Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – May 2019

The GCBC Analysis

It’s tough to really get a good idea of how truck sales are going month to month due to the fact that both Ford and GM are reporting quarterly. FCA will follow suit soon. With that said, let’s take a look at the data that we do have. 

Leading the pack is the Ram Pickup. Ram’s continued momentum in this segment is one of FCA’s bright spots right now. The brand’s truck is a quality item and more advanced than much of the competition, driving further sales increases. It will be interesting to see where that lands in comparison to Ford and GM’s offerings. 

One of the big declines for the segment is the Nissan Titan it was down roughly 16 percent for the month and nearly 20 percent YTD. That’s not good for Nissan. However, it’s little Frontier midsize truck had a good month, though it’s down YTD, too. 

The Honda Ridgeline was the only other model that we have data for that saw a decline in sales. It’s actually up by a little over a single percent when you look YTD. The midsize market is difficult to analyze as well. The Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and new Ford Ranger are not included. We’ll be interested to see how the segment’s numbers change once the quarter ends and we can see all of the data. 

Best Selling Pickup Truck Rankings

Top Pickup Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Nissan Frontier 7,497 6,938 8.06 31,976 34,845 -8.23
Jeep Gladiator 2,584 0 0.00 3,011 0 0.00
Ram Pickup 62,250 46,781 33.07 231,382 189,997 21.78
Honda Ridgeline 2,888 2,894 -0.21 12,494 12,358 1.10
Toyota Tacoma 22,832 21,380 6.79 101,390 93,970 7.90
Nissan Titan 3,189 3,779 -15.61 15,361 19,173 -19.88
Toyota Tundra 10,657 10,062 5.91 44,619 45,837 -2.66
∑ = 111,897 ∑ = 91,834 ∑ = 440,233 ∑ = 396,180

Pickup Sales Analysis – By Size

In this table we look at how the broad truck market is split into two major types of model types.

Segment Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Fullsize Pickup 78,984 219,800 -64.07 673,327 959,602 -29.83
Small/Midsize Pickup 32,913 45,202 -27.19 186,247 198,655 -6.25
Total 111,897 265,002 -57.78 859,574 1,158,257 -25.79

Pickup Truck Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford, GM and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Ram until the end of each quarter.