Longest-lasting vehicles in America
Americans drive a lot. Collectively, we put, on average, more than 13,000 miles on our cars each year according to the United States Department of Transportation. Because of this, a vehicle’s ability to travel long distances without major problems is a huge aspect to take into consideration when it comes time to purchase a new one.
It’s also worth remembering that keeping an older car on the road instead of trashing it and buying new can be considered an eco-friendly decision. After all, it takes a lot of resources to build a car.
iSeeCars.com, a website that aggregates used car listings from all around the country, recently ran through the numbers on millions of vehicles that are currently on the road to determine which last the longest.
Head through to see the vehicles that are achieving the 200,000 mile mark at a higher percentage than others. It’s important to note that while these are the vehicles that have stood the test of time up until today, we can’t guarantee future results if you decide to opt for one of these from a current model year.
10. Honda Ridgeline
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 3.0
The Honda Ridgeline is unlike every other pickup truck sold in America. It’s a unibody, not body-on-frame, and its all-wheel-drive system is based on a front-engine, transverse layout. All of that means that it drives more like a car than a truck.
Honda Ridgeline Information
9. GMC Yukon
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 3.2
This is the first of the big SUVs from General Motors, but it won’t be the last you see on this list. There are many trim differences between the two SUVs, and, in the case of the Denali, a bigger, more powerful engine. These changes could account for the difference in ratings, however minor they may be.
GMC Yukon Information
8. Toyota 4Runner
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 3.9
The Toyota 4Runner is a burly, highly capable off-road SUV that can double as a family hauler. It’s an example of why Toyota has been almost synonymous with reliability over the years with numerous models running past 200,000 miles.
Toyota 4Runner Information
7. GMC Yukon XL
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 4.1
An even bigger version of the already hefty GMC Yukon, Yukon XL is a solid, comfortable and versatile vehicle. It’s an expensive SUV, sure, but the fact that so many of them are on the road after 200,000 miles means it might be a wise investment.
As was the case with the regular-size Yukon, it’s mechanically similar to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban but slightly different, particularly in Denali trim, and therefore occupies its own spot on this list.
GMC Yukon XL Information
6. Chevrolet Tahoe
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 4.1
The Chevrolet Tahoe is close to being the same exact vehicle as the GMC Yukon. As such, it’s not surprising to see the Tahoe join the Yukon that we already saw on this list of vehicles most likely to surpass 200,000 miles.
Chevrolet Tahoe Information
5. Toyota Highlander Hybrid Hybrid
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 4.2
There are more SUVs on this list than any other type of vehicle, but the Highlander stands out as unique.
Says iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly, “The crossover Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers third-row seating to provide a more fuel-efficient alternative to traditional gas-guzzling family vehicles, and owners have the added incentive to keep the car on the road for longer to allow fuel savings to offset the added upfront cost of a hybrid model.”
Toyota Highlander Information
4. Chevrolet Suburban
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 4.9
The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the biggest SUVs on the road today. It’s also one of the longest lasting, with almost five percent of listed Suburbans still in drivable condition after traveling more than 200,000 miles.
Chevrolet Suburban Information
3. Ford Expedition
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 5.2
The Expedition is a large, versatile SUV that quietly remains in Ford’s lineup. It’s recently had a major redesign, with a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine replacing the tried-and-true V8. We’re anxious to see how those changes affect its long-term durability as the years pass by.
For those keeping track, the Expedition is the highest-ranked American vehicle on this list.
Ford Expedition Information
2. Toyota Sequoia
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 9.2
This SUV looks and feels as big as the tree for which it was named. And, apparently, it has the same kind of longevity. According to the study, 9.2 percent of Toyota Sequoia listings have been on the road for more than 200,000 miles. That’s a big jump from the past eight vehicles on this list.
Toyota Sequioa Information
1. Toyota Land Cruiser
% Of Cars Over 200,000 Miles: 15.2
The Toyota Land Cruiser is known all around the world for its durability and reliability. That’s why it so popular for long-distance expeditions through inhospitable terrain. According to iSeeCars, the venerable Land Cruiser is by far the vehicle most likely to surpass 200,000 miles.