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Most reliable used trucks, SUVs you can drive past 200k miles

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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:

RankVehicle% of vehicles more than 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
11Toyota Highlander Hybrid3.8
12GMC Yukon3.7
13Honda Ridgeline3.7
Average for All Vehicles1.2

Trucks ranked for topping the 200k point

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:

RankPickup Truck% of trucks more than 200k miles
1Toyota Tundra0.04
2Honda Ridgeline0.037
3Toyota Tacoma0.028
4Nissan Titan0.026
5Ford F-1500.024
6Chevrolet Silverado 15000.023
Pickup Truck Average0.022
7GMC Sierra 15000.02
8Nissan Frontier0.018
9Ram Pickup 15000.014
10Chevrolet Colorado0.009
11GMC Canyon0.008

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.

The bottom line on the most reliable trucks and SUVs

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.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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