Sales: Toyota Tacoma Is Still Charging Ahead, Jeep and Nissan Surprise in Q3 2021 (UPDATED)

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Here are the latest sales numbers for the midsize and compact pickup truck in the U.S. It’s no surprise that Toyota Tacoma is still leading the midsize sales chart by a big margin. It’s a bit surprising though that Tacoma sales continue to increase, even as the industry is in a midst of a part shortage.

While Ford has not reported their numbers yet, we can see the rest below. The Jeep Gladiator continues to have success. The Gladiator outsold both Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon combined in Q3. GM trucks have been severely affected by the part shortages.

Midsize Truck U.S. Sales: Q3 2021

ModelQ3 2021Q3 2020Change (%)
Toyota Tacoma61,30558,920+4.0%
Jeep Gladiator22,67422,163+2%
GM (COMBINED)*18,175*33,731*-46.1%*
Ford Ranger14,33528,350-49.4%
Chevy Colorado12,69627,256-53.4%
Nissan Frontier11,6677,213+61.7%
Honda Ridgeline6,5028,607-24.5%
GMC Canyon5,4796,475-15.4%
*COMBINED: Colorado + Canyon

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier had a very positive launch with sales increasing in a big way. Here is what is happening in the world of midsize pickup truck Year-To-Date 2021.

Midsize Truck U.S. Sales: YTD 2021

ModelYTD 2021YTD 2020Change (%)
Toyota Tacoma200,631163,619+22.6%
Ford Ranger72,70674,338-2.2%
Jeep Gladiator71,45856,990+25%
GM (COMBINED)*69,525*84,712*-17.9%*
Chevy Colorado51,55568,529-24.8%
Nissan Frontier38,05926,287+44.8%
Honda Ridgeline30,82723,112+33.6%
GMC Canyon17,97016,183+11.0%
*COMBINED: Colorado + Canyon

For the year, the midsize pickup truck segment is doing very well when compared to a tough last year. Here is a quick look at how the new compact 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz sales are doing from the two months it has been reporting sales. Some Ford Maverick models have also started to make their way out to dealers.

Compact Pickup U.S. Sales – Q3 2021

ModelQ3 2021Q3 2020Change (%)
Ford Maverick506N/ANew model
Hyundai Santa Cruz2,993N/ANew model