Longest-Lasting Trucks After 200,000 Miles

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Driving on Track

Does your pickup truck have 200,000 miles on the odometer? What percentage of vehicles just like yours do you think are still on the road?

According to a recent study by iSeeCars.com, which studied more than 13 million pre-owned vehicles from model-year 1981 to 2017 sold in the U.S. with more than 200,000 miles on the odometers, the most longest-lasting vehicles of any type are full-size SUVs. Examples include the Ford Expedition (5.7 percent), Toyota Sequoia (5.6 percent), and Chevrolet Suburban (4.8 percent).

The top pickup trucks on the list were the Toyota Tacoma, which ranked ninth, with 2.5 percent of its vehicles beyond 200,000 miles. After the Tacoma, trucks included the No. 11 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2.2 percent), the Ford F-150 (2.1 percent), and the GMC Sierra 1500 (2.0 percent), clearly the best represented segment after full-size SUVs.

Of course, this survey is not a clear indication that your Toyota, Chevy, Ford or GMC will make it to 200,000 miles or that those not named on this list will not. To do that, we recommend regularly maintaining and caring for your truck for the sake of the person likely to purchase your pickup. And who knows - if it's not you, maybe they'll be the ones to take it over 200,000 miles.

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@Jeff S

I can never tell anymore if you are responding or if it's one of Big Al's surrogate IDs.

Where is Mr. HemiV8?

must be at the dealership getting his truck fixed.

Ram isn't even on the list.

@papa jim--It is me, but I do understand since others have been posting using my name. You have made some good comments and I do agree that the Service Department of dealerships is the money maker but some dealers are better than others. There are good and bad things about the vehicles of the past and the same goes for newer vehicles. I use to be able to tell the difference between the years and models of cars. It seems there is little difference in styling of most vehicles and style wise there are few vehicles that I can get that excited about. The reliability and safety of today's vehicles are much better but style wise most are about as exciting as a refrigerator or washing machine--maybe that is one reason why white and black are popular exterior colors.

white and black are popular exterior colors...

@Jeff S

White/black are neutral. No emotion. They work for fleets and they generally are very UV stable.

Hot colors and the latest metalics and pearls are great for fashion and also the most unstable. Dealers like to have white cars for the folks who would bolt over the more exotic tints.

@papa jim--If you actually had integrity, instead of your form of passive aggressive troulling, you would debate me like a man.

Go back to your marketing job in what ever little dingy apartment you live in.

@papa jim--Again not me. Understand the white colors in stock by dealers but my comparison of white appliances and white vehicles is part humor but also that most vehicles have become more appliance like. Hard to get that excited about the latest redesigned models. I don't mind white and black but there are other colors out there besides the latest lime green, purple, electric blue, and some other electrifying colors. There is nothing wrong with a good metallic color especially silver and gold.

@papa jim--That last post was not me but the post above it was. Cut the crap. It is getting long in the tooth.

@papa jim--Again that was me.

@papa jim--The third post was me but the 5th post wasn't me. Who's on first?

@papa jim--If I'm not me, then who the hell am I?

My neighbor is already on his third F-150 and they all gave out at 20,0000 miles brand new. Piece of junk Fords.

Interesting but useless. The percentage number given in the article is just the percent in the over 200k list. A number that would better indicated the probability of a vehicle going over 200k would be the percentage of the quantity sold making it over 200k. For example, if vehicle sells 10 times the quantity as another, it should have 10 times the number of vehicles in the over 200k list just to have EQUAL reliability to the vehicle with 1/10 the sales. For that reason, just from chance I expect to see the Ford and Chevy trucks on the list just because so many were sold.

If a vehicle really has better longevity, a higher percentage of those sold will make it past 200k. That would be a useful number.

91 Miata 198k, 88 Accord 325k when sold to coworker - still running.

My best bargain...June 1, 2016 bought a 1999 Tacoma regular cab 2RZ with 5-speed manual from a Craigslist seller for $2000. I put an additional $800 in repair parts to spiff it up. Almost a year later, no regrets as I have a very dependable daily driver with over 260,000 miles on the clock

Montesa VR: that's a good informative article of which I can relate. But I really have to say the most trouble free and easy to fix cars I've ever owned and driven quit a bit, were a number of Corvairs, and a Datsun 510 coupe I drove like a madman! Literally ! I entered Rallies, and Autocrosses plus scared the living daylight out of many friends in that little car!

We have a 1974 Ford Pinto wagon that has worked well for us. I purchased this automobile in 1988 as my first American car. I paid 500 USD for it. The odometer read 147000 miles when it stopped working. I drove this automobile constantly for close to 3 years. It sits in a garage now ready to drive. It gets driven monthly so it doesn't lock the motor or other parts.

91 7.3 stroker hands down drove mine from wa stae to vergina and back. 310000 on odo. Muhahaha

I have 2002 chev 2500hd gas 6.0 it has270.000miles i put 1 rearend.1 transfurr case. 2 fuel pumps 1 alter. My steer colum acks up my tow haul quite about 175.000 mil. And i work and pulled tool trailer.

1998 chevy truck 416,000 miles original engine and transmission never been rebuilt

My 1994 Ranger 4 cylinder (2 valve SOHC) stick shift; it never leaked or smoked. Air conditioner was ice cold.

It had about 115k miles on it when I bought it in 2005 and shortly the odometer crapped out. At the time I was driving 25 to 30k miles per year.

The worn out driver’s seat was like sitting in a pail, not comfy, but apart from that it was a terrific truck. A lot of my driving was suburban and mixed Interstate driving then. It was a commuter mostly.

In those days I had a half ton Ford that I sold in 2007, so mostly the Ranger never carried big loads.

I remember getting 200 and 300 thousand miles out of the 60s and 70s vehicles ... rebuilt transmissions but parts were cheap and we could fix them ourselves.... We were kinder to our vehicles than people now... i see them driving them to death on the garbage roads of the Midwest with no consideration for the limitations of the vehicle... i slow for bad roads and dodge pot holes and trenches and buckles and baby my old girl...heavy on maintenance etc.. but to me its a wonder any vehicle survives the way people drive them in this age.

There's several main reasons people sell their cars. Some people just sell them after 3 to 6 years, regardless of mileage, they want a newer car with new features or new warranty. Theres people who drive them till a major component needs replacing.
There's a number of vehicles, long lasting ones, that never do get sold. People keep those Accords, GM 2500s, 90's Nissan trucks long past 300k till they end up in the junk yard, never being offered to a second owner. This research doesn't even see those vehicles.
@Nitro Having multiple rear ends give out prior to the 100k recommended maintenance, either you were doing burnouts and rapid acceleration, or towing too heavy to make that happen. I put 216k on my Sierra, at least 50k of that was towing a 5k pound trailer in Arizona, Utah, and California mountains, never had a rear end problem. I smoked the transmission pulling the trailer up the mountains in 118 degree heat, and finally traded it in.

I own a 2010 Ford F-150 4WD Super Crew currently it has 185,652.09 miles on it I take very good care of my vehicles reg maintenance replaced starter wheel bearings front and rear shocks and misc hoses, other than that my truck runs great and still looks awesome but like I said I take very good care of my vehicles I can see this truck getting we'll over 200,000 miles no problem.....

I have a 2012 Ford F150 4x4 crewcab with a 5.0 liter engine. I curtently have over 165,000 miles. I used a synthetic blend oil for the first 75,000 miles then went full synthetic. I change the oil and rotate tires every 7,500 miles. I changed the spark plugs at 100,000 miles due to the history of the older F150's with the 5.4 liter (spark plugs seizing with aluminum heads). I changed brake pads and rotors at 102,000. Most of the driving is highway. The only issue I have is a rust spot on both sides of the truck at the bottom rear corner of the cab box. However I do live in Michigan (salt used during the winter) and I do live on a farm on a dirt road. I absolutely love this truck. There are no other issues at this time.

I have a 1995 chevy 1500 with over 500,000 miles and still keeps running. Same original motor,transmission,rear brakes and it has been the best truck I have ever had.

My 1998 Dodge Dakota had over 300,000 miles when I junked it. I used to have trouble finding parts for it because a lot of the Dakota's and Durangos around those years were still on the road. Changed the oil regularly. God I miss it.

2007 Chevy Silverado 2wd 4.8L - 288,863 miles, outside temp dropped to -36 with wind chill lost 3rd gear. Would burn about 3/4 quart oil between 9,000 mile oil changes.

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