(iSeeCars) — The average vehicle has only an 11.8 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles, but the latest iSeeCars.com study identified the 23 longest-lasting models most likely to reach a quarter million miles or more.

  • 10 of the 23 Longest-lasting vehicles are pickup trucks
  • Toyota is the most prominent brand, making up 8 of the 23 longest-lasting models
  • The Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot are the longest-lasting SUVs
  • Only three passenger cars make the list: the Honda Accord, Toyota Avalon, and Toyota Camry

iSeeCars established its industry-leading Longest-Lasting Cars study in 2013. This tenth anniversary study analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022 to determine which cars were most likely to survive to high mileages. Trucks dominate the longest-lasting list, taking up 10 spots, while Toyota is the most prominent brand, with 8 models on the list. The most durable model, the Ford F-350 Super Duty, has a 49.1 percent chance of reaching 250,000-plus miles. 

“Vehicle lifespans continue to grow, with more than 20 cars now having a 20 percent or better chance of lasting at least a quarter million miles,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “For most of the automobile’s history, 100,000 miles was considered the maximum usable lifespan. Over the past 30 years we’ve watched an increasing number of cars reach 200,000-plus miles, and for our tenth Longest-Lasting Cars Study we’ve expanded our analysis to predict which vehicles have the greatest likelihood of reaching 250,000 miles or more.”

Top 23 Longest-Lasting Cars: Trucks and Toyotas Dominate the List

Trucks and Toyotas make up over half the spots on the overall longest-lasting cars list. SUVs are similarly well represented, with 8 models making the cut. Three sedans and one minivan also have a 20 percent or better chance of reaching a quarter million miles or more.

Cars Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Ford F-350 Super Duty49.1%4.2x
2Toyota Land Cruiser47.9%4.1x
3Toyota Tundra47.9%4.1x
4Toyota Sequoia47.1%4.0x
5Ford F-250 Super Duty43.6%3.7x
6Honda Pilot42.7%3.6x
7Toyota Tacoma41.7%3.5x
8GMC Sierra 2500HD41.3%3.5x
9Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD41.2%3.5x
10Toyota 4Runner41.0%3.5x
11Toyota Avalon33.1%2.8x
12Chevrolet Silverado 150031.0%2.6x
13Acura MDX29.2%2.5x
14Honda Element27.8%2.4x
15Honda CR-V27.5%2.3x
16Honda Accord27.1%2.3x
17Chevrolet Avalanche26.7%2.3x
18Ram 250026.3%2.2x
19Ram 350024.3%2.1x
20Toyota Sienna23.3%2.0x
21Subaru Outback22.3%1.9x
22GMC Yukon XL21.3%1.8x
23Toyota Camry20.4%1.7x
Overall Average11.8%

“It’s not surprising to see so many trucks, including heavy duty trucks, on this list,” said Brauer. “Trucks like the Ford F-Series Super Duty are work vehicles, often purchased by businesses to serve as a key resource driving a company’s success. We’ve also seen models like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Sequoia consistently displaying a long potential lifespan when looking at the market data.”

The spectrum of longest-lasting models means nearly every major vehicle category is represented. If you’re a shopper looking for a durable truck, SUV, car, or minivan, you can find at least one with a strong chance of reaching 250,000 miles. For consumers seeking vehicles with the strongest chance of lasting at least a quarter million miles, the top 10 cars have more than a 40 percent likelihood of reaching that number.

Longest-Lasting Pickup Trucks: Heavy Duty Models Lead the Way

The average truck has a 25.9 percent chance of making it to a quarter million miles or more, with nine models above that average. Most of the above-average trucks are heavy duty models, but the Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and Chevrolet Avalanche also have a better-than-average chance of reaching 250,000 miles.

Trucks Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Ford F-350 Super Duty49.1%1.9x
2Toyota Tundra47.9%1.8x
3Ford F-250 Super Duty43.6%1.7x
4Toyota Tacoma41.7%1.6x
5GMC Sierra 2500HD41.3%1.6x
6Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD41.2%1.6x
7Chevrolet Silverado 150031.0%1.2x
8Chevrolet Avalanche26.7%1.0x
9Ram 250026.3%1.0x
Overall Truck Average25.9%
10Ram 350024.3%0.9x
11Ford F-15019.2%0.7x
12GMC Sierra 150018.3%0.7x
13Ford Ranger14.1%0.5x
14Ram 150014.1%0.5x
15Cadillac Escalade EXT12.5%0.5x
16Nissan Frontier12.5%0.5x

Longest-Lasting SUVs: 14 Models that are Better than the Average SUV

From the compact Honda Element to the large GMC Yukon XL, the diverse array of longest-lasting SUVs offers everything from fuel efficiency to off-road prowess to maximum passenger comfort. While Toyota is the most common brand to make the list, Acura, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Nissan, and Subaru are also represented.

Top 14 SUVs Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Toyota Land Cruiser47.9%3.2x
2Toyota Sequoia47.1%3.1x
3Honda Pilot42.7%2.8x
4Toyota 4Runner41.0%2.7x
5Acura MDX29.2%1.9x
6Honda Element27.8%1.8x
7Honda CR-V27.5%1.8x
8Subaru Outback22.3%1.5x
9GMC Yukon XL21.3%1.4x
10Ford Expedition19.9%1.3x
11Toyota RAV418.1%1.2x
12Toyota Highlander17.5%1.2x
13Nissan Xterra16.2%1.1x
14Chevrolet TrailBlazer15.6%1.0x
Overall SUV Average15.0%

Longest-Lasting Cars: Compact, Midsize, Large, and Luxury Models

Unlike the more durable trucks and SUVs above, only 8.6 percent of cars will make it to 250,000 miles or more. But the spectrum of above-average models includes sedans and hatchbacks of every size and price range, along with a few luxury brands. Almost all of them come from Japanese brands, but two Volkswagens (the Golf and Jetta) have above-average durability. 

Top 16 Passenger Cars Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Toyota Avalon33.1%3.8x
2Honda Accord27.1%3.1x
3Toyota Camry20.4%2.4x
4Toyota Matrix16.7%1.9x
5Subaru Legacy16.2%1.9x
6Lexus GS 30015.9%1.8x
7Acura RL14.9%1.7x
8Honda Civic14.7%1.7x
9Volkswagen Golf14.2%1.6x
10Volkswagen Jetta11.7%1.4x
11Mitsubishi Lancer11.2%1.3x
12Audi A8 L11.1%1.3x
13Acura TL11.1%1.3x
14Toyota Corolla11.0%1.3x
15Nissan Maxima10.6%1.2x
16Subaru Impreza9.9%1.1x
Overall Passenger Car Average8.6%

Longest-Lasting Minivans: Narrow List, Wide Range of Durability 

Despite only five minivans meeting the criteria for longest-lasting consideration, the chance of each model reaching 250,000 miles ranges from 23.3 percent for the Toyota Sienna to 3.5 percent for the Nissan Quest. The average minivan has just a 5.9 percent chance to last at least 250,000 miles, with only the Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Town & Country showing a better than average chance of getting there. 

Minivans Most Likely to Last 250,000+ Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankModel% Chance of Lasting 250,000+ MilesCompared to Average
1Toyota Sienna23.3%3.9x
2Honda Odyssey13.8%2.3x
3Chrysler Town and Country6.8%1.1x
Overall Minivan Average5.9%
4Dodge Grand Caravan5.1%0.9x
5Nissan Quest3.5%0.6x

“The cost of new and used cars has never been higher, which means a long vehicle lifespan has never been more appealing to buyers on a budget,” said Brauer. “Looking though the study’s rankings confirms the many choices buyers have when seeking a longest-lasting car, truck or SUV.”

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iSeeCars.com analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022. The average odometer reading for each vehicle was calculated at each yearly age, and a proprietary model based on these average mileages was developed to estimate the probability that each vehicle would survive to various mileage thresholds. Heavy-duty vans and models with insufficient data were excluded from further analysis.

About the iSeeCars.com Longest-Lasting Study

iSeeCars.com has been analyzing vehicle lifespans for over a decade to identify the longest-lasting models. For our tenth annual Longest-Lasting Study, the vehicle lifespan standard was increased from 200,000 miles to 250,000 miles to reflect the increasing durability of today’s cars. We also refined our data science, building on observational measurements of high-mileage cars on the road to develop a more sophisticated algorithm for predicting a vehicle’s usable lifespan. 

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This article, the Longest-Lasting Cars, Trucks, and SUVs to Reach 250,000 Miles and Beyond, originally appeared on iSeeCars.com.