Domestic manufacturers enjoyed a good year for heavy-duty pickup sales in 2012. PickupTrucks.com has taken a close look at exactly how those sales broke down between each manufacturer and between three-quarter and one-ton pickups. Ford sold some 67,786 F-250 Super Duty models last year with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD falling just behind at 56,359 units. The Ram 2500 HD came in third at 41,918, while the GMC Sierra 2500 HD earned itself fourth place with 27,616 deliveries. While Ford held onto the top spot in the one-ton market, Ram easily nailed down second place by selling more 3500 HD models last year than General Motors sold Silverado 3500 HD and Sierra 3500 HD trucks combined.

So, did GM manage to sell more trucks than Ford with its two brands? Very nearly. Ford sold a total of 119,338 heavy-duty pickups to GM's 111,555. Ram, meanwhile, moved a distant 77,583. But perhaps more interesting is the diesel take rate in this segment. PickupTrucks.com says 80 percent of all domestic one-ton trucks roll from the dealer lot with a turbo-diesel under the hood. Head over to the site for a closer look at the breakdown.


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      rmkensington
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the end Ford and GM still did very well. Who cares if one is only 10% higher than the other?
      ArtPosh
      • 1 Year Ago
      The reason Ford continue to out-sell GM is the Fords continue to breakdown/rust/fall apart years before GM Trucks, hence the need of replacement vehicles.
        EXP Jawa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ArtPosh
        Data please? If what you say is true, customers would have to be willingly buying an inferior product over and over again. I expect that isn\'t the case...
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          Come on, you should know people who just blindly hate what brand or the other don't actually have data to back their claims lol.
          EXP Jawa
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          Oh, I know. But that\'s what makes it fun to call them out on it!
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ArtPosh
        Yes because that is why my 04 F150 with nearly 127,000 miles still ran and drove like the day I bought(actually, even better!). I sold it for 7k in 2010. The only rust was a nick on the roof and it was just the beginning of surface rust. The interior held up well(better than the current models), and did not rattle. The only reason I sold the truck was because it was attached to a bad time in life, and it needed to go. I also had just purchased a 2010 Supercrew and had my grandfathers 02 as well, which, by the way, is doing just fine still to this day thank you very much.
        fragmit50
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ArtPosh
        *citation needed
      rapidrunner
      • 1 Year Ago
      i love the 2014 silverdo and gmc denali.the new interior is great.. good job GM
      Wm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a strong feeling that the same people vocal that there is nothing wrong with counting Chevrolet and GMC sales into one number think it is absolutely wrong for Toyota to be counting the Prius, Prius C, Prius V and Plug-in Prius into one number. What ever happened the idea that GM is now valuing profit over absolute sales. Oh yeah, they trail there too. They would have lost money in 2012 if it wasn't for tax shuffling/restating. http://beta.fool.com/thebargainbin/2013/02/26/deceptive-earnings-car-company/25129/?ticker=GM&source=eogyholnk0000001
      foregolf60
      • 1 Year Ago
      They seperate GMC and Chevorlet while in fact they go down the same assembly line. It is a just a trim package or GM would outsell ford trucks every year.
        carnut0913
        • 1 Year Ago
        @foregolf60
        "Ford sold a total of 119,338 heavy-duty pickups to GM's 111,555" your statement is well made only in reference to the 2500 level of HD. Obviously, Ford sold almost twice as many 3500 as GM combined.
        BahamaTodd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @foregolf60
        This. GM sold more pickups than Ford - plain and simple. GM: 481,241 Ford: 462,524 If Ford can combine their 1/2 ton and HD trucks which are completely different its only fair that we can combine GM's trucks which even share the same interiors across the entire line.
          EXP Jawa
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BahamaTodd
          If you\'re comparing competing model to competing model, then sure. If you\'re comparing trucks sold by one brand to trucks sold by another brand, then it\'s a different thing entirely. It\'s all how you want to manipulate the numbers. Lies, damned lies, & statistics...
      houseiowapark
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you want a real work truck, don't buy a Toyota AKA Toy truck.
        Jackie Ashley Wolf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @houseiowapark
        Except the Hilux.
        F_Monk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @houseiowapark
        @jlauth: You do know that Toyota outsourced the building of the frames to Dana, an American company, at an American plant, utilizing american workers, right? They've admitted to not rustproofing the steel correctly (if at all).
      • 1 Year Ago
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        billfrombuckhead
        • 1 Year Ago
        General Motors made a combined 111,555 pickup trucks as Chevys and GMCs. How is that lying?
        Justin Brock
        • 1 Year Ago
        GM simply chooses to sell a variety of truck models through two brands, as opposed to Ford doing it with one. Whereas you can buy something like a Ford F150 Lariat, to get the same kind of "glitz" from GM, you buy a GMC Sierra Denali. Simply put, if you only compare Chevrolet to Ford or GMC to Ford, you're not comparing apples to apples. There are F150 trims with which Chevrolet doesn't have a competing model, but GMC does. So it makes sense to group the two GM truck brands together in order to compare as full a range of trim levels as possible.
        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        Bla bla bla bla bla, Laser\'s at it again. Just a few days ago you told us how Ram was on the verge of eating GM alive and move to the Number 2 slot. Just more babble from Ford\'s number 1 cry baby.
        apcc538
        • 1 Year Ago
        putz
      khawg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep buying those Fords it keeps me working building transmissions.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think most heavy duty truck buyers buy their trucks base on which company they prefer. Unless something goes horrible wrong with their current trucks, they hardly make a switch between brands. It's like any other vehicle, this is probably people keep buying those ugly hondas and toyotas when there are better cars out there to choose from.
        houseiowapark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        I know a lot of people who woke up and realized there are some great cars with a good American name. Well made and drive so much better than that foreign junk.
      txswalker
      • 1 Year Ago
      My ford super duty is going on 13 years old and almost 400,000 miles and I only had to change the alternator and the ac compressor. Heck I just changed the serpentine belt not because it broke but just to be safe. I think I'll try another 2-3 years and then seen about buying another one. If I do it will be another ford.
      Wm
      • 1 Year Ago
      So when it comes to 1 ton duty truck GM trails by a big margin. Ram out sold Chevy and GMC combined by nearly 30%! Ford and Ram are taking 76% of the 1 ton market share.
        Thipps
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wm
        I honestly think people are buying the cummings that happens to be wrapped in a Ram....From the guys i know that have them they purchased the truck based on the Cummings engine. im not saying all but i think a surprising amount of buyers did the same
          jokinok1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Thipps
          My ideal truck would be a Ford with a Cummins diesel and an Allison transmission.
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is like bragging about how many turds you left this week.
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