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April 2012 U.S. minivan sales chart
April 2012 Minivan Sales Chart
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New vehicle buyers in the United States acquired 144,650 pickup trucks and 47,558 minivans in April 2012. Trucks accounted for 12.2% of the overall new vehicle market, minivans another 4%.

One-third of the trucks sold were Ford F-Series pickups. 17% wore Japanese badges. The Toyota Tacoma, America’s fifth-best-selling truck and best-selling foreign pickup, was responsible for more than four out every ten non-Detroit pickup truck sales. 

America’s two best-selling minivans were the Chrysler twins. Dodge’s Grand Caravan outsold the Chrysler Town & Country by 410 units. Year-to-date, the Town & Country’s lead over the third-place Honda Odyssey stands at 374 sales. 

U.S. April 2012 pickup truck sales chart
April 2012 Truck Sales Chart

Down the line, the Volkswagen Routan was only 35 sales from making the Mazda 5 America’s worst-selling minivan. Last month, the Mazda was 666 sales ahead of the Routan. In February, the small Mazda was 860 sales clear of last place.

Monthly and yearly sales figures for these minivans and trucks and every other vehicle currently on sale in North America can be found through the first dropdown menu at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. After the jump, check out the April and year-to-date U.S. data for trucks and minivans. America’s most popular trucks were profiled at the beginning of the month in this best sellers post.

Minivan
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chrysler Town & Country
10,773
+ 21.8% 38,507 + 17.5%
Dodge Grand Caravan
11,183
+ 27.2% 45,645 + 24.3%
Honda Odyssey
10,476
+ 5.2% 38,133 + 5.0%
Kia Sedona
1867
– 15.2% 6867 + 6.2%
Mazda 5
942
– 31.2% 4883 – 42.5%
Nissan Quest
1958
+ 96.0% 6944 + 108%
Toyota Sienna
9451
– 17.5% 33,651 – 9.2%
Volkswagen Routan
908
– 2.9% 3115 – 15.3%


Truck
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
141
+ 4.4% 535 – 11.4%
Chevrolet Avalanche
1676
+ 25.2% 7170 + 23.5%
Chevrolet Colorado
3499
+ 25.5% 13,555 + 33.4%
Chevrolet Silverado
30,749
+ 4.8% 126,387 + 3.8%
Dodge Dakota
39
– 97.5% 415 – 92.7%
Dodge Ram
21,126
+ 19.5% 88,590 + 25.8%
Ford F-Series
47,453
+ 4.4% 191,280 + 11.2%
Ford Ranger
1990
– 62.9% 15,919 – 10.7%
GMC Canyon
787
+ 27.1% 3851 + 35.5%
GMC Sierra
12,598
+ 19.7% 47,270 + 6.3%
Honda Ridgeline
1055
+ 10.8% 4885 + 24.4%
Nissan Frontier
4148
+ 21.9% 18,254 + 27.3%
Nissan Titan
1118
– 4.4% 6155 + 0.7%
Suzuki Equator
151
– 10.1% 567 – 10.8%
Toyota Tacoma
10,901
+ 3.7% 43,020 + 20.6%
Toyota Tundra
7219
– 13.1% 27,653 – 4.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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