The Dakota Was Not America’s
Best-Selling Truck In 2012. Or Ever.
Ford sold more F-Series pickup trucks in America in 2012 than in any year since 2007. Ford put a lickin’ on General Motors – the F-Series outsold GM’s twins by 69,819 units – and outsold Japan’s best-selling truck bya count of 4.5-to-1.
Indeed, the best-selling Japanese truck was also the best-selling non-full-size truck. The Tacoma was up 28% this year with a little help from the Ford Ranger’s disappearance. The Tacoma beat its bigger sibling, the Tundra, by 39,744 sales.
The worst declines were reported by defunct pickup trucks like the Ford Ranger, Suzuki Equator, and Dodge Dakota.
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As always, you can click any model name in the table below to see historical monthly and yearly sales figures. Or you can select any make or model at GCBC’s Sales Statshome. GCBC will soon publish lists of the best-selling SUVs and cars, and much more information on these trucks and many other vehicles will be made available throughout January.