Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks In America – 2010 Year End


At the end of the year 2009, it was apparent that General Motors’ two full-size pickup trucks had out-sold the venerable Ford F-Series. It was relatively close, just 15,000 units or so, but GM was the overall champion, even if the company required different grilles to do the trick.

This year, the story has changed. Pickuptrucks.com says not since 2001 have the Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Avalanche, and GMC Sierra failed to combine to out-sell the F-Series. Lo and behold, 2010 shall thus go down as the year in which Ford regained supremacy. With a 28,420-unit victory over the Silverado and Sierra (the Avalanche would add 20,515 to the cause), the Ford F-Series is easily identified as America’s best-selling vehicle of any kind and certainly the nation’s best-selling truck. F-Series sales were up 27.7% in 2010. That bodes well for the coming year considering the introduction of a line of new engines for the 2011 Ford F-150. 

GM’s tandem was up 16.7%. Dodge Ram sales rose 13%. Toyota Tacoma sales fell 4.4% while Toyota Tundra sales increased 17.5%. These are America’s Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks.

Truck
December
2010
December
2009
%
Change
2010
2009
%
Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
266
263
1.1%
2,082
2,423
-14.1%
Chevrolet Avalanche
2,106
2,120
-0.7%
20,515
16,432
24.8%
Chevrolet Colorado
2,387
1,799
32.7%
24,642
32,413
-24.0%
Chevrolet Silverado
42,518
33,301
27.7%
370,135
316,544
16.9%
Dodge Dakota
1,029
618
66.5%
13,047
10,690
22.0%
Dodge Ram
23,241
12,014
93.4%
199,652
177,268
12.6%
Ford F-Series
54,888
48,209
13.9%
528,349
413,625
27.7%
Ford Ranger
4,271
4,503
-5.2%
55,364
55,600
-0.4%
GMC Canyon
826
626
31.9%
7,992
10,107
-20.9%
GMC Sierra
16,795
12,144
38.3%
129,794
111,842
16.1%
Honda Ridgeline
1,211
1,521
-20.4%
16,142
16,464
-2.0%
Isuzu i-280/i-350
97
-100%
Mazda B-Series
2
-100%
10
573
-98.3%
Mitsubishi Raider
9
1,944
-99.5%
Nissan Frontier
3,783
2,988
26.6%
40,427
28,415
42.3%
Nissan Titan
2,193
2,148
2.1%
23,416
19,042
23.0%
Suzuki Equator
131
54
143%
1,447
2,221
-34.8%
Toyota Tacoma
10,970
9,497
15.5%
106,198
111,824
-5.0%
Toyota Tundra
10,013
8,870
12.9%
93,309
79,385
17.5%
Total
176,728
140,677 25.6 1,632,530 1,406,909 16.0

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