By now, it’s common knowledge that the Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in America, but the Chevrolet Silverado still manages to outsell its Ford-badged rival in a handful of states.
Edmunds recently published its Most Popular Cars in America list for 2020 which, unsurprisingly, has the Ford F-Series in the number one spot. The Chevrolet Silverado was close behind in second, though, and managed to outsell the F-Series in Minnesota, Idaho, Indiana and Kentucky.
This list is based on sales data from the 2020 model year, or more precisely, from October 2019 to October 2020. Ford managed to sell 787,422 examples of the F-Series throughout 2020, while General Motors moved 594,094 examples of the Chevrolet Silverado.
While the Ford F-Series outsells the Chevrolet Silverado nationwide, GM still sells more full-size pickup trucks than its Dearborn-based counterpart. It sold 253,016 examples of the GMC Sierra in the U.S. last year, so a total of 847,110 full-size GM pickup trucks were delivered between both nameplates. The GMC Sierra was the eighth best-selling vehicle in America last year.
Full-size pickup trucks remain the most popular vehicles in America by a wide margin. The third best-selling vehicle last year was the Ram Pickup, with sales totaling 563,676 units. This was actually down slightly from Ram’s impressive 2019 performance in which it managed to sell a whopping 633,694 examples of its full-size pickup and overtake the Chevrolet Silverado for the runner-up spot behind the F-Series. GM should be happy to have reclaimed the second spot in overall vehicle sales from Ram for 2020.
Production output of GM’s full-size pickup trucks was slightly hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, so it will be interesting to see how the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fare throughout 2021 as GM continues to improve and streamline its mid-pandemic production and sales processes.