New Study Validates Durable Reputation of Trucks, SUVs
17 out of Top 20 Longest-Lasting Vehicles Are Trucks or SUVs
Pickup trucks and SUVs have long had an anecdotal reputation for durability and longevity, with plenty of examples of vehicles with well over 100,000 miles on them still on the road and running reliably. How many vehicles really go the distance, as in double that? Woburn, Massachusetts-based classifieds aggregator iSeeCars.com decided to take a look at the 30 million vehicles featured on its site. The preponderance of vehicles with over 200,000 miles didn't just tip slightly, but overwhelmingly in favor of trucks and SUVs.
Of the top 20 longest-lasting vehicles, 17 of 20 were trucks or SUVs, with 10 being SUVs and seven being trucks. The top three models were the Ford F-250 Super Duty with 4.2 percent of vehicles listed having more than 200,000 miles, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with 3.6 percent, and the Chevrolet Suburban, also with 3.6 percent.
The Toyota 4Runner was not far behind, with 3.5 percent of models having more than 200,000 miles. The 4Runner and Sequoia were the sole import models on the top 10 list, with Ford taking two spots with the Super Duty and Expedition, and GM having six with the Silverado and Sierra 2500 HD, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon XL, and Sierra 1500.
|Place||Model||Percentage Over 200,000 mi|
|1||Ford F-250 Super Duty||4.2|
|2||Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD||3.6|
|6||GMC Sierra 2500 HD||2.7|
|8||GMC Yukon XL||1.9|
|10||GMC Sierra 1500||1.6|