October's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Pickups

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Traditionally a good time to buy a pickup truck, the fourth quarter of the year started strong for just about every full-size truckmaker. Of special note: Chevrolet came out strong with its all-new midsize Colorado. Pent-up demand for something new in this segment translated into an impressive turn-around time of just nine days. However, Toyota's Tacoma and Tundra are selling exceptionally well too, along with a few 2015 heavy-duty trucks.

Both our lists measure how many days a particular type of vehicle has been on a lot before a buyer signs the final paperwork to purchase the truck. We look exclusively at 2014 and 2015 model-year vehicles. For the fastest-selling vehicles, we require a 100-vehicle threshold before we put them on the list to keep the list free of specialty products or limited editions that could skew the results. We have no sales volume threshold for the slowest-selling list, and all are 2014 models. If you happen to be in the market for a new vehicle and don't mind a 2014 model, this list will let you know where you are likely to find a solid deal.


Fastest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, 9 days on sale
  2. 2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab, 11
  3. 2015 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab, 13
  4. 2015 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab, 13
  5. 2015 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab, 13
  6. 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 14
  7. 2015 Ram 2500 HD Crew Cab, 19
  8. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, 20
  9. 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 Crew Cab, 20
  10. 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Crew Cab, 21

Slowest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab, 263 days on sale
  2. 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Regular Cab, 254
  3. 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD Crew Cab, 241
  4. 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, 220
  5. 2014 Ford F-350 Crew Cab, 212
  6. 2014 Ford F-350 Regular Cab, 208
  7. 2014 Ford F-350 Extended Cab, 206
  8. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab, 187
  9. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab, 181
  10. 2014 Ford F-250 Extended Cab, 172

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@Hemi V8 FACT! It's Chrysler fault for failing to see and invest in grown markets like GM and Ford have done!

Why don't you find out were Ford G.M Chrysler manufacture their vehicles.Posted by: HEMI V8 | Nov 5, 2014 6:30:46 PM

I bet the Colorado-Canyon will be Motor Trends 2015 Truck Of The Year.
I thought the 2015 F-150 would be the obvious choice but Motor Trend trashed by countering Ford's claim of weight savings and poor gas mileage from the 2.7 Eco-Boost.
17 mpg to 21 mpg isn't that great for a small 2.7 V6 when I know the 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.7 HEMI is getting 19 mpg.
Gas prices are coming down so good fuel mileage may no longer be an issue, and it's making me think about what engine to choose in my new F-150, but in another way I tend to think gas prices will quickly go up again in the near future.
I am happy with the power and performance of my 2013 with the 5.0 V8 even when I'm getting between 14-15 mpg, but do I sacrifice power and performance for just a little bit of fuel savings if I choose the 2.7 eco-boost? OR do I get BOTH power and performance AND good fuel mileage if I go with a new Ram 1500 with the 5.7 HEMI ?
Yea! I admit the 5.7 Hemi is more powerful than the Ford 5.0.
But after years and years of fighting and defending my F-150 against the Ram Hemi's that my co-workers own and if I go out and buy a Ram Hemi it would make me look bad like they won and I was defeated.
But at the same time I want to be different and noticed more by being the only one in my group that owns a F-150 where they all own a Ram Hemi.
Plus my Ford Dealer has treated me so good in the past that I am loyal to him.
Yea, I will go out and buy a new 2015 F-150 but don't count on me being excited about my new truck, the passion and excitement is just not there!

@Hemi V8--My point which you fail to read and comprehend is that you and some other of the Ram fan boys are more interested in bashing Ford and GM that you cannot see that increased truck sales are good for all the American workers who make Fords, GMs, and Rams. Chrysler has announced that they will make the Jeep Wrangler in a plant in Italy which is their choice. You fan boys are so intense that you would rather see US workers lose their jobs because they make a product other than Ram. I myself would rather see all the manufacturers increase sales and hire more Americans but then I am more loyal the the US than to a brand. A manufacturer or a brand can come and go but hopefully our country will survive. I am glad that Ram and Jeep are going well and I hope that Chrysler will change their minds and keep the manufacturer of the Wrangler in the US.

to you guys who keep bringing up the over seas jobs and certain manufactures going to mexico, you should goto Mexico and tour the frame plants for Ford, GM twins in Monteray, oh wait, that doesn't exist right???

The Mexican plant have some of the best quality ratings. I would rater have a truck built in Mexico then in the US at least if its Union plant. Union workers drunk on the job and they can't get fired, what do you expect.

Mexican plant have some of the best quality ratings. I would rater have a truck built in Mexico then in the US
Posted by: Jack | Nov 6, 2014 8:14:56 AM



Just one article on it, their are many out their. I have a buddy that works for Ford making transmissions, said he never buy one.

That's not a source on Mexican plant quality ratings.

The last time I looked at a globe Mexico and Canada were part of North America. Manufacturing a product in Mexico and Canada is much different than manufacturing a product in China, India, and Italy.

@Jack--That is an interesting article. GM had to close a plant in Norwood, OH in 1987 because workers were sabotaging cars that were on the assembly line so that they could get paid overtime for fixing them. This was a plant that had been making vehicles since the 1920's and at that time was making Camaros and Firebirds. I worked with a GM manager that had worked at the plant and he told me GM had cameras planted throughout the plant. When workers were confronted with the videos they denied the sabotage and the UAW would not do anything. GM finally gave up and closed the Norwood plant.

D, yes the parts are the same but built quality can vary widely. Crooked beds, bare metal with no paint, interior trim falling off, and other issues are all part of build quality, you could have top of the line parts but if they are put togeather right its trash.

Mexico also has unionized workers and they are high and more than the US workers. The difference is in Mexico they get paid $4 an hour and the US/Canada worker gets paid up to $55 an hour and is more skilled and the factories are better.

Mexico also has unionized workers and they are drunk on a daily basis.

Mexico Labor News:

Study Says 40 Percent of Workers "Burned Out"

Erika Villavicencio Ayub, a professor in the Psychology Department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), told La Jornada, the Mexico City daily, that while employers increase their demands and pressure and attempt to do more with less, corporate culture does not permit workers to leave work at the time they are supposed to.

A study by Enrique Graue, Rafael Álvarez, and Melchor Sánchez, all of the UNAM Medical Department, found that when workers face “an excessive workload in an insufficient time” this can lead to burnout, especially when they are not supported by their supervisors and immediate bosses.
These work issues may lead to chronic fatigue, head aches, muscle aches, insomnia, weight loss, gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, asthma, frequent chills, allergies, and to feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, alienation, depersonalization, impotence, impatience, and a sense of meaninglessness. These in turn can lead to attitudes of cynicism, apathy, pessimism, hostility, suspicion, sarcasm, absenteeism, and the abuse of drugs and alcohol and conflicts with fellow workers.



Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico — By day, Sergio Martinez labors in a modern air-conditioned factory a few miles from the Texas border, a human cog in the global supply chain that helps build pickups and tractor-trailer cabs. He wears a smart uniform at work.

At night, he comes home to a dirt-floor shack with a bare light bulb and no indoor plumbing. Mosquitoes buzz incessantly. He and his family live like poor dirt farmers.

His salary of $7.50 a day is enough to provide for the family dinner table, the cost of bootleg water and electricity, and an occasional article of discarded clothing for his wife or two girls, but rarely anything else.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/06/17/152220/mexicos-maquiladora-labor-system.html#storylink=cpy

I don't believe the quality in Mexico is better or worse but which do you think will do a better job and be motivated? Someone making $7 a day and living on a dirt floor, or someone making $40 an hour?

@ greg - and people wonder why there is an illegal alien problem

What nationality is the name Zviera ? Russian? Just curious.

"and people wonder why there is an illegal alien problem" - Lou

Because people want it to happen. The only thing we need is to enforce the existing immigration laws. It used to be to come here, legal aliens had to have a sponsor who was responsible for them financially.

Time to return to the rule of law.

Deport 20+M
Seal the Southern border, not just secure it. Seal it.
Enforce existing immigration laws.

That’s how you “deal” with the illegal alien problem.

Never say never.

BeBee went Ram and isn't going back.

My uncle went Ram and isn't going back.


Ram cannot have too much loyalty and too many people trading in because it is too new and was only established in the past few years.

But we can look Dodge and Chrysler.

Cars most likely to be dumped:
2. Chrysler
Average loyalty: 22.72%
3. Dodge
Average loyalty: 22.88%

The car makes with the most loyal customers also tend to have strong sales. Ford (F), Honda (HMC), and Toyota (TM) — brands that keep at least 50% of their customers coming back on average — are also among the best selling brands in the United States.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/08/17/cars-most-likely-to-be-dumped/14121469/

The Ram marketing finally worked on All. He just does not want to admit Ram has the best trucks because he doesn't want to come off as a poser. He should sell his F-150 as it is wasteful to have 2 trucks.

You still don't need two trucks. Sell one of them.

You are right. The book doesn't buy! I have to laugh at the KBB private party price. I can buy a brand new F-150 with XLT Luxury pkg supercrew for $30k. No way am I paying $28k for a 4 year old truck with over 50k miles. I don't care if it's a Lariat with leather seats. It's a used truck that has been pushed hard.

When you put the truck up on CraigsList make sure you disclose that it has been modified and the warranty is void. Keep dreaming on getting KBB to buy your truck. LMAO.

"and a Raptor body kit"

@all, Please don't. Will look fake and gaudy and you will look like a clown. Trade in on a real Raptor in 2016 if want a Raptor.

The Ram boys sure waste a lot of cyber space advertising their truck. Ignorance is bliss.

Of special note: Chevrolet came out strong with its all-new midsize Colorado.

-lol. Don't you mean GMC came out strong with the Cheap and Junky version of the GMC Canyon??? Which is right on chevies tail I might add. Chevrolet isn't a real company anymore. Just a marketing ploy for GMC or GM.

@bebe, I agree. this article totally contradicts the slowest selling pickups article posted a few days back. Odd.

I am not bashing GM, but I don't see the hype over the new Colorado or Canyon that everyone seems to be raving about. The Canyon is a 7/8 Sierra with a Malibu engine it and the Colorado looks more Asian than American in design. The new Colorado is about the size of a older full size truck, so I think the Tacoma will still be king of the "mid" sized trucks for years to come.

The new trucks won't steal sales from the Tacoma, the Silverado sales will diminish if these trucks get popular.

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