Toyota Tacoma June Sales Are Down Compared to Last Year – Can Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator Catch Up?

Nissan Frontier and Jeep Gladiator grow monthly sales.

Toyota Tacoma sales in June 2019 decline compared to June of last year. Toyota sold 20,476 trucks this June, which is a -8.2% decline. This is the first significant decline the truck has seen in many months. The Tacoma is still up when you look at the first six months of 2019. Overall, the Tacoma is up 4.8% Year-to-Date (YTD).

General Motors is reporting sales on a quarterly basis. The Chevy Colorado sold on average 10,556 truck in Q2 2019. This still represents a decline when compared to the same period last year. The Colorado is down in sales for the year as well by -6.7%. Although, the GMC Canyon sales improved by 12% for the year.

Ford Ranger official sales numbers are in. The company sold 20,880 midsize trucks in Q2 2019. This works out to a monthly average of 6,960 trucks, but we know that Ford sold 5,748 Rangers in April and 7,748 Rangers in May. Doing some quick math tells us that 7,384 Rangers were sold in June. This is just ahead of Nissan Frontier sales, but still far behind Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma numbers.

The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator sales continue to ramp up. Jeep sold 4,231 trucks in June. Once we have two or three more months of sales data for the the Jeep truck, we will publish a graph to estimate upcoming sales as well.

Another surprise is that Nissan is still selling a lot of Frontier trucks. Nissan sold 7,346 Frontiers in June, which is a 7.1% improvement over last year.

2019 June/Q2 Sales – Midsize Trucks

June 2019 #June 2019/2018YTD 2019 #YTD 2019/2018 %
Toyota Tacoma20,476-8.2%121,8664.8%
Chevy Colorado*10,556monthly avg.65,163-6.7%
Ford Ranger7,384New30,301New
Nissan Frontier7,3467.1%39,322-5.7%
Jeep Gladiator4,231New7,252New
GMC Canyon*3,969monthly avg.18,86312.0%
Honda Ridgeline2,7615.0%15,2551.8%