Trucks and SUVs last longer than cars

Rohan Williamson, special to

WASHINGTON — If you’re looking to maximize the miles, it may be better to buy a truck or SUV than a car. searched used-car sale listings for vehicles with 200,000 miles or more, according to USA TODAY. analyzed 30 million listings from 1981 to 2010 to find which vehicles could withstand time and miles.

Of the top 12, there is only one car — the Honda Accord. All of the rest of the vehicles were SUVs or pickups.

No. 1 on the list is the Ford F-250 Super Duty, followed by the Chevy Silverado 2500HD.

Below is the complete list and the percentage of them showing at least 200,000 miles:

  1. Ford F-250 Super Duty, 4.3 percent
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 3.6 percent
  3. Chevrolet Suburban, 3.6 percent
  4. Toyota 4Runner, 3.5 percent
  5. Ford Expedition, 3 percent
  6. GMC Sierra 2500HD, 2.7 percent
  7. Chevrolet Tahoe, 2.1 percent
  8. GMC Yukon XL, 1.9 percent
  9. Toyota Sequoia. 1.7 percent
  10. GMC Sierra 1500, 1.6 percent
  11. GMC Yukon, 1.6 percent
  12. Honda Accord, 1.6 percent

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