SUVs dom­i­nate list of ve­hi­cles that last 200,000 miles or more

The Buffalo News - - BUSINESS NEWS - By Mark Phe­lan DETROIT FREE PRESS

SUVs jus­tify their work­horse rep­u­ta­tion in a sur­vey of long­est last­ing ve­hi­cles by car-buy­ing web­site

The ve­hi­cles most likely to reach 200,000 miles or more are over­whelm­ingly likely to be SUVs, ac­cord­ing to the web­site’s anal­y­sis of 13.8 mil­lion used cars sold in 2018. Ve­hi­cles in the sur­vey were built from 1981 to 2018. The sur­vey is not about how quickly they ac­cu­mu­late high mileage, but the pro­por­tion of those prod­ucts that were sold after do­ing it.

Eight of the 10 ve­hi­cles most likely to make it to 200,000 miles were SUVs. The other two are pick­ups. Just 0.8 per­cent of all ve­hi­cles are sold after trav­el­ing at least 200,000 miles, ac­cord­ing to the study.

Na­tion­wide, the top five and the num­ber reach­ing 200K are: • Toy­ota Se­quoia – 7.4 per­cent • Chevro­let Sub­ur­ban – 5.0 per­cent • Ford Ex­pe­di­tion – 5.0 per­cent • GMC Yukon XL – 4.0 per­cent • Toy­ota 4Run­ner – 3.9 per­cent The Toy­ota High­lander hy­brid is an­other sur­prise, com­ing in at sev­enth place among all ve­hi­cles with 3.1 per­cent reach­ing 200,000 miles. It ranked No. 1 among green cars, an all­hy­brid cat­e­gory dom­i­nated by Toy­ota.

In­di­anapo­lis and Birm­ing­ham, Ala., led the list of cities with the most cars top­ping 200,000 miles, tied at 2.3 per­cent. Grand Rapids and Kala­ma­zoo, Mich., con­sid­ered a sin­gle met­ro­pol­i­tan area for the study, came in third with 2.1 per­cent. No state had more than one city on the list.

You can see full re­sults at www.iseecars. com/long­est-last­ing-cars-2019-study.

SUVs’ longevity is no sur­prise, but some of the other re­sults may be. The two brands whose ve­hi­cles are most likely to reach 200,000 miles are Ja­panese, fol­lowed by four from Detroit: • Toy­ota – 1.7 per­cent • Honda – 1.5 per­cent • GMC – 1.4 per­cent • Chevro­let – 1.2 per­cent • Ram – 1.1 per­cent • Ford – 1.0 per­cent The long­est-last­ing lux­ury ve­hi­cles also run counter to ex­pec­ta­tions. None of the top four is from tra­di­tional Euro­pean lux­ury mak­ers: • Lin­coln Nav­i­ga­tor – 2.2 per­cent • Cadil­lac Es­calade – 1.5 per­cent • Acura MDX – 1.4 per­cent • Cadil­lac Es­calade ESV – 1.3 per­cent. Two tra­di­tional Euro­pean brands with rep­u­ta­tions for last­ing a long time round out the top eight: Volvo XC90 and S60; Mercedes Sclass and E-class.

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