Top 10 Longest-Lasting Vehicles in America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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

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.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Jeff Jeff on Oct 31, 2017

    My friend had a 2009 Hyandai Santa Fe with a shocking 404,000 miles. He drove all day for work and it only needed one new tranny and other routine maintenance. Hyandai and Kia are becoming the Toyotas and Hondas in reliability.

  • Ryan A Ryan A on Nov 10, 2017

    The Crown Vic should be on this list. One of the most iconic cars in the North America with many taxi cab companies running them over 350k