Trucks & SUVs

The Least Reliable 2014 Pickup Trucks According to Consumer Reports

Buying a used pickup truck can be pretty stressful. Consumer Reports is a great place to go for finding information on a wide range of products. According to Consumer Reports, these used truck models are the least reliable 2014 pickup trucks.

a 2014 ram 2500 like this one driving on a dirt road is the used pickup truck model rated the least reliable 2014 pickup truck

Some of our other reporting on Consumer Reports’ pickup truck reliability ratings show several models with very low reliability. However, in 2014 the ratings weren’t so bad. Especially for GM models, things were a bit better.

The worst rating belongs to a larger 2500 pickup truck. That used truck model is for once the only truck with a rating that drops all the way down to 1 out of 5 for predicted reliability. But let’s look at all of the least reliable 2014 pickup trucks according to Consumer Reports.

Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks

GM trucks fall into two primary categories. There are trucks marketed under the Chevrolet umbrella and then on the other hand we have the GMC pickup truck lineup. These are generally great trucks. they are powerful with strong engines that provide a high payload and towing capacity.

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That said, they are also among the least reliable 2014 pickup trucks according to Consumer Reports data. So let’s take a deeper look. In 2014, the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earned a predicted reliability score of 2 out of 5. Apparently these trucks are prone to having issues with the climate control system as well as issues with the brakes.

In addition, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and GMC Sierra 2500 scored a 2 out of 5 for predicted reliability in the 2014. Many people buy these used truck models and are pleased with the brute strength of such workhorses. That said, Consumer Reports data shows that they do suffer from certain issues in the categories of both engine and transmission minor.

Ram truck reliability

In 2014, Ram trucks were also among the least reliable 2014 pickup trucks. The Ram 1500 earned 2 out of 5 for predicted reliability. According to Consumer Reports, the 2014 Ram 1500 had problem areas such as the engine major and the fuel system.

The Ram 2500 model is the least reliable truck of 2014 according to Consumer Reports data. This model is the one we mentioned before––the one with the super low 1 out of 5 predicted reliability rating. It’s a strong truck that can haul and tow a lot, but it may not be one of the best used truck models.

the Ram 1500 used pickup truck model from 2014 in a press photo against a white back drop
2014 Ram 1500 | Ram Trucks

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If you look at the data for the Ram 2500 model, pretty much every component is a trouble spot. In fact, every category received only a 1 out of 5 score except in two areas. The electric system and exhaust components both earned a 3 out of 5.

Consumer Reports reliability ratings

While these truck models are rated lowest by Consumer Reports, that really doesn’t necessarily mean they are terrible trucks that we should avoid at all costs. If anything, this data just shows us which trucks were rated the least reliable 2014 pickup trucks according to Consumer Reports. It’s like a guideline that can help buyers make informed choices.

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 rolling down the road
2014 GMC Sierra | GMC

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For anyone on the lookout for a used truck model, these ratings and trouble spots can help know what to watch out for. This data gives us questions to ask the sellers and components to check on before buying. The more research we do the better. When it comes to buying a used pickup truck no one wants to go in blind.