The Cars That Most Frequently Make it Past 200,000 Miles in America
Having a car hit 100,000 miles is hardly an achievement today. Have a car hit 200,000 miles, on the other hand, and you’ve got something built to last—and a car you’ve taken care of.
So which cars are most likely to join the 200,000-mile club? Automotive research firmiSeeCars.com analyzed a sample of the 12 million vehicles on road, looking at everything built from 1981 to 2015 to find the models most likely to still be driving after 200,000 miles. They kindly shared the results with our pals over at Popular Mechanics.
Work trucks dominate the top of the list. “Manufacturers build trucks with these demands in mind and stake their reputations on how long their trucks will last. Longevity is even a major focus of their marketing campaigns,” says iSeeCars.com CEO Phong Ly. “Also, owners who are dependent on their vehicle to get from one job site to the next are going to pay closer attention to their vehicles’ regular maintenance or repairs because their livelihood depends on keeping their trucks in good operating condition.”
Notice anything missing from that list? Luxury cars and non-trucks. Only one passenger car cracked the top ten, the Toyota Avalon. “While the Avalon doesn’t carry the best-selling title of the Accord, it does have Toyota’s long-standing reputation for reliability,” says Ly.
Curious to see what non-trucks can go the distance? Here are the top ten cars that make it to to 200,000 miles: