5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

Anna Williams

long lasting carsThere are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan.

But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction.

Automobile website ISeeCars.com sifted through 30 million used car listings over nearly 30 years to pinpoint which models were most likely to have at least 200,000 miles clocked in—and still be on the road.

The verdict? Your best bet might be an SUV or larger pickup, USA Today reports. At the top of the list was the Ford F-250 Super Duty (4.3% of these models for sale have topped at least 200,000 miles) while SUVs like the Chevy Suburban and Toyota 4Runner also make the top five.

According to ISeeCars.com, here are the five longest-living vehicles:

  1. Ford F-250 Super Duty
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  3. Chevrolet Suburban
  4. Toyota 4Runner
  5. Ford Expedition

But if gas-guzzling heavy-duty vehicles don’t fit your style—or budget—you might want to consider the Honda Accord. According to the study, it ranks highest among long-lasting cars, with 1.6% of all listings hitting that 200,000 milestone.

ISeeCars.com C.E.O. and co-founder Phong Ly noted to CBS Money Watch that the durability of these models might be credited to an increased likeliness to receive consistent maintenance throughout their lifespan. But, he added, there has also been a general increase in manufacturing quality over the last ten years. “Car makers are making better vehicles, and that is a factor in the increasing longevity,” he said.

You can check out the complete list of durable cars on ISeeCars.com. But before you make the plunge and purchase a shiny new auto, make sure you understand the true costs of car ownership—and take a minute to find out why one financial planner insists she would never buy a new car.

  • zul

    The longest car Masterpiece E260 are still available on the road with a confidential smart drive safety , easy spareparts and with a super four stepped gear transmission without turbo can catchup honda civic with racing car specifications.

  • magpieTX

    As the proud owner of a ’01 4Runner with over 150000mi, I can tell you this thing can’t quit. Still haven’t had a major issue with it.

  • fred

    97 toy with 297000 trouble free miles…

  • Joshua Miller

    Apparently they have not seen my 2003 honda civic…11 years and still going strong. May have a few squeals in the air, and have the fabric on the doors peeling off of them from years of use but the thing still is going strong. Got a little bit of maintenance that still needs to be done but everyone I know says hondas are good cars and will last a long time if you treat them right

  • grant

    This is the worst list in history! Trucks are terrible because parts break down quicker and more expensive to repair. EVERY vehicle should reach 200,000 miles.. whoever made this this list is officially the dumbest person on the planet and those who agree are just as stupid.. I have owned only 3 cars all of which EASILY got over 200,000 miles. Its called oil changes.. taking care of your car. Just don’t be stupid like many people