Most Reliable Trucks
Reliability ratings for trucks are calculated based on analyzing over 12 million vehicles to assess a model’s long term durability.
The most reliable midsize truck is the Honda Ridgeline (8.6 reliability rating), with the Toyota Tundra Pickup being the most reliable full-size truck (8.6 reliability rating).
The pickup truck is the workhorse of the automotive world. With higher demands than an SUV, full-size pickup trucks with V8 engines are expected to load, haul, tow, travel off road, and carry everything from a full complement of passengers to a trailer loaded with construction equipment. Midsize pickups, despite offering smaller four-cylinder and V6 engines, face many of these same dependability demands.
And with the return of compact trucks, like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, consumers can experience new-car-like fuel economy, plus the smooth ride and handling confidence not normally associated with open-bed vehicles.
But whether we’re talking a heavy duty crew cab Ram 1500 with a turbodiesel and 10,000-pound-plus towing capacity, or a compact pickup like Ford’s Maverick sporting a hybrid ecoboost powertrain, automakers know consumers want more than just reliable pickup trucks.
In recent model years, features like cruise control and touchscreen displays have become standard equipment, even on base trim levels, to remain competitive. And premium half-ton or heavy-duty trucks require a full spectrum of luxury features, including plush leather seating, user-friendly infotainment systems, and advanced four- or all-wheel-drive systems, to stand out on dealership lots.
The payoff for creating a truck that offers competitive horsepower, capability, fuel economy, luxury, and a compelling reliability score? Some of the highest profit margins in the industry, with companies like Ford and General Motors driving much of their success from sales of their F-Series and Chevy Silverado trucks.
How We Rank These Cars
The iSeeCars reliability ratings indicate how dependable and long-lasting each vehicle is within its vehicle segment.
Each vehicle is rated on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest reliability rating. Vehicles within a given category are sorted to show the most reliable ones first. If two cars have the same ratings, then we break the tie by seeing which vehicle has the higher overall iSeeCars Score. Along with the Reliability ratings, we show comprehensive iSeeCars ratings for each model, because we believe multiple factors should be taken into account when buyers are seeking the best overall vehicle. Two of these factors are safety and resale value, both of which are included in our ratings system.
The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of these three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.
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).