14 Cars You Can Practically Drive Forever
by Kara LawtonNew York
Research reveals cars most likely to still be on the road after 200,000 miles.
American-made SUVs dominate in a study of vehicles proven to last at least
200,000 miles, according to the automotive research company iSeeCars.com.
“The research shows that certain cars actually exceed 200,000 miles
far more often than others do,” said Phong Ly, the company’s
co-founder and CEO.
Car Longevity Findings
The automotive research firm’s analysis of 13 million pre-owned car
sales revealed some interesting information about the longest-lasting cars on
• Large SUVs from GM, Toyota and Ford earned the top 7 out of 14
spots, with the SUVs logging 14,407 annual miles (14 percent higher than
• Domestics beat imports 8 to 6 in the list of longest-lasting cars.
• The only passenger cars and sole minivan that ranked are Japanese
models from Toyota
• In addition to seven SUVs, four pickup trucks made the list: the
Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra 1500.
The Top 14 Longest-Lasting Vehicles
(Ranked by percent of cars over 200k miles)
3. Chevrolet Suburban, 4.8%
5. GMC Yukon
6. Chevrolet Tahoe, 3.5%
7. GMC Yukon,
9. Toyota Tacoma, 2.5%
10. Honda Accord, 2.3%
12. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2.2%
14. GMC Sierra 1500, 2.0%
(Average for all models: 1.3%)
“For consumers who want a car that will log high miles and have more
reliability after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, one of these 14
longest-lasting cars is likely to deliver,” Ly said.
With trucks and SUVs excluded from the list, Japanese automakers represent
12 of the 16 models with higher percentages than average.
The results include some of the country’s most popular cars: the
Honda Accord, Honda
Camry, Nissan Maxima, Subaru
Forester, Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.
Also of interest, one hybrid (Toyota Prius) and one luxury car
(Mercedes-Benz S-Class) ranked on this list, along with four minivans, which
include the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
To see the full
study, use an award-winning car search
engine or get a free
VIN report, visit iSeeCars.com.
iSeeCars.com is an automotive data and research company that’s saved
car shoppers more than $133 million so far. It helps consumers find the best
deals by providing key insights and guidance, using big data analytics to
objectively analyze, score and rank millions of cars and thousands of
dealers. Based in the Boston
area, iSeeCars.com was founded by a former TripAdvisor developer and SAP
executive determined to improve the car shopping experience with free tools
like its online car search engine and mobile apps.