Here are the Bestselling Trucks in America for 2016
The Ford F Series is the bestselling vehicle in America for the 35th consecutive year while also being the bestselling truck in America for the 40th straight year thanks to over 800,000 units sold during 2016. We talked about this in our piece announcing the F Series as the bestselling vehicle in America and we also pointed out that the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram Pickup were the 2nd and 3rd bestselling vehicles in America – giving big trucks the podium spots in the US annual sales race once again.
Today, we bring you a look at the rest of the pickup truck segment in the United States for 2016, including both larger full size trucks and the smaller mid-sized models.
Big Trucks Take the Top Spot Spots
In the piece about the bestselling vehicles in America yesterday, we talked about the Ford F Series, the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram Pickup – which claimed the top three spots in the US sales race for 2016. Ford sold 820,799 examples of the F Series, Chevrolet sold 574,876 examples of the Silverado and Ram sold 450,122 examples of their full size truck, so there was really no competition between each of the top three trucks.
The Toyota Camry is 4th on that list, so we didn’t discuss any other trucks in that piece – but the “other” half ton GM truck (the GMC Sierra) ranked 4th in the truck race with 221,680 units.
In other words, the Detroit automakers had each of the top four bestselling trucks in America and they were all full size trucks – with a total of 2.067,477 “big trucks” sold by the Big 3.
The other two full size trucks sold in America are the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan, and with 115,489 Tundras sold last year, Toyota’s big truck finished 6th on the truck list while the Nissan Titan finished 11th with just 21,880.
Tacoma Dominates the Mid-Sized Segment
Full size trucks may have claimed the top 4 spots and 5 out of the top 6, but with 191,631 units sold last year, the Toyota Tacoma was the bestselling mid-sized truck and the 5th bestselling truck overall. Although the Tacoma was far behind the next closest full size truck, the smaller Toyota stomped all of the in-class competitors.
The Chevrolet Colorado moved 108,725 units, ranking it 7th on the truck list and 2nd among mid-sized trucks while the Nissan Frontier was one spot behind the Colorado in each measure with 86,926 trucks sold last year. The Colorado’s cousin from GMC – the Canyon – was 9th on the truck list and 3rd among mid-sized trucks, followed by the Honda Ridgeline with 23,667 (10th overall, 4th among mid-sized trucks and the aforementioned Nissan Titan with 21,880 units sold.
In total, these 11 trucks combined to account for 2,653,244 trucks sold in 2016. 2,204,846 of those are full size trucks while the other 448,398 are mid-sized while 2,213,651 were sold by American companies and 439,593 were from Japanese companies.