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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

Our friends at iSeeCars have updated a study for 2019 that looks at what brands and models are the longest-lasting. One way to gauge how long a given brand of model lasts is to look at how many of them travel more than 200,000 miles. “With the right maintenance and care, today’s vehicles have the potential to reach 200,000 miles,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly. “While large SUVs and pickup trucks appear most often on the list, those looking for sedans and minivans can also find a vehicle that is proven to be a high-mileage hauler.”


To build its rankings, iSeeCars analyzed over 13.8 million cars sold in 2018 to determine which models have the highest percentage of cars that reached 200,000 miles. The study found that the top 14 models identified each have at least 2.2 percent (almost three times the overall average) of their vehicles reach that mileage. The top models include a mix of vehicle types with nine SUVs including a hybrid, three pickup trucks, a sedan, and a minivan.  


The study found that GMC and Chevy are well above average and are ranked third and fourth overall. As in other studies we have seen recently, Cadillac did not score well, and finished well below average with the same score as Jeep and Chrysler. 


In the model breakouts, the Chevy Silverado scored ahead of the GMC Sierra. The pickup category was interesting. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup ranked fourth overall in pickups, while its mechanically silimar GMC Sierra 1500 ranks seventh and below the segment average. “The Chevrolet Silverado is considered to be more of a working truck, while the GMC Sierra markets itself as being more luxurious,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars. “As a result, the Silverado may log more miles since it’s more likely to be used for work purposes.”

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Great read, very pleased with these numbers.  Some more good stuff in the article


The Longest-Lasting Pickup Trucks

When analyzing which light-duty pickups are most likely to reach 200,000 miles, five pickups fare better than the 1.8 percent average for the segment with the top three also appearing on the overall longest-lasting vehicles list.

iSeeCars Longest-Lasting Light-Duty Pickup Trucks
Rank Model % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Honda Ridgeline 3.0%
2 Toyota Tacoma 2.6%
3 Toyota Tundra 2.6%
4 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1.9%
5 Ford F-150 1.8%
Average for All Pickup Trucks 1.8%
6 Nissan Titan 1.7%
7 GMC Sierra 1500 1.7%
8 Ram Pickup 1500 1.1%
9 Chevrolet Colorado 1.1%
iSeeCars Longest-Lasting Passenger Cars
Rank Model % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Toyota Avalon 2.5%
2 Honda Odyssey 2.5%
3 Honda Accord 1.9%
4 Toyota Sienna 1.8%
5 Toyota Prius 1.7%
6 Chevrolet Impala 1.7%
7 Ford Taurus 1.6%
8 Toyota Camry 1.4%
9 Toyota Camry Hybrid 1.2%
10 Honda Civic 1.2%
Average for All Passenger Cars 0.6%



iSeeCars Longest-Lasting Luxury Cars
Rank Model % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Lincoln Navigator 2.2%
2 Cadillac Escalade 1.5%
3 Acura MDX 1.4%
4 Cadillac Escalade ESV 1.3%
5 Volvo XC90 1.0%
6 Volvo S60 0.6%
7 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 0.5%
8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 0.5%
Average for All Luxury Cars 0.3%



iSeeCars Longest-Lasting Sports Cars
Rank Model % of Cars Over 150k Miles % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Audi TT 4.3% 0.4%
2 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.8% 0.6%
3 Ford Mustang 2.3% 0.3%
Average for All Sports Cars 1.1% 0.2%
4 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 0.9% 0.1%
5 Chevrolet Corvette 0.7% 0.1%
6 Chevrolet Camaro 0.6% 0.1%
7 BMW M6 0.6% 0.1%
8 Porsche 911 0.5% 0.1%



iSeeCars Cars Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles by Make
Rank Model % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Toyota 1.7%
2 Honda 1.5%
3 GMC 1.4%
4 Chevrolet 1.2%
5 Ram 1.1%
6 Ford 1.0%
Average for All Models 0.8%
7 Acura 0.6%
8 Subaru 0.6%
9 Dodge 0.6%
10 Cadillac 0.5%
11 Volvo 0.5%
12 Jeep 0.5%
13 Chrysler 0.5%
14 Nissan 0.5%
15 Lincoln 0.4%



iSeeCars Cars Most Likely to Reach 300,000 Miles
Rank Model % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Ford Expedition 0.2%
2 Toyota 4Runner 0.2%
3 Toyota Sequoia 0.2%
4 Chevrolet Suburban 0.2%
5 Toyota Tacoma 0.2%
6 Toyota Tundra 0.2%
Average for All Models 0.1%






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