Although the best-selling Ford F-Series slid 10% and full-size pickup trucks grew by just 1%, the overall U.S. pickup truck market expanded by 7% thanks to huge gains from the small/midsize pickup truck segment.
Powered by big Toyota Tacoma gains and the best months yet for both the new Chevrolet Colorado and the new GMC Canyon, midsize pickup truck sales jumped 51% to 34,767 units, equal to 15.8% of the overall truck market. Year-to-date, midsize pickups are up 51% to form 15.2% of the truck market with 151,208 sales.
Aside from the F-Series, full-size truck sales increased sharply. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra twins from General Motors outsold the F-Series by 8709 units in May thanks in large part to the Silverado’s third 50K+ sales month in the last 29 months. Ram P/U sales jumped 8%, the Toyota Tundra increased modestly, and Nissan Titan volume was up, too. Total non-F-Series full-size truck sales were up 8%.
So far this year, the Ford F-Series is America’s best-selling truck line. But GM’s twins have outsold the F-Series by 4497 units through the end of May. They haven’t done so on a calendar year basis since 2009.
You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. 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. May best seller lists for cars and SUVs will be published soon.