Top 11 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In Canada – May 2016 YTD


2016 Toyota Tacoma grey extended cab

Canadian pickup sales rose slightly less than 1% in May 2016 thanks exclusively to big gains from the two segment leaders. 

Ford’s F-Series, the best-selling vehicle in Canada and the best-selling line of full-size trucks, jumped 22% to 12,803 units, the Ford’s fifth consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – May 2016 YTD

That fact, in addition to the midsize-leading Toyota Tacoma’s 46% uptick, brought total pickup truck sales volume up by a couple hundred units despite the declines reported by every other pickup truck nameplate.

There is one key reason May 2016 was not as productive as May 2015 across the industry. The auto sales calendar is not the same as the calendar on the back of your office door, and  “May” didn’t start until May 3, 2016, shortening the auto sales month. 

The shorter sales month explains some of, for instance, the GMC Sierra’s 18% decline, but far from all of it. GMC and Chevrolet have not been able to grow their full-size truck sales in 2016 with any real strength as Ford absolutely takes control of the sector. In May, Ford’s market share among full-size trucks rose to 41%, up from 34% a year ago.

You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank pickup trucks any which way you like. January best seller lists for cars and SUVs will be published soon.

Click Column Headers To Sort • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

Rank
Best-Selling Truck
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
12,803
10,505 21.9% 58,964 46,868 25.8%
#2 9171 9530 -3.8% 40,395 38,297 5.5%
#3
4351
5327 -18.3% 20,990 20,998 0.0%
#4
3616
4509 -19.8% 18,163 17,527 3.6%
#5
1345
921 46.0% 5644 3798 48.6%
#6
974
1039 -6.3% 4583 4229 8.4%
#7
522
573 -8.9% 2289 2142 6.9%
#8
461
499 -7.6% 2070 1959 5.7%
#9
406
433 -6.2% 1805 1219 48.1%
#10
175
267 -34.5% 927 1133 -18.2%
#11
7 -100% 8 176 -95.5%
1 -100% 1 -100%
Total
33,824 33,611 0.6% 155,838 138,347 12.6%

Source: Automakers

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