Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: July 2017

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With the release of July automotive sales numbers, many major media outlets are predicting doom and gloom. What they fail to mention is how well larger SUVs and pickup trucks are selling. And that's good for automakers because that's where most of their high profit margins exist. Lower fuel prices, an economy that seems to be plugging along, and competitive local and national vehicle discount programs seem to be helping some mid- and full-size pickup sales. Expect a few more big sales promotions before the summer is out.

Because sales have slowed for the summer months, most pickup truck makers would be happy with flat results. The exception is Ford: F-Series July 2017 numbers beat July 2016 numbers by several thousand, while the Chevrolet Silverado took a pretty good hit. We should note that GM continues to cut its fleet sales percentages, which is an easy way for some manufacturers to prop up numbers artificially. Still, GM must be careful about the number of days Silverados are sitting on dealer lots and a double-digit month-over-month sales drop.

In the mid-size segment, the Toyota Tacoma continues to crush monthly sales; it's on track to have a record year and shrink the gap for the coveted No. 4 spot on our sales chart. Likewise, the Chevy Colorado had a monster month selling more than 11,000 units, more this month than the full-size Toyota Tundra. Finally, even though GMC Canyon sales are down, it outsold the slumping Honda Ridgeline.

Look for our July 2017 Sales Breakdown report next week for a closer look at how the mid-size, full-size and pickup manufacturers compare.

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PUTC July 2017 sales

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GM wins and Ford loses again!

Great job GM, you sold the most trucks and made mountains of profits over Ford, while they keep trying to giving their junk Fords away trying to be #1. Ford better try harder at give away trucks next month HAHAHAHA!!!!!

GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM sells more trucks. Any questions?

GM builds trucks, Ford builds trucks, GM sells more trucks. Any questions?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 1, 2017 4:44:41 PM

Oh yea.

F-Series outsells Silverado

F-Series outsells Sierra

Any questions? Keep it apples to apples like the rest of your Cheer squad cries for.

hey Johnny Doe, looks like you forgot to change your name from Michigan Bob.

More bad last place news for the Chevy boys.

July sales

1-Mustang 6,206
2-Challenger 5,333
3-Camaro 4,713

pj,
I really think you will find it hard for Ford to out sell GM for quite some time.

Remember all those SUV things that are sold by GM ie, Tahoe, Suburban, Escalade, etc. Then we have the GMC alternatives.

These are based on the same platform as the Silverado. So, the reality is if you start to add all the platform numbers you will see that GM is by far the largest mover of trucks of a similar platform in the US.

The F Series might sell more than say Silverado, but that is only a model within the platform.

Ford has a ways to go.

As well you can see the goings on at Ford with them dumping the head honcho. Why? Because the reality is Ford isn't producing what it should.

It's paying down borrowings, to pay for things like the design, development, retooling, etc to pump out aluminium trucks.

Ford should of made a much more gradual transition to aluminium.

Next month, GM pulls ahead with the sales lead and doesn't look back.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 4, 2017 6:21:37 PM

"Next month, GM pulls ahead with the sales lead and doesn't look back."

Note to GM, if you think that you are that far ahead, odds are, you've been lapped!

SIERRA: There is no GM truck brand that has sold over 533,000 units.

That's a lie. Ford F-series is leading in sales for a brand of trucks.

I wouldn't mention "education" in any future comments until you obtain one.
Posted by: redbloodedxy | Aug 1, 2017 2:47:40 PM

My bad.

I was hitting the bottle a little too early after reading the sales reports.

But as I was saying. Way to go GM, #1 as always.

"Next month, GM pulls ahead with the sales lead and doesn't look back."

Note to GM, if you think that you are that far ahead, odds are, you've been lapped!


Posted by: amateurhour | Aug 1, 2017 5:56:19 PM

ha!

Next month, GM pulls ahead with the sales lead
Posted by: GMSRGREAT

Next month Ford will have the new 2018s on the lot. I don’t believe Ford sales are going to slow down any time soon for GM to take the lead.

Haha, FORD fan girls all worked up about the results of FORD'S "still" clearing out the 2017 event. To bad FORD didn't sell those trucks a lot earlier at full price, they may have made a lot more profit. LOL ! Amazing what 30% off remaining 2017 f-series will do.

Paul should change his name to duh, cause he'll be scratching his head in 4 months wondering how Ford still is in second place.

@jd/papa/GMS, I'm so sorry you guys have to resort to always defending the twins who continue to trail F-Series pickups. Please understand, your constant bickering continues to make you and GM look bad. As I have pointed out before, you guys can never tell us why the GM twins are so great, only that Ford is bad, that speaks volumes...

"Like a Pro"

Sierra -11%
Canyon -21.8%

I wait to change my sierra because the new model is coming ,,

"General Motors Sales down 15.4% in July, part of the reason is GM cut back fleet sales by 80%. However, GM retail sales are down 14.4% with 104 day supply"

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/general-motors-sales-down-15-133100106.html

Automakers said Tuesday:

— General Motors Co. said sales fell 15.4 percent to 226,107. GM saw double-digit percent declines at GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick. Sales of GM's best seller, the Chevrolet Silverado pickup, dropped 15 percent.

— Toyota Motor Corp.'s sales rose 3.6 percent to 222,057. Toyota and Lexus trucks and SUVs climbed 17 percent but cars struggled. Sales of the Toyota Prius hybrid fell 26 percent.

— Ford Motor Co.'s sales dropped 7.5 percent to 200,212. Ford's SUV sales were up 2 percent but car sales dropped 19 percent. Sales of Ford's best seller, the F-Series pickup, rose 5.8 percent.

— Fiat Chrysler's sales fell 10 percent to 161,477. Its Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat brands all saw declines, but Alfa Romeo sales were up. Ram truck sales were flat.

— Honda Motor Co.'s sales slid 1.2 percent to 150,980. In a reverse, sales of the Civic small car rose 11 percent while sales of the CR-V SUV fell 12 percent.

— Nissan Motor Co.'s sales fell 3.2 percent to 128,295. Sales of Nissan's redesigned Titan pickup truck more than tripled, and Infiniti luxury brand sales were up. But car sales dropped 11 percent.

— Subaru brand sales gained 6.9 percent to 55,703. Subaru's best-seller, the Outback SUV, was up 20 percent.

— Hyundai's sales dropped 27.9 percent to 54,063. Sales of its Tucson SUV rose 46 percent, but that couldn't overcome deep cuts to rental fleets.

— Volkswagen brand sales fell 5.8 percent to 27,091 as dealers sold off older Tiguan SUVs and started getting 2018 models on their lots.

“Customers across the country drove retail gains of Ford brand SUVs in July. SUV retail sales were up 9.1% nationally, with growth in every region of the country. High-series SUVs were in strong demand, with customers representing nearly 30% of retail sales,”

More facts, 30% of Ford's retail sales were High end, huge profit SUV's. Not the low profit fleet sales doom and gloom the GM fan girls spread. Sounds like a company on the move!! There's a reason one U.S. manufacturer didn't rely on Bankruptcy when times were tough.

@2.7Eco, Allo1ne, Cummins or whoever you are,
You can be assured that Ford will be continuing to dump trucks onto rental fleets like crazy as we move into the end of the year. This type of business plan doesn't bode for investors. This is a fact you cannot deny!

Great job GM, you sold the most trucks and made mountains of profits over Ford, while they keep trying to giving their junk Fords away trying to be #1. Ford better try harder at give away trucks next month HAHAHAHA!!!!!
Posted by: johnny doe | Aug 1, 2017 4:11:38 PM

HAHAHA!!!

Howie Long - Silverado HD vs the Competition in a Strength and Towing Test | Chevrolet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwdv-1j5uAk

MUST SEE! Chevy pokes a hole in the bed of the Super Duty! HAHAHAHA!!!!!

Howie Long - Silverado HD vs the Competition in a Strength and Towing Test | Chevrolet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwdv-1j5uAk

MUST SEE! Chevy pokes a hole in the bed of the Super Duty! HAHAHAHA!!!!!

Can anyone tell me why GMC exists? What purpose does it serve? Why not roll everything into one, ESPECIALLY MARKETING, and just offer the GMC styling as a "GMC" package.

The math really isn't that difficult to do. Do they think that there are actually buyers who would refuse to buy a Chevy that they can trick into buying a GMC? Just offer the same two grille designs as Chevy's and be done with it!
Posted by: Toycrusher | Aug 1, 2017 3:09:19 PM

Can anyone tell me why does Ford XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch Platinum, Raptor and Limited exist? I think Ford should just roll everything into the XLT and just offer the high end as a package.

GM is NOT getting rid of the Sierra. GM sells MORE trucks than Ford with all those trim levels and that's the bottom line!!! Sierra is not going anywhere. The 2019 Sierra I am told by my buddy bvonscott will blow away the 2019 F-150 and the 2019 Silverado, too. Good job GM!

GM still the truck sales leader in 2017. More trucks sold to date than Ford. Ford is throwing everything on the hood including the bath water and the baby, still #2 truck manufacturer.

I sure hope Ford is making good profits on those fleet sales. Ford needs profits to fund their #1 in recalls status. Good luck!

Where did everybody go?

I see that someone is using my comments from previous articles. Awesome!

To that guy that thinks Ram sells more than Ford in Canada......

Ford 51 years best selling truck in Canada and counting.

No surprise the McDonalds version of trucks is on top for sales but in the toilet on profits. Also of note, the local Enterprise car sales has a few of their fleet F-150's for sale. They're probably selling them more used than what they paid new at the fleet rate.

@2.7Eco, Allo1ne, Cummins or whoever you are,
You can be assured that Ford will be continuing to dump trucks onto rental fleets like crazy as we move into the end of the year. This type of business plan doesn't bode for investors. This is a fact you cannot deny!
Posted by: GMS | Aug 1, 2017 7:09:06 PM

Your lack of facts is laughable. Ford probably sells the most trucks to Fleet's. Construction company's and almost all business are "fleet" sales. The nothion that they are dumping trucks to rental company's is silly. The local enterprise by me (is small) but you have to call ahead to even get a pickup. They have a combo of 20 suv/van and car's. Ford sells more premium pickups than anyone,FACT. Ford's transaction prices are up big, another FACT. It doesn't make Ford "better", just like having the #2 and #4 selling full size truck's doesn't make the GM twins worse, it just means more people it would seem prefer Ford trucks.

@sierra johnny, gms, and mayh others who use different names. So sorry you guys have to keep defending the twins, if you look at Fords F series and the twins in the full size line up, Ford outsold the 2 brands by 70K ish doing quick math, that spells trouble for GM. You guys love to include all the little trucks that dont do much, because the Ranger is not there, once it is, Ford will own them just like the full sizers, so again I say, so sorry you guys have to pull out all the stops in defending the old outdated gm vehicles. Man I feel for you guys....

Where is the Ranger?????? OH if you need a truck you need a F-150 .

"We should note that GM continues to cut its fleet sales percentages, which is an easy way for some manufacturers to prop up numbers artificially."

GM Fleet sales

The company said fleet sales overall accounted for about 11 percent of sales last month.

Its sales to U.S. commercial vehicle fleets rose 40 percent in July to 17,300 vehicles. Year to date, GM commercial sales are up 11 percent.

The automaker said it slashed its U.S. daily rental sales by more than 11,200 vehicles, or 81 percent, in July. The daily rental sales, which are not as profitable as retail and commercial sales, accounted for only 1 percent of GM's total sales.


Nice try Mark. You need to spin better.

We should note that GM continues to cut its fleet sales percentages, which is an easy way for some manufacturers to prop up numbers artificially.

Nice spin.

GM Fleet sales

The company said fleet sales overall accounted for about 11 percent of sales last month.

Its sales to U.S. commercial vehicle fleets rose 40 percent in July to 17,300 vehicles. Year to date, GM commercial sales are up 11 percent.

The automaker said it slashed its U.S. daily rental sales by more than 11,200 vehicles, or 81 percent, in July. The daily rental sales, which are not as profitable as retail and commercial sales, accounted for only 1 percent of GM's total sales.

Where is the Ranger?????? OH if you need a truck you need a F-150 .
Ford handed Toyota their small truck market shear in 2012 but they will find that Toyota is not going to hand it back. The new Ranger will sell well but it will be at the cost of the F-150.

We should note that GM continues to cut its fleet sales percentages, which is an easy way for some manufacturers to prop up numbers artificially.

That might be the worst attempt at spin I've ever seen

GM Fleet sales

The company said fleet sales overall accounted for about 11 percent of sales last month.

Its sales to U.S. commercial vehicle fleets rose 40 percent in July to 17,300 vehicles. Year to date, GM commercial sales are up 11 percent.

The automaker said it slashed its U.S. daily rental sales by more than 11,200 vehicles, or 81 percent, in July. The daily rental sales, which are not as profitable as retail and commercial sales, accounted for only 1 percent of GM's total sales.

What a waste of time to look through all this just to find a few sensible comments...same thing every time. This website has become known throughout the internet as just some place to rant or bash about truck brands. It actually started to have a bright spot when they post articles that are informative. No wonder there better sites to visit. I know here it comes...move on if u don't like it...I have but occasionally return just to waste time again.

@budsy47

I've been impressed with the editorial content at PUTC. Take a look at the writing by the other major car magazines re: Trucks.

Most of it is pathetic. PUTC is the first place to go online for this kind of content.

papajim,
Look who's talking.

Most of it is pathetic.

Posted by: papajim | Aug 2, 2017 9:42:30 AM

papajim,
Look who's talking.

GM junk look up tabs on the Web gm has way more tech service bulletinss shows all the problems a vehicle has TSBs look it up gm is junk if you jut look at TSBS gm has 10 times more than ford Trucks you gm fools

At Ford recalls are job 1. #1 recall auto manufacturer. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

GM junk look up tabs on the Web gm has way more tech service bulletinss shows all the problems a vehicle has TSBs look it up gm is junk if you jut look at TSBS gm has 10 times more than ford Trucks you gm fools
Posted by: J smith | Aug 2, 2017 4:17:35 PM

All manufacturers have an internal database for troubleshooting and technical issues that we don't see and don't end up in the TSB database. For all we know, Ford just withholds more technical issues than anybody else. They certainly have enough problems with the ecoboost and powerstroke alone to beat anyone else. After all, they're legendary for hiding major safety defects from investigators and the public.

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I'm just here waiting patiently for the return of the Subaru Baja (or the Dodge Rampage/Plymouth Scamp).

I'm just here waiting patiently for Subaru to bring back to Baja (or maybe a new Rampage/Scamp).
I'm kinda cool like that...

the reason you can get any of the big three for 12000 off sticker is because they're priced 15000 to high just a numbers game.why not just price the mid level big horns,xlts,and lt2,s at 32 -35 grand and be done with it.

@Todd edwards

Pricing is about allowing a dealer to adjust the price to accommodate a variety of businesses. The dealership in Tulsa will have different business costs for real estate, labor, taxes, energy than the dealership in Santa Rosa or New York City.

It's about making their dealers happy. It also allows some consumers to feel like they got a big discount, which don't hurt either.

Duh.....

Why would Fords sell well in fleet format? Because they are the preferred trucks for fleet owners.... Duh....

GM'rs are simply sad people that think it is OK to slur the competition in advertising instead of talking up their own product.

I find it quite funny that this website does not find Ram all that significant in regards to sales of the brand. Sales for Ram have really never been so good, at least when compared to the sales of the Silverado.

BTW: I'm not brand loyal. Just wanted to point that one out.



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