August's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Pickups

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Pickup truck sales for the month of August turned out to be pretty good, with Ford setting a monthly sales record for the year with more than 70,000 Ford F-Series pickup trucks sold. Still, GM is doing well with its three-truck strategy (midsize, half-ton and heavy-duty) between two brands (Chevrolet and GMC), crushing Ford's two-truck single-brand strategy: 605,070 GM pickups versus 494,800 Ford pickups so far this year.

When drilling down a bit into the numbers, it's no surprise the Chevy Colorado is still selling well with some of the shortest average days-on-sale numbers around. Some of that is likely due to good deals on outgoing 2015 models to make room for new ones, but the Colorado has been averaging 7,000 vehicles per month all year long, and we don't expect that to change in the near future. Of course, it's also worth noting that the Colorado's direct competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, is also doing quite well. Brand-new 2016 Tacomas are set to go on sale soon as well.

We should remind readers that the information below is based on data from several sources that report the average days on sale for a given pickup configuration — meaning how long it's likely to sit on the lot before it's purchased. For our fastest sellers we exclude models that sell less than 100 units in the month. Also, vehicles like the 2016 Ram 1500 regular cab that just went on sale or the new Toyota Tundra CrewMax don't have enough sales behind them to make them statistically relevant. Removing these exceptions gives us a more realistic look at what's hot and what's not. Our slowest sellers do not have a sales threshold.

As you might guess, most of the vehicles on the slowest-selling list are slightly older models since most dealerships are receiving new model-year 2016 trucks. Be advised: This list is a great resource for seeing where the best deals are likely to be if you're in the market for a full-size heavy-duty pickup.

Fastest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab, 9 days on sale
  2. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab, 10 days
  3. 2016 GMC Canyon crew cab, 11 days
  4. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab, 25 days
  5. 2015 Toyota Tacoma crew cab, 25 days
  6. 2016 Ford F-350 crew cab, 26 days
  7. 2015 Toyota Tacoma extended cab, 26 days
  8. 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 26 days
  9. 2016 Ford F-250 extended cab, 28 days
  10. 2015 Toyota Tundra extended cab, 28 days

Slowest-Selling Pickups

  1. 2015 Ram 3500 regular cab, 139 days on sale
  2. 2015 Ford F-350 extended cab, 134 days
  3. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 extended cab, 133 days
  4. 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 regular cab, 127 days
  5. 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 extended cab, 127 days
  6. 2015 Ford F-350 crew cab, 119 days
  7. 2015 Ford F-350 regular cab, 112 days
  8. 2015 Ford F-250 crew cab, 112 days
  9. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 extended cab, 106 days
  10. 2015 Ram 3500 crew cab, 101 days

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Comments

Road Whale,
You hit the nail on the head with the brand wars.

I'm sort of glad I don't "follow" a brand and can make an objective decision based on as much untainted thought as possible.

It's a pity when a company can get into the minds of some. I wonder what types of personality you must have to love and cherish a brand. Especially when the item is an inanimate object.

At least with liking a particular food or even beer you can understand.

Beebe,
Yes, I agree with your comment. It will be number two and will not end up with the same level of sales as even Toyota.

Ford hasn't flopped yet, but it isn't going as well as Ford would of hoped for.

I would like to see their profit results for the year. This will be a tell tale on how long Ford can offer great incentives/rebates on the new aluminium F-150.

That's why I think they will slow down the aluminium SuperDuty's introduction.
Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Sep 5, 2015 11:52:32 AM

You don't like being challenged or questioned on your comments. I recall you talking down full sized trucks because of crappy payloads when compared to globals. Ram comes out with the Ecodiesel and all of a sudden Ram is your favourite and you float all sorts of excuses backing Ram.

Everyone has a degree of bias. Nothing wrong with that but what you have done is dropped the "bi" and loaded up on an extra "s".

Ultimately that is the main reason I've been critical of your posts.
Posted by: Lou_BC | Sep 4, 2015 4:40:32 PM

@Lou,

Nicely put.

Big Al from Oz - BOTH myself and Beebe have said that "we" both assumed the GM full sized siblings would do poorly due to a slow start. Beebe also mentioned the "game-changing" 2009 Ram also was sluggish off the line.

I still think that is the best approach.

Yes, I support small diesels and small trucks but I don't blindly support everything you say.

My comments in relation to the aluminum F150 are related to the fact that it is pretty early to say it is a flop.

Many said the F150 would flop due to the Ecoboost. I'm still on the fence over that engine.

You don't like being challenged or questioned on your comments. I recall you talking down full sized trucks because of crappy payloads when compared to globals. Ram comes out with the Ecodiesel and all of a sudden Ram is your favourite and you float all sorts of excuses backing Ram.

Everyone has a degree of bias. Nothing wrong with that but what you have done is dropped the "bi" and loaded up on an extra "s".

Ultimately that is the main reason I've been critical of your posts.
Posted by: Lou_BC | Sep 4, 2015 4:40:32 PM

@Lou,

My phone cut off the rest of your post. Nicely put.

Rust and Corrosion Warranty:

2015 GMC/Chevy 1500 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2015 Ram 1500 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2015 Ford F150 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 5 years unlimited mileage.

Scotty N,
Have I ever stated the aluminium F-150 will flop??

Have I ever stated the aluminium F-150 is a poor vehicle??

I really do think you should read my comments. As they are aimed at Ford management, not the vehicle or those who drive them.

But, this proves you are such a fan boy anything that isn't positive regarding Ford as a business or a Ford product is deemed unacceptable.

Even Lou has this problem.

So, you can revere your fellow Phord Phan in Lou, but I don't have to support your cause.

Why? I'm able to be independent and an individual.

Also, your comment stating I put down full size pickups because of their payload is rubbish.

I make comments of fact. Because some states and can prove something is different and may have more capability doesn't mean it's a put down.

Like this aluminium F-150 saga that you Ford freaks can't seem to get a handle on.

Here's something you should know. The Chinese manufacture trucks that carry way more than a F-650. Does that comment state that the F-650 is a poorer or worse vehicle? Does it?

So, like the advice I have given Lou, grow TF up. Stop your whining and sniveling as if your brother had 1/4" more Coke in his glass when your mother dished out the drinks.

So, Scooty M if you want to continue trooooooollllling, it's your prerogative. Why did you bring up this issue?

Ford have work to do to make the new aluminium F-150 more appealing to the consumer.

The sales figures show this. This doesn't take into account production issues, return on Ford's investment, engineering issues, poor marketing ie, great FE, then Ford changed their minds to "load and tow" because the FE improvement was $hit, etc.

Wake up to yourself son.

beebe
Some of you guys make me laugh. To say the new f150 is a flop at this point is kind of ridiculous. And if you think 7,000 off is a huge incentive you aren't a very savvy shopper.
I could get that any day this year on a ram at my local dealer.
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And then your suspension falls off...LOL
Or did you miss all the bad news about recalls on RamKrap

Rust and Corrosion Warranty:

2015 GMC/Chevy 1500 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2015 Ram 1500 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2015 Ford F150 Body Warranty: rust and corrosion for 5 years unlimited mileage.
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So what my Silverado is EIGHT YEARS old and doesn't have a speck of rust on the body yet..
exhaust pipes are stainless and brake lines have some space age
coating on it so it should last forever..I spray a can of Rust check every fall inside all the crevices just to be sure

has anybody checked out the used truck listings?

take a look the high number of USED 2015 F-150's already on the used market.
just go to auto trader and check it out yourself

Big Al,
Your post hightlights the fact that Lou_BC and Scott are Phord Fans who post crap.


Posted by: Ryan | Sep 4, 2015 2:47:18 PM

WOW! You think?


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Sep 4, 2015 8:14:16 PM


Kettle Meet Pot

I was wondering if anyone can explain to me why I can order a diesel Colorado but they can't tell me the MPG rating yet? Any idea of what the hold up might be?
Thanks!
Rich



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