After tallying the points, Consumer Reports has revealed its list of the most trustworthy pickup trucks. 

The most dependable small pickup truck according to Consumer Reports for 2022 was not the Toyota Tacoma.

The Tacoma was forced to settle for a tie for third place with the Ford Maverick instead of even taking second.

The Toyota Tacoma received nearly faultless dependability ratings from Consumer Reports during the duration of the second generation

However, the third-generation Tacoma's anticipated dependability rankings from Consumer Reports have YO-YOed every year.

For anticipated reliability, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma only received a 3/5 or "Average" rating.

Consumer Reports assigned the Tacoma a predicted dependability rating of only 1/5 for the 2019 model year.

 This rating was determined by looking at the truck's brand, model history, and recent revisions. 

That rating increased to 4/5 in 2020. It rose to 5/5 in 2021 before declining once again in 2022.

Several hundred truck owners who purchased their vehicles recently receive questionnaires from Consumer Reports each year.

They modify the dependability ratings by consulting the owners on significant problems and fixes. 

The ratings for 2020 and 2021 seem to have been too high.

Some third-generation Toyota Tacoma owners (2016 and above) have reportedly complained to Consumer Reports

Some third-generation Toyota Tacoma owners (2016 and above) have reportedly complained to Consumer Report

Here on MotorBiscuit, my colleague Charles Singh listed typical Toyota Tacoma issues.