toyota long cancelled the regular cab Tacoma in Canada. OK, we know the Tacoma outsells the Frontier by about 10:1 in the US with regular cab offerings. In Canada, the difference should be similar, BUT both trucks have disappointing sales and the Tacoma just outsells the Frontier by about 10:6.

The F-series outsells the Tacoma by about 20:1 in Canada, but in the US the F-series only outsells the Tacoma by 7:1

@johnny doe: that's the best reply you have? You didn't even address what I said. Maybe if you would actually talk about the truck, the engine instead of name calling?

I know I piss people off. People like you say these comments and wow, the engine is 5 years newer, it should be better, it has direct injection, it should be better, but what has Chevy's 5.3 got? Barely a little more torque per inch, at a higher rpm. It is what it is, you can get mad all you want, but it's still a fact.

And as far as the rpm on the highway mileage, they (GM) have it slowed down. That will be one major thing for highway mileage. Gear it up too low-numerically, and the city mileage sucks, when you don't have enough low gears to get it moving effieciently. Ram in years prior wouldn't let you get a 3.21 gear in a 4x4, just in a 4x2. They also have a 4.1 gear in the 4x2 R/T Ram, and a loose convertor. This effects their old mileage numbers, or new ones with 6 speed, as the R/T 8 speed isn't out yet. Meanwhile, GM has been offering 3.08, 3.42 and 3.73. That is a good deal of GMs mileage numbers.

Like it not, that's the way GM rolls. You don't like me talking about trucks, so you end up calling me names and it shows your mentaility, Johnny.

@DenverMike
Please answer these questions. You have again deflected answering questions.

@DenverMike - Please:
1. Show me how companies avoid or minimize the "chicken tax" on current pickups?
2. List the loopholes present in the "chicken tax" that are currently exploited?
3. List how those loopholes can be exploited?
4. List current pickup trucks that use loopholes to circumvent the "chicken tax"?
5. Show me the documented evidence (literature, links, etc..) that show that the "Chicken tax" is "100% irrelevant"?

Your links don't say DOT was formed prior to UNECE.

Your links say what we have been saying.

I think Chevrolet is in serious trouble. Chevrolet should have taken Ford and Dodge more seriously. I still think GM's two lines of trucks was a huge mistake going forward from their BK. Chevrolet customers are leaving in droves. I think most of their sales these last few months have been from massive incentives to dump those junky 900's.

Ford Truckone: What are you talking about? I have owned Chevy's for yrs now, and have had great service and luck, and with that said, I have always like the F-150's BUT their engines ere in the words of friends that own them, JUNK, so when they came out with the new engines, I was iterested, and after some thought and consideration I put my $$$ where the ruber meets the road, and bought a new F-150 reg cab 4x4 8' bed Eco-Boost, and with less than 35K it blew a head gasket, and the dealer I went to would not honor the warr. because I have a Cold Air intake!! when I do not plow, overload and Ford finaly did fix it, but I will never buy ford abain!

@BAFO - Every single import truck (you count 'em), including medium-dutys for sale in the US since '64 has avoided the irrelevant Chicken tax by either adding seats to the cargo area, showing up partially disassembled, or simply made in the US, Mexico or Canada.

The Chicken tax is only as relevant as the 2.5% tax on import cars. Absolutely no one has ever complained about the Chicken tax except OEM marketing directors paid to make excuses for weak existing or proposed products that US consumers are not remotely interested in.

WOW this site has gone to hell!!!
Is anybody In control around here?


@Truckerman,
The stupid trolling is deliberate attempt to close down the "comments" section.

RAM is doing a great job. The 1500 has the best engines, V6 and V8 Gas, class exclusive V6 diesel, 8 speed transmission, respectable payload and towing capacity, best FE, nice design and aero dynamics, nice interior, air suspension, best ride.

Their HD's blow out Ford and GM in towing ratings, not even close.

RAM could catch Silverado in sales, tbh.

@ Big al

There are ways to get around the 25% chicken tax which can be considered as a loophole. Ford does this with the transit connect by importing it to the U.S as a passesger car.

http://playswithcars.com/?p=391

@JohnM
Yes, I'm aware of niche products that are doing this like the Turkish Transit Connects.

But what about a major selling vehicle? So CAFE is stopping vehicles coming in.

Long ago they used to bring in mini trucks without beds until that got stopped.

I'm asking about pickups. You will not see any pickups getting around the chicken tax.

If you had no Chicken Tax you would now have Holden utes, Global Rangers, Colorado's, etc even sub $20 000 Chinese 4x4 dual cab midsizers.

@ big al

that pretty much sums it up. However the the chicken tax wont affect the colorado/canyon as it will be built in the states for NA. as for the Global Ranger, Im still doughtfull that it'll even come to NA. If ford really wanted to bring the ranger over here than why not build it here as well and save cost on shipping. Besides, I believe ford said it themselves that they wont be bringing the ranger over here due to the fact that it is 9/10 the sixe of an f150.

I do disagree with your point about CAFE stopping vehichles from coming in. There are lots of vehicles on your side of the world that would easily meet the cafe ratings of today.

@JohnM,
There are vehicles they will never sell in the US i.e Station Wagons, Cabover HDT trucks as there is a fair bit of buyer resistance. Others have diesels that differ from the US Tier Regs, so thay cannot be bought in. Outside of that their is little to stop importation. The Diesel engines appear to be a major factor in them not coming in.

@JohnM - Google "Technical Barriers to Trade". Countries are relying more on emissions, safety rules, etc.as barriers to trade than tariffs, taxes and duties. The latter tends to cause trade/tariff wars while technical barriers are harder to pin down.

CAFE is under NHTSA. Talk about a conflict of interest.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Highway_Traffic_Safety_Administration
Safety standards and Emission standards are both Technical Barriers to Trade.

Why does the USA chose not to homogenize mpg and safety standards with the rest of the world?

"Many governments outside North America regulate fuel economy by heavily taxing motor fuel and/or by including a vehicle's engine size or fuel economy in calculating vehicle registration taxes. It is argued that such regulations are not politically feasible, and that doing so would hurt the struggling U.S. auto industry"

@Lou
thelaine:)

I think I'm right. Thanks.

Woo-hoo!!! Ram's catching up to Chevy and Ford's pulling away from them all...



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