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Best Japanese Midsize Trucks for 2023

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

The best Japanese 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 9.2 out of 10 reflects the Ridgeline’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Honda Ridgeline costs between $38,800 and $46,230 while a used version costs between $26,898 and $43,931. This Japanese 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 Japanese Midsize Truck category consists of 3 models priced between $28,250 and $50,390 for new vehicles and between $20,837 and $45,994 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 3 of these 3 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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Which Japanese midsize truck is the best?
  1. Honda Ridgeline
  2. Toyota Tacoma
  3. Nissan Frontier

The best Japanese 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 9.2 out of 10 reflects the Ridgeline’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Honda Ridgeline costs between $38,800 and $46,230 while a used version costs between $26,898 and $43,931. This Japanese 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 Japanese Midsize Truck category consists of 3 models priced between $28,250 and $50,390 for new vehicles and between $20,837 and $45,994 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 3 of these 3 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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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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9.2 / 10
  • Reliability 9.2 / 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
8.7 / 10
  • Reliability 9.2 / 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

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Japanese Cars 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 Japanese Cars. (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).