Most Satisfying New Pickup Trucks

These compact and midsized trucks are the ones that make their owners happy

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel FCA US LLC

Pickup trucks of all sizes and capabilities are available from a variety of manufacturers, including Ford, Honda, Ram, and Toyota, and each automaker wants its trucks to stand out from the competition to keep customers loyal. The models that top Consumer Reports' owner satisfaction ratings deliver on manufacturer promises, whether they're about ride quality, payload capacity, or towing performance.

In order to determine owner satisfaction, each year we ask CR members a simple question: Would you get this car if you had to do it all over again? We look at the percentage of owners who tell us they would definitely buy their vehicle again to determine the top performers. There’s a good chance the vehicles CR members have found satisfying are the ones you’d be happiest with, too.

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The six pickup trucks below are the compact and full-sized models that most satisfy our members, according to their responses in our latest Annual Auto Surveys. They're ranked in order of their owner satisfaction rating, starting with the best. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and not every one is recommended, either because of a low test score and/or below-average reliability. But some buyers and owners put happiness with their vehicle as a key priority.

We include which active safety features are standard and optional for each model, including forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW).

The list below is available to Consumer Reports members. CR members can also have full access to the results of our Annual Auto Surveys; first-drive reviews of the newest cars, SUVs, and trucks; our full road-test results; and exclusive ratings for each vehicle we buy.

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