2021 Ford F-150 Limited
Look no further than last year’s best-selling automobiles for evidence of this America’s love for pickups.
Led by trucks from Detroit automakers, pickups made up five of the industry’s top ten best-selling vehicles in 2020, despite rising prices and the coronavirus pandemic.
Ford Motors The F-Series truck maintained its decades of sales dominance, followed by pickups of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. The top three best-selling pickups accounted for about 13% of the 14.5 million vehicles expected to be sold in the U.S. last year.
“Pickup trucks have been very successful. They handled this pandemic so well,” Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at Edmunds auto research firm, told CNBC. “They’ve all boosted their respective businesses. The Detroit companies in particular have kept business afloat pretty well.”
As sales to commercial and other fleet customers during the Coronavirus pandemicAutomakers touted retail customers who were buying pickups as fast as they could produce them in 2020. The companies still are Attempt to replenish inventory After shutting down their North American plants for around two months last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It was amazing. It was like pulling a rabbit out of your hat. I think automakers were basically wizards at truck sales this year,” said Jeff Schuster, president of LMC Automotive in America. “It’s been a remarkable year for trucks.”
Ford’s F-Series, which includes the F-150 and its larger siblings, remained America’s best-selling vehicle for the 39th timeStraight Year and best-selling truck in the industry for the 44th consecutive year. GM’s Chevrolet Silverado regained its silver medal position after falling to third behind Fiat Chrysler’s Ram pickup in 2019.
Newcomers to the top 10 best-selling vehicles last year included GM’s GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tacoma, which outbid the Toyota Corolla compact car. Compared to 2019, the Corolla and Nissan Rogue dropped from the sales list, taking sixth place in 2019.
Here is the full list of America’s 10 Best Selling Vehicles in 2020:
1. Ford F-series (Sales of 787,422 units, 12.2% less than 2019)
Jim Farley, Ford CEO, takes off his mask at the Ford Built for America event at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant on September 17, 2020 in Dearborn, Michigan.
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2. Chevrolet Silverado (594,094, plus 3.2%)
2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss
Source: General Motors
3. Ram pickup (563,676, minus 11%)
2019 Ram 1500
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4. Toyota RAV4 (430,387, minus 3.9%)
2018 Toyota Rav 4 exhibited at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on March 29, 2018.
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5. Honda CR-V (333,502, minus 13.2%)
6. Toyota Camry (294,348, minus 12.7%)
Toyota Camry TRD
7. Chevrolet Equinox (270,994, minus 21.7%)
A Chevrolet Equinox SUV is shown on the production line at SAIC-GM’s WIC manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China on April 7, 2017.
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8. Honda Civic (261,225, minus 19.8%)
2021 Honda Civic Sedan
9. GMC Sierra (253,016, up 8.9%)
2021 GMC Sierra HD pickup
10. Toyota Tacoma (238,806, minus 4%)
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD off-road