Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

These models were good when they were new and have stood the test of time

2014 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Photo: Honda

Detroit’s trio of full-sized pickup trucks—the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-Series, and Ram—have been the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. for a few years. But despite their popularity, the lumbering darlings of American automakers’ bottom line haven’t proved to be the most reliable options among used vehicles.

On top of that, full-sized trucks—new ones in particular—tend to be expensive. The newest trucks usually have more safety equipment and luxury trappings than the models offered only a few years ago, but older ones can offer a lot of traditional truck capability for less. There are also many more examples of good used compact pickups on the market now, too.

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We’ve created this guide to help you find the pickup trucks most likely to fulfill your needs without breaking down and saddling you with repair bills.

The vehicles listed below, in alphabetical order, performed well in CR road tests when they were new and they’ve had above-average reliability, according to our surveys of CR members. One caveat with used vehicles is that there can be examples that haven’t held up well because of the odd bad apple or a neglectful owner who didn’t keep up with the required maintenance. Make sure to have the one you’re considering thoroughly inspected by a certified mechanic before you sign on the dotted line.

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