The annual iSeeCars.com study found the 23 top-ranked vehicles that have a 20% or better chance of reaching 250,000 miles.
The average vehicle has only an 11.8% chance of lasting 250,000 miles, but the latest study identified the 23 longest-lasting models most likely to reach a quarter million miles or more.
This 10-year anniversary study analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022 to determine which cars were most likely to survive high mileage.
Trucks dominate the list, taking up 10 spots, while Toyota is the most prominent brand, with eight models on the list. The most durable model, the Ford F-350 Super Duty, has a 49.1% chance of reaching 250,000-plus miles.
“Vehicle lifespans continue to grow, with more than 20 cars now having a 20% or better chance of lasting at least a quarter million miles,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars.com executive analyst. “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, and for our tenth Longest-Lasting Cars Study we’ve expanded our analysis to predict which vehicles have the greatest likelihood of reaching 250,000 miles or more.”
Trucks and Toyotas Dominate the List
Trucks and Toyotas make up over half the spots on the overall longest-lasting cars list. SUVs are similarly represented, with eight models making the cut. Three sedans and one minivan also have a 20% or better chance of reaching a quarter million miles or more.
Vehicles Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles
- Ford F-350 Super Duty: 49.1%
- Toyota Land Cruiser: 47.9%
- Toyota Tundra: 47.9%
- Toyota Sequoia: 47.1%
- Ford F-250 Super Duty: 43.6%
- Honda Pilot: 42.7%
- Toyota Tacoma: 41.7%
- GMC Sierra 2500HD: 41.3%
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD: 41.2%
- Toyota 4Runner: 41.0%
- Toyota Avalon: 33.1%
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 31.0%
- Acura MDX: 29.2%
- Honda Element: 27.8%
- Honda CR-V: 27.5%
- Honda Accord: 27.1%
- Chevrolet Avalanche: 26.7%
- Ram 2500: 26.3%
- Ram 3500: 24.3%
- Toyota Sienna: 23.3%
- Subaru Outback: 22.3%
- GMC Yukon XL: 21.3%
- Toyota Camry: 20.4%
“It’s not surprising to see so many trucks, including heavy-duty trucks, on this list,” said Brauer. “Trucks like the Ford F-Series Super Duty are work vehicles, often purchased by businesses to serve as a key resource driving a company’s success. We’ve also seen models like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Sequoia consistently displaying a long potential lifespan when looking at the market data.”
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