20 Most (and Least) Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

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Used Pickups, Ranked by Reliability

Truck makers have made great progress over the years. With few exceptions, today’s pickups perform better, are more capable, and are more dependable than models produced in the past.

Despite this progress, however, some trucks still turn out to be more reliable than others. And, reliability is important when it comes to trucks, especially used trucks, which have owners that plan to put them to work and may not have lots of cash left over at the end of the month for repairs.

With this in mind, U.S. News has reviewed J.D. Power reliability data for 20 2009 to 2017 pickup trucks. On the following slides, we will name models that have turned out to be exceptionally reliable. We will also call out trucks that fall behind the competition.

While our reliability scores are a good starting point for buyers seeking a dependable truck, used vehicles should be checked thoroughly before purchase by a competent technician who has no interest in the outcome of the sale. Even a model noted for exceptional dependability can be troublesome if the previous owner was abusive and skipped important maintenance. It is also a good idea to check a vehicle’s recall history before buying it. You want to make sure that all safety defects have been addressed before venturing out with family members or cargo.

Since we are constantly updating our ratings and reliability scores as new data become available, the ratings and reliability scores cited in the following slides may not match the information in our ratings.

Read through the following slides to find out the most reliable used pickups on the market.

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