U.S. minivan sales chart February 2012

Before you consider the fact that the Dodge Grand Caravan was the best-selling minivan in America in February 2012, step back and consult the table below to figure out which minivan ranked second in total sales volume. It wasn’t the Honda Odyssey. It wasn’t the Toyota Sienna. Dodge’s minivan twin at Chrysler, the Town & Country, finished February 55 sales ahead of the Honda Odyssey in the race for second place.

Chrysler Town & Country sales rose 22% in an overall new vehicle market that expanded by 16%. Nissan Quest sales, not surprisingly, climbed faster, but from a much smaller figure to begin with. Sales of the Mazda 5 were disappointing in February. With no rivals, as the Mazda 5 has in Canada as a result of the Kia Rondo’s stay of execution and the Chevrolet Orlando’s northerly introduction, the 5’s low figures only do more to prove that the U.S. market isn’t quite sure that truly mini minivans are the way forward.

U.S. truck sales chart February 2012
U.S. Pickup Truck Sales Chart
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After the jump you’ll find detailed February and year-to-date sales info for each minivan on sale in the United States. There’s also a slot for every one of the 16 pickup trucks sold. (There will be 17 pickups on sale in America once the Volkswagen-run Brits introduce a truck version of the Bentley EXP 9F, the Geneva Auto Show’s most discussed debut. What, you don’t think they’ll do it?) 

148,956 trucks were sold in February. 31.7% of those trucks were F-Series Fords, sales of which jumped 26% in February and are up 17% through two months. Compared with February 2010, F-Series sales were up 44%. Sales of America’s second-best-selling truck, the Chevrolet Silverado, were up 63% compared with February 2010 but climbed just 2% year-over-year. Sales data for these models and every other nameplate currently on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Minivan
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chrysler 
Town & Country
9621
+ 21.7% 15,258 + 5.5%
Dodge Grand Caravan
12,668
+ 20.0% 20,762 + 13.0%
Honda Odyssey
9566
+ 9.4% 16,464 + 4.4%
Kia Sedona
1504
+ 7.2% 2946 + 19.3%
Mazda 5
1519
– 11.2% 2685 – 17.6%
Nissan Quest
1206
+ 45.0% 2390 + 167%
Toyota Sienna
7652
– 13.1% 13,957 – 7.9%
Volkswagen Routan
659
– 7.2% 1618 + 1.0%

Truck
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade EXT
150
– 10.2% 258 – 19.4%
Chevrolet Avalanche
1794
+ 26.9% 3411 + 21.3%
Chevrolet Colorado
3532
+ 35.5% 6404 + 33.1%
Chevrolet Silverado
32,297
+ 1.8% 59,147 – 1.3%
Dodge Dakota
139
– 91.6% 294 – 88.1%
Dodge Ram
22,595
+ 21.2% 40,504 + 31.3%
Ford F-Series
47,273
+ 25.9% 85,766 + 16.9%
Ford Ranger
4482
+ 18.6% 9525 + 43.7%
GMC Canyon
1064
+ 39.1% 2123 + 45.5%
GMC Sierra
11,306
– 3.3% 20,823 – 6.7%
Honda Ridgeline
1370
+ 50.9% 2615 + 48.3%
Nissan Frontier
4237
+ 20.1% 8019 + 26.8%
Nissan Titan
1576
+ 7.4% 2882 – 0.6%
Suzuki Equator
151
+ 18.9% 259 – 5.8%
Toyota Tacoma
10,662
+ 35.3% 19,560 + 30.2%
Toyota Tundra
6328
– 9.8% 11,840 – 9.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC