If you̵7;re looking for a vehicle that’s in it for the long haul, you’d be smart to check out a big truck or suv,
Online car marketplace iSeeCars analyzed millions of sales over the past 20 years to determine models made for at least 10 years, most examples with mileage high enough to determine their “expected lifespan”. . At least 1% of the top 10 had 244,000 miles or more.
“What we see is an inventory of highly durable vehicles capable of more than a quarter million miles of use,” said Carl Brauer, executive analyst at iSeeCars.
“And to be clear, this study is not reporting the maximum lifespan of these vehicles. It is simply a measure of current odometer readings. Most of these cars are still in use and going strong.”
Eight of the top 10 were trucks and SUVs, with Toyota taking six spots.
Full Size Sequoia SUV was number one, with the 1% reaching a minimum of 295,500 miles, while the Toyota Land Cruiser was not far behind at 280,236 miles.
Toyota’s Prius and Avalon were the only two “Cars” on the list, coming in sixth and ninth, respectively.
Here’s a look at the full top 10 From the iSeeCars Report,
1. Toyota Sequoia: 296,509
2. Toyota Land Cruiser: 280,236
3. Chevrolet Suburban: 265,732
4. Toyota Tundra: 256,022
5. GMC Yukon XL: 252,360
6. Toyota Prius: 250,601
7. Chevrolet Tahoe: 250,338
8. Honda Ridgeline: 248,669
9. Toyota Avalon: 245,710
10. Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 244,994
The only two upscale vehicles eligible for study were the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S. Older versions had a relatively short driving range, but that didn’t stop some owners from clocking up a few miles. Tesla’s 1% average was 133,998 and Nissan’s 98,081.