Truck Sales And Minivan Sales In America – May 2012


2012 Ford Ranger XL and XLT
May 2012 U.S. truck sales chart
May 2012 Truck Sales Chart
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33% of the 167,263 trucks sold in the United States in May were Ford F-Series pickups. Its nearest rival, the Chevrolet Silverado, was 20,281 sales back of the Ford. Even when the Silverado is paired with its twin, the GMC Sierra, the F-Series was still 7085 sales ahead in May 2012.

Exclude the big boys – F-Series, GM’s twins, the Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan, Cadillac Escalade EXT, and Chevrolet Avalanche – and Americans acquired only 25,455 trucks last month. The numbers for small and midsize trucks were hurt by the disappearance or near disappearance of the Dodge Dakota and Ford Ranger. 

No truck enjoyed as great a year-over-year increase as the Toyota Tundra in May. Sales of all other trucks – the ones with a future, at least – climbed northward, as well.

U.S. May 2012 minivan sales chart
May 2012 Minivan Sales Chart

The Kia Sedona, Mazda 5, and Volkswagen Routan took a hit last month. Year-to-date, the same three minivans are in decline. The Chrysler Town & Country has no future, Chrysler says, but sales jumped 56% in May and are up 24% so far this year. Sales of the rarely-sold Nissan Quest more than doubled, the Toyota Sienna jumped 70%, and the Honda Odyssey and Dodge Grand Caravan both reported year-over-year increases better than 30%.

Key links to other editions of this post can be clicked at the bottom of this post, after the jump. Click either of the accompanying charts for a larger view. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these models can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Scroll through GoodCarBadCar’s segment-by-segment breakdowns and May 2012 U.S. best seller lists here.

Truck
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
137
– 8.7% 672 – 10.9%
Chevrolet Avalanche
2113
+ 69.6% 9283 + 31.7%
Chevrolet Colorado
3778
+ 28.3% 17,333 + 32.3%
Chevrolet Silverado
34,555
+ 21.6% 160,942 + 7.1%
Dodge Dakota
26
– 98.1% 441 – 93.7%
Dodge Ram
26,040
+ 29.4% 114,630 + 26.6%
Ford F-Series
54,836
+ 29.3% 246,116 + 14.8%
Ford Ranger
1607
– 71.9% 17,526 – 25.6%
GMC Canyon
910
+ 60.8% 4761 + 39.7%
GMC Sierra
13,196
+ 22.7% 60,466 + 9.5%
Honda Ridgeline
1199
+ 78.4% 6084 + 32.3%
Nissan Frontier
5480
+ 17.2% 23,734 + 24.9%
Nissan Titan
2166
+ 86.7% 8347 + 15.4%
Suzuki Equator
186
+ 6.9% 753 – 7.0%
Toyota Tacoma
12,269
+ 35.0% 55,289 + 23.5%
Toyota Tundra
8765
+ 104% 36,418 + 9.6%

Minivan
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chrysler Town & Country
10,323
+ 55.7% 48,830 + 23.9%
Dodge Grand Caravan
12,418
+ 31.7% 58,063 + 25.8%
Honda Odyssey
12,348
+ 31.0% 50,481 + 10.4%
Kia Sedona
1916
– 21.9% 8783 – 1.5%
Mazda 5
1049
– 35.6% 5932 – 41.4%
Nissan Quest
1802
+ 106% 8746 + 108%
Toyota Sienna
14,606
+ 69.5% 48,257 + 5.6%
Volkswagen Routan
850
– 40.4% 3965 – 22.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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