We all know that with trucks, reliability is the most important. They must be capable of withstanding long hours of use and rough applications. At the same time, all the trucks must work perfectly, without a single issue as long as possible, because most of them will be used as job-based vehicles. Due to many different models on the market, finding the best one isn’t an easy task. Luckily, we did our research and we will present you the most reliable truck. Even better, we will present you 8 of them.
1. 2017 Honda Ridgeline – Reliability: 10/10
Honda Ridgeline has been one of the best trucks ever. We liked this model thanks to a balance of features, reliability, and price. The 2017 model is completely redesigned. It comes with a fresh look, great features and improved built quality. As a matter of fact, it is the first fully redesigned model since 2014. The 280hp engine is sufficient for this truck, but it isn’t suitable for high towing capacity.
When it comes to the functionality, Ridgeline is equipped with rear-wheel drive or AWD. Due to the fact it is going to be used for all kinds of applications, we recommend all-wheel drive model. Warranty is something that makes this truck stand out from the crowd. It is 3 years or 36.000 miles and impressive 5 years and 60.000 miles on the powertrain.
2. 2017 Ford F-150 – Reliability: 9/10
F-150 is one of the best-selling trucks in the United States. It is powerful, reliable and desirable. The variety of engines include V8, V6, 3.5L and the least powerful 2.7L. Still, the new version comes with 3.5L, EcoBoost unit. The towing capacity is 12.200 pounds, while the transmission is 10-gears automatic. Paired with all-wheel drive, this may be an actual off-road vehicle.
There are several types of cabs available. Super, standard, and super crew offer you the ability to get a version specifically for your job requirements. In the survey, conducted in the United States, this truck also was one of the most reliable.
3. 2017 Toyota Tundra – Reliability: 8.5/10
Tundra is a truck specifically designed for rough usages! It comes with engines which produce between 310HP and 381HP. All-wheel drive is preferable, but a rear-wheel drive is an option. All of this suggests that a stock version is well-equipped for dealing with heavy-duty usages. Warranty is also as on other models (3 years/36.000 miles and 5 years/60.000 miles).
The off-road capabilities are among some of the best among trucks. Interior is spacious and loaded with features. We appreciate the space on the rear seats, which is better than most other trucks have to offer. There are versions with 3 or 6 seats inside. Tundra’s engines are extremely reliable. They don’t have a large horsepower, but they produce massive torque, meaning that you will get the power at lower rpms.
4. 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Reliability: 8/10
This is an interesting truck. First and foremost, it comes standard warranty of 3 years or 36.000 miles and 5 years and 60.000 miles on the powertrain. It has been the most reliable truck in the class. Maintenance is cheap and all main components are designed for heavy-duty jobs. We liked the agility of the truck. Perhaps, it is the best for long drives, thanks to agile steering and chassis.
All-wheel drive and rear wheel drive are available, together with engines which vary between 285HP and 420HP. The most powerful are only needed if you are planning to tow heavy weight loads. Other than that, more economical versions are sufficient.
5. 2017 Nissan Frontier – Reliability: 7.9/10
Nissan Frontier is the most affordable truck you can get today. Despite the fact, the design and the quality are exceptional. We liked the fuel-efficient engines, which will manage 19/23 mpg and a decent hauling capacity. An all-wheel drive is definitely a useful option, alongside safety features and manual transmission. The interior is designed to be useful, not nice. Thanks to this, even while wearing gloves, people can use all the systems and all controls.
It is expected a lot from this truck. Probably, it is going to be one of the most reliable and the most durable vehicles in 2017. The truck which has been in production since 2004 never got bad reliability ratings.
6. 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – Reliability: 7.5/10
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the most reliable truck among full-size vehicle of the segment. It is also the best when it comes to towing capacity and it is a modern truck, which plenty of latest features suggest. The reliability is actually based on powertrain, suspension, and chassis. V8 engines produce 420HP (most powerful) and they deliver plenty of torque. AWD and RWD are available.
The interior is comfortable, spacious and elegant, far better than you would expect from a truck. Perhaps the price is slightly higher than you would expect, but this truck is an American icon. All the gadgets and systems inside are easy to use and it even comes with Teen Driver feature, which pinpoints the exact location of a truck at any given moment.
7. 2017 Chevy Colorado – Reliability: 7/10
The truck in question is one of the best-balanced vehicles on the list. The engine of 300HP, paired with all-wheel drive and manual transmission is just right. The ground clearance, especially at the front of the car is epic, allowing to the car to move across any terrain you can think of. The fuel consumption is 22/30 mpg, while the power is sufficient for all types of operations.
Handling and the interior are the next best things. Both elements are above the average and allow to the car to be used as an everyday vehicle. Teen Driver system is standard and available since 2017 model. It will block or track the truck when parents request. If needed, they can remotely lock the truck or control some features on it.
8. 2017 Toyota Tacoma – Reliability: 6.5/10
Toyota Tacoma may be one of the best deals here. It is generally affordable, but none of the functionality has been compromised. The engines this truck comes with are 2.7L and V6, 3.5L with 278HP. Transmissions available are 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-gear manual. With the mentioned V6, you will have at your disposal a manual transmission of 6 speeds, which is the best.
V6 can tow up to 6.800 pounds, which is a decent score. However, it will have to be properly equipped in order to achieve this towing capacity. 18/23 mpg is a great score. The bottom line is that this truck is perfectly reliable, practical and affordable. We liked the TRD Pro trim option, which adds a better suspension and makes the entire truck more capable for heavy-duty applications.
The most reliable truck is here, on the list and it is one of the models that are specifically designed to be reliable. Keep in mind that all of them can be chosen as construction or heavy-duty vehicles and all of them will be useful and reliable. Regardless of which one you choose, you won’t visit car mechanic any time soon. On the other side, you will complete your job easier than ever.