The numbers are officially in for 2011, and once again, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler sold more pickup trucks than any other model. The Ford F-Series was the top-selling vehicle through November of last year with 516,639 units rolling off of dealer lots. That number handily trounces the Chevrolet Silverado in second place with 367,343 units sold. The Ford Escape and Ford Fusion fell into third and fourth places, respectively, leaving Ram Trucks to fill out the top five domestic automaker-built vehicles, with 218,750 units.

All told, GM took five spots on the list while Ford walked away with four. Chrysler only managed to crack the top 10 with its Ram offerings. Overall, American automakers sold over 1 million pickup trucks last year, proving that in the land of (still) cheap fuel, The pickup truck remains king. Hit the jump for the complete top 10 list, complete with sales figures through November.

1. Ford F-Series: 516,639

2. Chevrolet Silverado: 367,343

3. Ford Escape: 228,719

4. Ford Fusion: 226,445

5. Ram pickups: 218,750

6. Chevrolet Cruze: 215,057

7. Chevrolet Malibu: 191,774

8. Chevrolet Equinox: 175,079

9. Ford Focus: 161,436

10. Chevrolet Impala 160,955


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      dodie1990
      • 2 Years Ago
      People like full size V-8 powereed rear drive vehicles. Your only choice is a truck. Looks like[people are making their choices known and it isn't a little micro-mini euro car.
      sdowns1470
      • 2 Years Ago
      My mom and I went to Moab and Salt Lake City in August 2011. We rented our car in Salt Lake City and drove four hours to Moab, where we stayed for five days. Our rental car was a silver 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT, it worked wonderfully, was confusing at first, but as we drove around to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, we got used to it. I am not old enough to drive a rental car, so my mom was the driver. We then went back to salt lake city and stayed at a Comfort Suites near the airport for a few days. Then we got back on the plane to go back home. Last month, my mom had to get a new car. The old one, a 2003 Ford Focus ZTW wagon, had had $1800 in repairs and she decided enough was enough. So, we went to our local Ford dealer and she go the new car a 2012 Ford Focus SE sedan with the super fuel economy package for less than Focus wagon, odd. It is now a month old and works wonderfull. Its transmission is quieter than the Focus wagon and the ride is a lot smoother as well.
      AndyMidd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is the US the only country in the world where a pick-up truck is both the number 1 and number 2 best seller?
      bh
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this has already been brought up in all of the comments, but why are you printing November's sales numbers in January and treating them like they're the full 2011 results? You do appear to know what they're the data for.
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      no no thank, i dont like ford truck F-150 to up
      Ron
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it's interesting that in the article about Detroit's best selling DOMESTIC models, the photo chosen to represent the Ford Focus is of a station wagon model that isn't even available in the States...
      JamesJ
      • 3 Years Ago
      So when are they going post the annual/monthly sales of all brands? They usually have it posted on the 1st of every month.
      Hey Bitch ;)
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a Chevy Tahoe. AMAZING truck! I bought it new in 08' and it only had ONE recall. It was for a passenger side door lock mechanism. No problems at all. Also the 100K mile warranty is a huge attraction.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        merlot066
        • 3 Years Ago
        No, it's OBVIOUS that they aren't. Haven't you seen Ford's "We Own Work" statistics. The Impala and maybe the Malibu are the only fleet queens on that list.
      SooooRight
      • 3 Years Ago
      All union made and if I learned one thing from the union workers in Wisconsin, it's that I don't ever want to buy anything that supports a Union.
        Mchicha
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        There is nothing wrong with unions if they are governed properly. In a global economy, they need to work in tandem with industry to protect their jobs their companies and the countries global competitiveness. UAW seems to have learnt its lesson given Chevrolet can manufacture the Sonic in the United States at a profit.
        Oceanblue78
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        In the near future you may have no choice. Look I think they are whiners too..my butt works at Bass pro Shops and I make 9 bucks an hr and probably work harder than they do. But that kind of attitude sends our economy and our country into the toilet. Let them be who they are, they will have to answer for it one day(the ones who do wrong at least).
          rlog100
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Oceanblue78
          @Sea Urchin, They made about $10 more than their counterparts in non-union plants. If you're including the load for the pensioners, that make a different because they actually have some. Both the $10 difference and most the pensioners are going away eventually since they outnumber active workers about 4 to 1. But they can't live forever. About this perception GM is functioning on taxpayer money, the $30 bln give or take that the government stands to lose is only a small percentage of one year's operating costs.
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        One thing I've learned is people who are incapable of knowing the difference between public sector and private sector unions don't deserve fresh air.
        09GT
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        So you wouldn't buy a German-built BMW/Mercedes/VW/Audi - because they are "union-built"?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wrong. They aren't built in Italy, you moron.
          • 3 Years Ago
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      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Say what you want about the Impala but that car has worn well and earned it's spot as a winner. I looked at one last week while getting an oil change and it's not a bad car "after all these years".
        MJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Renaurd
        What advantage does it have over any other car on the market...I will give you a hint. NONE.
          MJC
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MJC
          Good points, but other than a front bench seat, you can also get the same things from a far superior Malibu.
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