150,000 Miles Now Common for Cars
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and compiled by R.L. Polk & Co. revealed that typical passenger cars are now surpassing 150,000 miles, while most pickups, SUVs, and vans are crossing the 180,000-mile barrier. In comparison, a report in 1995 said most passenger cars broke 125,000 miles and light trucks typically reached the 150,000-mile mark, according to the Associated Press.
The report found that, in terms of years, passenger cars are lasting longer, while SUVs and other light trucks are not running as long as before. The report said nearly 79 percent of 10-year-old passenger cars are still on the road, up seven percentage points for comparable vehicles in the 1995 data.