Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

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

Toyota Tundra pickup truck

Detroit’s trio of full-sized pickup trucks—the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram—have been the top-selling vehicles in America for a few years. However, despite their popularity, the lumbering darlings of American automakers’ bottom lines 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 and lose more than a quarter of their value in their first year. That’s why certain used trucks can offer tremendous value. Although the newest trucks tend to be safer and more luxurious than the models offered only a few years ago, older examples can offer a lot of traditional truck capability for bargain prices. 

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We’ve created this guide to help you find the pickup trucks that are 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 cars 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 car you’re considering thoroughly inspected by a certified mechanic before you sign on the dotted line.

If you’re a Consumer Reports member, the results below are available to you. If you’re not a member, click below to join and access this full list of cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and wagons. As a CR member, you’ll also get access to our exclusive ratings and reviews for every product we buy and test, including cars, grills, mobile phones, and flat-screen TVs.

Once you’re ready to shop, go to our Used Car Marketplace to browse local vehicle listings and see how their reliability and owner satisfaction scores stack up.

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2011 Ford Ranger

Price Range: $7,325 - $11,775

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