Toyota Tacoma Declines, Chevy Colorado Gains in January 2017 Sales [Midsize]

2017 honda ridgeline tacoma frontier canyon gmc nissan toyota comparison review
Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline

Toyota Tacoma remains the number one selling midsize pickup truck in January of 2017, but sees its sales decline by -1.6% when compared to January of 2016. On the other hand, Chevy Colorado had a great month with a 16.4% increase. The same cannot be said for Colorado’s close cousin, the GMC Canyon. The Canyon registered a sizable decrease in sales. Canyon’s slide was nowhere near the Nissan Frontier’s sales slump of -39.4%. Frontier, the oldest pickup in the group, continues to have turbulent sales results throughout the year. The new Honda Ridgeline is comfortably in fourth place after selling 2,681 units.

Jan 2017 # Jan 2017/2016 YTD 2017 # YTD 2017/2016 %
Toyota Tacoma 12,509 -1.6% 12,509 -1.6%
Chevrolet Colorado 6,413 16.4% 6,413 16.4%
Nissan Frontier 3,857 -39.4% 3,857 -39.4%
Honda Ridgeline 2,681 NEW 2,681 NEW
GMC Canyon 2,059 -9.3% 2,059 -9.3%

While it’s difficult to beat a half-ton pickup truck on power, capability, and interior comfort – the midsizers continue to stay relevant. We are all eagerly awaiting the 2017 Colorado ZR2 off-road truck. Further down the line are the confirmed 2019 Ford Ranger and (still unconfirmed) 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup trucks.

Stay tuned, as we are getting ready to test the 2017 Chevy Colorado with the 3.6L V6 and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

If you are still pondering the choice between a midsize and full-size trucks, here is our recent video on the pro and cons between the 2017 Nissan Titan and the 2017 Nissan Frontier.