Cars Most Likely to Last 200,000 Miles Have This in Common

Cars Most Likely to Last 200,000 Miles Have This in Common
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If you want a car that will last more than 200,000 miles, consider buying an SUV — particularly a full-size SUV.

They dominate iSeeCars.com’s latest ranking of vehicles most likely to drive past the 200,000-mile mark. Seven of the 10 highest-ranking models are SUVs, with six of those seven being full-size SUVs.

Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com, explains why SUVs last longer than other cars:

“These large SUVs feature body-on-frame construction, which means they are built like trucks and thus have truck-like durability. These vehicles can also be easier to repair than smaller SUVs, which can contribute to their longevity.”

The ranking is based on an analysis of millions of used cars sold in 2017, which were all from model years 1981 through 2017. For each model included in the analysis, iSeeCars.com calculated the percentage of vehicles that have lasted at least 200,000 miles.

On average, 1.2 percent of all vehicle models reached the 200,000-mile mark. But anywhere from 2.4 percent to 6.6 percent of the 10 highest-ranked vehicles reached that milestone.

Those top 10 models are the:

  • Toyota Sequoia (full-size SUV): 6.6 percent of these vehicles lasted more than 200,000 miles
  • Ford Expedition (full-size SUV): 5.4 percent
  • Chevrolet Suburban (full-size SUV): 5.2 percent
  • Toyota 4Runner (midsize SUV): 4.2 percent
  • GMC Yukon XL (full-size SUV): 3.9 percent
  • Chevrolet Tahoe (full-size SUV): 3.8 percent
  • GMC Yukon (full-size SUV): 2.8 percent
  • Toyota Tacoma (pickup truck): 2.6 percent
  • Toyota Avalon (sedan): 2.4 percent
  • Honda Odyssey (minivan): 2.4 percent

This list includes many of the same models that iSeeCars.com ranked highest in 2017, when SUVs also dominated.

This year, the website also looked at vehicles that reached the 300,000-mile mark. Bigger SUVs also dominate that short list.

On average, 0.1 percent of all models lasted long enough to rack up 300,000 miles. But these five models were two or three times more likely to last that long:

  • Toyota 4Runner (midsize SUV): 0.3 percent of these vehicles lasted than 300,000 miles
  • Chevrolet Suburban (full-size SUV): 0.2 percent
  • Toyota Sequoia (full-size SUV): 0.2 percent
  • Ford Expedition (full-size SUV): 0.2 percent
  • Toyota Tacoma (pickup truck): 0.2 percent

For help getting your car’s odometer well into the six-figure range, check out “5 Tips for Getting Your Car to 200,000 Miles.”

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