Consumer Reports Scored 3 New 2022 Full-Size Pickup Trucks in the Red for Reliability

As it stands right now, seven full-size pickup trucks have been rated by Consumer Reports. The three that did not impress were the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic. What reasons were cited that made these trucks unreliable?

Consumer Reports wasn’t impressed with the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 didn't score well with Consumer Reports
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 didn’t score well with Consumer Reports | GMC

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is a popular truck, but Consumer Reports did not find it reliable enough. The overall score came in at 47 out of 100. On the road test, the 2022 Sierra scored a 78 out of 100. The predicted owner satisfaction scored an average of three out of five. The predicted reliability score was only one out of five.

Some of the other drawbacks that might have influenced this score include the fuel economy. Consumer Reports gave this a one out of five as well, with the overall mileage coming in at 17 mpg. The annual fuel cost works out to around $1,715.

When looking at the reliability history for the GMC Sierra 1500, the score has been in the red since 2015.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck lacked in some areas

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Consumer Reports gave the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a 78 out of 100 on the road test. The predicted reliability came in at one out of five. The predicted owner satisfaction received an average score of three out of five. Overall, the 2022 Silverado scored one point less overall than the Sierra, coming in at a 46.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a lot in common with the Sierra. It also has an overall fuel economy of 17 mpg and an estimated annual fuel cost of $1,715. The reliability score has remained in the red for a few years, too.

Consumer Reports didn’t like the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic

The 2022 Ram 1500 Classic, not to be confused with the regular 2022 Ram 1500, doesn’t check many boxes for Consumer Reports. On the road test, the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic scored a 74 out of 100. The predicted reliability score was a three out of five, which is average. Unfortunately, the predicted reliability score was only one out of five.

As far as fuel economy goes, the Ram only gets 15 mpg overall. That’s 10 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The estimated annual fuel cost is higher, too, coming in at $1,960. Since the Ram 1500 Classic has only been around since 2019, the reliability history isn’t great.

In conclusion, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic will get the job done. Unfortunately, there are better full-size trucks on the market that might get the job done more efficiently. Check out the Consumer Reports list for more information about higher-scoring trucks.

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