Heavy-Duty Pickups Top List of Most-Driven Vehicles in U.S.

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Ever wonder which vehicles are driven the most and the least? Not surprisingly, the versatile pickup truck dominates the latest list of the most-driven vehicles. In fact — again, not surprisingly — heavy-duty pickups rack up the most miles driven of any pickups (although the data does not distinguish between single rear-wheel or dual rear-wheel models).

According to a new report from used-car website Carvana.com, of the top 15 vehicles that log the most driven miles each year, heavy-duty pickup trucks fill out eight of the top spots. Full-size SUVs claim five of the top spots, while the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the fleet-popular Chevrolet Impala sedan round out the list.

The survey is based on data for model-year 2015 vehicles gathered from more than 1,600,000 sales transactions from Jan. 1 to May 23, 2018, in which a "sold" vehicle is defined as a single vehicle identification number that is no longer listed for sale at a dealer. Make and model classifications were limited to those models with more than 1,000 recorded sales in the previous five months. The analysis also focused on model-year 2015 vehicles to remove rental-fleet and leased vehicles from the results.

What were the least-driven vehicles? As you might expect, sports cars, specialty mini-class options and European models fell into that category.

Below are the top 15 most-driven model-year 2015 vehicles with their average annual mileage.

  1. Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab: 18,400

  2. Ram 3500 Crew Cab: 18,400

  3. Ford Super Duty F-350 Crew Cab: 18,300

  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500: 18,100

  5. Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab: 18,000

  6. GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab: 17,800

  7. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab: 17,700

  8. GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab: 17,300

  9. Dodge Grand Caravan: 16,900

  10. GMC Yukon XL: 16,800

  11. Chevrolet Tahoe: 16,600

  12. Ford Expedition EL: 16,200

  13. Ram 2500 Crew Cab: 15,900

  14. Chevrolet Impala Limited: 15,700

  15. GMC Yukon: 15,300

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Comments

This is the best argument that I have seen for offering hybrids and using other fuel saving techniques. I feel sure that if we don't do it ourselves there will soon be mandates that are much less pleasant.

The HD models from GM and Ram both racked up 18,400 miles annually. The Ford, at 18,300 miles, would have but the timing chain broke and it ended up in the shop. Rimshot.

Another win for GM and Ram! Fords are S#%T!!!

@ Walt
Would this not be a message to Washington or the powers that be that we do not want electric, hybrid, tiny "city " vehicles?
Not debating mind you, asking your opinion.

@papa
C’mon survey sample of 1.6mm, 100 mile difference. No where near the margin of error. Anything above 18k would for all intents and purposes be equal.
Useless data. Sad part is someone paid for this.

Way to twist up the comment section crazy old man papajoke.

Way to twist up the comment section crazy old man papajoke.

What would be more interesting is to know where the HD trucks were driving? Work use? Or pulling campers to destinations...my moms best friends sold their home, retired, bought an HD truck and camper and now travel the U.S. they absolutely love it

I support papajim's comment.

Way to twist up the comment section crazy old man papajoke.


Posted by: Frank | Jun 18, 2018 10:39:03 AM

Frank...I am going to phone the orderly now at the nervous hospital so he can give you your meds. I didn't think cell phones were allowed in the nervous hospital either. I will tell them to take it away from you ASAP. :)

@ TNTGMC I suggest you go to cattle sale barn on sale day and count the brands of trucks making deliveries. Where i live the ratio will be about 5 Fords, 3 Rams and 1 GM. Then go to the camp ground the ratio will be about 4 Fords, 2 Rams and 2 GM.
I know you will say this is wrong. But saying it is wrong does not make it wrong.

@ Frankinflorida

I never said anything About who has more trucks...when I said HD, I meant all brands....my bad Ford has to use SD.....go figure they are always back @$$ ackwards

Most of these HD Chevy's have a 6 inch lift, the front lift kit has those huge blocks, hideous, but great for pounding pavement.

atleast those Chevy's and GMCs have the reliable/durable Duramax engine and Allison transmission to get the job done and back home!!

I never said anything About who has more trucks...when I said HD, I meant all brands....my bad Ford has to use SD.....go figure they are always back @$$ ackwards

SD = Sooper Dooty

TNT,

You forgot to change your username when you posted the above.

Hahahaha

Who needs an HD truck when you can get an Eco-Boost

Why why why isn't there a picture of an F-150??

My Ecoboost can haul and tow way MORE than these trucks, just ask any Ford guy, we are SO smart

Everyone I know is trading their HDs for an ECOBOOST

Why hasn't PUTC been posting any stories on the F-150 besides RECALLS


I never said anything About who has more trucks...when I said HD, I meant all brands....my bad Ford has to use SD.....go figure they are always back @$$ ackwards

SD = Sooper Dooty


Posted by: Chris and Frank's Neighbor | Jun 18, 2018 1:54:16 PM
TNT,

You forgot to change your username when you posted the above.

Hahahaha


Posted by: Frank | Jun 18, 2018 2:03:46 PM
—————————————-

Good observation. Funny part is this halfwit TNTGMC constantly complains of others doing what’s now proven guilty of...posting under multiple names

You forgot to change your username when you posted the above.
Hahahaha

Posted by: Frank | Jun 18, 2018 2:03:46 PM

Frank....I can assure you that I am not TNTGMC. Now go take your meds. LOL

Most of these HD Chevy's have a 6 inch lift, the front lift kit has those huge blocks, hideous, but great for pounding pavement.
Posted by: Frank | Jun 18, 2018 12:40:23 PM

Funny when I was down in Texas, most of the superduty trucks I saw were running 22" wheels and ugly aftermarket headlights and a giant oversized exhaust. Others have stupid 8" stacks coming up through the bed behind the cab. Half of them had cheap ebay lightbars.

Somebody caught you on tape frank!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYLr8NX2Rt4


@ Frank

U are crazy. I have never posted under anyone else. Get a clue and stay on topic. Stop being so insecure bc u are the one posting under others all the time. Pathetic and cowardly!!!

@Walt

18,000+ Miles a year doesn’t bode well for the average life of a lithium based hybrid cell.
A major selling point for the vehicles on that list is durability. Installing across the fleet hybrid systems erode that confidence considerably.
No offense intended, but preemptively implementing a unnecessary and unwanted concept is essentially engineering driven by emotional moonbats.

@TNT

Stop ruining every comment section with your childish remarks and multiple personalities. You make honest GM customers look like fools. I refuse to be represented by idiots such as yourself.

If the Fiat and the Chevy have the SAME average miles per year why is the Chevy #1 and the Fiat #2 for "most driven"? I realize the Chevy outsells the Fiat but don't believe that is a factor in average miles driven per year. So they would be "tied" in my mind based on this information. And then the F350's average is 100 miles a year less... that translates into less than 1/3 of a single mile per day over the course of a year or almost the distance across and back of Walmart parking lot daily. I'm not saying it should be # 1 in this contest but find it interesting that difference between the top contenders in miles is literally tiny.

If the Fiat and the Chevy have the SAME average miles per year why is the Chevy #1 and the Fiat #2 for "most driven"? I realize the Chevy outsells the Fiat but don't believe that is a factor in average miles driven per year. So they would be "tied" in my mind based on this information. And then the F350's average is 100 miles a year less... that translates into less than 1/3 of a single mile per day over the course of a year or almost the distance across and back of Walmart parking lot daily. I'm not saying it should be # 1 in this contest but find it interesting that difference between the top contenders in miles is literally tiny.

@ Dave

I'm not ruining anything. Others keep posting under my user name. Get a clue.

Typical
Nut
Taunting
Gay
Man's
Chariot

See what I mean!! This is so childish! Someone please block this clowns IP address

Now would be a great time for these pickups to have start-stop for city driving, cylinder deactivation below certain speeds or sitting at idle, and brake regen or some other hybrid tech. Trucks will pretty much always be dirtier and get lower MPGs than cars, so the time has come to start maximizing fuel usage in all situations.

This explains why the bigger trucks are mostly diesels. I wish info like this were around years ago. Diesels should never have went away from half ton trucks. The power isn't what is important there, but the mileage sure is. Not that power isn't important. The diesels should be around 500hp and the gas engines should be 500-600hp optional. It makes for getting groceries easier. The constant use is also why they are nearing the 100k dollar mark. If you are always in your truck you want it to be equipped like home.

Considering people swap a cummins in after their brand dies Ram has this one in the bag. lol



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