Most Reliable 2017 Trucks
Built to work hard and play hard, pickup trucks need to be reliable. Based on data provided by thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners, J.D. Power can help you to determine which trucks are most likely to run for a long time without any trouble.
Taking into account survey responses related to quality and dependability, our Power Circle Ratings for reliability represent a prediction of which pickups are most likely to prove trouble-free over time. According to these ratings, the trucks in this guide, listed in alphabetical order, are expected to deliver the best reliability.
Remember, though, that a rating is valid when compared to direct competitors in the same segment, and not across all pickup truck segments.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty (HD)
Equipped with a new turbodiesel engine option that makes more horsepower than the competition, the Silverado HD lineup might fall a bit short in terms of towing and hauling capability but makes up for it with segment-leading reliability ratings. A wide variety of cab styles, trim packages, and equipment levels ensure that you can find a Silverado HD to meet just about any requirement.
The 2017 Silverado HD receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
Completely redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Ford F-Series Super Duty might not lead the heavy-duty pickup segment with regard to reliability, but in terms of engineering, capability, and technology, it sets the standard. Nearly the entire frame is composed of high-strength steel, while the body is military-grade aluminum. Plus, Ford says it can tow and haul more weight than any of its competitors.
The 2017 F-Series Super Duty receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500
Equipped with rugged good looks and available in an upscale Denali trim level, the GMC Sierra 1500 is a reliable choice in a light-duty, full-size pickup truck. In crew cab format, it also tows more weight than the competition, according to GMC. For the 2017 model year, the Sierra gains standard Teen Driver technology and available low-speed automatic emergency braking in order to improve safety.
The 2017 Sierra 1500 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2017 Honda Ridgeline
Returning to the Honda lineup after a brief hiatus, the 2017 Ridgeline is a midsize crew-cab pickup truck based on the same platform as the Pilot SUV. It offers space for 5 passengers, locking in-bed trunk with a drain plug, dual-action tailgate that swings to the side or folds down for loading, and a bed-mounted audio system that turns the Ridgeline into a tailgate party boombox. A V-6 engine is standard, powering the front or all four wheels.
The 2017 Ridgeline receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.
2017 Nissan Frontier
Considering that the Nissan Frontier is essentially the same truck that it was a decade ago, it is natural to expect it to be reliable. The oldest and most basic of midsize trucks, the Frontier is relatively unrefined, but the price is nice and they last for a long time.
The 2017 Frontier receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2017 Toyota Tundra
Matching the GMC Sierra 1500 for reliability in the light-duty, full-size pickup segment, the Toyota Tundra is a good choice for a dependable truck. It is not, however, particularly fuel efficient, its available 5.7-liter V-8 engine proving particularly thirsty. Designed, engineered, and built in America, the Tundra is also one of the most “American” pickups you can buy, according to American University’s Kogod “Made in America” index.
The 2017 Tundra receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.