2016 F150 Limited

Ford F Series Leads All US Sales for the 35th Consecutive Year

Sales Numbers from around the industry are still trickling in, but it is clear that the Ford F Series pickup will be the bestselling vehicle in America for the 35th consecutive years – while also being America’s bestselling pickup truck for the 40th consecutive year.

We still have not finished compiling our list of the bestselling vehicles in America, as we are waiting on a few more automakers who haven’t announced their December numbers, but Ford Motor Company has announced that with 820,799 pickups sold last year, the F Series pickup is America’s bestselling vehicle for the 35th straight year while also being America’s bestselling truck for the 40th straight year.

Before getting into the sales numbers of the Ford F Series and the closest competitors, I should explain how Ford can claim this title before all of the automakers have reported their numbers. Over the course of the past decade or so, the top 5 bestselling vehicles in the United States haven’t changed much, with the Ford F Series being chased by the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ram pickup, the Toyota Camry, the Toyota Corolla, the Honda Accord and a few other small vehicles – none of which ever get within a quarter of a million units of the Ford F Series.

The only vehicle was truly has even a remote chance of catching the Ford F Series at the beginning of the year is the Chevrolet Silverado, and with the F Series beating the Silverado by some 246,000 units – Ford doesn’t need to see the sales numbers from most automakers to know that the F Series is the bestselling vehicle in America.

2016 Ford F Series Sales
In 2016, Ford sold 820,799 examples of their F Series pickup, which includes the F150, F250, F350, F450 and F550, with the vast majority of those sales coming from the F150 and to a lesser extent – the F250 and F350. Unfortunately, Ford does not break down the F Series sales by the different truck sizes (nor do GM or FCA), so we don’t know the exact number of F150s or F250s sold, we know that no automaker sold more of a specific vehicle line than the Ford F Series.

In fact, Ford sold more F Series trucks in the US than some major brands sold vehicles as a whole.

Top 5 Bestselling Vehicles in America for 2016:
Ford F Series - 820,799
Chevrolet Silverado - 574,876 (796,556 with the GMC Sierra)
Ram Pickup - 450,122
Toyota Camry - 388,618
Toyota Corolla - 378,210

In claiming the 2016 title as the bestselling vehicle in America, Ford has now held that title with the F Series for 35 consecutive years, dating back to 1981.

Also, with the F Series beating the Silverado once again, the full sized Ford has now led the truck segment sales race for 40 consecutive years – with 1977 marking the last time that Chevy beat Ford in the truck sales race. Also, as illustrated above, even when you add in the GMC Sierra lineup to the Silverado numbers, the full sized Ford trucks still outsold the full sized GM trucks.


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