Ram Trucks Barely Outsells Silverado During Q3 2021!

The Difference Is Less Than 1,000 Units...

Inventory shortages and production delays have hit automakers hard during the third quarter of this year. We are still waiting for Ford to report their sales numbers but let’s take an early look at how the full-sized truck sales war is shaping up.

RAM sold 121,074 trucks in the U.S. market during the third quarter, down 22% compared to the third quarter of 2020. The Chevrolet Silverado trailed RAM by fewer than 1,000 units with the lowest year-over-year decline during Q3 with 120,856 trucks finding new homes, down 17% for the three-month period between July and October.

2021 Ram 1500 (DT) and Ram 1500 Classic (DS). (Ram).

GMC sold 52,774 Sierras for a 22.2% decline over the same period last year, while Toyota’s Tundra was down 24.3% with 21,148 units sold. As usual, bringing up the rear was Nissan’s Titan down 30.7% compared to Q3 2020 with just 4,996 units sold.


Q3 2021

Q3 2020

% Change

Ford F-Series


Ram Trucks




Chevrolet Silverado




GMC Sierra




Toyota Tundra




Nissan Titan




2021 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4x4. (Ram).
2021 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Year To Date:

Overall sales for the year have RAM at 434,772 units, up 8% compared to last year. Chevrolet is down 0.7% with 407,266 Silverados sold, while the Sierra is up 9.5% at 191,186 sales. The Toyota Tundra is down 15.4% on the year at 65,013 sales, while the 22,772 people have taken a Nissan Titan home this year, up 17.4% compared to last year.


YTD 2021

YTD 2020

% Change

Ford F-Series


Ram Trucks




Chevrolet Silverado




GMC Sierra




Toyota Tundra




Nissan Titan




2021 Ram 3500 Laramie Night Crew Cab Dually 4×4. (Ram).

We will update this article as Ford’s numbers become available, but they will still hold first place in the sales race as they had 471,667 units sold by the end of August. It will be a heated battle for the next few months as manufacturers navigate parts shortages to keep production moving.

Jared B

Jared founded MoparInsiders and is a 39-year-old automotive enthusiast from Vancouver, British Columbia. He took an interest in cars at a very young age and has been interested in them ever since. His hobbies include photography, videography, drag racing, and auto detailing. He currently owns and drives a 2022 Ram 1500, and 2021 Mustang GT500.

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This is great that we continue to beat Chevy, even by a thin margin in the large truck market. Makes me wonder if and when (we know it’s going to happen at some point) production of the classic ends how big of a hit Ram will take in the sales. I am hoping not much, but based on the huge numbers of classic Rams I have been seeing, I don’t know…..

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