What Types of Vehicles Last the Longest?

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  1. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    Read an interesting article about which vehicles last the longest (looking at 200,000+). I kind of thought it would be pickup trucks, but I was wrong.

    It's SUV's.

    The only thing I can think of is the SUV is built like a truck, but not always used as harshly as a truck.

    That said, here are the top 15 (listed in order of % of vehicles over 200K miles):

    1 Toyota Sequoia
    2 Chevrolet Suburban
    3 Ford Expedition
    4 GMC Yukon XL
    5 Toyota 4Runner
    6 Chevrolet Tahoe
    7 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    8 GMC Yukon
    9 Lincoln Navigator
    10 Honda Pilot
    11 Dodge Durango
    12 Cadillac Escalade
    13 Acura MDX
    14 Toyota Highlander
    15 Cadillac Escalade ESV

    Doing the breakdown -

    GM has #'s 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 15 or 6 in total
    Toyota has #s 1, 5, 7 and 14 or 4 in total
    Ford has #'s 3 and 9 or 2 in total
    Honda has #'s 10 and 13 or 2 in total
    Dodge has #11

    If you open it up to all vehicles, the list for the top 10 is identical except for the fact that #8 is the Honda Ridgeline pickup and the GMC Yukon and the Lincoln Navigator drop to 9 and 10.

    Who would have thought that the Honda Ridgeline is the longest lasting pickup truck? After the Honda it goes Tacoma, Tundra, Silverado and F150.
     
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    I’d like to know where these “lists” are compiled from.....
    I mean where does my ‘05 Silverado stack up? I was never asked....
    Heck until we upgraded my wife’s Jeep (242k) the only vehicle I owned with under 200,000 was my camaro! Lol
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    200,000+ on my 05 Silverado. Bought it new, just keeps on ticking.
     
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    242K on the 02 Subby and still going strong.
     
  6. badazz81z28

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    The study is probably invalid...where is the data coming from? How many vehicles would make it that long but totaled? Cars like Vettes, Vipers etc can be around for decades and not have that much seat time. I’m pretty confident all modern cars built in the last 15 years can easily make it to hundreds of thousands miles if maintained. They all use the same quality of parts
     
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    Any replacement parts along the way? Or is that 200k+ with no issues? The longest I have had a car in the last 20 years had 70k miles.
     
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    1972_Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    270k on my 5.3l tahoe. Only part replaced besides filters, battery and lubricants was an alternator about 3k miles ago.
     
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    The V-8‘s from the big three are known for their reliability so those can run 200,000+ miles no problem the Japanese cars with the V6 is and the four cylinders same thing.

    The way I see it, the big three can’t build a reliable 4-6 cylinder because from my experience I’ve seen some ford fiestas or Chevy Malibu’s with some engine problems
     
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    Just got a new 5.3L Tahoe, hope your experience holds true for us.
     

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