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How Many Cars Does Ford Sell in a Year? (2024 Update)

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Ford is an American car company responsible for creating some of the most popular cars and trucks in history, and it is also responsible for the assembly line. Ford sells a large number of cars each year, but many people want to know how many the company is selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in learning how many cars Ford sells in a year, keep reading while we look at the statistics and figures to help you see what, if any, impact the pandemic has had on Ford’s car sales and what its average numbers are so you can be better informed.

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How Many Cars Does Ford Sell Each Year?

Ever since the Ford Model T became the first affordable mass-produced car in 1908, which enabled more than 20 million people to take to the road, Ford has successfully sold plenty of vehicles each year, with numbers often reaching into the millions. The years 2014 to 2017 were good years for Ford, with reports stating that it sold more than 6 million vehicles in each of those years. However, sales started to fall in 2018, and in 2020, when the pandemic started, numbers fell to just over 4,000,000, with almost 1/3 fewer vehicles sold than in previous years.

Ford Yearly Car Sales

Year Cars Sold
2014 6,323,000
2015 6,635,000
2016 6,651,000
2017 6,607,000
2018 5,982,000
2019 5,386,000
2020 4,187,000
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How Many Cars Does Ford Sell Each Month?

Even though Ford sold fewer cars in 2021 than in 2020, the per-month numbers look similar, and there were 4 months in 2021 where cars sold better than the year before. However, when you compare these numbers to 2017, you can see that the numbers were much higher every month.

Ford Monthly Car Sales

Month 2017 2020 2021
January 163,287 147,745 135,837
February 199,696 180,425 155,907
March 226,626 162,599 204,231
April 205,004 115,395 188,281
May 230,838 147,575 153,582
June 218,704 149,839 110,886
July 191,337 167,278 115,816
August 201,189 176,401 119,022
September 213,446 180,563 148,967
October 191,527 173,248 N/A
November 201,862 141,544 152,367
December 231,430 196,943 N/A

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Ford Car Sales By Model

Ford Bronco

The new Ford Bronco series is a roading vehicle that has proven to be quite popular for Ford, reaching more than 18,000 sales in the United States alone in 2021.

Ford E Series

The E Series is also called the Econoline or the Ford Club Wagon, was first introduced in the 1960s, and has been popular ever since. It’s a full-size van with plenty of room for hauling, and 2021 saw sales exceeding 29,000.

Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport is a subcompact sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a sporty appearance. It has plenty of cargo space and safety features, making it one of the more popular compact models. More than 36,000 units were sold in 2021.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is an SUV with amazing safety features, but sales were low in 2021, with fewer than 9,000 units sold.

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is a hugely popular hybrid SUV that can get more than 40 miles to the gallon. It’s an all-wheel-drive vehicle that makes a perfect family car, which is why more than 121,000 units were sold in 2021.

Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV with plenty of power for towing and space for hauling. It has 400 horsepower and can seat eight people, so it’s perfect for a family. Almost 70,000 people purchased a Ford Expedition in 2021.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a popular full-size SUV that started in the early 1990s. It’s a four-door model with off-road capability, which gives it the versatility that it needed for more than 178,000 units to be sold in 2021, making it the most popular vehicle we’ve looked at so far.

Ford F Series

The Ford F Series is a group of pick-up trucks that includes the F-150, F-150 Raptor, F-250, F-350, and F-450. These virtual trucks are extremely popular, and Ford sold almost 600,000 units in 2021, a big percentage of its total sales.

Ford Mustang

While sales are down for the Ford Mustang like the others, it is still quite popular, with numbers above 44,000 in 2021, which shows that Americans still like to drive fast and have fun.

Ford Ranger

The Ranger is a midsize pickup truck with a turbocharge that helps make it more versatile and sportier. It’s popular in the United States, with more than 80,000 units sold in 2021.

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Model Sales in the United States

Model Sales
F Series 595,249
Explorer 178,442
Escape 121,211
Ranger 80,545
Expedition 68,781
Mustang 44,774
EcoSport 36,269
E Series 29,238
Bronco 18,491
Edge 8,380

Other Interesting Facts

  • As of 2019, total car sales reached 17.1 million.
  • Ford sales sank by 3% in 2021.
  • Auto manufacturers experienced a decrease of 1.6% in all auto sales from the previous year.
  • Ford sells more trucks than cars, due largely to the popularity of the F series and the Ford Explorer.
  • The Ford Explorer sales fell 26% since the pandemic
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Why Are Car Sales Down?

Besides the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reducing travel and causing an increased concern about spending, some experts believe that there are other reasons for low sales. Falling demand and increased tariffs with China have reduced sales to that country, and increased environmental awareness has decreased the sales of vehicles that use diesel engines. Creating affordable and environmentally-friendly vehicles has proven challenging for auto manufacturers, and many are not yet set up for creating large numbers of electric cars. Car manufacturers also face a future in which self-driving cars may decrease the need for personal vehicles.

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While Ford is still one of the top auto manufacturers globally, its numbers have begun to fall since the pandemic started, and it has sold just over 4 million cars. In previous years, it would have sold more than 6 million. Unfortunately, restrictions on travel and many people being out of work have significantly reduced the need for new cars. Political problems on the world stage have also reduced Ford’s ability to sell as many cars. However, since it introduced the Model T, the Ford company has been at the forefront of innovation, and with the move to electric cars on the horizon, there is a good chance that Ford will pioneer the way and increase its sales.

We hope you have enjoyed this short review and found it insightful.

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