Chart Of The Day: The Best-Selling Vehicles of January

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
chart of the day the best selling vehicles of january

Wherever you fall in America’s cultural geography, you have to cop to one cold, hard truth: trucks sell. In fact, in a market experiencing such odd automotive sales phenomena as no Honda Accord in the top ten, Altima taking second in the D-Segment and a Compact CUV in the top six, it almost seems like the only sure thing anymore is the F-Series and Silverado selling at or above 30k units per month. Whether you find that fact comforting or troubling, you’ll be sure to want to know the truck’s secret to success… which you’ll find just below the fold (along with a more extensive best-sellers chart).

It’s gotta be the marketing!

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  • JMII JMII on Feb 04, 2011

    Who is buying all these trucks? Seriously this makes almost no sense: housing marketing in the dumps, semi costly gas, plenty of good used vehicles available. Mommy driving SUVs, CUVs and minivans... and CR-Vs it seems. Everyone else driving Camrys or Corollas. So once again who is buying all these trucks? Mike Rowe want-a-bes? Also shouldn't the Silverado and Sierra be combined? They are the same darn thing with a different grill.

    • MrDot MrDot on Feb 04, 2011

      There's always going to be a need for work trucks. Now that the economy is supposedly picking up, perhaps there's some pent-up demand as businesses look to update their fleets after holding off for the past couple of years.

  • MattfromOz MattfromOz on Feb 05, 2011

    Hey guys, As a complement to this article here is the Top 50 best selling models in January: Enjoy! Matt

  • ToolGuy CXXVIII comments?!?
  • ToolGuy I did truck things with my truck this past week, twenty-odd miles from home (farther than usual). Recall that the interior bed space of my (modified) truck is 98" x 74". On the ride home yesterday the bed carried a 20 foot extension ladder (10 feet long, flagged 14 inches past the rear bumper), two other ladders, a smallish air compressor, a largish shop vac, three large bins, some materials, some scrap, and a slew of tool cases/bags. It was pretty full, is what I'm saying.The range of the Cybertruck would have been just fine. Nothing I carried had any substantial weight to it, in truck terms. The frunk would have been extremely useful (lock the tool cases there, out of the way of the Bed Stuff, away from prying eyes and grasping fingers -- you say I can charge my cordless tools there? bonus). Stainless steel plus no paint is a plus.Apparently the Cybertruck bed will be 78" long (but over 96" with the tailgate folded down) and 60-65" wide. And then Tesla promises "100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars." Underbed storage requires the bed to be clear of other stuff, but bottom line everything would have fit, especially when we consider the second row of seats (tools and some materials out of the weather).Some days I was hauling mostly air on one leg of the trip. There were several store runs involved, some for 8-foot stock. One day I bummed a ride in a Roush Mustang. Three separate times other drivers tried to run into my truck (stainless steel panels, yes please). The fuel savings would be large enough for me to notice and to care.TL;DR: This truck would work for me, as a truck. Sample size = 1.
  • Art Vandelay Dodge should bring this back. They could sell it as the classic classic classic model
  • Surferjoe Still have a 2013 RDX, naturally aspirated V6, just can't get behind a 4 banger turbo.Also gloriously absent, ESS, lane departure warnings, etc.
  • ToolGuy Is it a genuine Top Hand? Oh, I forgot, I don't care. 🙂