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Longest-lasting trucks and SUVs likely to reach 250,000 miles


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.

Trucks Dominate the List

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.”

SUVs right there too

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.

Longest-lasting trucks and SUVs list

Without further ado, here are the results from the annual survey.

Cars Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars.com Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Ford F-350 Super Duty49.10%4.2x
2Toyota Land Cruiser47.90%4.1x
3Toyota Tundra47.90%4.1x
4Toyota Sequoia47.10%4.0x
5Ford F-250 Super Duty43.60%3.7x
6Honda Pilot42.70%3.6x
7Toyota Tacoma41.70%3.5x
8GMC Sierra 2500HD41.30%3.5x
9Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD41.20%3.5x
10Toyota 4Runner41.00%3.5x
11Toyota Avalon33.10%2.8x
12Chevrolet Silverado 150031.00%2.6x
13Acura MDX29.20%2.5x
14Honda Element27.80%2.4x
15Honda CR-V27.50%2.3x
16Honda Accord27.10%2.3x
17Chevrolet Avalanche26.70%2.3x
18Ram 250026.30%2.2x
19Ram 350024.30%2.1x
20Toyota Sienna23.30%2.0x
21Subaru Outback22.30%1.9x
22GMC Yukon XL21.30%1.8x
23Toyota Camry20.40%1.7x
Overall Average11.80%


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.

The bottom line

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.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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