When it comes to pick-up trucks or SUVs, most owners are very loyal to their brand and often refuse to believe the competition makes any quality product. There are many different ways to stack trucks up to compare their build quality. Research firm iseecars.com has conducted a massive study covering 13.5 million used cars sold in 2017, with models ranging from 1981 to 2017.
Their study found that the most likely vehicles to reach 200,000 miles are pickup trucks, quite an impressive milestone for any car. Their research showed that out of the top ten most likely vehicles to reach 200k miles, eight of them are body-on-frame trucks. Of the eight body-on-frame vehicles in the top ten, five of them are domestic with four being from GM and one from Ford. To clarify, the four GM body-on-frame vehicles on the list are Yukon, Yukon XL, Tahoe, and Suburban, which are all nearly identical.
Breaking down the top ten most likely to reach 200k miles is the Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota 4Runner, GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Avalon, and Honda Odyssey. The four GM vehicles on this list are very close together, and one could even argue there isn’t a more “reliable” one, but different types of owners let their vehicles deteriorate more than others.
Breaking the data down into a list of the longest-lasting pickup trucks in order, it begins with the Toyota Tacoma, and then the Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, and Chevrolet Colorado. Not too surprisingly, there are three Japanese trucks at the top of the list followed mostly by domestic pickup trucks. However, the list is split evenly between Japanese and domestic trucks. Many of these trucks are used as work trucks, so finding examples with 200k miles or more isn’t too hard to do.
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