If you’re in the market for a new truck or SUV for the long haul, here are the longest-lasting trucks and SUVs! This recent study from iSeeCars.com, reveals the trucks and SUVs which have a strong chance of reaching 250,000 miles or more.
The study analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022 and found that trucks dominate the list, taking up 10 spots. The most durable model on the list is the Ford F-350 Super Duty, which has a 49.1 percent chance of reaching 250,000-plus miles. Toyota is the most prominent brand, with 8 models on the list.
“Vehicle lifespans continue to grow, with more than 20 cars now having a 20 percent or better chance of lasting at least a quarter million miles,” said iSeeCars.com Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “For most of the automobile’s history, 100,000 miles was considered the maximum usable lifespan. Over the past 30 years, we’ve watched an increasing number of cars reach 200,000-plus miles.”
The study found that nearly every major vehicle category is represented in the list, with SUVs also well-represented, having 8 models making the cut. Three sedans and one minivan also have a 20 percent or better chance of reaching a quarter million miles or more.
Without further ado, here are the results from the annual survey.
|Cars Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars.com Study|
|Rank||Model||% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ Miles||Compared to Average|
|1||Ford F-350 Super Duty||49.10%||4.2x|
|2||Toyota Land Cruiser||47.90%||4.1x|
|5||Ford F-250 Super Duty||43.60%||3.7x|
|8||GMC Sierra 2500HD||41.30%||3.5x|
|9||Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD||41.20%||3.5x|
|12||Chevrolet Silverado 1500||31.00%||2.6x|
|22||GMC Yukon XL||21.30%||1.8x|
The study analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022. The average odometer reading for each vehicle was calculated at each yearly age, and a proprietary model based on these average mileages was developed to estimate the probability that each vehicle would survive to various mileage thresholds. Heavy-duty vans and models with insufficient data were excluded from further analysis.
If you want to invest in a vehicle that can last for the long haul, consider one of the 23 models in this study. With a strong chance of reaching 250,000 miles or more, these vehicles are a great investment for buyers on a budget.