Top 10 Longest-Lasting Vehicles in America

Top 10 Longest-Lasting Vehicles in America

According to a recent study, SUVs are the way to go if you want a long-lasting vehicle.

Automotive research firm analyzed over 13 million cars on the road to determine just how many have racked up more than 200,000 miles on the odometer. The average model has 1.3 percent of its cars on the road with more than 200,000 miles, while every vehicle in the top 10 has at least 2.3 percent with that superior lifespan.

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You’ll recognize some automakers on the list that have built their reputation on reliability over the years, such as Toyota. But SUVs and pickup trucks dominate the top 10, so it might be a good idea to start there if you plan on keeping your vehicle for a long time.

10. Honda Accord / Honda Odyssey

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Both the Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey tie for 10th place, with 2.3 percent of those models on today’s roadways sporting more than 200,000 miles on the odometer. Both vehicles actually land in second place if you’re analyzing just traditional cars, not taking into account SUVs and trucks.

9. Toyota Tacoma


The Toyota Tacoma sees 2.5 percent of its trucks traveling more than 200,000 miles, the first of a few Toyota models on the list. It’s probably not a surprise to see so many pickup trucks on the list, considering they’re often used as work vehicles and do plenty of commuting.

8. Toyota Avalon


The Toyota Avalon is the longest-lasting car on the list if you don’t count SUVs and trucks. The analysts found that 2.6 percent of Avalons on the road have more than 200,000 miles on the odometer.

7. GMC Yukon


The GMC Yukon makes an appearance with 3 percent of its cars having traveled beyond 200,000 miles. While pickup trucks help out around job sites, large SUVs like the Yukon serve as workhorses for families or chauffeur vehicles and taxis, so it’s no surprise they’re kept for a long time.

6. Chevrolet Tahoe


With the Yukon on the list, there’s little reason to be shocked to hear the Chevrolet Tahoe is lurking close by at 3.5 percent of models having more than 200,000 miles.

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5. GMC Yukon XL


The larger Yukon XL model lands in fifth place, with 4.2 percent of its models having more than 200,000 miles on the odometer. GM’s SUVs are proving to be long-lasting, which is a huge plus for families.

4. Toyota 4Runner


Toyota’s 4Runner has been a popular SUV for quite some time now, and they have proven to have long lifespans, with 4.7 percent of its models having more than 200,000 miles on the clock.

3. Chevrolet Suburban


The Chevrolet Suburban is the most impressive of all of GM’s SUVs, with 4.8 percent having more than 200,000 miles on the odometer.

2. Toyota Sequoia


The longest-lasting Japanese car on the list is the Toyota Sequoia with 5.6 percent of its models having more than 200,000 miles on the clock. The fact that Toyota has barely given the model any updates in nearly a decade of existence probably helps since owners haven’t had a major reason to upgrade.

1. Ford Expedition


The longest-lasting vehicle in America is the Ford Expedition, also one of the most popular SUVs available today. There’s a good amount driving around today with more than 200,000 miles clocked, with 5.7 percent being reported by the study. Ford just gave the model a major overhaul, so it’s likely you’ll be seeing those for years to come.

  • Where is the Toyota Camry? They are long lasting vehicles. I drive a 14 year old Camry

  • kokomokid

    Where is the Pontiac Sunfire? A friend has one with 240,000 miles, with no major problems.

  • Mec-One

    I have a 2000 Jeep grand Cherokee, straight six, with 200+ thousand ……. bullet proof work horse …… my mechanic been asking to buy it from me for about three years now! LOL

    My ’98 Tahoe took a crap in ’05 with only 140+ k ……. smh

  • Paul Odenwelder

    ’05 Odyssey… 312k… still my everyday car/truck.

  • Lee Gilbert

    So much for all the ads about the Dodge pickups

  • DoubleCoppers

    One example doesn’t mean that a large number of them survive. That’s why the percentages count.

  • DoubleCoppers

    One example of a long-lifer, or of an early death, doesn’t carry the weight of the percentages. The Jeep 4.0 I-6 is known to be a great engine, but this survey doesn’t account for the large number of Jeeps that die b/c of hard off-roading.

  • n2wind2000

    Funny, I see a lot more Dodge P/U’s on the road then I do Expeditions. Just saying….Ive had Dodges and Fords, still have the Dodge, got rid of the Ford a few years ago and never looked back.

  • pbug56

    Thoe Ody is great except for their transmissions!

  • Chirag Somaraj

    How long do charger/challenger rt and srt models last? Will they last like the cars on the list or more?

  • Perry F. Bruns

    For that matter, where is the Corolla? 200,000 miles is generally an expectation with that model.

  • kokomokid

    I know. I was being a little facetious.

  • ATM

    I had a Renault Alliance make it to 84k. Took it to the dealer for some recall repair and the service guy called the owner of the dealership who had to come out and meet me. Seems they had never had one last that long!

  • Mick

    Over half are Japanese makes

  • Mick

    Glad I have an Acura.

  • Wes Prince


  • Robert Dwyer

    The Avalon is on there. It’s just a Camry with a pparty dress on.


    The ironic part is the Tahoe and Suburban are driven more miles, while having the most number of problems with the number of repairs and have some of the highest owner dissatisfaction reports with ride, and handling. So these cars are driven into the dirt. Not always the best indication of the best car to own – or spend good money on. Longetivity is just one factor. There are plenty of others to consider before you buy.


  • SeekingFacts

    Sold my 1999 Suburban a couple years ago at 265,000 and it still looked good and ran great, but yes, I replaced at least one fuel pump, a catalytic converter, rebuilt the tranny at 150K, and it needed all the suspension bushings replaced when I sold it. The neighbor who bought it for $2K, spent a few hundred on the suspension and loved it – until a storm when a tree crushed it. I sold my 2003 Tahoe recently with 210K (bought with 115K miles) on it and only replaced a water pump and a wheel hub/bearing. Yes, it needed the leather seats redone and the suspension needed some rebuild, but it was still running well. Now have a 2005 Suburban Z71 with 140K and it’s in great shape. I have no doubt I’ll take it far beyond 200K. Do proper maintenance and they will easily go the distance. Buy a Sequoia or Land Cruiser for several thousand more and with a little less long-term maintenance and you MIGHT be better off or you might just break even. My Suburbans have more space and get better gas mileage. P.S. I also have a ’92 4Runner (needs a head gasket at 210K) and a ’05 Lexus RX330 with 130K (bought with 120K) with only a catalytic converter so far – so, I’m not a purist. I buy what makes the most sense.

  • Angelique Zimbabwe Kariba

    Agreed…. I have 5 Toyota Vehicles. 4 Camrys ranging from 2002 to 2008 and 1 2007 Sienna van all of them closing in on 250K mi.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Sounds very familiar. Drive, drive, change oil, and drive.