Most Reliable Used Trucks: 2019 Edition of Pickup Trucks
Those who buy a truck know that having a reliable vehicle is essential. If anyone knows how to find the most reliable used trucks, it’s JD Power. The Vehicle Reliability Study and Initial Quality Study get direct reports from owners about any problems the vehicle might have. These issues are recorded over a period of years and provide insight into the actual ownership of the truck, SUV or car being tested.
JD Power’s most reliable used truck, the mid-size Nissan Frontier
the J.D. Power The 2022 U.S. Vehicle Reliability Study (VDS) still offers valuable insights into the reliability of new and used cars. In this case, JD Power chose the 2019 Nissan Frontier as one of the most reliable used trucks. The Nissan Frontier was the top-ranked pickup truck in the study. The JD Power study looks at how many problems owners report per 100 vehicles (PP100). Nissan, as a brand, reported 205 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).
The JD Power Vehicle Reliability Study studies how a vehicle has aged over the past three years. This includes what owners thought of the car three years later, if any software updates were made, and how the truck has aged. “Automakers are increasingly seeing owners’ relationships with their vehicles as having similarities to other consumer technologies,” said David Amodeo, director of global automotive at JD Power.
Other options: 2019 Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tundra is another winner for most reliable used trucks
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However, not all potential buyers need a mid-size pickup. The lightweight pickup truck is having a moment in the spotlight right now. JD Power has chosen the 2019 Toyota Tundra as the most reliable used truck for the light-duty category. In 2019, the trucks listed here were also part of JD Power’s 2019 Initial Quality Study (IQS) in the United States. The Toyota Tundra reported fewer problems than other trucks in its class.
Toyota was one of the most awarded brands, along with GM. Both won five segment awards for “the models with the fewest reported issues in their respective segments.” Besides the 2019 Toyota Tundra, the Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Lexus UX and Toyota Corolla also received awards. Toyota reported 158 PP100s and Lexus was 159 PP100s. The lowest score, which is the highest score, went to Kia with a score of 145 PP100.
Other Options: 2019 Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150
JD Power wins Chevrolet Silverado HD
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD has proven to be the most reliable used truck in the heavy-duty large pickup segment. The Chevy Silverado HD was also the only model that performed at or above the segment average. There aren’t as many heavy-duty trucks on the market as there are, and many owners might not participate in the JD Power study.
As a brand, Chevrolet reported a score of 171 PP100, which was still well above the industry average of 192 PP100. Additionally, the brand received segment awards with the Chevrolet Impala and the Chevrolet Suburban. The Silverado is a reliable pickup option if you need a rugged alternative.
Other options: None
Keep an eye out for 2020 vehicles from the JD Power IQS and VDS as results roll in from owners. These dependable used trucks could earn a spot on the list again next year.
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