11 Most (and Least) Reliable New Trucks

2018 Toyota Tundra, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2018 Toyota Tacoma
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11 Most (and Least) Reliable New Trucks in 2018

Pickup trucks have many roles to fill, from simple commuting duties to trailering and towing to hauling back-breaking loads around a work site. No matter how easy or difficult the job might be, it’s vital to know the truck you’re choosing will be reliable while tackling any task you throw at it.

For this reason, we factor predicted reliability data from J.D. Power into our own vehicle rankings. J.D. Power uses a statistically driven formula – using its Initial Quality Study and Vehicle Dependability Study results – to gauge how reliable a vehicle will be. Using this five circle system, with five out of five being the highest possible score, we then incorporate this data into our own rankings to determine a new vehicle’s overall score.

As you’ll see in this slideshow, a strong record for reliability doesn’t guarantee a truck gets glowing praise across all categories, or earns a top rating in its U.S. News overall score.

We ordered the trucks in this slideshow from worst predicted reliability rating to best. When models have the same reliability rating, we used their overall scores to break the tie.

Here are the most (and least) reliable new trucks in 2018:

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