Top-Rated Trucks from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
Each year since 1989, J.D. Power and Associates has measured long-term vehicle dependability by conducting an annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The 2013 study surveyed owners of 2010 model-year pickup trucks, and has identified two models as the top-rated trucks in the Vehicle Dependability Study.
According to this year's research, vehicle owners report more problems with hands-free communication systems that do not recognize voice commands, and report fewer problems with tire-pressure-monitoring systems. Generally, the most frequently reported problems are wind noise, noisy brakes, and issues related to vehicle fit-and-finish.
Among the top-rated trucks from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors build the highest-performing models. Listed below, and accompanied by the problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) scores for each model, are the top-rated trucks from the Vehicle Dependability Study. Note that the industry average quality score is 126 PP100.