Here is a list of the 5 most reliable pickup trucks gathered from our database. Toyota remains a top choice when it comes to reliability but American brands such as Ford and Chevrolet are not too far behind.
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The Toyota Tundra is best known as the first import truck that was designed to emulate American pickup trucks in terms of design and performance. Motor Trend magazine awarded the Toyota Tundra as their Truck of the Year for 2000 and 2008. Base models get the 3.4-liter V6 engine derived from the smaller Toyota Tacoma. More power can be obtained by choosing the 4.7-liter V8.The new 5.7-liter V8 was introduced in 2007.
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The Ford F-150 is the bestselling vehicle in the USA and is the bestselling pickup truck for 34 years straight. There is no question about the reliability of the Ford F-150. Production for the tenth generation F-150 started in 1997 and was the start of the new aero-styling philosophy of Ford’s new pickup trucks. The Ford F-150 comes in an array of body styles and engine configurations.
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There is a reason why the Dodge Ram won Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year award 3 times, and this has nothing with the tough looks alone. The Dodge Ram continues to provide truck buyers with a well-built and durable vehicle, with impressive towing capabilities. Engine choices start with a 3.7-liter and 4.6-liter V6, all the way to the 5.9-liter V8. The fourth generation Ram was launched in 2009 and boasts of a more refined cabin.
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The Frontier hit the American market in 1998 and floundered for awhile until a significant redesign made it bigger and more appealing. In 2005, the Frontier was redesigned, converting it to the new Nissan F-Alpha platform, which brought it more in line with a full-size truck. The Frontier, in reality a mid-sized truck, now has a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds and is powered by a 4.0-liter, 265 horsepower VQ-family V6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard.
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The Ridgeline is Honda’s very own pickup truck. It has all-wheel drive and a cargo bed that is directly connected to the passenger cabin. While the Ridgeline is not designed to compete with full-size heavy duty trucks, it can still tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds, enough to be named by Motor Trend magazine as Truck of the Year in 2006. Power for the Ridgeline comes courtesy of 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the independent rear suspension delivers a stable and smooth ride.
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