Report: The Ford Maverick Was More Popular Than a Kia Forte in the U.S. October 2022 Sales

Toyota Tacoma is still moving a LOT of trucks.

2023 ford maverick sales october 2022

The midsize pickup truck segment is still looking healthy in October 2022, as numbers from Toyota and Honda suggest. The Ford Ranger sales are still very low, but it seems to have stabilized at around 4,000 trucks per month. For the month of October, Ford switches places with the Ridgeline by outselling the Honda by a small margin. Tacoma is still dominating the midsize pickup segment by selling over 20,000 trucks each of the recent few months.

Midsize Truck Sales – October 2022

ModelOct 2022Oct 2021Change (%)
Toyota Tacoma21,05114,650+43.7%
Ford Ranger4,0097,218-44.5%
Honda Ridgeline3,8663,257+18.7%
– GM (COMBINED)*— (Q4 sales coming in January)
Chevy Colorado— (Q4 sales coming in January)
Jeep Gladiator— (Q4 sales coming in January)
GMC Canyon— (Q4 sales coming in January)
Nissan Frontier— (Q4 sales coming in January)

As far as compact pickup trucks are concerned, the Ford Maverick continues to break expectations by selling over 9,200 pickups in one month. This is a big number. Ford sold more Mavericks last month than Kia Forte, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus RX, and many other popular sedans, crossovers, and SUVs.

Compact Truck Sales – October 2022

ModelOct 2022Oct 2022Change (%)
Ford Maverick9,2334,140123%
Hyundai Santa Cruz3,0101,84862.9%

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