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Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – December 2018

Best Selling Pickup Trucks for December 2018

Here you will find the Pickup sales leaders in the United States for December 2018. Each month we compile the pickup model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Pickup Sales Numbers

The top three trucks for December were the Ram Pickup, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. The Ram slammed down an impressive 33.95 percent increase.

The Nissan Frontier wasn’t that far behind with a 27.41 percent increase for the month, which is surprising due to the fact that its design is well over a decade old. Apparently, it’s aging like fine wine. Rounding out the top three is the well-loved Tacoma with a December increase of 15.11 percent.

The YTD numbers look a little different but not much. All the top three monthly contenders are up near the top here, too. The Toyota Tacoma leads the way with a 23.99 percent increase YTD. Behind it is the Chevrolet Colorado’s 10.37 percent increase, Ram’s 7.24 percent increase, and the Nissan Frontier’s 7.11 percent increase.

On the negative side of things is the Chevrolet Silverado which posted losses for both the month of December and for the year. It saw a decrease of 19.58 percent in December and a 9.34 percent decrease YTD.

Others that didn’t do too well include the Nissan Titan and GMC Canyon, which saw a 16.50 percent decrease and 19.96 percent decrease in December respectively. The Titan also saw a drop of 4.66 percent YTD while the Canyon fared a far better 6.99 percent increase YTD.

Also, it’s important to note that Honda’s unibody Ridgeline saw a small .46 percent increase for December but a significant 11.96 percent decrease YTD.

Best Selling Pickup Truck Rankings

Top Pickup Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table shows the top pickup sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
GMC Canyon 2,775 3,467 -19.96 33,493 31,306 6.99
Chevrolet Colorado 10,131 9,626 5.25 134,842 112,996 19.33
Ford F-Series 87,772 89,385 -1.80 909,330 896,764 1.40
Nissan Frontier 7,492 5,880 27.41 79,646 74,360 7.11
Ram Pickup 60,155 44,907 33.95 536,980 500,723 7.24
Honda Ridgeline 2,867 2,854 0.46 30,592 34,749 -11.96
GMC Sierra 22,729 26,436 -14.02 219,554 217,943 0.74
Chevrolet Silverado 54,424 67,676 -19.58 585,582 585,864 -0.05
Toyota Tacoma 21,531 18,705 15.11 245,659 198,124 23.99
Nissan Titan 4,661 5,582 -16.50 50,459 52,924 -4.66
Toyota Tundra 11,216 10,886 3.03 118,258 116,285 1.70
∑ = 285,753 ∑ = 285,404 ∑ = 2,944,395 ∑ = 2,822,038

Pickup Sales Analysis – Year To Date

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 243,824 247,726 -1.58 2,450,755 2,405,252 1.89
Small/Midsize Pickup 41,929 37,678 11.28 493,640 416,786 18.44
Total 285,753 285,404 0.12 2,944,395 2,822,038 4.34