Owners put a ton of miles on these trucks, and they’re built for the task.
Over the past few years, new truck prices have gone from “ouch, that’s expensive” to “you’ve GOT to be kidding me…”. With heavy-duty rigs surpassing the $100,000 mark in their most feature-rich configurations, it’s no surprise folks want to hang onto their trucks for as long as they possibly can. To that end, research firm iSeeCars analyzed 260 million vehicles sold between 2012 and 2022 (keep in mind, many of these vehicles sold several times over) to determine which are the cars and trucks most likely to make it to the 250,000-mile mark and beyond. In fact, this year marks the 10th anniversary of this kind of study and it throws up some completely predictable results…as well as some surprises.
While Toyota absolutely dominates the car list — you can find the cars and SUVs most likely to hit 250K+ over on TFLcar.com — the picture is a bit different over here when it comes to pickups. Not only do owners thoroughly use their trucks as daily drivers and workhorses (especially heavy duty models), but all trucks have at least an average 25.9% chance to drive at least from the Earth to the moon among the sales iSeeCars analyzed.
Check out the full list below.
Top 15 truck models most likely to last at least 250,000 miles
Unsurprisingly, the Big Three clean up in this study. The Ford F-Series is America’s best-selling nameplate, while General Motors and Ram also account for a huge amount of annual pickup sales. That said, the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra also live up to their brand’s reputation for longevity, with more than a 40% shot of making the 250,000-mile mark.
|Rank||Make and Model||Change to Last Beyond 250,000 Miles (Average: 25.9%)|
|12||GMC Sierra 1500||18.3%|
|7||Chevrolet Silverado 1500||31.0%|
|6||Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD||41.2%|
|5||GMC Sierra 2500HD||41.3%|
|3||Ford F-250 Super Duty||43.6%|
|1||Ford F-350 Super Duty||49.1%|