Chevy Silverado 1500 Is Most Reliable Full-Size Truck, According to JD Power
When choosing which full-size pickup truck to get, reliability is a crucial factor to consider. You want to ensure that a truck will last for many years and miles — and not have frequent mechanical problems. According to J.D. Power, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the most reliable full-size truck. If you place a premium on reliability, then the Silverado 1500 will likely appeal to you.
What is the most reliable full-size pickup truck?
In its reliability analysis of vehicles, including full-size trucks, J.D. Power uses a 0-100 rating system, which is based upon the “independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.” A higher rating means that the truck has fewer problems. The publication states that the reliability rating “measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners.” It also “covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system.”
With a “great” rating of 87/100, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is more reliable than all other full-size trucks evaluated by J.D. Power. Following the Silverado 1500, three full-size trucks have reliability ratings of 86/100: the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500, and 2022 Ford F-150. Also, the least reliable truck is the 2022 Toyota Tundra, which has an “average” rating of 70/100.
Here are the complete J.D. Power reliability ratings for full-size trucks. We include both large light duty trucks and large heavy duty trucks. Also, for the instances of a tie for the reliability rating, the truck that has a higher overall J.D. Power rating is ranked higher:
- 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500: 87/100
- 2022 GMC Sierra 1500: 86/100
- 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500: 86/100
- 2022 Ford F-150: 86/100
- 2022 Nissan Titan: 85/100
- 2022 Ford F-250/F-350: 83/100
- 2022 GMC Sierra 2500/3500: 82/100
- 2022 Ram 1500: 80/100
- 2022 Ram 2500/3500: 79/100
- 2022 Toyota Tundra: 70/100
Chevy Silverado 1500 ties with the GMC Sierra 1500 for the best overall JD Power rating
Along with getting the highest reliability rating for full-size pickup trucks, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ties with the mechanically-similar 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 for the best overall J.D. Power rating. Both trucks earned an overall score of 85/100.
Other areas in which the Silverado 1500 scores well are resale value (87/100) and dealership experience (86/100). However, the Silverado 1500 only has an average rating of 78/100 for driving experience.
J.D. Power also highlighted specific things that owners like about the Chevy Silverado 1500. Examples include fuel economy, driving range, and the sound that the doors make when owners close them. Additionally, owners liked the good steering and handling of the pickup truck in slippery driving conditions.
2022 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 heavy duty truck is also very reliable
The heavy duty version of the Silverado, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, is also very reliable. It earned a J.D. Power reliability rating of 86/100. Additionally, J.D. Power rates the Silverado 2500/3500 as the best overall large heavy duty pickup truck, with an overall rating of 84/100.