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Good for 320,000 km? Toyota, GM Trucks the Most Common Active Old Timers

When you buy a truck or a car, how much mileage do you hope to get out of it? 100,000? 200,000? 300,000? If you’re in that last group, read on. A new analysis by the website identified which are the most common high-mileage models on American roads today.

Toyota on top, ahead of GM and Ford

The study shows that of all used vehicles sold in 2017, 6.6% of all Toyota Sequoias sold had more than 320,000 km of road under their belts. Behind it, the Ford Expedition, at 5.4%. Third place went to the Chevrolet Suburban (5.2%), followed by the Toyota 4Runner (4.2%); the GMC Yukon XL (3.9%) rounded out the top 5.

Of the roughly 13.5 million vehicles included in the study, only 1.2% were still in active service after hitting the 320,000 km mark. Vehicles from 1981 to 2017 model-year vehicles were included in the study, which limited itself to U.S. sales figures.

It’s reasonable to assume that Canadian numbers would be roughly similar.

Positions 6 to 10 on’s list of 320,000+ workhorses were occupied by the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Avalon and Honda Odyssey.

For the most part, then, the study showed GM and Toyota SUVs to be the most durable, with of course some exceptions.

Percentages for cars tended to be lower across the board. The top-performing car was the Avalon from Toyota, with 2.4% of the models being sold in 2017 having more than 320,000 km on their odometer. It was followed by the Honda Accord (2%) and the Ford Taurus (1.8%).

Another interesting fact: A tiny 0.1% of vehicles in all categories manage to make it to 480,000 km in running order. The best performer in that category, at 0.3%, is the 4Runner from Toyota.

2017 Ford Expedition
Photo: Ford
2017 Ford Expedition
2018 Chevrolet Suburban
Photo: Chevrolet
2018 Chevrolet Suburban
2018 Toyota 4Runner
Photo: Toyota
2018 Toyota 4Runner