Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: January 2015

2015 PUTC sales photo

Every ounce of pickup truck sales momentum that rolled to the end of 2014 seems like it's moving straight into 2015. Regardless of bad weather, all three of the big players had a strong month with Ford making up the most ground as new F-150s roll out of Michigan's Dearborn Truck Plant in record numbers. Additionally, the Chevrolet Colorado had its best month to date, jumping instantly into second place in the midsize pickup segment. It's also interesting to note that combined pickup sales for GM (Silverado, Sierra, Colorado and Canyon) have jumped ahead of Ford truck sales for the first time in a long time.

Other notable highlights include a continued push by Ram, which had its 57th consecutive month of month-over-month sales gains (that's almost five years of growth). Most of that growth is squarely on the back of the popular Ram 1500, while Ram heavy-duty pickups are up just 1 percent over last year.

Toyota continues to do well with both of its pickups, while Honda's Ridgeline will see declining numbers until Honda shows its next-generation Ridgeline near the end of the year. Lower fuel prices, continued incentives and more choices than ever for pickup buyers will likely help all pickup segments to grow deep into the year.

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Comments

Here's an interesting way to see how well the new 2015 F-150 is selling.

1. The Colorado sold nearly 6 000 and the Canyon 2 200. That's 8 200 GM mid sizers. They were released after the F-150 as well.

2. Ford has sold approximately 10 000 new aluminium F-150s.

3. I would have a great laugh if in February the Colorado Canyon twins out sell the new and "fast selling-flying of the lots 2015 F-150s".

Hmmm.........makes for some interesting thoughts on how good the Colorado might do.

The diesel Colorado Canyon can't come soon enough.

All the commercial on TV lately is for rebates on Chevy & Ram 2014 trucks. Ford closed there plants for 13 weeks/3 months to for the new 2015 F150 so they didn't have to many 2014 F150 on there dealer's lots. Nice try Scott.

You can't compare the little Colorado/Canyon to the F150. The Government Motors (GM) small trucks are for delivering pizza's. While the Ford F150 truck is for the contruction workers.

Scott
The 2015 F-150 2.7 eco-boost is getting 17 MPG
The Ram 5.7 HEMI and the Chevy Silverado 5.3 is getting 19 MPG.

Ask the people that own those trucks instead of believing what you're reading what the real MPG is, OR you can go to Motor Trend REAL MPG or to fuelly.com for honest numbers.

http://www.caranddriver.com/ram/1500
I went on the car & driver website:
Ford F150 (3.5) 17/23 mpg
Ram 1500 (5.7) 15/22 mpg

@Chuck Taylor,
It's great to see a name that hasn't been on the radar at PUTC.

Why can't Colorado Canyon sales be compared against the 2015 F-150? Do they make the "flying off the lots F-150 lots appear worse?

I mean Ford groups all F trucks under the one number for total sales. Is a F-450 close to a F-150 in capability and performance. The Colorado is much closer to the 2015 F-150 than Ford's own F-450.

As a matter of fact the 3.6 Colorado has better capability than some full size 1/2 ton pickups.

Quote: "As a matter of fact the 3.6 Colorado has better capability than some full size 1/2 ton pickups." Maybe a Chevy or Ram 1500.

It's like comparing a 2015 Mustang GT vs 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Mustang GT $40K vs AMVantage $125K
Mustang GT 5.0/435hp/6spd/0-60 4.7 seconds
Vantage V8 4.7/420hp/6spd/0-60 4.9 seconds

Nice Chevy try AL. lol


Scott
The 2015 Ram Hemi is getting 17 MPG
The F150 2.7 ecoboost is getting 19 MPG.

Ask the people that own those trucks instead of believing what you're reading what the real MPG is, OR you can go to Motor Trend REAL MPG or to fuelly.com for honest numbers.

Scott says
"Ask the people that own those trucks instead of believing what you're reading what the real MPG is, OR you can go to Motor Trend REAL MPG or to fuelly.com for honest numbers."

I went on Motor Trend real MPG website. Click on 2015 Ford F150
It shows all 18 models of 2015 Ford F150 all 18 models show as the MPG as N/A (not available).

What going on Scott, are you just making up your own MPG???


Chuck, go to the annual physical on this website for 2.7 economy as well as performance. Fuelly also has 1 2.7 currently up average 20mpg with about 35% city driving.

I couldn't find anything on (Motor Trend real mpg.com)2015 Ford F150 for MPG.

Scott show me the website as per my example below.

http://www.caranddriver.com/ram/1500
I went on the car & driver website:
Ford F150 (3.5) 17/23 mpg
Ram 1500 (5.7) 15/22 mpg


Here you go chuck. What you asked for.
http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2015/01/2015-annual-physical-fuel-economy.html

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com

2015 Ford F-150, with the brand-new 2.7 twin-turbo V6
XLT SuperCrew (full four-door crew cab) 2WD with road tires. No cargo, four people onboard.

Test 1: Doing my darnedest to squeeze every drop out of the tank: 23.5 MPG over about 50 miles of 70% rolling hill highways, 30% windy dirt roads.

I have two co-workers that just bought new GM pickups due to the bargain pricing on them.

They both came out of Ford trucks.
Neither one of them cared for the Eco-boost engines in the Ford.

The 2015 GM trucks do seem to have better quality than the previous years.
That's a good thing.

Another co-worker just bought a new Ram with the V-6.
Seems to be a nice truck, he traded his Tundra in on it.
He likes it better than the Tundra,


http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2015/01/2015-annual-physical-fuel-economy.html

Gasoline V6 Comparison MPG 100 miles, empty.
Ford F150 - 23.8
Ram 1500- 22.0
Chev1500- 20.7

Look at all the fools getting ripped of by Ford & GM.

By Brian
Look at all the fools getting ripped of by Ford & GM.

Fiat-Chrysler Quality Chief Resigns One Day After Terrible Consumer Reports Rankings
The New York Times reports that Doug Betts, Fiat-Chrysler quality chief, abruptly abandoned his post this morning. The company, where Betts worked for the past seven years, occupied the very bottom of Consumer Reports magazine’s annual rankings released yesterday, with Fiat, Jeep, Ram, and Dodge taking the bottom four slots and Chrysler nabbing number 22 on the list of 28.

I was surprise to hear that Fiat/Chrysler had a Quality Chief?


http://blog.caranddriver.com/fiat-chrysler-quality-chief-resigns-one-day-after-terrible-consumer-reports-rankings/

"Ford is going to keep second factory for steel F150. You know, in the case. "

This is false.

All the aluminum Aston Martin's & Range Rovers that Ford built & designed that never got unglued????
2015 Rolex 24hrs of Daytona which Ford won & finished 1st overall with the little 3.5/215cid V6 engine over the big block 427 V8 Corvettes & 510 V10 Vipers. The little engine that could 215cid V6 never exploded?????

So what's now Barbara?????lol

@Mark Williams

Why not use the basic Regular Cab XLT 2WD Short Bed 2Dr for your mpg??? I guess mpg wasn't there on the website.

Here my fact finding using more than one single website.

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com

2015 Ford F-150, with the brand-new 2.7 twin-turbo V6
XLT SuperCrew (full four-door crew cab) 2WD with road tires. No cargo, four people onboard.

Test 1: Doing my darnedest to squeeze every drop out of the tank: 23.5 MPG over about 50 miles of 70% rolling hill highways, 30% windy dirt roads.

http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2015/01/2015-annual-physical-fuel-economy.html

Gasoline V6 Comparison MPG 100 miles, empty.
Ford F150 - 23.8
Ram 1500- 22.0
Chev1500- 20.7

http://www.caranddriver.com/ram/1500
Ford F150 (3.5) 17/23 mpg
Ram 1500 (5.7) 15/22 mpg

Nice Chevy try Mark. lol


I wish people woul look at the facts. It makes no sense combining the sales of several trucks to beat the leader. I bet those type of people when they were kids tryed to make the square fit in the circle.
Eventhough two vehicles are based on the same platform they are not the same vehicle.
Apples to apples the F Series Ford trucks beats the Silverado series GM trucks.
Oh wait didn't GM colaborate with Toyota back in the day? I think they did. You should probably add the Tacoma and Tundra sales in also.
Oh yeah GM and Ford collaborated on transmissions, GM should take the F Series sales also.
I would like to see sales numbers of just half tons.
I don't own a F Series but you can't deny that's if you have common sense that they do sell the most vehicles as the series.
Ford F-150 and super duty is under the f series designation just as the Silverado and a Silverado HD are under the Silverado designation.

Look at all the fools getting ripped off by GM, Ford & Fiat (Ram).

Comparing sales from last January is okay but look at the drop off from December 2014.

Ford -27%
Chev -37%
Ram -35%
GMC -48%
Taco -20%
Tund -22%
Front -3%

I know there were weather issues and production changes from December 2014 to January 2015. Maybe is normal for the drop due to the holidays also? Seems to me that Ford has done pretty well considering the change over so far. Next two months will be interesting once the Kansas City plant starts full production by end of March.

"declining gas prices favor truck in the same sort of way that rising gas prices hurt truck sales--no mystery here!"
And gas prices appear to have bottomed out. They're on the way back up where I live--already up almost 25¢ per gallon.

Big Al, if you are indeed the poster I normally see on here, the hiring numbers make sense.

Looking at 18 percent as the end all be all is short-sighted. 2015 F150 is 5 days on lot before sale. You know that means that Ford is selling every F150 they can make.

It's prudent to hire more people in the name of brisk sales so you're not caught with your pants down in terms of volume (product supply). If sales taper off then you would need to look at the size of the work force.

Good business sense is all this is and the facts here seem plain to see.

Ford an ther turbo V6 they lie an say great gas mileage .what they don't tell you when your pulling a load that it guzzling gas because the turbo are spooled up and that you have to run 91 octane which is 20 something cents higher than 87 octane.

@Cruso
Ford an ther turbo V6 they lie an say great gas mileage .what they don't tell you when your pulling a load that it guzzling gas because the turbo are spooled up and that you have to run 91 octane which is 20 something cents higher than 87 octane.

With the Chevy 1500 & Ram 1500 std gasoline V6 engines.

So you think with pulling a load on, those other std V6's you will get better towing & gas mileage than the Ford 3.5 ecoboost?

Posted by: Cikula | Feb 8, 2015 9:14:35 AM
Yes, because turbo needs to inject much more gasoline under load , than Naturally Aspirated V6 and V8, to cool exhaust gasses, to prevent turbo and catalyst overheating and melting.

Just for Fun/performance & bang for the buck$$$ I will always take a turbo/supercharged engine over a plain jane engine. example Hellcat.

No way I will ever buy a GM product again. They still owe the US taxpayer BILLIONS. The the GMC and Chevy are made in MEXICO. My superior Tundra is made in the USA.

If GM..better known as Government Motors would pay back their loan then maybe I'd be impressed... JUNK!!!

I like reading all the comments by ford f150 vs chevy 1500 loyalist......Fact is, I have unique upper hand. I, along with my wife run a used car/truck dealership...prior to, I was a sales consultant for a ford/and a Chrysler/jeep/dodge/ram dealership.....Here are the facts...fords badge of honor..."best selling trucks on the road"...(no explanation why that is?)..but from my understanding is...when you include f750, f650, f450...all the way down to the F150, it would be like going to battle with a 6 gun, up against a tank....Chevy 1500..."longest lasting trucks on the road"....I get that!...the 6.0ltr and the 5.3ltr...are bullet proof!....Ram, "the most powerful trucks on the road"...I get that too....the 5.7 hemi, 345 hp, 375 pft...cummins diesel...yeah, they got it!......But as mentioned, we own a little used car/truck lot, know to many from around here as "the little truck store down the road"....bottom line here is...trucks are tools....ask anyone in the trades....they need a truck that gets the job done....to me, it all comes down to how well we take care of our tools....I love trucks, everyone loves trucks, country singers, men, woman, hell, even my daughters love them.....Where do I lean?...to be honest, I love them all...f150's do sell, chevy, as well as our ram trucks...there is a butt for every seat....what I won't park on my lot is...metric trucks...why?..they have no soul!
if it aint American...it ain't a truck!

due to exaggeration and false claims. Ford will always be little brother to gm. And did borrow 5.4 billion dollars from the Feds in 2008 which they did not pay back. Google it

FORD "F" series pickups... WTH DOES THAT MEAN?.f 100. F200 F250 F150 F350 450 550 650... I'd like to see f350 vs ram 3500 etc....



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