Sturdy and highly durable SUVs are more likely than other vehicles to turn over more than 320,000 km before calling it quits, according to a new study that we have to admit didn’t really surprise us.
What did surprise us? That you should expect the Toyota Avalon and Honda Accord to last longer than some of those body-on-frame behemoths, per the data.
Website iseecars.com crunched the mileage numbers on 13 million vehicles, revealing which models most often go the distance, as determined by the percentage of those vehicles sold that are still registered after 200,000 miles (320,000 km).
Trucks like Ford’s Expedition took top honours, followed closely by the Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Suburban, and Toyota 4Runner.
The first car to make the list is the Toyota Avalon, in eighth spot overall. It, along with the Honda Accord and Odyssey, actually came in ahead of Canada’s best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150, down in 12th place; and the Chevrolet Silverado, in 11th.
Homing in strictly on not-truck-based-SUVs revealed a high-mileage list that included, in order after the above-mentioned trio, the Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Sienna, Honda Civic, Dodge Grand Caravan, Subaru Legacy, Nissan Quest, Subaru Outback, Toyota Prius, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Subaru Forester.
If this list doesn’t quite jive with what you personally observe on the street or on used-car classifieds, consider that some of the top spots are held by cars and SUVs that commonly serve as police vehicles or in commercial vehicle applications.
“While any vehicle on today’s market has the potential to travel 200,000 miles (320,000 kilometers) with proper maintenance and care, our list of longest-lasting vehicles shows that certain vehicles don’t just have the potential—they do last well past 200,000 miles far more frequently than other models,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com.