• Jan 6, 2014
The Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2013. Shocking, we know. Ford's pickup has held onto this spot for the last 32 years, and has had the honor of being the country's best-selling truck for 37 years.

To no one's surprise, the Chevrolet Silverado took second place in 2013, with America's best-selling car, the Toyota Camry, landing in third. This one-two-three lineup is the same as what we saw in 2012, and honestly, the rest of the 2013 list is very similar to the previous year, too. No cars were added or removed from the list, but many vehicles moved up or down a few spots.

The big news for 2013 was just how drastically truck sales increased, with the F-Series, Silverado and Ram posting increases of 148,086, 62,102 and 62,310 units, respectively. (Ford moved a whopping 793,402 F-Series models in 2013 – that's like selling one every 40 seconds.) Of the other vehicles on the list, the one with the largest year-over-year increase was the Honda Accord, up 34,806 units to a total of 366,678 in 2013.

Want to see how everything else shook out for the year? Scroll down for the full list.
10. Ford Escape
Units sold: 295,993
Last year: 10th place

9. Toyota Corolla
Units sold: 302,180
Last year: 8th place

8. Honda CR-V
Units sold: 303,904
Last year: 9th place

7. Nissan Altima
Units sold: 320,373
Last year: 6th place

6. Honda Civic
Units sold: 336,180
Last year: 5th place

5. Ram Pickup
Units sold: 355,673
Last year: 7th place

4. Honda Accord
Units sold: 366,678
Last year: 4th place

3. Toyota Camry
Units sold: 408,484
Last year: 3rd place

2. Chevrolet Silverado
Units sold: 480,414
Last year: 2nd place

1. Ford F-Series
Units sold: 793,402
Last year: 1st place


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      Eric2203
      • 11 Months Ago
      Your other article regarding sales today (http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/06/2013-yearly-auto-sales-by-the-numbers/) says 763,402 for the F-Series truck, not 793,402. Which is it?
      Andrew
      • 11 Months Ago
      most of those Fail 150s were fleet mots retail was to the GM twins they sold better
        mitytitywhitey
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        *but the fact is Also, last year the GM twins sold better in Dec than the F-series. This year, the F-series left the twins in the dust for the month and the year. You can troll Ford all you want, but they are doing even better since GMs 'refresh'.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        [blocked]
        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        yayu boi! cuz chevie culd nevur sale in feelts rite?
        19nomad56
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Even with fleet sales (and isn't it possible that some of Chevy's sales are also fleet?) Ford sells A LOT of trucks, especially considering it's in the last year before a major redo.
        malgu
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        Yes, I'm sure that's true
      Kampfire
      • 11 Months Ago
      God, 240k Ford Escapes. Do people even test drive other vehicles in the segment or do they just blindly go to Ford dealers. What terrible CUV compared to the competition.
        ctizzle
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Kampfire
        Cut it out....the only "regular" American vehicle on here and you bash it. Just stop. CX-5 IS prolly the best small crossover overall, but drive the escape and then drive the others....the CRV and Rav-4 seem like they should be relegated to graduation gifts for daughters headed off to college or sumthin...not for a family!
        Ok
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Kampfire
        What's terrible about it? I thought it was competitive in it's class.
        bullitt2605
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Kampfire
        Your wrong and there's a report around here somewhere that proves it.
      ELG
      • 11 Months Ago
      america, you are so boring
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ELG
        [blocked]
      Andy Kerchoff
      • 11 Months Ago
      And I am by no means a "Ford guy" but 793,402 Ford F-Series this year divided by 365 days comes to 2173 and change. Now, we know the plant isn't open all 365 days a year so, that 2100+ trucks is just a theoretical base of the minimum number of F-Series trucks Ford builds in a day. Damn, that's a lot of metal! Henry Ford is surely smiling somewhere if there is an afterlife as his revolutionary assembly line continues it's incredible output. Who says American manufacturing is dead!
        postpast
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Andy Kerchoff
        Even more impressive when you think that hey are making these trucks in hundreds of different configurations.
          ctizzle
          • 11 Months Ago
          @postpast
          And don't forget about the host of configurations WITHIN the different trim levels...its really insane when you break it down
      Jake
      • 11 Months Ago
      And this is an outgoing, older truck from Ford against two brand spanking new ones from Chevy and Ram. When the new model hits, it's going to be a blood bath.
        Oolly
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jake
        Chevy appears to have lost ground on its recent update. The HD versions have some of the longest times on dealer lots in December for any 2014 models. 3 of the 10 slowest sellers are a version of GM's new truck. December Losers 2014 Nissan GT-R: 165 days 2014 Jaguar XKR convertible: 130 days 2014 Jaguar F-Type S convertible: 111 days 2014 Kia Sedona: 94 days 2014 BMW M6 coupe: 89 days 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: 87 days 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: 84 days 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD regular cab: 83 days 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD regular cab: 80 days 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD regular cab: 79 days
          KAG
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Oolly
          The Nissan GT-R is a hand built $100k car, not made to be sold like hot cakes. the only losers are us for not owning one.
          19nomad56
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Oolly
          Has the F-Type even been on the market for 111 days? If that's the average selling time that means they haven't sold any yet!
      thomas.leopard
      • 11 Months Ago
      I would never buy any of these cars.
        The Wasp
        • 11 Months Ago
        @thomas.leopard
        That's fine but if exclusivity is the only trait you compare when selecting a vehicle, prepare to own some real unreliable and/or hard-to-service machinery.
      Jay-Zeus
      • 11 Months Ago
      Available at a rental lot near you! Just don't forget to read the fine print!
      The Wasp
      • 11 Months Ago
      For those who claim the GMC and Chevy trucks sell more combined than the F-Series, here's some math: F-Series: 793,402 Silverado: 480,414 Difference: 312,988 Now, I don't know how many Sierras they sold. What I do know is that if they sold enough to catch up to the F-Series, the Sierra would have ranked #8 on this list.
        Sir Duke
        • 11 Months Ago
        @The Wasp
        184,389 Sierras
        jfa1177
        • 11 Months Ago
        @The Wasp
        Ford is a bit devious in its numbers. Ford counts all the F-Series (150, 250, 350, etc) as 1 vehicle. While the F-Series may sell in a higher volume it would be interesting to see just how many F-150s are sold alone.
          Jake
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          And Toyota counted Matrixes with Corollas and Honda counted Crosstours with Accords and blah, blah, blah.
          mitytitywhitey
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          Devious? GM used to include Avalanche with Sierra/Silverado sales in order to squeak out a 15K victory against Ford.
          john96xlt
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          Stupid. Both GM and Ram count their HDs in with their light duty offerings as well.
          mitytitywhitey
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01/top-5-best-selling-trucks-in-america_05.html
          zoom_zoom_zoom
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          Jake, Honda does not count the Crosstour with the Accord. First year was as the Accord Crosstour, and why not, it IS a 5-door Accord. Honda also counts the 2-door Accord with the 4-door accord. No different than Ford counting the standard cab F-150 with the clubcab F-150 and the crewcab F-150. The difference however is counting the Heavy Duty series as if the same models. They share nothing with the F-150.
          JamesJ
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          @mitytitywhitey GM never have included the sales of the Chevrolet Avalanche with the Silverado. If they did then Ford would have to end it's #1 sales streak, since their combined sales have once surpassed the Ford F series truck sales.
          JamesJ
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jfa1177
          Prior to the bankruptcy the Chevrolet 1500 actually outsold the Ford F150. However since then (to my knowledge) the F150 has sold more trucks.
        Jake
        • 11 Months Ago
        @The Wasp
        I have never understood why I should count GMC trucks with the Chevy trucks as one vehicle even though the company that makes the things considers and counts them as two different vehicles.
      flammablewater
      • 11 Months Ago
      What we've learned from this list is that the average person is really boring.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 11 Months Ago
      RAM up 2 places from last year.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 11 Months Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        That's the only real shuffle greater than +/- 1 position. Other than that its pretty much the same.
      • 11 Months Ago
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