Today’s vehicles have the potential to reach 200,000 miles.
With the right maintenance and care, that is.
The latest study from iSeeCars determined which models have the highest percentage of vehicles that reached 200,000 miles. For the study, iSeeCars.com analyzed more than 13.8 million pre-owned units sold in 2018 from model years 1981 through 2018.
Large SUVs and pickup trucks appear most often on the list, and earning the top spot is the Toyota Sequoia full size SUV.
Full-size SUVs are the vehicles most likely to reach 200,000 miles or more, according to iSeeCars.
But iSeeCars chief executive officer Phong Ly said in a news release that although large SUVs and pickup trucks appear most often on the list, customers can also find a sedan or minivan “that is proven to be a high-mileage hauler.”
iSeeCars analyzed more than 13.8 million cars sold in 2018 to determine which models have the highest percentage of cars to reach 200,000 miles. At least 2.2 percent of the top 14 models reach that mileage and that is almost three times the overall average. The mix of those models includes nine SUVs, a hybrid, three pickup trucks, a sedan and a minivan.
More than 7 percent of Toyota Sequoia full-size SUVs reach 200,000 miles, and Ly said because full-size SUVs are built on truck platforms, they offer the durability of a truck and the cargo space for up to eight passengers.
“Toyotas are known for their reliability, and our findings show that these capable family haulers are able to go the distance for their owners,” Ly said.
Three pickup trucks, including the eighth-ranked Honda Ridgeline, the 10th-ranked Toyota Tacoma and the 11th-ranked Toyota Tundra, make the list. Ranked 12th is the Toyota Avalon, which is the only sedan on the list.
The Honda Odyssey is the lone minivan on the list.
When trucks and SUVs are excluded, Japanese automakers account for most of the longest-lasting cars.
Luxury, sport, and green cars difficult to measure
iSeeCars also determined the eco-friendly vehicles that are most likely to reach 200,000 miles. But Ly said because many hybrid and electric vehicles did not come into the marketplace until recently, few models have been on the road long enough to reach the 200,000-mile mark.
iSeeCars looked at luxury vehicles to determine the luxury cars that are most likely to reach 200,000 miles, but Ly stated that because luxury cars are often leased, they are less than half as likely to reach 200,000 miles when compared to the average vehicle.
The company also sought to determine the longest-lasting sports cars, but because drivers of those vehicles are not usually daily drivers, they are less likely to reach 200,000 miles, Ly said.
The first-ranked Audi TT, the second-ranked Mazda MX-5 Miata and the third-ranked Ford Mustang are the three sports cars that are above the segment average.
Toyota earned the top spot as the vehicle most likely to reach 200,000 miles. Honda placed second.
The remaining brands scoring above average are all American. GMC, Chevrolet, Ram and Ford ranked third through sixth.
These vehicles most likely to reach 300K
Six models are at least twice as likely as average to achieve the 300,000-mile milestone. The Ford Expedition earns the top spot, followed by the Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sequoia, Chevolet Suburban, Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra.
Models with highest percentage over 200K
—GMC Yukon XL
—Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Other key findings
—Seven full-size SUVs account for half of the list.
—In the car category: Toyota accounts for five models on the list including the Avalon in the top spot along with the fourth-ranked Sienna minivan, the fifth-ranked Prius hybrid, the eighth-ranked Camry sedan and its ninth-ranked hybrid counterpart, the Camry Hybrid.
—In the truck category: The top-ranked Honda Ridgeline is more than twice as likely than the average vehicle to reach 200,000 miles.
—Six vehicles are twice as likely than average to reach 300,000 miles, with the Ford Expedition earning the top spot.