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USA 1996: Ford F-Series at 780,000 sales, new Dodge Ram lands

Ford F-Series

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Pick-ups are getting more and more dominant in the overall American models ranking, with the Ford F-Series celebrating its 15th year in a row at #1 with a record 780,838 sales, up 13% year-on-year thanks to the new generation.

Dodge Ram

The Chevrolet C/K is down 2% at 526,960 units and the Dodge Ram appears in the year-end Top 10 for the first time at #5 with 383,960 sales.

Ford Taurus

Below the Ford Explorer up 2% at 402,663 units, the Ford Taurus is the best-selling passenger car for the 5th consecutive year and hits its best-ever volume this year at 401,049 sales, up 9%. The Honda Accord (+12%) and Toyota Camry (+9%) follow.

Previous year: see the 1995 USA post here.

Full Year 1996 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

USA Full Year 1996:

PosModel199696/951995Pos
1Ford F-Series780,83813%691,4521
2Chevrolet C/K526,960-2%536,9012
3Ford Explorer402,6632%395,2273
4Ford Taurus401,0499%366,2664
5Dodge Ram Pick-up383,960n/an/an/a
6Honda Accord382,29812%341,3845
7Toyota Camry359,4339%328,6026
8Dodge Caravan300,117n/an/an/a
9Ford Ranger288,393-7%309,0857
10Honda Civic286,350-1%289,4358
11Ford Escort284,6440%285,57010
12Jeep Grand Cherokee279,195n/an/an/a
13Saturn278,574-2%285,6749
14Chevrolet Cavalier277,222
15Chevrolet Blazer246,307
16Chevrolet Lumina237,973
17Pontiac Grand Am222,477
18Toyota Corolla209,048
19Ford Windstar209,033
20Chevrolet S Pick-up190,178

Source: manufacturers

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