10 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks in The US in 2021

2021 Chevrolet Silverado High Country
Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram sit atop the truck sales for the first half of 2021.

Americans love their trucks. The truck market has seen steady growth in recent years as buyers recognize their utility, added fuel efficiency and capability, and welcome the addition of a roster of infotainment and safety technology traditionally relegated to the sedan market.

In the first half of 2021, automakers saw demand for new vehicles steadily rise despite inventory being hampered by low dealership lot inventory caused by the global semiconductor chip shortage. This caused some dealerships to charge, and customers to pay, a premium on models above the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP).

Halfway though 2021, the list of best-selling trucks looks similar to how 2020 ended, but decreased inventories have taken their toll on the number of the total vehicles sold. Scroll down to see the full results.

No. 10 - Nissan Frontier

2021 Nissan Frontier
This year is the last year that the current generation of Nissan Frontier will be on sale. Nissan North America

26,393 sold in 2021

Ahead of Nissan beginning to sell the new Frontier later this summer, the automaker is selling through its current midsize truck inventory. The 2021 version of the Frontier has the same engine as the new model but with holdover exterior and interior styling.

No. 9 - Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71
Chevy refreshed the exterior of the Colorado for the 2021 model year. Chevrolet

38,860 sold in 2021

The Chevrolet Colorado is the little brother of the Silverado. The midsize truck has the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Ford Ranger as its stiffest competition. Chevy sells the model in three cab/box combinations and the buyer's choice of two- or four-wheel drive. The most off-road proficient model is the Colorado ZR2, which rivals the Ford Ranger Tremor.

No. 8 - Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tundra Trail Edition
The Toyota Tundra Trail Edition continues to be available in 2021. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

43,865 sold in 2021

Toyota's full-size pickup truck is about to be reborn, as the company begrudgingly showed in June following an image leak. The current version continues to sell better than the Nissan Titan but continues to be hampered by the fact that it's not as capable or fuel efficient as offerings from General Motors and Ford.

No. 7 - Jeep Gladiator

2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
The Jeep Gladiator is the automaker's only pickup truck. Stellantis

48,784 sold in 2021

Jeep's only truck is quite popular. The Jeep Gladiator comes in 10 variants for the 2021 model year including the specialty Mojave and 80th Anniversary editions. The pickup is freshly available with a V6 gasoline or V6 turbodiesel engine. Jeep has not yet made a 4xe plug-in hybrid version of the Gladiator available for sale.

No. 6 - Ford Ranger

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor
The Ford Ranger continues to be proficient on- and off-road. Ford Motor Company

58,371 sold in 2021

The midsize Ford Ranger is sold in three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat. It now slots into the Ford lineup between the larger F-150 and smaller Maverick pickup trucks. Ford offers the model with a wide variety of off-roading packages, including the Tremor Off-Road Package, and accessories.

No. 5 - GMC Sierra

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
The Sierra 1500 AT4 is the most off-road capable version of the Sierra 1500 pickup truck. GMC

138,411 sold in 2021

The GMC Sierra is the premium sister of the Chevrolet Silverado. Like the Chevy it's sold in 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD variants. It has the same powertrain and drivetrain options. For 2021, the models have added capability, technology and package options.

No. 4 - Toyota Tacoma

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro off-road
Tacoma is as capable as ever thanks to new equipment. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

139,296 sold in 2021

The Toyota Tacoma is the top-selling midsize truck in the U.S. The automaker sells the model in six trim levels that come with either an access or double cab, or 5- or 6-foot bed depending on grade. There are two powertrain options, a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. Both are available with two- or four-wheel drive.

No. 3 - Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss
The Silverado's capability has been enhanced for 2021.

291,322 sold in 2021

Chevrolet makes the Silverado in 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD forms. For the 2021 model year, the Silverado 1500 gets an available Multi-Flex tailgate, which is called the MultiPro tailgate on GMC Sierra trucks. It's also been enhanced with new camera tech, additional standard features, and fresh package options. The heavy-duty trucks have gotten similar upgrades.

No. 2 - Ram Pickup

2021 Ram 1500 Limited
Ram shows its 1500 Limited full-size truck with chrome brightwork. Stellantis

313,069 sold in 2021

The Ram Trucks lineup isn't as extensive as that of its GM and Ford rivals, but the Ram pickup lineup is still appealing enough to consistently make the automaker a fighter for the second slot on this list. The pickup truck sales roster is made up of the Ram 1500, Ram 1500 Classic, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500.

No. 1 - Ford F-Series

2021 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 has historically been America's best-selling truck. Ford Motor Company

362,032 sold in 2021

Ford's F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for decades and this year is no exception. Sales of the F-Series are divided between the F-150 and Super Duty models. The F-150 was completely redesigned for the 2021 model year while the Super Duty hasn't had any mechanical changes but Ford is offering new feature availability and exterior paint colors.

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