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America's 17 Favorite Pickup Trucks

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The consumer market for pickup trucks in the United States has changed considerably in the last few decades. Once predominantly used as work vehicles in occupations like farming, landscaping, and the trades, pickups have surged in popularity as family vehicles and daily drivers. And automakers have adapted accordingly.

Unlike most trucks of the 1980s and 1990s, many of today’s pickups are available with luxury interiors and high-tech infotainment systems and can comfortably seat five adults. The Ford F-150, for example, now has a cab that accounts for 63% of the truck’s overall length, down from 36% when it was first introduced in the 1970’s, according to analysis by Axios. Fuel economy has also improved. According to estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency, pickups get an average of about 20 miles per gallon, up from just under 12 MPG in 1975. (Here is a look at the 20 most fuel-efficient new SUVs.)

As pickups have evolved to accommodate a larger market, sales have skyrocketed. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported 48.3 million pickup truck registrations in 2019, a 71% increase from 28.3 million in 1995. Today, each of the three best selling vehicles in the United States are pickup trucks.

Using 2022 vehicle sales figures compiled by GoodCarBadCar, 24/7 Wall St. identified the most popular pickup trucks in America. We ranked 17 mass production pickup truck models available in the U.S. by total sales in the 2022 calendar year.

Competition among automakers in the pickup segment has also ramped up in recent years – and exactly how long the dominant models on this list can retain their market share remains to be seen. Several name plates on this list, including the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, are brand new, introduced for the first time within the last two years. Meanwhile, trucks like the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tundra have recently been redesigned for a new generation, revitalizing their brand and fueling a year-over-year boom in sales. (Here is a look at the most dependable car brand in America.)

Click here to see America’s favorite pickup trucks.

17. GMC Hummer EV
> Total sales in 2022: 854 units (0.2% of all GMC sales)
> Change from 2021: N/A
> Best sales month in 2022: July; 137 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $87,000

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16. Rivian R1T
> Total sales in 2022: 9,900 units (72.3% of all Rivian sales)
> Change from 2021: N/A
> Best sales month in 2022: N/A
> Base model MSRP: $73,000

15. Nissan Titan
> Total sales in 2022: 15,064 units (2.2% of all Nissan sales)
> Change from 2021: -45.0% year-over-year (-12,342 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: March; 2,309 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $39,700

14. GMC Canyon
> Total sales in 2022: 27,821 units (5.4% of all GMC sales)
> Change from 2021: +15.3% year-over-year (+3,696 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: August; 2,649 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $26,800

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13. Hyundai Santa Cruz
> Total sales in 2022: 36,480 units (5.1% of all Hyundai sales)
> Change from 2021: +278.7% year-over-year (+26,846 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: June; 3,502 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $25,700

12. Honda Ridgeline
> Total sales in 2022: 42,762 units (4.9% of all Honda sales)
> Change from 2021: +3.4% year-over-year (+1,407 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: August; 4,381 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $38,800

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11. Ford Ranger
> Total sales in 2022: 56,987 units (3.2% of all Ford sales)
> Change from 2021: -39.9% year-over-year (-37,768 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: March; 6,276 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $27,400

10. Ford Maverick
> Total sales in 2022: 74,370 units (4.2% of all Ford sales)
> Change from 2021: +460.9% year-over-year (+61,112 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: April; 9,537 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $22,195

9. Nissan Frontier
> Total sales in 2022: 76,185 units (11.2% of all Nissan sales)
> Change from 2021: +25.5% year-over-year (+15,488 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: March; 8,066 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $29,190

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8. Jeep Gladiator
> Total sales in 2022: 77,855 units (11.4% of all Jeep sales)
> Change from 2021: -13.2% year-over-year (-11,857 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: ; units sold
> Base model MSRP: $38,775

7. Chevrolet Colorado
> Total sales in 2022: 89,197 units (5.9% of all Chevrolet sales)
> Change from 2021: +22.2% year-over-year (+16,189 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: August; 8,341 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $26,135

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6. Toyota Tundra
> Total sales in 2022: 94,429 units (5.4% of all Toyota sales)
> Change from 2021: +15.2% year-over-year (+12,470 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: March; 10,960 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $37,865

5. Toyota Tacoma
> Total sales in 2022: 215,853 units (12.3% of all Toyota sales)
> Change from 2021: -14.5% year-over-year (-36,637 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: July; 23,917 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $27,750

4. GMC Sierra
> Total sales in 2022: 241,521 units (46.7% of all GMC sales)
> Change from 2021: -3.0% year-over-year (-7,402 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: December; 25,104 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $37,200

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3. Ram Pickup
> Total sales in 2022: 468,344 units (85.9% of all Ram sales)
> Change from 2021: -17.8% year-over-year (-101,045 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: March; 45,762 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $30,235

2. Chevrolet Silverado
> Total sales in 2022: 520,936 units (34.4% of all Chevrolet sales)
> Change from 2021: -1.7% year-over-year (-8,829 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: December; 49,196 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $36,300

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1. Ford F-Series
> Total sales in 2022: 653,957 units (37.1% of all Ford sales)
> Change from 2021: -9.9% year-over-year (-72,046 units)
> Best sales month in 2022: December; 75,076 units sold
> Base model MSRP: $34,445

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