Trucks: America can’t get enough of them. With fresh choices in the compact space and a constant crop of new electric contenders, deciding which truck to buy is harder than ever. But even as the segment grows with shiny new pickups, the top of the heap remains the same – Ford, GM, and Ram still rule.
Only three U.S.-only pickups are among the top 15 in total 2022 sales. As Lordstown rolled out its first electric truck, the company delivered fewer than 50 units that year – and mostly to fleets. GMC, predictably, moved just 854 examples of the new Hummer EV in its first full sales year, while the Nissan Titan dated for the end of the year with more than 15,000 units delivered amid rumors of its cancellation. is limping.
In Rivian’s first full year of production, the company produced 24,337 examples of its electric R1T pickup and managed to deliver a healthy 20,332 units to customers – just enough to crack the top 15. This is a huge improvement.
GMC sees a healthy increase in Canyon sales for 2022, thanks in part to a very significant facelift a year ago. The midsize pickup was delivered to 15 percent more homes this year, with GMC moving 27,819 Valleys in 2022, up from 24,125 last year. A substantial redesign is underway which should boost sales.
The pint-sized Santa Cruz saw a sharp improvement in sales for 2022. Hyundai delivered 26,840 units of the Santa Cruz this year as against just 10,000 units last year. That represents a 263 percent increase — not too bad.
The Honda Ridgeline was another movement this year with the automaker delivering 42,762 units of the recently updated truck. The figure represents a 3.4 percent increase in sales over last year, when Honda sold 41,355 units.
With the arrival of other F-150 variants like the Maverick and Lightning, the Ranger sees a projected decline in sales for 2022. Ford delivered only 57,005 units this year as against 94,755 units last year, marking a decline of 39.8 percent. . Like the Valley, though, a major redesign will be coming to dealers soon.
The Ford Maverick saw strong growth in its first full sales year. The company delivered 74,370 units of the compact pickup compared to just 13,258 examples in 2021, an increase of 460.9 percent. He even killed his brother Ranger.
The 2022 launch of the new Nissan Frontier was successful. Nissan is expected to deliver 76,183 examples of the truck in 2022 compared to 60,693 examples the company sold last year. That’s a healthy 25.5 percent increase and puts Frontier in the top 10 for the year.
While it’s not the newest or most talked-about truck on this list, Jeep still managed to move 77,855 examples of the Gladiator in 2022. That represents a 13 percent drop from last year, but that’s not unexpected for a truck. It hasn’t changed much since its inception.
Along with its cousin, the GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado received a minor facelift for 2022 that helped it grow 22 percent for the year. Chevrolet delivered 89,197 examples of the Colorado this year, compared to 73,008 in 2021.
The new and much-improved Toyota Tundra helps boost full-size pickup sales in 2022. With 104,246 units delivered this year, the Tundra broke the six-figure sales barrier for the first time in two years and saw growth of 26.8 percent. Percentage over previous year.
Toyota delivered 237,323 examples of the Tacoma in 2022. Still, the figure represents a 6.3 percent drop from last year, when Toyota delivered 252,520 examples.
The full-size Sierra — both light and heavy-duty versions — saw a slight drop in sales for 2022 even after the minor facelift. Pickups fell from 248,924 units in 2021 to 241,522 examples this year, a decrease of 1.2 percent. Still, the Sierra Line is one of the top four best-selling trucks in the country.
Compared to the next-best Sierra, Ram’s light and heavy-duty pickups outsold GMC by 227,000 units. Ram delivered 468,344 trucks in 2022, which still represents a 16 percent decline from the previous year, in which the company sold more than 569,000 examples.
Sales of Chevrolet’s Silverado line fell only slightly in 2022, falling to 523,249 from 529,765 last year. This is a very modest 1.2 percent decrease. And yet, the Silverado is still the second best-selling truck in the country with more than half a million examples sold and it even has a new face to boot.
Still the number one selling truck for the 46th consecutive year, Ford delivered 653,957 examples of the F-Series in 2022 – including 15,617 trucks with the all-electric Lightning, which went on sale in May. That overall figure is actually a 9.9 percent drop from last year, in which Ford sold more than 726,000 examples of the F-150.
Best Selling Trucks of 2022
- Ford F-Series: 653,957
- Chevrolet Silverado: 523,249
- Ram Pickups: 468,344
- GMC Sierra: 241,522
- Toyota Tacoma: 237,323
- Toyota Tundra: 104,246
- Chevrolet Colorado: 89,197
- Jeep Gladiator: 77,855
- Nissan Frontier: 76,183
- Ford Maverick: 74,370
- Ford Ranger: 57,005
- Honda Ridgeline: 42,762
- Hyundai Santa Cruz: 36,480
- GMC Valley: 27,819
- Rivian R1T: 20,332
- Nissan Titan: 15,063
- GMC Hummer EV: 854
- Lordstown Endurance: >50