The 2010s have brought upon some truly spectacular pickup trucks. Manufacturers are continuing to improve when it comes to their models. Power and overall dependability are essential for a truck to be considered solid. For the most part, this has been a common theme when it comes to our trucks. However, the 2010s have also had some serious lemons from even the best of series.
With all that has been stated thus far, we will be looking at the 20 worst pickups from the 2010s. It is essential to note that these pickups come from a number of different car manufacturers. This will effectively present the fact that even the best of companies are prone to making major mistakes. It also shows that we must research before buying our next truck. The slightest of year changes can result in owning an awful truck, rather than a truly reliable one.
Now, let’s get started!
20 2016 Nissan Titan
There is no question that the Nissan Titan is a very solid truck most release years. However, the 2016 model has become notorious for its major transmission and engine problems, according to carcomplaints.com. Therefore, it would be wise to avoid this specific model, as there are far superior ones elsewhere.
19 2017 Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline series is still going strong. Yet, it is important to note that one should avoid the 2017 edition. Carcomplaints.com states that these vehicles come with a plethora of interior problems. The Ridgeline definitely is worth investing in when it comes to any other release year, but it is essential to avoid the lemon of the bunch.
18 2011 Dodge Dakota
The 2011 Dodge Dakota would be the final release of this rather iconic series of trucks. At the end of the day, it honestly was justifiable, as this version was truly disastrous. It lacked the overall power of other models because of how poorly it was structured, according to the number of reviews on cars.com.
17 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
It is rare to find a mediocre Silverado, but 2019 has given us that with the 2500. This truck was forced to have a number of recalls already in its short existence, according to carcomplaint.com. This is due to the fact that it was built in a truly poor manner. At the end of the day, this heavy duty truck is far worse than other release years.
16 2010 Ford F-150
The 2010 Ford F-150 is truly a rarity from the series, as it was a complete and utter lemon. Thus, one should avoid purchasing one of these used. According to autowise.com, this truck had a number of engine problems as soon as it reached the primary market. Without much surprise, it has only gotten worse with age.
15 2017 Nissan Frontier
The 2017 Nissan Frontier is another somewhat modern pickup that one should avoid entirely. This is due to the fact that it is known for having a lot of issues when it comes to its steering and transmission. Therefore, it would be ideal to look for another model from this otherwise spectacular series.
14 2015 GMC Sierra
The 2015 GMC Sierra is a pickup that the manufacturer definitely wishes that they could take back. This version of the Sierra simply was built in an extremely poor fashion. Due to this clear fact, it has become known for its ability to break down at a rather quick pace. Therefore, it would be best to avoid this specific model.
13 2013 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma has been known for being quite a dependable truck for most of its release years. Yet, the 2013 model went in an entirely different direction, as it came with a number of significant issues. According to autowise.com, this pickup had a lot of issues when it came its brakes and steering.
12 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the model from this series that everyone needs to avoid. For some strange reason, the manufacturer seemed to forget how to build a functional pickup with this release. Engine and transmission problems seem to always present themselves with this truck, so it definitely is not a good choice for working conditions.
11 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class came into the automobile world with an immense level of expectations. The luxury brand finally released a pickup and many car enthusiasts were ecstatic. Yet, according to carcomplaints.com, the pickup has been a complete and utter disaster, as it is extremely unreliable. One should not waste their cash on it.
10 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
The 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche would mark the end of this series. This honestly is entirely understandable. This truck seemed to possess every problem in the book and according to autowise.com, sales dropped off dramatically as a result of this. Thus, the car manufacturer should never bring it back. They likely never will.
9 2013 Dodge Ram 1500
It is hard to find a better pickup than the Ram 1500. However, in 2013, the series took a weird turn. According to carcomplaints.com, it was quite apparent that this pickup was built atrociously This was clearly presented with the fact that these trucks had significant engine troubles. Therefore, this model is one to avoid in its entirety.
8 2016 Toyota Tundra
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a truck that has deemed as one of the worsts of this decade. This is entirely justifiable, as this pickup has little to no power because of how poorly it was built. Transmission and steering problems are definitely the most common of occurrences with them, so they are extremely unreliable.
7 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a pickup that needs to be avoided at all costs. Although this series has done spectacularly this decade, this is one of the worst trucks we have seen. According to autowise.com, this is entirely due to the fact that it has been known for its very common engine issues.
6 2012 Suzuki Equator
The 2012 Suzuki Equator is a truck that essentially sabotaged itself. The car manufacturer did not build this is an acceptable fashion, as major problems started from the very start of its time on the market. According to carcomplaints.com, its biggest problem was its extremely faulty engine. It has not been missed.
5 2014 GMC Canyon
The 2014 GMC Canyon is a pickup that definitely should be avoided at all costs. Although the series has done a spectacular job with many of its releases, this version has severe issues. Autowise.com notes that these trucks are prone to breaking down at any given time, as its just not built for longevity.
4 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado definitely does not follow the qualifications of being a solid heavy duty truck. It lacks the amount of raw power that one would expect of it. This is where it runs into troubles. When used in working conditions, it essentially destroys itself. Autowise.com states that the parts used for it were abysmal.
3 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
The 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 definitely was a major disappointment during its time on the primary market. This is presented in the fact that they essentially lived at the repair shop as soon as they were released. According to carcomplaints.com, they were prone to having a lot of electrical issues, as well as steering delays.
2 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT had all of the potential to be something special. It is hard to find an issue with a truck that provides a sense of luxury to its owners. Yet, according to carcomplaints.com, this pickup had enough issues to completely dismantle the series in its entirety.
1 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
There was a significant amount of hype surrounding the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac before it hit the primary market. However, the excitement for this pickup truck quickly disappeared after buyers realized how poor it was. According to carcomplaints.com, engine problems would appear regularly and worsened as time went by.
Sources: carcomplaints.com, cars.com, autowise.com