Vehicles that run for over 200,000 miles
For some drivers, vehicle longevity is paramount in selecting a car. Determined to capitalize on their investment, they will drive their cars into the ground.
“With regular maintenance, most cars last up to 100,000 miles,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent car insurance agency. Also, Consumer Reports says, the typical age of cars on the road is 11 years. On average, 1.2 percent of cars built every year makes it past 200,000 miles.
However, some cars far surpass the 100,000-mile mark and keep going. Researchers with the automotive website, iSeeCars.com, have complied a list of vehicles that are most likely to continue running well past 200,000 miles.
The data is based on analysis of over 13.5 million cars on the road, sold during 2017, from model years 1981 through 2017 with over 200,000 miles logged. The list is mostly comprised of larger vehicles, seven out of 10 vehicles most likely to pass 200,000 miles are SUV’s.
10. Honda Odyssey
9. Toyota Avalon
8. Toyota Tacoma
7. GMC Yukon
6. Chevrolet Tahoe
5. GMC Yukon XL
4. Toyota 4Runner
3. Chevrolet Suburban
2. Ford Expedition
1. Toyota Sequoia
“Most of the vehicles on the list are constructed with real durability, which must be a factor,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent car insurance agency.
Perhaps more triumphant than hitting the 200,000-mile mark are the vehicles iSeeCars.com, expects are likely to reach 300,000 miles. They include, Toyota 4Runner, Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition and the Toyota Tacoma.
Noticeably absent from the list are luxury cars. “Typically, luxury models have fewer cars that achieve the 200,000-mile milestone because these cars are often leased with contracts requiring lessees to keep the miles down,” says iSeeCars.com, CEO Phong Ly.
The longest-lasting luxury vehicles to meet or exceed 200,000 miles include, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Cadillac Escalade, Acura MDX and Volvo XC 90.