20 Vehicles That Will Make it Past 200,000 Miles

The Ford F250 pickup will make it way past 200,000 miles.

Automakers are making better quality vehicles than just a few years ago. Many new and used cars are easily making it well over 100,000 miles, and there are more and more vehicles with proper maintenance, making it past the 200,000-mile mark.

If you’re going to buy a used vehicle and you’re the type of person that drives a vehicle until the wheels fall off. You’ll want to know the car you purchase isn’t going to have any mechanical breakdowns after a few thousand miles.

Vehicles Built to last 200,000 Miles

iSeeCars, a website dedicated to helping used car buyers research, compare, and find great deals on used cars, analyzed over 30 million used vehicle listings from the past year to determine which used cars and trucks are most likely to pass the 200,000-mile mark

If you want to surpass 200,000 miles with a car, your best chance is with the Honda Accord. However, the number one vehicle to consistently cross the milestone is the Ford F-250, with the Chevy Silverado 2500HD close behind.

If you want an SUV, the Chevy Suburban will get you there and a little more.

The Top Three are Not What You Think

The top three vehicles on the list are all big, heavy vehicles.

As we know, the direction of the manufacturers is to make trucks lighter and more fuel-efficient. Only the future will tell us if changing the way construction material of these vehicles will shorten their life span. But for now, if you want to increase your chances of going the distance with a reliable car, oversized and heavy is the way you should go.

It’s not practical for everyone to drive a big heavy Ford F-250 for everyday use. The iSeeCars experts dug a little deeper into their data and looked at what percentage of each car model has 200k miles on it.

According to the graph below, 3.6 percent of the Chevrolet Suburbans have already logged over 200,000 miles and are still running.

Top 20 Longest Lasting Vehicles (All)

RankMake & Model% of Cars
Over 200,000 Miles
1Ford F-250 Super Duty4.2%
2Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD3.6%
3Chevrolet Suburban3.6%
4Toyota 4 Runner3.5%
5Ford Expedition3.0%
6GMC Sierra 2500HD2.7%
7Chevrolet Tahoe2.1%
8GMC Yukon XL1.9%
9Toyota Sequoia1.7%
10GMC Sierra 15001.6%
11GMC Yukon1.6%
12Honda Accord1.6%
13Dodge Durango1.5%
14Subaru Legacy1.5%
15Toyota Tacoma1.5%
16Toyota Avalon1.5%
17Ford Explorer1.4%
18Ford F-1501.4%
19Lincoln Navigator1.4%
20Chevrolet Silverado 15001.4%

Longest Lasting Cars ( Excluding Pickups )

RankMake & Model% of Cars
Over 200,000 Miles
1Chevy Suburban3.6%
2Toyota 4 Runner3.5%
3Ford Expedition3.0%
4Chevrolet Tahoe2.1%
5GMC Yukon XL1.9%
6Toyota Sequoia1.6%
7GMC Yukon1.6%
8Honda Accord1.6%
9Dodge Durango1.5%
10Subaru Legacy1.5%

Longest Lasting Cars ( Excluding Pickups and SUV’s )

RankMake & Model% of Cars
Over 200,000 Miles
1Honda Accord1.6%
2Subaru Legacy1.5%
3Toyota Avalon1.5%
4Honda Odyssey1.2%
5Nissan Maxima1.1%
6Toyota Camry1.1%
7Ford Taurus1.0%
8Honda Civic1.0%
9Acura TL1.0%
10Subaru Outback0.8%

Are You Car Shopping?

I highly recommend you begin your new car shopping experience online. This will help better educate you on the car buying process, allow you to contact several dealerships to get a feel for the market, and keep you from becoming the victim of any costly car dealer scams.

Please read my article How to Research New Cars Online to learn how to shop, compare, and price new cars before stepping inside a car dealership.

I recommend using a free online referral service such as Ryde Shopper and Motor Trend to guarantee you pay the lowest price. These services will tell you what others are paying for the vehicle you’re considering in your local area and which dealers give the most significant discounts.

Suppose you have no idea where to start when buying a new car. Check out my new car buying cheat sheet for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to buy a new car, get a great deal, and avoid car dealer scams.

About the author
Carlton Wolf is the author and founder of Auto Cheat Sheet.My name is Carlton Wolf, and I’ve been in the car business since 1994, both retail and wholesale. I created the Auto Cheat Sheet to better educate buyers about the deceptive sales practices used by many dealerships throughout the country. Please understand that not all car dealers are dishonest. However, you never know who you’ll be dealing with, though. I’m willing to share my knowledge and experience with anyone who listens. Keep in mind that I’m a car guy, not a writer.