When the Ford Expedition launched for the 1997 model year, it was immediately praised as a viable alternative to GM’s existing full-size SUVs of that era, a capable, smooth-riding, and spacious vehicle with many positive attributes. Years later, in 2017, the Expedition was also praised for being one of the most reliable vehicles on the road, an attribute that still holds true today as Ford’s big SUV has been named one of the longest-lasting models expected to exceed 200k miles, according to iSeeCars.
The Ford Expedition finished sixth out of the top 15 on this particular list as 4.5 percent of the total number of SUVs produced have reached or exceeded that magical 200k mile mark. Only the Toyota Land Cruiser (18.2 percent), Toyota Sequoia (14.2 percent), Chevy Suburban (6.6 percent), GMC Yukon XL (5.2), and Toyota 4Runner (4.6 percent) ranked ahead of the Expedition, which beat out the Chevy Tahoe (4.4 percent), Toyota Tundra (4 percent), Toyota Avalon (3.9 percent), Toyota Prius (3.9 percent), Toyota Highlander Hybrid (3.8 percent), GMC Yukon (3.7 percent), Honda Ridgeline (3.7 percent), Honda Odyssey (3.2 percent), and Toyota Sienna (3.2 percent).
To come up with these percentages, iSeeCars analyzed over 14.9 million vehicles sold in 2021 to determine which models have the highest percentage of units that have reached 200,000 miles, with the total average coming in at just 1.2 percent. These figures are especially important in today’s world, where both new and used vehicle prices have soared to record highs, making it necessary for some to hold onto their vehicles until the market inevitably cools off a bit when current supply chain issues ease.
“With new and used car prices at record highs, many consumers are likely keeping their vehicles on the road for an extended period of time or are looking to buy a reliable vehicle to get the most return on their investment,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer.
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When I was shopping for a 3-row SUV in 2019, I looked at all kinds of information. The number of used Expeditions over 200k miles jumped out at me. Since I buy new and drive a vehicle for 20 years, that longevity was the key initial factor that had me look at the Expedition, which I did end up buying. My vehicle is the red FX4 model with dark rims show above. It is a sweet ride and I couldn’t be happier with it. As the article states, due to the costs of vehicles henceforth, I plan on driving it a long, long, long time.
My 2022 Ford Expedition Platinum Max is on order, but just learned yesterday production is stopped due to a chip shortage. It took me a while to decide on the Ford. I had a 93 Ford F150 that literally was falling apart when I sold it. It left me paranoid about Fords. It was between the Expedition or the Tahoe, and the Tahoe ride was definitely better…but the towing capacity of the V6 and the YouTube videos of towing trailers sold me on the Ford. I hope it proves to be as reliable as this article states. Fingers crossed!!