Toyota Tacoma is Still Leading in Sales, But Chevy Colorado Numbers Improved in a Bigger Way (March Sales Report)

July 2018 midsize truck sales

The Toyota Tacoma is still handily leading the midsize truck sales charts in the United States in March 2019. Tacoma sales are still improving by a healthy margin (12.6% growth over last year). However, competition is getting more intense.

The Chevy Colorado grew sales by 16.1% in the first quarter of 2019. The midsize Chevrolet still has a long way to go to catch the Tacoma, but the gap is shrinking ever so slightly. On the other hand, the GMC Canyon declined in sales.

Ford says their Q1 2019 sales report will be published in the morning of Apr 4th, 2019. Once it is, we will add it to this table to see exactly how the new Ford Ranger is doing.

The Nissan Frontier declined in sales compared to last year, but it’s still selling a very respectable 7,868 trucks in a month.

Interestingly, the Honda Ridgeline had a positive month in March, as the pickup increased sales in March by 4.2%.

The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator does not officially go on sale until May 2019, but Jeep has already built/sold 123 trucks for their own promotional purposes. We will keep watching this space.

2019 March Sales – Midsize Pickup Trucks

Mar 2019 #Mar 2019/2018YTD 2019 #YTD 2019/2018 %
Toyota Tacoma22,79812.6%58,1838.2%
Chevy Colorado11,164 (avg)16.1%33,49416.1%
Nissan Frontier7,868-11.9%20,221-11.4%
Ford Ranger3,140 (avg)New9,421New
Honda Ridgeline2,8044.2%6,952-0.8%
GMC Canyon2,318 (avg)-3.6%6,954-3.6%
Jeep Gladiator43New123New
  • Ford and GM are reporting sales on a quarterly basis. GM published their results today, and Ford will publish on Apr 4, 2019.