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Consumer Reports Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

Here’s the latest from Consumer Reports on the most reliable used pickup trucks you should consider with models ranging from 2014 to 2020 that proved to be exceptional when it came to reliability and repairs.

Used Truck Shopping

Finding a used truck to fit your needs and your budget need not be a search for the most popular truck models according to a recent Consumer Reports newsletter,

Detroit’s trio of full-sized pickup trucks—the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-Series, and Ram—have been the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. for a few years. But despite their popularity, the lumbering darlings of American automakers’ bottom line haven’t proved to be the most reliable options among used vehicles.”

On top of that, full-sized trucks—new ones in particular—tend to be expensive. The newest trucks usually have more safety equipment and luxury trappings than the models offered only a few years ago, but older ones can offer a lot of traditional truck capability for less. There are also many more examples of good used compact pickups on the market now, too,” states CR analysts.

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As such, the good folks at Consumer Reports have created a new guide “…to help you find the pickup trucks most likely to fulfill your needs without breaking down and saddling you with repair bills.”

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Summarized below is the listing in alphabetical order the used pickup truck models CR analysts recommend provided you have done your part by ensuring a prepurchase inspection is performed by a qualified mechanic.

Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

1. 2020 Ford Ranger
Price Range: $24,400 - $35,975
Owner Reported MPG: 22 mpg

2. 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Price Range: (not reported)
Owner Reported Mpg: 17 mpg

3. 2019 Honda Ridgeline
Price Range: $23,350 - $33,525
Owner Reported MPG: 22 mpg

4. 2014 Nissan Frontier
Price Range: $10,675 - $18,075
Owner Reported MPG: 18 mpg

5. 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Price Range: $18,400 - $29,400
Owner Reported MPG: 20 mpg

6. 2018 Toyota Tundra
Price Range: $24,850 - $39,700
Owner Reported MPG: 15 mpg

And finally…

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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