The Chevy Tahoe is a staple of American roadways. On any given day in small (or big) town America, this full-size SUV can be seen ferrying families to and from work and school or helping police agencies to enforce the law. Considering America’s penchant for the capable and convenient Tahoe, it should be no surprise that the full-size SUV is also one of the most dependable vehicles still being sold today.
iSeeCars recently published a list of the top 15 vehicle nameplates that it believes will reach at least 200,000 miles. It determined which vehicles would go beyond 200,000 miles by analyzing sales/registration data from past years and looking at the percentage of units from a particular model line that had surpassed this mileage threshold. It found that 4.4 percent of Chevy Tahoe units registered in the U.S. currently have 200,000 miles or more, making it the seventh most reliable vehicle according to this metric.
Not surprisingly, GM’s other full-size SUVs were also on this list. The Chevy Suburban was third, with 6.6 percent of all models reaching 200,000 miles, followed by the GMC Yukon XL in fourth at 5.2 percent. The standard GMC Yukon was ranked twelfth, with 3.7 percent of vehicles reaching 200,000 miles. Considering these four vehicles share an abundance of parts and components, it’s no surprise that all four appeared on the list, said iSeeCars analyst Karl Brauer.
“All manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, and Chevrolet Tahoe share a platform and many common parts, confirming why these popular family vehicles are all likely to last 200,000 miles,” he explained.
The Toyota Land Cruiser was first in this ranking, with 18.2 percent of vehicles reaching at least 200,000 miles driven, followed by the Toyota Sequoia at 14.2 percent.