If you are out looking at new 2019 pickups, you might be wondering which models are the most reliable. You have your standard selection of all the big names for this year, but some of them excel above the others in terms of dependability. Let’s evaluate the top three pickups to determine which one is the most reliable truck for you.
Most Reliable Truck: 2019 Ram 1500
No matter what brand you are loyal to, it would be tough to argue that there’s anything better right now than the 2019 Ram 1500. Not only did it receive the title as Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, but Edmunds also listed it in the top of all full-size trucks.
The ride quality is superb, the cabin is comfortable and it features a higher towing and hauling capacity than most rivals. Plus, the automaker just redesigned the 2019 Ram 1500. The changes increased the capacity by 20 percent and there’s a new mild hybrid system to choose from.
Other new additions include the lighter weight, 12-inch touch screen, driver assistance aids and wireless device charging. Even though the Ram has had a rocky past when it comes to reliability, we have confidence that this newly built pickup will outshine the competition.
Honorable Mention: 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
If you need a reliable heavy-duty pickup that goes beyond your standard full-size truck, you will do well to consider the Ford F-250. After all, the F-Series lineup has been America’s favorite for decades, so you have to admit Ford is doing something right.
There are even two engine options available to you. Choose from the 385-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 or 450-horsepower 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel. For maximum reliability and capability, the F-250 offers up to 25,700 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped.
Keep in mind, you do need to drop more than $60,000 to get behind the wheel. However, it’s worth it to many people that want a reliable pickup truck.
Honorable Mention: 2019 Honda Ridgeline
Car and Driver did a study of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline over eight months and found it to be extremely reliable. In fact, they drove this midsize truck for more than 22,000 miles. In that time, it only needed about $400 worth of service. Granted, they did spend $3,500 in repairs from an accident, but none of that was the truck’s fault.
The Ridgeline is a great option for hauling, towing, camping and enjoying your daily drive. The unibody construction offers a different ride than you are used to with a pickup. Plus, Honda has long been known for its reliable vehicles and resale values.
The Honda Ridgeline is perfect for the person that wants a truck without the feel and utility of a pickup. In addition, if you desire a quality investment that won’t let you down, the 2019 Ridgeline might be the right choice for you.
What 2019 Truck Do You Think is Most Reliable?
If you’ve recently purchased a new 2019 pickup, we would love to hear your thoughts. Tell us which model you think makes the most reliable truck for 2019 and why.
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