January's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Pickups

Ford F-150 SC II

Only a few places in the upper Midwest and Northeast were impacted by monster January snowstorms, slowing automotive sales there, but the rest of the country made a strong push snapping up pickup trucks, crossovers and SUVs. As expected, new entries like the 2015 Ford F-150 and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado dominate the top spots, but the aging Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are selling strong as well.

We should note that our fastest-sellers must meet a minimum monthly sales threshold of 100 so we can remove special editions and unicorns (for example, Ford sold 38 Ford F-450s sold in January). We remove that threshold for our slowest-sellers. For January it took 42 days, on average, for new vehicles to sell.

Fastest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2015 Ford F-150 Extended Cab, 10 days on sale
  2. 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab, 14
  3. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab, 17
  4. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, 20
  5. 2015 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab, 21
  6. 2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab, 25
  7. 2015 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab, 26
  8. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Crew Cab, 28
  9. 2015 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab, 32
  10. 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 35


Slowest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Extended Cab, 105 days on sale
  2. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Extended Cab, 88
  3. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Regular Cab, 83
  4. 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Extended Cab, 75
  5. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Regular Cab, 67
  6. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab, 67
  7. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab, 65
  8. 2015 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, 64
  9. 2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 63
  10. 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab, 62

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears




I guess this settles the recent dustup here in the comments section regarding sales of F150s (2014 vs 2015).

Yes, papa jim, it was explained in earlier articles that reduced sales (2015 vs 2014) for the F150 was mostly due to one plant at a time being shut down for the changeover. That also explains why the trucks are not staying long on the lots. Demand is high but supply is reduced due to closed plants. I understand it will be summer before all the plants have been changed over.

I travel all up and down the east coast and I see newer Rams more than any other truck. I don't even see any listed. ????????

The entire country is larger than just the east coast.

Im shocked the GM HDs sit around so long especially being the most recently refreshed.

Obviously the Fiats fall somewhere between the fastest selling and slowest.

Glad to see the new F150 smoking everything. Hope this pays off for Ford.

Where is the Titan on the slow list? I would have thought #1.

"all of fords sales last month were the old 2014"
I was waiting for the amazing deals on a 2014. Ready to buy one. They never came and now all the models I would want are gone. Every time I've checked for the last 6 months ram has had deeper discounts.

Clint, the new Titan isn't for sale yet.

beebe, there are still plenty of 14s (the mix is 82%/18%), but you are right: unlike when the GM twins were refreshed, the deals are hard to find on the old model.

It's numbers like these that take the wind out the Ford haters' sails.

Nice to see the GM midsizers doing well. Good time to be a truck buyer.

Titan doesn't show on the slow list because they aren't cranking them out to excess. Nissan and Toyota have always followed that trend. They manufacture to suit demand, not just crank out vehicles to get stuck with thousands of unsold vehicles clogging dealership lots. If you are only selling 1000 a month, why manufacture 5000? If needed production can be ramped up to meet demand. It make more sense financially to have to make more to meet demand than eat unsold models sitting on dealership lots and have to clearance price them at the end of the year.

Ram doesn't show because it would seem they found a good balance of supply and demand. A good inventory, but selling fast enough to not sit on dealership lots.

It bears repeating,

DENALI is NOT a separate truck. Unless you break out Platinum, King Ranch, Laramie Longhorn, etc trim lines, you have no business counting the Denali as a separate truck.

I've said it once, i'll say it again; this is not a list of the fastest selling trucks, it's a list of the trucks with the most stringently controlled inventory.

If you go to GMC website and hover over the Trucks or SUV Heading buttons you will see that GMC separates the Denali Line from regular models.

Doesn't say Ford sold more 2015's,just the few 2015's on the lot sold quicker than the thousands of 2014's.

Most F-150's were the 2014s that were sold as not many 2015's are on the lots..or were even available...

Sure the 2015 sold fast as the people who couldn't wait for the 2015 ran out and bought them.. Was it 200 or 2000 or ????? trucks sold ? It was not the majority that's for sure,as dealers didn't have them or even get a bunch of them..

2014's are discounted as all trucks are as a sales gimmick , GM/RAM/Ford trucks are always 7,000-12,000 off the msrp price to get people in to buy them as a sale,people love a so-called sale..

They could reduce the msrp by 8,000 but then they cant advertise a sale saying save $x,xxx amount of money.

.Remember people love sales..and most people don't follow vehicle pricing/sales as much as readers here do or car fans do,if you realise they had up to $12,000 off of new trucks for years.

Currently , GM has $12,000 off here Ford has $10,000 RAM has $8000

Ford dealer here has 140 2014 F-150's vs 10 2015 F-150's..and they only had 8 2015's come in before that,total of 18 2015's.**My buddy runs a Ford dealer.Thus,I would think the 10 2015's would sell before all of the 2014's..

So,if you have 200 2014's and 5 2015's and you sell the 2015's quicker than the 2014's that says the 2015's sell faster..

Now,I am not saying the 2015 Ford F150 wont sell,I would really like to know how many 2015's were actually sold compared to 2014's...

I don't understand the toyotas they are the most outdated brand, maybe still a good truck? But not sure why they sell so fast? They must have some loyal customers that will only buy there brand.

Odd...the Colorado, Canyon, and Tacoma are at the top of the list...Frontier is at the bottom despite offering similar features for less price. Is the Nissan really THAT bad of a truck?

Or.. Is there something else going on here?

GM HD's are on the lots longer because they don't sell out to fleet sales like Ram and Ford do.

Fleet buyers don't want GM hd trucks for some reason??

interesting thing to note is, GM's sales are all from their new small trucks, not from the 1500's, that's good news for them and a smart move, even better is Fords out selling them with 150s, which shows Ford does not need to tap into the small car/crossover pickup category

SUV's are 50% of the market
Toyota Camry and Honda Accord almost cover the other half.
Pickups are a tiny sliver of the market.

BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT ! Colorado-Canyon will take a big bite out of that SUV market !

Monthly sales figures reminds me of my wife. Once a month irritability with aches, pains, cramps and some meaningless blood loss.

Ford said today they are adding 1,550 Jobs to meet demand for the new F-150,in January 18% was the new F-150,they won't be at full capacity until sometime in the spring



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