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Ford Sales Outpaced Chevy By Almost 70,000 Vehicles In Q1 2022

The rivalry of Ford vs. Chevrolet is well know within the auto world. In fact, the competition is still alive and well today, as the two American auto brands continue to battle it out in many of the same segments and markets, both at home and abroad. One of the simplest ways to determine which of the two legendary marques is coming out ahead in the contest is by looking at raw sales figures. Now, we’re stacking segment on segment, market on market to see which automaker led the rivalry during Q1 2022.

Total Ford sales in the U.S. market totaled 412,984 units compared to 344,033 units for Chevrolet. That’s a difference of nearly 70k units, or 68,951 to be precise.

Sales Results - Q1 2022 - USA - Ford

MODELQ1 2022 / Q1 2021Q1 2022Q1 2021
BRONCO* 23,573*
BRONCO SPORT+24.55% 29,08923,356
E-SERIES-31.89% 7,20110,573
ECOSPORT-34.57% 8,42612,878
EDGE+19.24% 26,41222,150
ESCAPE-2.51% 39,96240,990
EXPEDITION-56.35% 9,71822,263
EXPLORER-34.50% 42,73665,244
F-SERIES-30.96% 140,701203,797
GT+9.09% 3633
HEAVY TRUCKS-18.35% 2,9583,623
MAVERICK* 19,245*
MUSTANG-19.03% 13,98617,274
MUSTANG MACH-E+1.81% 6,7346,614
RANGER-27.01% 17,63924,166
TRANSIT-37.30% 17,21127,451
TRANSIT CONNECT-3.49% 7,3577,623
FORD TOTAL-16.72% 412,984495,924

Ford F-Series sales decreased 31 percent to 140,701 units. Despite the drop, the nameplate was able to retain its title as America’s best-selling pickup truck as well as the best-selling Ford model. Comparatively, the Chevy Silverado was the best-selling model for the Bow Tie brand, netting 121,107 deliveries.

Sales Results - Q1 2022 - USA - Chevrolet

MODELQ1 2022 / Q1 2021Q1 2022Q1 2021
BLAZER-2.37% 18,80819,265
BOLT EUV* 286*
BOLT EV-99.20% 729,025
CAMARO-5.35% 6,7107,089
COLORADO-9.92% 21,69324,083
CORVETTE+33.28% 8,8116,611
EQUINOX-11.36% 56,03663,218
EXPRESS-47.50% 8,86016,877
LOW CAB FORWARD+47.65% 1,413957
MALIBU-4.84% 25,68226,987
SILVERADO-4.33% 121,107126,591
SPARK-97.58% 27811,505
SUBURBAN+11.50% 12,42411,143
TAHOE+4.08% 23,97923,038
TRAILBLAZER-65.61% 8,60625,024
TRAVERSE-38.31% 23,46438,037
TRAX-65.79% 5,80116,955
CHEVROLET TOTAL-19.61% 344,033427,950

Meanwhile, the Ford Bronco Sport experienced the largest gain for The Blue Oval, growing by 25 percent to 29,089 units. Comparatively, the Chevy vehicle to experience the largest growth was the Low Cab Forward medium duty truck line, posting a 48 percent increase to 1,413 deliveries.

Pickup Sales

In total, Ford sold 177,585 trucks, down 22 percent, while Chevy sold 179,507 pickup trucks, up 26 percent when compared to Q1 2021.

Sales Numbers - Ford Pickup Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD F-SERIES -30.96% 140,701 203,797 79% 89%
FORD RANGER -27.01% 17,639 24,166 10% 11%
FORD MAVERICK * 19,245 * 11% 0%
TOTAL -22.10% 177,585 227,963

In a surprising twist, the Ford F-Series was usurped by its direct rival, posting a lower 140,701 deliveries compared to the Chevy Silverado’s 164,731 units. Meanwhile, the Ranger posted a decline of 27 percent to 17,639 deliveries, barely besting the Chevy Colorado’s 14,776 deliveries by 2,863 units. The saving grace of the pickup range was the new Maverick, which added 19,245 units to Ford’s total line.

Sales Numbers - GM Truck Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q2 21 / Q2 20 Q2 21 Q2 20 Q2 21 SHARE Q2 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
CHEVROLET COLORADO -25.54% 14,776 19,843 8% 14% -5.85% 38,859 41,273
CHEVROLET SILVERADO +34.55% 164,731 122,432 92% 86% +9.04% 291,322 267,166
TOTAL +26.17% 179,507 142,275 +7.05% 330,181 308,439

Alas, Ford’s hot new compact pickup wasn’t enough to secure the truck sales crown for Ford, causing The Blue Oval to drop down to second place behind Chevy. We believe that this will soon change as FoMoCo truck production returns to regular capacity.

SUV Sales

Ford SUV sales grew an impressive 49.5 percent to 33,291 units during Q2 2022.

The Expedition saw a steep, 56 percent drop to 9,718 units, while the Ford Bronco came to the rescue with 23,573 deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Ford SUV Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD EXPEDITION -56.35% 9,718 22,263 29% 100%
FORD BRONCO * 23,573 * 71% 0%
TOTAL +49.54% 33,291 22,263

However, the Tahoe and Suburban sold a combined 36,403 units with a six percent growth rate when compared to Q1 2021, enabling them to outsell the Ford SUVs.

Sales Numbers - GM SUV Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET TAHOE +4.08% 23,979 23,038 66% 67%
CHEVROLET SUBURBAN +11.50% 12,424 11,143 34% 33%
TOTAL +6.50% 36,403 34,181
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As such, Ford was also second to Chevy when it comes to SUV sales during the quarter. As with pickups, we fully expect this to change as FoMoCo production lines return to regular capacity.

Crossover Sales

Ford crossover sales shrank ten percent to 153,359 units during the first quarter of 2021. The all-new Mustang Mach-E and Bronco Sport gave The Blue Oval a healthy boost.

Sales Numbers - Ford Crossovers - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD EXPLORER -34.50% 42,736 65,244 28% 38%
FORD ESCAPE -2.51% 39,962 40,990 26% 24%
FORD BRONCO SPORT +24.55% 29,089 23,356 19% 14%
FORD EDGE +19.24% 26,412 22,150 17% 13%
FORD ECOSPORT -34.57% 8,426 12,878 5% 8%
FORD MUSTANG MACH-E +1.81% 6,734 6,614 4% 4%
TOTAL -10.44% 153,359 171,232

By comparison, Chevy crossover sales tanked 34 percent to 113,073 units.

Sales Numbers - GM Crossovers - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET BOLT EUV * 286 * 0% 0%
CHEVROLET BOLT EV -99.20% 72 9,025 0% 5%
CHEVROLET TRAX -65.79% 5,801 16,955 5% 10%
CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER -65.61% 8,606 25,024 8% 15%
CHEVROLET EQUINOX -11.36% 56,036 63,218 50% 37%
CHEVROLET BLAZER -2.37% 18,808 19,265 17% 11%
CHEVROLET TRAVERSE -38.31% 23,464 38,037 21% 22%
TOTAL -34.08% 113,073 171,524

As a result, Ford wins the battle of crossover utility vehicle sales during the first quarter of 2022.

2022 Ford Mustang

Car Sales

Ford car sales totaled 14,022 units during Q1 2022.

Sales Numbers - Ford Cars - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD MUSTANG -19.03% 13,986 17,274 100% 100%
FORD GT +9.09% 36 33 0% 0%
TOTAL -18.98% 14,022 17,307

Meanwhile, Chevy sold almost triple the amount of passenger cars, though sales were still down 20.5 percent to 41,481 units.

Sales Numbers - Chevy Cars - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET CAMARO -5.35% 6,710 7,089 16% 14%
CHEVROLET CORVETTE +33.28% 8,811 6,611 21% 13%
CHEVROLET SPARK -97.58% 278 11,505 1% 22%
CHEVROLET MALIBU -4.84% 25,682 26,987 62% 52%
TOTAL -20.52% 41,481 52,192

So, Chevy outsold Ford in terms of car sales, something that’s not all that surprising given that Ford has completely withdrawn from mainstream car segments, with the sole exception of the Ford Mustang. That said, the Bow Tie is also in the process of shrinking its car lineup, having recently announced the upcoming discontinuation of the Spark. Meanwhile, the Camaro is expected to be sunset following the 2023 model year, followed by the Malibu in 2024.

Van Sales

When it comes to vans, Ford outsold Chevy nearly three-fold.

It’s worth noting that The Bow Tie brand fields a single offering, the Express, versus The Blue Oval’s Transit Connect, Transit, and E-Series. The trio totaled 31,769 deliveries, down 30 percent year-over-year.

Sales Numbers - Chevy Van Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -47.50% 8,860 16,877 100% 100%
TOTAL -47.50% 8,860 16,877

By comparison, the Express totaled 8,860 units for a 48 percent increase in sales volume.

Sales Numbers - Ford Van Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT -3.49% 7,357 7,623 23% 17%
FORD TRANSIT -37.30% 17,211 27,451 54% 60%
FORD E-SERIES -31.89% 7,201 10,573 23% 23%
TOTAL -30.40% 31,769 45,647

EV Sales

When focusing specifically on vehicles with battery electric powertrains, the win goes to The Blue Oval, courtesy of the all-new Mustang Mach-E. The new crossover-hatch recorded 6,734 deliveries for a two percent increase in sales volume.

Sales Numbers - Chevy EV Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
CHEVROLET BOLT EV -99.20% 72 9,025 100% 100%
TOTAL -99.20% 72 9,025

By comparison, the Chevy Bolt family sold 358 units as the model was on stop-sale due to a recall with the battery pack.

Sales Numbers - Ford EV Sales - Q1 2022 - United States

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD MUSTANG MACH-E +1.81% 6,734 6,614 100% 100%
TOTAL +1.81% 6,734 6,614

The tradition of The Blue Oval outselling the Bow Tie continued during Q1 2022, as the Ford brand sold 68,951 more new vehicles than Chevy. This time around, it was mostly a result of higher crossover and van sales.

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Comments

  1. Kenny D

    What is it Here???? A RACE to see who can hit ROCK BOTTOM the Fastest??? If “Someone” don’t pull their Head’s Outta they’re Posterior and get this “COUNTRY” back on track and Remove us from the Laughing Stock, We are Gonna Go “DOWN” the ever Loving Toilet!!! Keep it up JOE and this Country is gonna end up somewhere we don’t want it to be!!!

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  2. Jeffrey D. Sproul

    This is more of a chip and material shortage globally and less political. Ford sells more trucks than Chevy and most of the vehicles sold and made are trucks. New products like the Maverick, Bronco and Bronco Sport have infused enthusiasm into Ford. GM does not have a Maverick or Bronco competitor. I doubt GM is going to disappear but GM really needs to get their act together and come up with some new more compelling vehicles ones that people desire and want.

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  3. Tim

    Question are GMs numbers low because they are shipping complete vehicles rather than decontenting them .
    Two examples
    Bronco at one time soft top only
    Ranger lariat snow LED HEADLAMPS replaced with halogens

    Oh and seat heaters , power reclining deleted

    ALL with no credit to the cost of the vehicle

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  4. NCEcoBoost

    Means absolute diddly squat. In this market, whoever can get the chips, sells the most. Has nothing to do with popularity and this site needs to stop posting this drivel.

    Reply

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