While that’s likely impossible, would you settle for a lifetime of 250,000 miles?
A recent study says your best bet to reach that objective is to buy a heavy-duty truck.
Trucks and SUVs are most likely vehicles to last 250,000 miles or more, but two sedans and one minivan also made the list. The vehicles all have a 20 percent or better chance of lasting that long, with the top-ranked model, Ford’s F-350 Super Duty, having a 49.1 percent chance of reaching a quarter-million-plus miles.
“Given the ever-increasing cost of new and used cars, buyers who plan to keep their vehicles indefinitely should give extra consideration to these longest-lasting cars,” iSeeCars.com Executive Analyst Karl Brauer said.
Today’s vehicles are lasting longer than ever, but it still takes excellent durability and reliability for them to reach the 250,000-mile mark.
Toyota is the most prominent brand, making up 8 of the 23 longest-lasting models.
The average vehicle has only an 11.8 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles, but the study identified the 23 longest-lasting models most likely to reach a quarter million miles or more.
The Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot are the longest-lasting SUVs.
Three passenger cars make the list: the Honda Accord, Toyota Avalon and Toyota Camry.
Rank. Vehicle, Chance to reach 250K
1. Ford F-350 Super Duty, 49.1%
2. Toyota Land Cruiser, 47.9
3. Toyota Tundra, 47.9%
4. Toyota Sequoia, 47.1%
5. Ford F-250 Super Duty, 43.6%
6. Honda Pilot, 42.7%
7. Toyota Tacoma, 41.7%
8. GMC Sierra 2500HD, 41.3%
9. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 41.2%
10. Toyota 4Runner, 41.0%
11. Toyota Avalon 33.1%
12. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 31.0%
13. Acura MDX 29.2%
14. Honda Element 27.8%
15. Honda CR-V 27.5%
16. Honda Accord 27.1%
17. Chevrolet Avalanche 26.7%
18. Ram 2500 26.3%
19. Ram 3500 24.3%
20. Toyota Sienna 23.3%
21. Subaru Outback 22.3%
22. GMC Yukon XL 21.3%
23 .Toyota Camry 20.4%