Longest-lasting vehicles: SUVs are way ahead

 

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If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle for the long haul, a big, sturdy SUV is hard to beat.

Full-sized utilities account for half of the 14 longest-lasting cars – those most likely to pass 200,000 miles – according to auto research site iSeeCars.com.

Analysis of 13.8 million car sales in 2018 revealed the Toyota Sequoia to be the longest-lasting vehicle of all, joined by six others in its class from Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Lincoln.

With the midsize Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota 4Runner also on the list, the long-running credentials of SUVs appear even stronger. But while the utility segment dominates, there are other options.

The longest-lasting car is the Toyota Avalon sedan, while the Honda Odyssey minivan represents the out-and-out family hauler. There are three pickups also; the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota’s Tacoma and Tundra.

These are the longest-lasting vehicles, with the percentage of models exceeding 200,000 miles.

 

Longest-lasting vehicles

  1. Toyota Sequoia, 7.4 percent
  2. Chevrolet Suburban, 5.0 percent
  3. Ford Expedition, 5.0 percent
  4. GMC Yukon XL, 4.0 percent
  5. Toyota 4Runner, 3.9 percent
  6. Chevrolet Tahoe, 3.8 percent
  7. Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.1 percent
  8. Honda Ridgeline, 3.0 percent
  9. GMC Yukon, 2.8 percent
  10. Toyota Tacoma, 2.6 percent
  11. Toyota Tundra, 2.6 percent
  12. Toyota Avalon, 2.5 percent
  13. Honda Odyssey, 2.5 percent
  14. Lincoln Navigator, 2.2 percent

All-model average: 0.8 percent

 

Here’s a fuller picture of the longest-running SUVs, with the addition of six other durable models that didn’t make the overall list.

 

Longest-lasting SUVs

  1. Toyota Sequoia, 7.4 percent
  2. Chevrolet Suburban, 5.0 percent
  3. Ford Expedition, 5.0 percent
  4. GMC Yukon XL, 4.0 percent
  5. Toyota 4Runner, 3.9 percent
  6. Chevrolet Tahoe, 3.8 percent
  7. Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.1 percent
  8. GMC Yukon, 2.8 percent
  9. Lincoln Navigator, 2.2 percent
  10. Honda Pilot, 1.9 percent
  11. Dodge Durango, 1.5 percent
  12. Cadillac Escalade 1.5 percent
  13. Acura MDX, 1.4 percent
  14. Toyota Highlander, 1.4 percent
  15. Cadillac Escalade ESV, 1.3 percent

All-SUV average: 0.9 percent

 

If a passenger car is more to your needs, or you’re more interested in brand performance, following are the longest-lasting vehicles and the percentage of models reaching 200K in those categories.

The top 10 cars, with SUVs and pickups excluded, are dominated by Japanese automakers. Domestic nameplates Chevrolet and Ford take two places.

American automakers fare better by brand, however. Nameplates under the wing of Detroit’s Big Three; General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford, claim nine of the 15 longest-lasting car brands.

 

Longest-lasting passenger cars

  1. Toyota Avalon, 2.5
  2. Honda Odyssey, 2.5
  3. Honda Accord, 1.9
  4. Toyota Sienna, 1.8
  5. Toyota Prius, 1.7
  6. Chevrolet Impala, 1.7
  7. Ford Taurus, 1.6
  8. Toyota Camry, 1.4
  9. Toyota Camry Hybrid, 1.2
  10. Honda Civic, 1.2

All-passenger-car average: 0.6

 

Longest-lasting vehicles by brand

  1. Toyota, 1.7
  2. Honda 1.5
  3. GMC, 1.4
  4. Chevrolet, 1.2
  5. Ram, 1.1
  6. Ford, 1.0
  7. Acura, 0.6
  8. Subaru, 0.6
  9. Dodge, 0.6
  10. Cadillac, 0.5
  11. Volvo, 0.5
  12. Jeep, 0.5
  13. Chrysler, 0.5
  14. Nissan, 0.5
  15. Lincoln, 0.4

All-model average: 0.8

 

Some vehicles appear almost unstoppable, with a small percentage going on to pass a clock-spinning 300,000 miles. Check out these all-stars.

 

Vehicles that reach 300K

  1. Ford Expedition, 0.2
  2. Toyota 4Runner, 0.2
  3. Toyota Sequoia, 0.2
  4. Chevrolet Suburban, 0.2
  5. Toyota Tacoma, 0.2
  6. Toyota Tundra, 0.2

All-model average: 0.1

 

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