3rd Quarter 2020 Pickup Truck Sales: Ram Outsells Chevy

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Covid-19, plant shutdowns, scarce inventory levels, what else could go wrong? Yet, when the smoke cleared on the 3rd quarter pickup sales, many did better this quarter than they did in the same quarter of 2019.

The big surprise was Ram snuck up on Silverado in the 3rd quarter, however, that was not enough to put the Ram in second place for the year. Chevy has about a 6,000 truck lead through nine months of 2020. This could be a photo finish.

Ford took the Q3 sales crown by a large margin, as usual.

Here are your 3rd quarter 2020 truck sales and how each of them did versus Q3 of 2019:

1. Ford F-series 221,647 Up 3.5%
2. Ram Pickup 156,156 Down 3.4%
3. Chevy Silverado 147,484 Down 5.1%
4. GMC Sierra 67,812 67,812
5. Toyota Tacoma 58,920 Down 10.4%
6. Ford Ranger 28,350 Up 8.2%
7. Toyota Tundra 27,934 Down 11.5%
8. Chevy Colorado 27,255 Down 13.8%
9. Nissan Frontier 25,184 Up 63.9%
10. Jeep Gladiator 22,163 Up 37.4%
11. Honda Ridgeline 8,607 Up 2.7%
12. Nissan Titan 7,207 Down 2.4%
13. GMC Canyon 6,474 Down 12.9%
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Good morning Jerry,
Looking at the Tacoma sales. What do you attribute the decline to?
The Car Pro
Probably a couple of things….I suspect production was down in Q3 and I know for sure the dealers were short on inventory in August and most of September.

It would appear that Ranger is coming on strong and probably took some Tacoma sales away.

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Jerry Reynolds