When it comes to reliability and dependability, it can be hard to beat a full-size, body-on-frame SUV. Designed from the ground-up to take any abuse, it comes as no surprise that the Chevy Tahoe has been ranked as one of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road today.
In a study performed by iSeeCars, the Chevy Tahoe ranks seventh on the list of 20 cars with the greatest potential lifespan, with a potential mileage of 250,338 miles or more. In fact, only four Toyotas and two GM products ranked higher, with the Toyota Sequoia capping off the list with a potential mileage of almost 300,000 miles.
To obtain the data used in this study, iSeeCars analyzed more than two million vehicles sold for at least 10 years in the past 20 model years, and then ranked each model by its highest mileage-achieving example. All vehicles that were ranked had at least two percent of units surpass 200,000 miles, while the top one percent of these vehicles drove between 230,000 and just under 300,000 miles over the past two decades.
“What we see is a list of highly-durable vehicles, capable of more than a quarter-million miles of use if properly maintained,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars Executive Analyst. “And to be clear, this study isn’t reporting the maximum lifespan of these vehicles. This is simply a measure of current odometer readings. Most of these cars are still in use and going strong.”
The current 2023 Chevy Tahoe is available with three powerplant options. The first engine is the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 producing 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Next is the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine developing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while the third engine is the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which churns out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.