J.D. Power Reveals 5 Highest-Quality Trucks of 2021 According to Consumers

Buying a new truck can make for an expensive purchase. Chances are, you want the highest-quality truck possible. The good news is that J.D. Power is no stranger to quality. In fact, the organization recently asked new truck owners about the problems they’ve experienced during the first 90 days of ownership. The even better news is that J.D. Power has put its data to very good use.

The annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study reveals the highest-quality trucks

A green Toyota Tundra parked
Toyota Tundra | Toyota

After asking new truck owners about the first 90 days of ownership, J.D. Power used the data it received to create its annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS). The study uses data provided by consumers to rank vehicles according to the “problems per 100 vehicles” (PP100). 

According to the organization, the lower a truck’s PP100 score is, the higher its quality. If you’re shopping for a new truck and are after the highest-quality truck on the market, read on to find out the five highest-rated trucks, according to consumers.

5. The 2021 Toyota Tundra is a new truck that puts quality at its forefront

A silver 2021 Toyota Tundra parked
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

It’s hard to beat what the 2021 Toyota Tundra has to offer. This year’s model starts at $34,025 and is available in several trim levels. This year’s model is also offered in several configurations and can tow up to 10,200 pounds when properly equipped. The 2021 Toyota Tundra is also among the highest-quality trucks on the road today. In fact, according to J.D. Power, the PP100 score for the 2021 Toyota Tundra is 135.

4. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is a high-quality Jeep pickup truck 

A red 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Gladiator is one of the highest-quality trucks according to JD Power
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Stellantis

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator also landed a spot on J.D. Power’s list of the highest-quality trucks. The truck is based on the popular Jeep Wrangler and is a new truck with a manual transmission. Much like the Tundra, the Gladiator is available in a range of trim levels. It can also boasts a best-in-class 7,650-pound gas towing capacity. As for its PP100 score? The 2021 Jeep Gladiator earned a 127. It also earned a quality award from J.D. Power in the Midsize Truck segment.

3. The 2021 Chevy Silverado is one of the best trucks on the road today

A red 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss parked by mountains
2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss | Chevrolet

“When it comes to quality, according to the people who own them, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 rules the roost,” J.D. Power reports. In fact, this year’s model earned a 126 PP100 score. That’s not all the Chevy Silverado has going for it, either. This high-quality truck is available in regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab configurations. This year’s model also offers a long list of engine options to choose from, including a 6.2-liter V8 engine with a 13,300 pound maximum towing capacity.

2. The 2021 Ram 2500/3500 are high-quality trucks with serious towing power

The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty lineup in the mountains
2021 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Mega Cab (left), Power Wagon (center) and 3500 Heavy Duty Limited Crew Cab Dually (right) | Stellantis

Perhaps it’s a new heavy-duty truck that you’re in the market for. If that’s the case, J.D. Power reports that the 2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 are among the highest-quality trucks on the road today. In fact, the new heavy-duty trucks earned a PP100 score of 122. Both models also earned a quality award in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. As for how much these trucks can tow? While the 2500 can tow up to 20,000 pounds, the 3500 can tow up to 37,100 pounds when properly equipped.

1. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is a high-quality truck, according to consumers

A silver 2021 GMC Sierra Denali in the mountains, the Sierra is the highest-quality truck on the road
2021 GMC Sierra Denali | GMC

Sitting at the top of J.D. Power’s list of the highest-quality trucks is the 2021 GMC Sierra. This year’s model earned a PP100 score of 122. It also earned a quality award in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The 2021 GMC Sierra starts at $30,100 and is available in a long list of trim levels. It’s also available with several different engines, including a 6.2-liter V8 that can tow up to 11,800 pounds.

Shopping for a high-quality truck doesn’t have to be a stressful experience 

With J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study in hand, shopping for a high-quality truck doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, from the 2021 Toyota Tundra to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, J.D. Power’s list of the highest-quality trucks offers plenty of options to choose from.

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