The cars and trucks most likely to keep going past 200,000 miles

A review by iSeeCars of vehicles with over 200,000 miles found seven SUVs, four pickups and one passenger car topped the list.
A review by iSeeCars of vehicles with over 200,000 miles found seven SUVs, four pickups and one passenger car topped the list. –General Motors

A review of millions of used vehicle listings found trucks and SUVs tend stay on the road the longest.

Woburn-based car search company iSeeCars looked at 12 million used vehicles sold in 2015, with model years ranging from 1981 to 2016. The survey, which updated an earlier one from 2014, calculated which models have the highest percentage of vehicles with over 200,000 miles on the odometer.

While there were similarities between the 2014 and 2016 studies, iSeeCars’s Phong Ly points out several vehicles changed their earlier rankings.

“While there was a lot of continuity in the vehicles this year as compared with the previous study, the Toyota Sequoia saw a jump of three spots, while the Chevrolet Suburban dropped two,’’ said Ly.


The list of longest-lasting vehicles includes seven SUVs and four pickup trucks. The only passenger car that was able to crack the top 10 was the Toyota Avalon.

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The longest-lasting vehicles with over 200,000 miles

The report found pickup trucks tend to gather 33 percent more mileage than other cars. As Ly points out, this is because pickup trucks are more frequently used for work purposes.

“Manufacturers build trucks with these demands in mind and stake their reputations on how long their trucks will last,’’ said Ly. “Longevity is even a major focus of their marketing campaigns.’’

What about the cars?

If pickup trucks were removed from the rankings, several Japanese brands including Toyota, Honda and Subaru would dominate the longest-lasting vehicle list.

The Avalon was followed by the Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey, all of which saw more than 2 percent of their vehicles make it to 200,000 miles.

The Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, and Dodge Grand Caravan are the only US brands represented on the list.

The analysis excluded vehicles that were not in production during the 2015 model year and models with less than 10,000 sales. In another review of the longest-lasting luxury vehicles, iSeeCars found American-made SUVs dominated the list. The Lincoln Navigator came in first with two percent of vehicles sold having 200,000 miles or more. Also represented were the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The Acura MDX was the only Japanese brand to make the list and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and M-Class tied for fifth place.

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