7. Ram 2500
It’s obvious the testers at Consumer Reports are not fans of heavy trucks. They’ve probably never had dirt under their fingernails or been at a construction site before. Their criticism of the Ram 2500 centers on refinement. According to them the pickup’s ride is harsh when unloaded, while the up-level Cummins turbo-diesel engine is raucous. Also, the truck’s six-speed automatic transmission does not shift smoothly. What do you expect? The Ram 2500 is a work vehicle not a Lexus ES350! Reliability of the diesel model is well below average, which is why this tough pickup is in a tough spot, on this top 10 list.