15 vehicles most likely to exceed 200,000 miles

Americans drive a lot. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, we put together an average of more than 13,000 miles a year on our cars. That’s why a vehicle’s ability to travel long distances without major problems is a big consideration when it comes time to purchase a new one.

It’s also worth remembering that it can be an eco-friendly decision to keep an older car on the road instead of wrecking it and buying a new one. After all, it takes a lot of resources to build a car.

iSeeCars.com, a website that collects used car ads from around the country, recently ran through the numbers of millions of vehicles currently on the road to determine which ones last the longest. Alternatively, you may choose to view this list as vehicles likely to be driven by owners who travel long distances. Anyway, we’ve lined up the top 15 vehicles most likely to make or even exceed 200,000 miles.

It is important to note that while these are the vehicles that have stood the test of time to date, we cannot guarantee future results if you decide to opt for any of these vehicles from a current model year. That said, unless we specifically say so in the text below, we have used images of current models for illustrative purposes.

Now, with all that out of the way, scroll down for the top 15 vehicles likely to make 200,000 miles.

15: Toyota Sienna

14: Honda Odyssey

The 15th and 14th spot on the list of the top 15 vehicles most likely to exceed 200,000 miles are both minivans. Spoiler alert: they will be the only two minivans on the list. According to iSeeCars, 3.2% of both these family carriers hit the 200,000 mile mark, making them the best bet for families looking to put a lot of miles on their machines.

13: Honda Ridgeline

12: GMC Yukon

The next spot on the list is taken by the 3.7% Honda Ridgeline pickup that lasts over 200,000 miles. Unlike all the other mid-sized trucks it competes with, the Ridgeline is based on a unibody chassis. By choosing this more car-like structure – as opposed to a traditional body-on-frame layout – Honda’s tractor can drive and drive more like a car.

Next up is the GMC Yukon, also at 3.7% past 200K, and the first, but certainly not the last, large traditional SUV you’ll see on the list. In fact, get ready to see a whole host of them, including some from GMC parent company General Motors.

11: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

10: Toyota Prius

The next two positions on the list, perhaps unsurprisingly, are also the only hybrids on the list. In 11th place is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid with 3.8% over 200,000 miles. Interestingly, the standard non-hybrid Highlander doesn’t make the top 15. It’s also worth noting that the Toyota Highlander is the only unibody-based crossover you’ll see on the list.

In 10th place is the Toyota Prius. The long-running and fuel-guzzling hatchback is certainly the most efficient vehicle on the long-haul list. “The Prius attracts practical buyers who want to keep their vehicle on the road as long as possible to take advantage of its low maintenance costs and high fuel economy,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. We would add that the Prius is also a popular choice for taxi and share drivers.

9: Toyota Avalon

8: Toyota Tundra

Have you noticed how many Toyotas are on this list? Without ruining the rest, we can say that 8 of the top 15 vehicles most likely to exceed 200,000 miles carry Toyota badges. That includes number 9, the Toyota Avalon (3.9%) and number 8, the Toyota Tundra (4.0%).

The Avalon is the only traditional four-door sedan on the list, but it’s worth noting that the Avalon shares many of its key components with some other sedans from Toyota and Lexus, including the Camry and ES. The Tundra is the highest-ranked pickup on the list, which, if you paid close attention, means no US pickups are represented. In case you’re wondering, the top-ranked U.S. truck is the Ford F-150 with 2.6% hitting the 200,000-mile benchmark.

7: Chevy Tahoe

6: Ford Expedition

Two large US SUVs land in the next two places, with the Chevy Tahoe (4.4%) in seventh place and the Ford Expedition (4.5%) in sixth. And we are not surprised. Large SUVs are often used as family dumpers for long road trips for obvious reasons. They are also used as tow bars for families who like to experience the great outdoors. In other words, get used to seeing more SUVs as the list goes on.

5: Toyota 4Runner

4: GMC Yukon XL

See? More SUVs. In fifth place is the Toyota 4Runner (4.6%) and in fourth place the GMC Yukon XL (5.2%). The 4Runner continues the Toyota trend and it is worth noting that this is a smaller commercial vehicle than the rest of the models that occupy the top spots. It is also available in a wide variety of models, some of which are heavily geared towards off-road riding.

You may recall seeing a GMC Yukon earlier on the list; this is the extended XL version that offers more space for passengers and cargo. It’s basically similar to the next vehicle on the list…drum roll please!

3: Chevy Suburban

That’s right. The Chevrolet Suburban. We will only present the top 3, with Chevy’s biggest brute taking the bronze as the front-runner. As was the case with the Yukon, Yukon XL and Tahoe, GM’s line of SUVs is popular with families and is often used as a machine that will gobble up miles. And the Suburban is king of them on this list, with 6.6% of them hitting 200,000 miles.

“All produced by General Motors, the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet Tahoe share a platform and many common parts, confirming why these popular family cars are all likely to last 200,000 miles,” said Brauer.

2: Toyota Sequoia

Back to the Toyota show. The Sequoia you see above is actually from the 2011 model year, but will look exactly the same in 2021. A new version of the Sequoia is due out sometime in calendar year 2022, and it’s a very different machine from the old tried and true machine. and real V8 powered model pictured here. We’ll just have to see if the new SUV is just as adept at racking up miles as the old one. Frankly, we’ll be surprised if it does… at 14.2% over 200,000 miles, the old model we’re talking about here will be hard to beat. Except, of course, but for another Toyota SUV.

And now, for the high mileage winner:

1: Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser. With an impressive 18.2% on over 200,000 miles, Toyota’s legendary off-road luxury machine is more likely to pass the mileage than any other vehicle. Given its impressive longevity, it’s a shame that 2021 was the last year the vehicle was sold in the United States. A new Land Cruiser has debuted for some markets around the world, but here in the United States, the Lexus LX 600 will take over as the Japanese automaker’s premium off-roader.