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Most Reliable 2013 Trucks

Most Reliable 2013 Trucks

By Christian Wardlaw, July 16, 2013
Truck buyers frequently depend on their vehicles for their livelihoods, making reliability a critical consideration. To help hard-working truck owners choose the most reliable new pickups, J.D. Power provides this list of the most reliable trucks based on data the company has compiled from thousands of vehicle owners. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the top-rated 2013 pickup truck models in terms of how reliable they are expected to be in the future.

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
A luxuriously outfitted, 5-passenger, crew-cab, short bed pickup, the Cadillac Escalade EXT is notable for its Midgate, a removable cab wall that allows the owner to expand cargo carrying capacity at the expense of rear-seat passenger room. A 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and all-wheel drive (AWD) are standard equipment.

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
The 2013 Avalanche is basically the same as a Cadillac Escalade EXT, except for the Escalade's Cadillac styling, luxurious interior, 403-horsepower engine, and AWD. Instead, the Avalanche gets a Chevy interior and a 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine with Active Fuel Management gas-saving technology. Rear drive is standard, with 4-wheel drive optional.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Sold in a wide variety of cab styles, bed lengths, and trim levels with a choice between five different engines, including a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain, the 2013 Silverado 1500 tows up to 10,700 pounds and carries a payload of as much as 1,937 pounds. A redesigned Silverado 1500 arrives for the 2014 model year.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD
The Silverado HD is offered in 2500 and 3500 series, and for 2013 can be equipped with a compressed natural gas powertrain. Maximum towing and payload capacities are greater than the Silverado 1500, and these trucks are offered in fewer trim variations with a choice between a gasoline and a turbo-diesel engine.

2013 GMC Sierra 1500
Choosing the GMC Sierra 1500 over the Chevy Silverado 1500 boils down to styling preference, as the trucks are essentially identical otherwise. One difference is that the GMC is available in a luxurious Sierra Denali trim level.

2013 GMC Sierra HD
The Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD are heavy-duty versions of GMC's full-size pickup, designed to haul more stuff and tow more weight. They're equipped the same as the Chevy Silverado HD models, though GMC offers its workhorse in a luxury-lined Denali trim level.

2013 Honda Ridgeline
Equipped with a 250-horsepower V-6 engine and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Ridgeline is a light-duty, midsize truck designed for personal use. It is equipped with 5-passenger seating in a crew cab style, and the small bed contains a locking trunk with a drainage hole, making the Ridgeline perfect for tailgate parties.

2013 Toyota Tundra
Designed, engineered, and built in America, the Toyota Tundra can't match Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram in terms of configuration variety, but it's a reliable rig offering up to 381 horsepower, 10,400 pounds of towing capacity, and 2,090 pounds of payload capacity. For 2013, a new Platinum trim level debuts with lots of luxury upgrades.

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