The longest-lasting cars and trucks – Vehicles that go the extra mile

Longest-lasting vehicles

 

If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle to carry you past 200,000 miles, a big, sturdy SUV is most likely to do it. No less than six of the top 10 longest-lasting vehicles to reach the milestone are full-sized sport utilities, according to research by iSeeCars.com, which analyzed 13.5 million cars sold in 2017.

The longest-lasting vehicle of all is the Toyota Sequoia, with 6.6 percent of models reaching the 200,000-mile mark, joined by others in the large SUV class including the American-made Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon XL and Yukon.

“These large SUVs feature body-on-frame construction, which means they are built like trucks and thus have truck-like durability,” said Phong Ly, CEO of the automotive research firm. “These vehicles can also be easier to repair than smaller SUVs, which can contribute to their longevity.”

The longest-lasting car is the Toyota Avalon, while the mid-size Toyota 4Runner utility, Honda Odyssey minivan and Toyota Tacoma pickup truck also make the top 10. All vehicles featured have at least 2.4 percent of models reaching 200K, compared to an all-model average of 1.2 percent.

 

Top 10 longest-lasting vehicles

    1 Toyota Sequoia
    2 Ford Expedition
    3 Chevrolet Suburban
    4 Toyota 4Runner
    5 GMC Yukon XL
    6 Chevrolet Tahoe
    7 GMC Yukon
    8 Toyota Tacoma
    T9 Toyota Avalon
    T9 Honda Odyssey

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While American and Japanese nameplates enjoy an equal share of the 10 longest-running vehicles, Japanese automakers have the edge when it comes to the shortlist of longest-lasting cars, with SUVs and pickups excluded. Toyota, Honda and Nissan account for seven places, with the Avalon and Odyssey tying for top position on 2.4 percent of vehicles over 200,000 miles. The popular Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling sedan, are also among them, while the Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala and Chrysler Pacifica are the long-lasting domestic cars. There are three family-friendly minivans, with the Toyota Sienna accompanying the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica.

 

Top 10 longest-lasting cars (SUVs and pickups excluded)

    T1 Toyota Avalon
    T1 Honda Odyssey
    3 Honda Accord
    4 Ford Taurus
    5 Toyota Sienna
    T6 Toyota Camry
    T6 Chevrolet Impala
    8 Toyota Prius
    9 Nissan Maxima
    10 Chrysler Pacifica

 

Drivers looking for luxury over the long haul may want to choose an SUV, although there’s less choice here. iSeeCars.com identified just four high-end vehicles bettering the all-model average: the Cadillac Escalade ESV and Escalade full-sized SUVs, followed by the mid-size Acura MDX and Volvo XC90. Fewer luxury models typically reach 200,000 miles as many are leased with contracts to keep mileage down, according to Ly.

 

Longest-lasting luxury vehicles

    T1 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    T1 Cadillac Escalade
    3 Acura MDX
    4 Volvo XC90

 

As you might expect, pickup trucks came out well in the research. Often used as work vehicles, they’re likely to accrue more miles than a typical passenger car, with maintenance and repairs, according to iSeeCars.com. The eight top-performing models are a mix of American and Japanese mid-size and full-sized pickups.

 

Longest-lasting trucks

    1 Toyota Tacoma
    T2 Honda Ridgeline
    T2 Toyota Tundra
    4 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    5 Ford F-150
    6 GMC Sierra 1500
    7 Nissan Titan
    8 Chevrolet Colorado

 

Some vehicles go the extra, extra mile and stand the best chance of clocking an impressive 300,000 miles. That’s like going around the world 12 times. The average of all models achieving this feat is a mere 0.1 percent, and just above it are clustered the Toyota 4Runner, Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition and Toyota Tacoma.


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The 300,000-mile all-stars

    1 Toyota 4Runner
    T2 Chevrolet Suburban
    T2 Toyota Sequoia
    T2 Ford Expedition
    T2 Toyota Tacoma

 

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