If you’re one of those people who drives a vehicle into the ground, you’ll want to see this list of the most reliable trucks and SUVs that are the likely candidates to top the 200k-mile point on the odometer.
A recent study by iSeeCars.com analyzes more than 14.9 million pre-owned vehicles sold in 2021, determining long-term reliability based on the highest number of vehicles that top 200,000 miles.
“With new and used car prices at record highs, many consumers are likely keeping their vehicles on the road for an extended period of time or are looking to buy a reliable vehicle to get the most return on their investment,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars executive analyst. “Toyotas account for the majority of the top 10 longest-lasting vehicles, which validates the brand’s reputation for building enduring and reliable vehicles.”
While Toyota certainly dominates the top 15 vehicles on the list, it’s also worth noting 11 out of the top 15 are pickup trucks or SUVs.
Removing the cars and minivans from the list, the top trucks and SUVs stack up as follows:
|Rank||Vehicle||% of vehicles more than 200k miles|
|1||Toyota Land Cruiser||18.2|
|4||GMC Yukon XL||5.2|
|11||Toyota Highlander Hybrid||3.8|
|Average for All Vehicles||1.2|
Considering the fact that we’ve covered the Million Mile Tundra ad nauseum, it should be no surprise that the Toyota Tundra has the highest percentage of vehicles that top the 200k-mile point. In fact, a lot of the findings fall in line with our previous reliability rankings we’ve seen from Consumer Reports, with Toyota and Honda toward the top and Chevy and GMC hitting toward the bottom.
The complete list is as follows:
|Rank||Pickup Truck||% of trucks more than 200k miles|
|6||Chevrolet Silverado 1500||0.023|
|Pickup Truck Average||0.022|
|7||GMC Sierra 1500||0.02|
|9||Ram Pickup 1500||0.014|
Our biggest surprise: The Nissan Titan is the No. 2 full-size truck on the list.
You may notice that neither the Ford Ranger nor the Jeep Gladiator make the list, and that’s because both of those vehicles were new for the 2019 model year, and the study was based on pre-owned vehicles sold in 2021. It’s unlikely there were large number of 2-year-old trucks being sold with more than 200k miles on them.
So, why does this matter? Well, given the current supply chain issues, the used car market is going to be strong for at least another year, according to an Automotive News story. This means, more people are going to be buying used over new, which in turn means if you want to buy a truck or SUV with longevity on its side, looking to vehicles topping 200k miles is a good idea.
Therefore, if you want a truck that will keep on, well, trucking, Toyota and Honda are your best bets, followed by Ford. Maybe avoid the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado.