Best Selling Trucks: February 2013
Although gas prices don't seem to go any direction but up, trucks continue to be among the best selling vehicles in the nation, despite their poor fuel efficiency.
The reality is that even though trucks aren't the most efficient option, they offer an unmatched amount of rugged versatility and towing ability that allows Americans to get the job done, whether it's at a construction site or at their own homes.
Trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and RAM 1500 are being snatched up at incredible rates. Click through to see the best selling trucks from February 2013 and see how that in spite of the seemingly constant rise in gasoline prices, there still isn't a replacement for the good old pickup.
February 2013 Sales: 1,301
Change vs. February 2012: -5.0%
MSRP: $29,450 - $35,030
Invoice: $26,936 - $32,026
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway
The Honda Ridgeline is an innovative full-size pickup truck. It features a unique design that includes the exclusive In-Bed Trunk, a locking compartment under the rear cargo bed floor that provides hidden, secure storage. The four-door, five-passenger Ridgeline is available in four trim levels: RT, Sport, RTS and RTL. All are powered by a 250-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission; Honda's Variable Torque Management four-wheel drive system (VTM-4) and a limited-slip lockable rear differential are also standard.
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February 2013 Sales: 1,634
Change vs. February 2012: +3.7%
MSRP: $29,270 - $43,190
Invoice: $26,509 - $39,090
Fuel Economy: 13 mpg City, 18 mpg Highway
The Nissan Titan is a serious, full-size pickup truck designed for work and play. It is available in both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, with two body styles - extended (King) Cab and Crew Cab. The Titan is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. All are powered by a 317-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. When properly equipped, the Nissan Titan King Cab has a 9500 pound towing capacity and the Crew Cab has a 9300 pound towing capacity.
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February 2013 Sales: 2,263
Change vs. February 2012: +26.1%
MSRP: $36,800 - $50,305
Invoice: $34,224 - $46,784
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway
The Chevrolet Avalanche offers the flexibility of either carrying up to six passengers or providing the hauling capacity of a long-bed pickup. Available in LS, LT, and LTZ trims the Chevy Avalanche comes in one configuration, a half-ton, full-size pickup with four doors, room for up to six passengers and outfitted with a unique, fold-down rear bulkhead accessing an enclosed bed.
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February 2013 Sales: 2,736
Change vs. February 2012: -35.4%
MSRP: $17,990 - $33,790
Invoice: $17,063 - $31,300
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 23 mpg Highway
The mid-size Nissan Frontier pickup combines versatility with practicality, and is suitable for both work and the trail. It is available in either a rear-wheel (4x2) or four-wheel drive configuration, with two body styles - extended (King) Cab and Crew Cab. The Frontier is offered in six trim levels: S, SV-I4, SV, Desert Runner, the PRO-4X off-road model and the luxurious SL. Available engines include a 152-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder (S, SV-I4), mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, and a 261-hp 4.0-liter V6 (SV, Desert Runner, PRO-4X and SL), paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
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February 2013 Sales: 7,306
Change vs. February 2012: +15.5%
MSRP: $25,455 - $48,170
Invoice: $23,673 - $44,552
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
The Toyota Tundra is a full-size, half-ton pickup. It's built to Toyota's high standards of quality, durability and reliability. The Tundra is available in three different cab styles: the 2-door Regular Cab, and the 4-door Double Cab and CrewMax. The Regular and Double Cabs are available with either a 6.5-foot standard bed or an 8-foot long bed, while the CrewMax features a 5.5-foot short bed. Electronic, part-time four-wheel drive is offered on all V8-powered Tundras.
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February 2013 Sales: 12,644
Change vs. February 2012: +18.5%
MSRP: $17,625 - $28,185
Invoice: $16,688 - $26,111
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway
The Tacoma is Toyota's compact pick-up truck offering - just the right size for all but the most serious contractor. Toyota Tacoma is available in Regular Cab, Access Cab (extended cab) and Double Cab (crew cab) body styles, in either two or four wheel drive. Regular and Extra Cabs come with six-foot beds; Double Cabs have the choice of a shorter five-foot or six-foot box length.
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February 2013 Sales: 14,126
Change vs. February 2012: +25.1%
MSRP: $23,590 - $49,580
Invoice: $22,646 - $46,109
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
The GMC Sierra 1500 offers fuel economy, capability and performance in a broad lineup that includes everything from job-ready Work Truck to the well-appointed Denali. It is available in a wide array of bed sizes, wheelbases, drive types and cab sizes, and trim levels. There are four engine sizes to choose from: 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter flex-fuel V8, 5.3-liter flex-fuel V8 and 6.2-liter V8; and two transmissions: a four-speed automatic and a six-speed automatic.
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February 2013 Sales: 23,289
Change vs. February 2012: +3.1%
MSRP: $22,900 - $47,730
Invoice: $21,477 - $43,761
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
Extensively freshened for 2013, the Ram 1500 offers bold styling with an aggressive "grille-forward" design, interiors with premium materials and innovative features, and big power from a choice of engines, making it ideal for work and play. The Ram 1500 provides something for everyone with the choice of three cab styles (regular, Quad and Crew cabs), three wheelbases, 4x2 or 4x4 drive types, and 3.6-liter V6 or 4.7-liter V8 or 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines.
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February 2013 Sales: 41,629
Change vs. February 2012: +29.1%
MSRP: $23,590 - $43,385
Invoice: $22,646 - $40,348
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
The Chevrolet Silverado works hard to live up to its reputation as the 'strongest, most dependable and longest lasting full-size truck on the road'. The 1500 is the 'half-ton', model in Chevrolet's full-size pickup line-up. There are four engine sizes to choose from: 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter flex-fuel V8, 5.3-liter flex-fuel V8, and 6.2-liter V8; and two transmissions: a four-speed automatic and a six-speed automatic. Like all Silverados, the 1500 is available in a wide array of bed sizes, wheelbases, drive types and cab sizes, as well as a variety of trim levels.
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February 2013 Sales: 54,489
Change vs. February 2012: +15.3%
MSRP: $23,670 - $52,895
Invoice: $21,954 - $48,002
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 23 mpg Highway
The 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck manages to combine versatility, great fuel economy and dependability while offering several unique trims, cab styles and pickup box lengths. The F-150 is available in several distinctive trims. These include the XL, STX, XLT, FX, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the new for 2013 Limited. For the off-road extremist, the segment exclusive SVT Raptor is available and delivers both outstanding off-road capabilities and daily use characteristics.
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