Top 11 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – 2016 Year End


2016 Ford F-150 Limited black

U.S. pickup truck sales jumped 6% to nearly 2.7 million units in calendar year 2016, a gain of roughly 149,000 sales fuelled by surging midsize truck sales and the continued dominance of America’s best-selling line of vehicles.

Midsize pickup truck sales jumped 26%, driving the sector’s share of the truck market up to 16.7% in 2016 from 14.1% in 2015. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

But the Ford F-Series, on its own, sells 83% more often than the whole midsize sector put together. F-Series sales, in fact, soared to the highest level since 2005, when more than 900,000 were sold. And after falling behind the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra tag-team in 2015, the F-Series outsold the GM twins by more than 24,000 units in 2016.

General Motors, however, sells more total pickup trucks than any other automaker in America. With midsize twins – Colorado and Canyon – still picking up steam, their gains more than offset the Silverado and Sierra declines. General Motors sold 942,730 new pickup trucks in the United States in calendar year 2016.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling trucks can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar will soon publish the list of America’s best-selling SUVs and best-selling cars in 2016 and will also post December-specific editions.

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Rank
Best-Selling Truck
2016
2015
% Change
#1 820,799 780,354 5.2%
#2 574,876 600,544 -4.3%
#3 489,418 450,122 8.7%
#4 221,680 224,139 -1.1%
#5 191,631 179,562 6.7%
#6 115,489 118,880 -2.9%
#7 108,725 84,430 28.8%
#8 86,926 62,817 38.4%
#9 37,449 30,077 24.5%
#10 23,667 520 4451%
#11 21,880 12,140 80.2%
8 -100%
2 -100%
Small/Midsize Pickups 448,398 357,406 25.5%

Full-Size Pickups 2,244,142 2,186,179 2.7%
Total 2,692,540 2,543,595 5.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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