You can't apply the identical standard If you are looking at vehicle reliability. After all, trucks take a beating a degree that does not happen with the average Toyota Camry or Mazda 3.
Nevertheless, you can compare trucks to one another, and we did exactly that utilizing Consumer Reports reliability ratings dating back to 2010. There were also surprises as we dug deeper.
By way of instance, Ford F-150, the all-powerful revenue leader, has showcased below-average reliability evaluations since 2010. (Although customer satisfaction remained high that whole period, the people at Consumer Reports only care about data using their reliability scores)
Placing popularity and what else aside, these 10 pickup trucks have been the most dependable models since 2010.
10. Chevrolet Colorado
Colorado wasn't in manufacturing every year this decade, but when it was it put together a decent reliability record. The previous generation's final models (2010-12) were powerful, and the new ’17 showed Chevy can fix its own mistakes.
9. GMC Canyon
While reliability ratings can vary even between sibling models (because of different inside alternatives ), Consumer Reports evaluations for Colorado and GMC Canyon were virtually the exact same for this particular period.
Trouble spots contained the fuel system and paint/trim in the previous generation. The engine and transmission of the canyon were strong during the decade.
8. Ram 1500
As long as you stay away from the 2014-15 models, Ram 1500 has been dependable.
We'll get the negatives out of the way. For anybody buying a used car, we recommend avoiding every Fiat-Chrysler version from 2014-15. Ram 1500, that had throughout that interval is included by that.
Nonetheless, the top reliability score was submitted by the half-ton Ram for 2017 and better or average each year this past decade.
7. Ford F-250
The ’13 and ’16 version years were especially strong.
Although Ford's half-ton pickups didn't make the cut, Super Duty models performed in reliability surveys and tests.
In-car electronics problems and fuel system difficulty were the decade's trouble areas.
6. Chevrolet Avalanche
Though production ended in 2013, Avalanche's final models were solid.
While Chevrolet Avalanche departed the scene in 2013, its final versions are worth a look on the used market. Avalanche rated average in three or above-average.
That includes powerful marks in 2012, just before production ended.
5. Ford F-350
In a segment, Ford F-350 submitted the type of consistency its competitors lacked. Since 2011, F-350 never went below-average, and also the ’12 edition was one of the elite.
In general, that record placed Ford's heavy-duty truck.
4. Toyota Tacoma
While Tacoma has fought since its ’16 redesign, the preceding version was bulletproof.
Toyota has issues with redesigns. On reliability, the models have scored in the case of the Tacoma that debuted for 2016. However, the previous generation (especially 2011-15) scored the highest marks year after year.
Meanwhile, Tacoma keeps appearing on the listing of vehicles that top 200,000 miles and keep moving. In the case of this truck, 300,000 miles was also normal.
3. Nissan Frontier
Several top scores and overall better-than-average reliability collection Frontier apart.
Considering that the records of compact and full-size pickups, Nissan Frontier's high-reliability ratings during the decade are really worth noticing. Since 2010, Frontier has just one year that is typical, five years above the average, and also just two leading scores.
Just the overall evaluation of this truck was dinged by the body integrity issue.
2. Honda Ridgeline
Throughout the decade, Honda Ridgeline posted an above-average reliability rating or one ideal after a second. (From the former generation, only the Takata airbag attracted a low mark.)
Meanwhile, Ridgeline consistently ranks among the most satisfying vehicles for truck owners. Few individuals ever regret purchasing one.
1. Toyota Tundra
With 8 top ratings in 9 years, Tundra sits in a class by itself. In the nine years that this decade Consumer Reports took surveys and conducted tests on the pickup, Tundra scored the greatest marks on eight occasions. (In the ninth year, it scored above average)
In comparison to other pickups, Tundra is noteworthy since it hasn't undergone a redesign. Toyota started out great and lasted perfecting it ever since. One of the half-ton pickups, it is easily your very best option for reliability.