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Only two out of America’s Top 10 Best-Selling Trucks from October 2011 reported lower sales this year than last. Toyota Tundra sales slid 10%; the Chevrolet Colorado was off by 6%. The best-selling truck in the United States was the Ford F-Series. No surprise there.

In fact, it’s not surprising that the F-Series finished October 2011 nearly 2500 sales ahead of GM’s duo, the Chevrolet Silverado (up 7%) and GMC Sierra (up 3%). Admittedly, in both of the last two editions of this post the GM duo came out ahead of the Ford, but the F-Series’ year-to-date lead has now expanded to 15,103 units. Such a lead is not insurmountable, but for GM to finish 2011 ahead of Ford, it’ll take some doin’. 

Other gains made by pickup trucks in October included the Dodge Ram’s 21% jump, the Toyota Tacoma’s 13% advance, Ford’s 63% Ranger improvement, the Nissan Frontier’s 24% lift, and Nissan’s 7% Titan sales boost. Despite the Ranger’s victory this time around, through ten months the Toyota Tacoma leads among non-full-sizers by more than 10,000 sales. Moreover, small trucks are a small slice of the pie. The four leaders on the list of best-selling trucks you’ll see below accounted for 12.1% of all new vehicle sales in America in October. 

If a little history or context is what you need, you can see last October’s version of this post here, September 2011’s best-selling trucks post here, and America’s best-selling SUVs and passenger cars here and here. What you see below are the Top 10 Best-Selling Trucks In America from October 2011.

October 2011
October 2010
Ford F-Series
52,511 49,041 468,899
Chevrolet Silverado
36,656 34,283 333,092
Dodge Ram
21,037 17,316 199,011
GMC Sierra
13,362 12,983 120,704
Toyota Tacoma
10,172 9028 88,826
Ford Ranger
7270 4447 57,058
Toyota Tundra
6496 7187 67,553
Nissan Frontier
4305 3472 41,750
Nissan Titan
2114 1964 17,462
Chevrolet Colorado
2093 2231 26,078

Source: Manufacturers 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year sales.

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