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With Proper Maintenance, Some of These Cars May Last Forever

May 31, 2022

In today’s economy, pinching every penny helps. But if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the overall cost isn’t the only factor you’ll want to consider. A vehicle’s longevity is just as important, so you’ll want to know how long of a potential lifespan you’re paying for before making that next big decision.

The good thing is that cars, trucks, and SUVs today are simply built better than before, and they can last for an incredibly long time as long as they are properly maintained. There are some vehicles, however, that are more reliable than others. The real question is: what vehicles stand to last 200,000 miles or more? 

Luckily, the analysts at the online car-search site iSeeCars.com compiled a list of the 15 vehicles most likely to fit that description. The list is part of an extensive study conducted by the analysts in which they researched millions of sold vehicle records in 2019.

The list may be limiting for some. For example, only one conventional passenger car made the cut. That is why the study breaks down the longest-running models into various vehicle categories. 

The study also details the brands known to build long-lasting vehicles. It puts the top five brands as Toyota, Honda, GMC, Chevrolet, and Ford.

And now, without further ado, here are the 15 vehicles iSeeCars.com listed as the most likely to last for 200,000 miles or more.

15. Toyota Tacoma

In 2019, 2.5 percent of the units sold of this durable midsize pickup truck had reached 200,000 miles or more. By comparison, the average of all vehicles reaching this milestone is 1.0 percent.

14. Lincoln Navigator

The tank-like, full-size Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV saw 2.6 percent of its units still running after hitting 200,000 miles.

13. Toyota Avalon

The Avalon is the only passenger car on this list, with 2.6 percent of units in the resale market making it to the 200,000-milestone.

12. Honda Odyssey

Like the Avalon, the Odyssey is the only minivan to make the list, with 2.7 percent of them sold on the market.

11. Toyota Tundra

The second of three pickups on this list—and the second from Toyota—the Tundra had 2.9 percent of units in 2019 still running after 200,000 miles. Even more impressive was that 0.2 percent were at 300,000 miles or more!

10. Honda Ridgeline

The third of the three pickup trucks on this list isn’t built like any other traditional pickup. Built on a passenger car chassis, the Ridgeline is more of a crossover SUV with a cargo bed. 2.7 percent of Ridgelines sold in 2019 had more than 200,000 miles.

9. GMC Yukon

The rock-solid GMC Yukon had 3.2 percent of units sold with at least 200,000 miles on its odometer.

8. Toyota 4Runner

A favorite of off-road adventurers, the 4Runner sold an estimated 3.9 percent of its units with 200,000 miles or more. 0.2 percent were still going with 300,000 miles.

7. GMC Yukon XL

An extended version of the Yukon SUV, 3.2 percent of units sold had more than 200,000 miles, and 0.2 percent had more than 300,000.

6. Chevrolet Tahoe

Like the Yukon, this SUV can rack up the miles just as easily. 4.1 percent of those sold on the used-vehicle market registered as having more than 200,000 miles.

5. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The only gas/electric hybrid vehicle on this list, this SUV had 4.2 percent listed for sale as having more than 200,000 miles.

4. Chevrolet Suburban

Longer and roomier than the Tahoe, this SUV is equally likely to reach the 200,000-mile mark. And 4.9 percent of them on the resale market in 2019 did just that, with 0.2 of them reaching 300,000.

3. Ford Expedition

The truck-based Expedition shares similar platforms and mechanical features with the Navigator, so it’s no surprise that it’s made this list. 5.2 percent are registered as having 200,000 miles, and 0.2 percent even had 300,000 miles.

2. Toyota Sequoia

Yet another Toyota addition, this SUV had 9.2 percent of its units sold in 2019 sporting 200,000 miles. And 0.4 percent of them had 300,000 or more.

1. Toyota Land Cruiser

Surprise, surprise. The vehicle to land the number one spot is a Toyota. A fixture for the company over the last 60 years, this off-road beast saw an unprecedented 15.7 percent of its units sold for resale with over 200,000 miles. And those possessing 300,000 or more: a whopping 1.5 percent.

This is quite an impressive list. Of course, you can always check out iSeeCars.com’s complete study here.

While the feats accomplished by these vehicles are impressive, it’s important to remind you that they don’t reach these milestones on their own. They need to be properly maintained throughout their lifespans. But if you’re in the Salt Lake area, we at Aposhian Garage have you covered. No job is too small, because we’ve seen it all.

When using Aposhian Garage, you have not only had your vehicle properly maintained, but you have also found your car repair “home.” 
We look forward to getting to know you and your vehicle!

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