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Explore most reliable used pickup trucks of 2024
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Big Horn
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2021 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock

1. Ram 1500 Classic

CarMax owner rating

4.7

Price range*$17,000$39,999
Estimated combined MPG17 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

2. Toyota Tacoma

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$17,000$53,999
Estimated combined MPG18 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Useful truck bed has power outlet and moveable tie-down cleats
  • Consummate off-road agility
  • Six-speed manual transmission option for the V6 top trim

Cons

  • Steering feels heavy on urban surfaces
  • Some will find the higher step-up a challenge
2022 Nissan Frontier 4x4 Pro4X

3. Nissan Frontier

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$14,000$44,999
Estimated combined MPG19 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Smooth ride
  • Stable and secure handling
  • Helpful storage spaces for small items

Cons

  • Limited rear-seat space
  • Cluttered infotainment system
  • Heavy steering
2023 GMC Canyon AT4

4. GMC Canyon

CarMax owner rating

4.3

Price range*$19,000$52,999
Estimated combined MPG(data not available)
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5
2022 Ford Ranger XLT

5. Ford Ranger

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$21,000$42,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Turbocharged engine does not disappoint
  • Dimensions make city driving easier
  • Seating upfront is well-padded and comfortable

Cons

  • Climate control functionality can be frustrating
  • Bumpy ride
  • Cab storage options are limited
2022 Honda Ridgeline RTL

6. Honda Ridgeline

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*$20,000$44,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Clever bed configurations
  • Spacious crew cab
  • Upscale interior

Cons

  • Doesn't offer as much utility as similar vehicles
  • Not very off-road focused
  • Relatively small touchscreen
2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT

7. Chevrolet Colorado

CarMax owner rating

4.3

Price range*$17,000$48,999
Estimated combined MPG18 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5
2021 Nissan Titan SV

8. Nissan Titan

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$19,000$61,999
Estimated combined MPG17 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

3.5 out of 5
2020 RAM 1500 Laramie

9. Ram 1500

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$17,000$63,999
Estimated combined MPG12 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

3.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Plenty of useful cabin storage
  • The benchmark light-duty truck for ride quality

Cons

  • Driver-assist technology only offered on upper trims
  • Small rearview mirror

Frequently asked questions about truck reliability

The most reliable pickup truck in 2023 is the Toyota Tacoma, with a RepairPal Reliability Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

RepairPal reliability ratings

For this article we've pulled the top 7 most reliable trucks—in order—according to RepairPal rankings. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings and rankings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 3/21/2023. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings. 

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