Looking for a new half-ton pickup? You can rest easier: Every full-size half-ton pickup is “recommended” by Consumer Reports, according to its 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey released today.
The reliability scores of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500 and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 pickups have improved enough to earn CR's Recommendation.
The full list of recommended full-size trucks includes:
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V-8
- Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-liter V-8
- Ford F-150 5.4-liter V-8
- GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-liter V-8
- Nissan Titan 5.6-liter V-8
- Toyota Tundra 5.7-liter V-8
In midsize pickups, Asian brands rule without challenge from American small trucks. The full list of recommended compact and midsize trucks includes:
The full list of recommended compact and midsize trucks includes:
- Honda Ridgeline V-6
- Nissan Frontier V-6
- Toyota Tacoma V-6
CR only recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least average predicted reliability based on the Annual Auto Survey, and performed at least adequately if crash-tested or included in a government rollover test.
[Source: Consumer Reports]