Ford claims Q4 sales title despite December drop

Ford sales rebounded from third quarter

Toyota was the best-selling automaker in the U.S. for 2021, but Ford finished the year strong to take the top spot for the fourth quarter.

A Ford dealership

Ford sold 1,905,955 vehicles in 2021. (AP)

Ford sales were down 19.9% in December, but the 508,451 vehicles it delivered in the last three months of the year represented a 26.8% increase over the prior quarter.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
F FORD MOTOR CO. 25.19 +0.17 +0.68%

Its full-year tally of 1,905,955 deliveries was third behind Toyota and General Motors and 6.8% lower than 2020.

Ford F-Series

The F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in America for the 40th consecutive year. (Ford)

Sales of the F-Series dropped 7.8% to 726,004, but the model line stretched its streaks as the top-selling truck and vehicle in the U.S. to 45 years and 40 years, respectively.

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U.S. light vehicle sales for 2021 were just under 15 million, Reuters reported.