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SUVs dominate list of cars most likely to last 200,000 miles

Mark Phelan
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SUVs dominate list of cars most likely to last 200,000 miles

The website iseecars.com analyzed 13.8 million used cars sold in 2018 and found that SUVs were most likely to reach the 200,000-mile mark.

SUVs justify their workhorse reputation in a survey of longest-lasting vehicles by car-buying website iseecars.com.

The vehicles most likely to reach 200,000 miles or more are overwhelmingly likely to be SUVs, according to the website’s analysis of 13.8 million used cars sold in 2018. Vehicles in the survey were built from 1981 to 2018. The survey is not about how quickly they accumulate high mileage, but the proportion of those produces that were sold after doing it.

Eight of the 10 vehicles most likely to make it to 200,000 miles were SUVs. The other two are pickups. Just 0.8 percent of all vehicles are sold after traveling at least 200,000 miles, according to the study.

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2018 Chevrolet Suburban

Nationwide, the top five and the number reaching 200K are:

  • Toyota Sequoia – 7.4 percent
  • Chevrolet Suburban – 5 percent
  • Ford Expedition – 5 percent
  • GMC Yukon XL – 4 percent
  • Toyota 4Runner – 3.9 percent
The Toyota Highlander hybrid is the green car likeliest to reach 200,00 miles, according to iseecars.com

You can see full results at www.iseecars.com/longest-lasting-cars-2019-study.

SUVs’ longevity is no surprise, but some of the other results may be. The two brands whose vehicles are most likely to reach 200,000 miles are Japanese:

  • Toyota – 1.7 percent
  • Honda – 1.5 percent
  • GMC – 1.4 percent
  • Chevrolet – 1.2 percent
  • Ram – 1.1 percent
  • Ford – 1.0 percent

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The longest-lasting luxury vehicles also run counter to expectations. None of the top four is from traditional European luxury makers:

  • Lincoln Navigator –  2.2 percent
  • Cadillac Escalade – 1.5 percent
  • Acura MDX – 1.4 percent
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV – 1.3 percent.

Two traditional European brands with reputations for lasting a long time round out the top eight: Volvo XC90 and S60; Mercedes S-class and E-class.

Contact Mark Phelan at 313-222-6731 or mmphelan@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: SUVs dominate list of cars most likely to last 200,000 miles