Little Movement in Full-Size Truck Sales as Ford F-Series Continues to Dominate [Sales]

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2016 Ford F-150 Lariat

There’s an old saying that nothing is certain except death and taxes. One more should be added to that list: that the Ford F-Series will be the best selling full-size truck in the United States.

Ford sold a healthy 65,500 copies of their ubiquitous truck, 3.3 percent more than in September of 2014. For the year, sales are at 629,951, a 1.5 percent increase over the same time last year.

To put it into perspective, the 65,500 sales number means that Ford sold approximately 2,112 trucks per day. That’s per day. Breaking it down further, that’s 88 per hour, or 1.47 trucks per minute. Absolutely staggering.

Not that the Chevrolet Silverado is far behind. The big Chevy had a solid month with 51,647 sold, a 10 percent increase over September 2014. For the year, sales are 492,551 for a 14.8 percent increase, the best in the field.

For the math fans out there, that’s a mere 1,666 per day, or 69 per hour, for a measly 1.16 trucks per minute. It’s like they aren’t even trying.

Topping off the big three is the Ram pickup, which had a good month of sales with 40,931 for the month, a three percent increase. Yearly sales increased three percent for a total of 371,574.

It’s only fair to point out that the Ram sold 1,320 per day, 55 per hour and 0.92 per minute, not even a full truck. They’ve got some work to do.

GMC sold 18,521 Sierras for a 0.2 percent loss over September 2014. For the year, 180,174 Sierras left GMC dealerships, a stout 8.6 percent increase.

By the way, Toyota and Nissan still make full size trucks.

Oct 2015 # Oct ’15/’14 % YTD 2015 # YTD ’15/’14 %
Ford F-Series 65,500 3.3% 629,951 1.5%
Chevrolet Silverado 51,647 10.0% 492,551 14.8%
Ram 40,931 3.0% 371,574 3.0%
GMC Sierra 18,521 -0.2% 180,174 8.6%
Toyota Tundra 9,514 -0.1% 99,140 0.8%
Nissan Titan 882 -10.9% 10,403 -2.6%

 

As proof, check out this TFLtruck video review of the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro:

John’s love of cars started an early age. He bought his first issue of Road & Track at age 12, and has wanted to be an automotive writer ever since. He believes in the old adage that it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. When not writing about cars, John is a professional computer geek and lives with his wife and dogs on the high plains of Wyoming.