April’s list for fastest and slowing trucks just recently came out and boy, does it have some shockers on it, according to pickuptrucks.com. April’s fastest selling truck was the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab with 12 days on sale. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or the 3.6-liter V6 and is still able to manage 21 MPG combined (18 city/26 highway). The Motor Trend 2015 truck of the year led the way for mid-sized trucks in April in a market that is usually controlled by their larger full-size counterparts.
Out of the top 10 fastest selling trucks, six of them were mid-size trucks. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab was out front, along with the extended cab Colorado at number 3. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma made it on the list with its extended cab at number 4 and the crew cab at 7th. The Colorado’s twin, the 2015 GMC Canyon, came in at 5th with the crew cab and 9th with the extended cab.
The only full-size truck to make it into the top 5 fastest selling was the 2015 Ford F-150, crew cab. The F-150 still holds strong as one of the best-selling full-size trucks of all time with its massive 12,200 pounds towing capacity, even though the market is leaning towards the smaller mid-size trucks out now.
It is also worth nothing that six of the fastest selling trucks in April were GM products: the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Denali crew cabs. One surprise for GM that was not in the top 10 fastest selling pickups was the only half-ton truck to land on the slowest selling truck list, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab, which is usually one of their stronger-selling trucks. General Motors controlled both lists in April; obviously not the best month for their full-size lineup, taking 9 of the 10 slowest selling trucks, but a great month for their mid-size offerings nonetheless.
Taking into consideration the entire list, the truck market is not as one-sided as it used to be with full-sizes leading the way. Automakers have all taken the mid-size trucks up a notch and been able to have them compete with the big dogs.
The mid-size trucks out now are not what they used to be, and will continue to have a huge part in the market. That’s because they are able to serve their purpose as a truck without having to sacrifice features, appearance, and MPG. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has taken the truck market by storm since its release, making way for more mid-sizes to follow suit, and letting the market know they are here to stay. Check out the breakdowns in detail below.
- 2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab, 12 days on sale
- 2015 Ford F-150 crew cab, 19
- 2015 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab, 22
- 2015 Toyota Tacoma extended cab, 22
- 2015 GMC Canyon crew cab, 23
- 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali crew cab, 23
- 2015 Toyota Tacoma crew cab, 23
- 2015 Ford F-150 extended cab, 30
- 2015 GMC Canyon extended cab, 31
- 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali crew cab, 34
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 extended cab, 101 days on sale
- 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 extended cab, 100
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 regular cab, 75
- 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 regular cab, 73
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab, 73
- 2015 Ram 3500 crew cab, 72
- 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 extended cab, 72
- 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 crew cab, 70
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 extended cab, 69
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 crew cab, 69