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Ford E-Series Sales See Modest Increase In Q3 2022

Ford E-Series sales increased in both the U.S. and Canada during the third quarter of 2023.

Ford E-Series Sales - Q3 2022 - United States

In the United States, Ford E-Series deliveries totaled 9,686 units in Q3 2022, an increase of about 6 percent compared to 9,132 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, E-Series sales decreased about 16 percent to 22,223 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
E-SERIES +6.07% 9,686 9,132 -16.04% 22,223 26,467

Ford E-Series Sales - Q3 2022 - Canada

In Canada, Ford E-Series deliveries totaled 1,128 units in Q3 2022, an increase of about 30 percent compared to 867 units sold in Q3 2021.

In the first nine months of the year, E-Series sales decreased about 10 percent to 2,259 units.
MODEL Q3 2022 / Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
E-SERIES +30.10% 1,128 867 -10.39% 2,259 2,521

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Ford E-Series sales increased six percent in the third quarter of 2022, posting 9,686 deliveries to claim fourth place in its segment in terms of cumulative sales.

The E-Series corporate cousin, the Ford Transit (see running Ford Transit sales), held down first place, though sales fell two percent to 26,505 units. Second place went to the Ram ProMaster, down 17 percent to 16,742 deliveries, while the Chevy Express (see running Chevy Express sales) took third with a 109 percent jump to 14,981 sales. The E-Series placed fourth, followed by the GMC Savana (see GMC Savana sales) in fifth, up 292 percent to 8,681. The discontinued Nissan NV saw zero sales.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 Q3 22 SHARE Q3 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
FORD TRANSIT -7.24% 25,126 27,086 33% 40% -18.85% 63,946 78,799
RAM PROMASTER -16.99% 16,742 20,168 22% 30% -14.53% 42,031 49,177
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +109.23% 14,981 7,160 20% 11% -0.17% 36,528 36,589
FORD E-SERIES +6.07% 9,686 9,132 13% 13% -16.04% 22,223 26,467
GMC SAVANA +291.92% 8,681 2,215 12% 3% +36.75% 18,469 13,506
NISSAN NV -100.00% 0 1,925 0% 3% -99.97% 3 11,297
TOTAL +11.12% 75,216 67,686 -15.12% 183,200 215,835

From a segment share standpoint, Ford E-Series sales accounted for 13 percent, flat year-over-year. The Transit commanded 35 percent segment share, down five percentage points, followed by the ProMaster with 22 percent segment share, down eight percentage points. The Express took a 20 percent share, up nine percentage points, and the Savana earned 11 percent share, up eight percentage points.

Sales Numbers - Ford Full-Size Vans - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
FORD TRANSIT -7.24% 25,126 27,086 -18.85% 63,946 78,799
FORD E-SERIES +6.07% 9,686 9,132 -16.04% 22,223 26,467
TOTAL -3.88% 34,812 36,218 -18.14% 86,169 105,266

It’s also worth noting that both of Ford’s offerings in the full-size van segment, the Transit and E-Series, saw cumulative deliveries of 36,191 units, accounting for a dominant 47 percent segment share during the quarter. By comparison, Ford’s crosstown rival, General Motors, trailed in second place with 23,662 cumulative deliveries of its two offerings for a 30 percent segment share.

Sales Numbers - GM Full-Size Vans - Q3 2022 - USA

MODEL Q3 22 / Q3 21 Q3 22 Q3 21 YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
CHEVROLET EXPRESS +109.23% 14,981 7,160 -0.17% 36,528 36,589
GMC SAVANA +291.92% 8,681 2,215 +36.75% 18,469 13,506
TOTAL +152.39% 23,662 9,375 +9.79% 54,997 50,095

The full-size mainstream van segment, which includes passenger, cargo, and cutaway/chassis cab models, expanded 13 percent to 76,595 units in Q3 2022, meaning that Ford E-Series sales slightly underperformed the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

Ford E-Series sales saw a healthy increase during the third quarter of 2022, suggesting that The Blue Oval is finally reaching level ground when it comes to ongoing production issues and supplier constraints. One such constraint affected the availability of V8 engines found under the hood of E-Series models, while another less critical constraint limited features such as Wi-Fi hotspot functions.

It is also worth noting that the comparing the E-Series lineup to its competitors in the full-size van segment may not be an entirely accurate contrast, since the E-Series is available exclusively in the cutaway configuration. Meanwhile, all other models are available as full-bodied cargo and passenger vans and, in most cases, also as cutaways.

The E-Series, assembled at the Ford Ohio Assembly plant, is powered by the Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8 gasoline engine, which is offered in two versions. The standard tune delivers optimal power and torque, while the optional tune is optimized for better fuel economy at the expense of power and torque.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford E-Series Q3 2021 sales, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 77 selling days for Q3 2022 and 77 selling days for Q3 2021
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Sales not available, as the automaker does not share sales figures for the model
Ford Motor Company Q3 2022 sales reports:

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. crabbymilton

    At some point I wonder if they’ll just place the TRANSIT cab on that chassis to consolidate things.

  2. CWJ

    I owned 7 Econoline Vans since the 70s…80s and 90s… is by far built better than the Transit T 250 i now own…The Transit has gave more problems….rear brakes only last 25,000 or so….a real pain to service….have to pull rear axles out to replace rear brake brake rotors…a costly job…not to mention have to remove cradle support to change automatic transmission filter…metal seems to be about 2 gauges lighter…you can just lean on it and dent it….and that gaoline cap…that is located near driver side cab…if you happen to over fill it….gasoline odor alll in cabin….

    1. CWJ

      also battery under the driver seat….a pain to replace.and takes a more costly battery to replace it……instead of under the hood….you think that would have gave extra room… engine bay….but to replace the engine air filter….you have to remove throttle body…and some of power steering resivoir tank….to get to it….they hid a area…that is a hard to get to….unreal….

      1. Crabbymilton

        Holy crap. I didn’t realize that they were designed so ridiculous. Shouldn’t be so hard to correct some of that. What were they thinking?

  3. crabbymilton

    I agree. I’ve been a delivery driver going on 38 years now. My company issued ’95 E SERIES was the best full size van I ever drove. I had driven GM and CHRYSLER and the FORD was the best overall. I was only suggesting the cab section be placed on the E SERIES chassis. Perhaps they will correct design flubs. But then again what were they thinking on the fuel port issue? Strange place for it. At least the newer one’s adopted the traditional exhaust pipe behind the rear wheel instead of under the van.


    I own a passenger E -series van 2005 v8 that got converted into LP gas, wonderful mileage, great front suspension set up (twin I beam ; however I had to replace disposable front wheels ball bearings ; pretty expensive.. In Mexico, American makes should de considered as “domestic” when it comes to replacement parts affordability One of the main reasons Japanese automakers sell more vehicles overall;( more affordable spare parts). Ford should promote sales of E series here that feature compressed air gas.

  5. AJ

    Discontinuing the E-series will be a mistake, when the time comes. These vans (well they’re only cab n chassis now) are timeless, with periodic powertrain and interior upgrades they can continue to be excellent service vehicles for which the R&D has long since been paid for


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