Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra owners are loyal ones. A new study published by iSeeCars shows that General Motors pickup owners are more likely than average to hang onto the trucks for 15 years or more.
The study looked at the 15 cars owners keep for 15 years or longer, but also looked at some of the most popular vehicles in the United States and how long owners hang onto those cars. The top 15 cars all hail from Japanese makes, save for one Volkswagen, but on the popular car list, GMC and Chevrolet made the cut.
On average, 6.8 percent of owners keep their cars for 15 years or more, but 8.4 percent of Silverado and 7.4 percent of Sierra owners hang onto their pickups for the same amount of time. For direct comparison, just 6.3 percent of Ford F-150 owners and Dodge Ram owners hold onto their trucks for 15 years or more. One other GM vehicle, the Chevrolet Malibu, made the cut with 6 percent of owners keeping the car for 15 years or more.
The study looked at 650,000 cars from the 1981-2002 model years sold in 2017 to reveal the figures. The data shows strides in vehicle quality have more Americans holding onto their cars for longer periods of time. Where 10 years used to be a milestone, 15 years is becoming more common.