Vehicle buying and research site iSeeCars.com recently analyzed over 15.8 million vehicles to determine which brands and vehicles most commonly reach the 200,000-mile mark.
Although no General Motors vehicle topped its segment in the study, Chevrolet and GMC were both found to be among the longest-lasting car brands. GMC ranked third in the study, with 1.4% of all GMC vehicles reaching 200k miles or more, according to iSeeCars. Chevrolet was classified fourth, though it was tied with GMC, with 1.4% of Bow Tie-badged products also reaching the 200k mile marker. Toyota was first overall with 1.8% of its vehicles reaching 200k miles, while Honda was second at 1.6%.
The industry-wide average for a brand was 1.0%, so both Chevrolet and GMC are performing above the industry average when it comes to vehicle longevity. Cadillac and Buick did not appear in the top 20, meaning less than 0.1% of Cadillacs and Buicks turn over to 200k miles.
Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars, was not surprised to see Japanese brands dominate the study and also expected American brands to perform well due to their rock-solid trucks and SUVs.
“Given the track record for reliability among Toyotas and Hondas, it’s no surprise that they earn the top two spots on the list,” said Ly. “The majority of the longest-lasting SUVs and pickups are American vehicles, which helps contribute to their above-average ranking on this list.”
The longest-lasting truck was not a Chevrolet, GMC or even a Ford, however. A whopping 3.0% of all Honda Ridgeline pickups reach 200k miles, making it the longest-lasting pickup according to iSeeCars‘ study. The Toyota Tundra was second at 2.9%, followed by the Toyota Tacoma in third at 2.5%. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 finally appears in fourth in the ranking, with 2.0% of the Chevy trucks reaching 200k miles. The Chevrolet Suburban also fared well for its segment, with 4.9% reaching 200k miles – placing it fourth overall among full-size SUVs.
The longest-lasting vehicle overall, according to iSeeCars, is the Toyota Land Cruiser. The site found that 15.7% of Land Cruisers sold will reach 200k miles or more – an unsurprising result given the SUV’s tried and true durability.
View the entire iSeeCars study at this link.