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These are the Longest-Lasting Vehicles

On average, only 1.2% of vehicles surpass 200,000 miles


  • The study is based on the percentage of vehicles from a given model that reaches 200,000 miles or more.

  • Six out of the Top 10 models are Toyotas.

  • GM full-size trucks make up three of the remaining four spots.


This study is interesting and also supports what many car experts have been saying for decades. These days, buying a new or pre-owned vehicle can be an extremely expensive venture given the current state of affairs. This longest-lasting vehicles list demonstrates the top 10 models that provide the most longevity and durability.

Reliability is a term that encompasses ownership and related maintenance costs, and peace of mind. For roughly three decades, Toyota typically comes out on top where it really matters and that’s not initial impressions, value, or design, but reliability. And this study, completed by iSeeCars supports this.

By analyzing more than 14.9 million cars, they’ve determined, in no uncertain terms, that if you own a Toyota, there’s a very strong chance that your vehicle will make it to 200,000 miles (322,000 km). Also notable is that only two cars made the top 10 and they are Toyotas.

2005 Chevrolet Suburban

GM isn’t too far behind with three of its full-size trucks making the list while one Ford product vehicle cracked the top 10.

For the sake of general interest, here are the top 15. Little changes overall as two Toyotas join in, as does one GM, and two Hondas also make the cut.

Longest-Lasting Cars, SUVs, and Trucks to Reach 200k Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankVehicle% of Cars Over 200k Miles
1Toyota Land Cruiser18.2%
2Toyota Sequoia14.2%
3Chevrolet Suburban6.6%
4GMC Yukon XL5.2%
5Toyota 4Runner4.6%
6Ford Expedition4.5%
7Chevrolet Tahoe4.4%
8Toyota Tundra4.0%
9Toyota Avalon3.9%
10Toyota Prius3.9%
11Toyota Highlander Hybrid3.8%
12GMC Yukon3.7%
13Honda Ridgeline3.7%
14Honda Odyssey3.2%
15Toyota Sienna3.2%
Average for All Vehicles1.2%

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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