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Best Midsize Trucks for 2022

The best used and new midsize trucks based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best midsize truck is the Honda Ridgeline based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 9 out of 10 reflects the Ridgeline’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Honda Ridgeline costs between $38,140 and $45,570 while a used version costs between $30,331 and $44,998. This midsize truck can seat up to 5 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 21 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Midsize Truck category consists of 11 models priced between $20,995 and $85,000 for new vehicles and between $21,490 and $62,448 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 5 of these 11 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

Modern midsize trucks are now viable alternatives to full-size pickup trucks, even as models from both segments have grown in size and capability over the past two decades. Today's midsize trucks offer a compelling balance of high horsepower, impressive fuel efficiency, and exceptional towing and hauling specs. They manage this without the parking and maneuverability challenges their full-size truck brethren incur.

The best midsize trucks include the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and GMC Canyon. Each of them offers a roomy and comfortable cabin in base form, along with optional off-road packages that make them extremely capable rock crawlers. With Towing capacities between 5,000 to 7,700 pounds, and payload capacities between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, any of these midsize trucks can meet all but the most demanding pickup buyers' needs. Two new smaller entries, the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, provide shoppers with truly compact truck options for buyers seeking maximum maneuverability combined with open-bed, pick-up truck flexibility.

Pickup trucks are highly customizable and to help you decide which cabin type is right for you, check out our guide on extended cab vs. crew cab pickups. And if your needs do go beyond the midsize truck class, check out our Best Full-Size Trucks list, where everything from the Ford F-150 to the Toyota Tundra makes an appearance.

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Modern midsize trucks are now viable alternatives to full-size pickup trucks, even as models from both segments have grown in size and capability over the past two decades. Today's midsize trucks offer a compelling balance of high horsepower, impressive fuel efficiency, and exceptional towing and hauling specs. They manage this without the parking and maneuverability challenges their full-size truck brethren incur.

The best midsize trucks include the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and GMC Canyon. Each of them offers a roomy and comfortable cabin in base form, along with optional off-road packages that make them extremely capable rock crawlers. With Towing capacities between 5,000 to 7,700 pounds, and payload capacities between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, any of these midsize trucks can meet all but the most demanding pickup buyers' needs. Two new smaller entries, the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, provide shoppers with truly compact truck options for buyers seeking maximum maneuverability combined with open-bed, pick-up truck flexibility.

Pickup trucks are highly customizable and to help you decide which cabin type is right for you, check out our guide on extended cab vs. crew cab pickups. And if your needs do go beyond the midsize truck class, check out our Best Full-Size Trucks list, where everything from the Ford F-150 to the Toyota Tundra makes an appearance.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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9.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.4 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.9 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 9.3 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 8.6 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).