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Ford Expedition Potential Lifespan Among Top 20

When the Ford Expedition launched for the 1997 model year, it was immediately praised as a suitable alternative to GM’s existing full-size SUVs of that era. Years later, in 2017, the Expedition was also lauded as one of the most reliable vehicles on the road, an attribute that still holds true today, as Ford’s big SUV was named one of the longest-lasting models expected to exceed 200k miles back in March. Now, iSeeCars has also recognized the Ford Expedition as one of the most likely models to enjoy the longest lifespan, too.

The Ford Expedition ranked 11th on this list of 20 vehicles with an average potential lifespan of 244,682 miles, placing it behind the Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Land Cruiser, Chevy Suburban, Toyota Tundra, GMC Yukon XL, Toyota Prius, Chevy Tahoe, Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Avalon, and Toyota Highlander Hybrid in that regard, but ahead of the Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sienna, GMC Yukon, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, and Toyota Camry Hybrid. The Expedition also ranked seventh among all SUVs on the list.

To come up with these rankings, iSeeCars analyzed over two million vehicles produced and sold for at least 10 of the past 20 model years, ranking each model by its highest mileage-achieving cars. All 20 models had at least 2.5 percent of the top-ranking 20 models clear 200,000 miles, and the top one percent of these vehicles delivered between 230,000 and 297,000 miles over the last two decades.

“What we see is a list of highly-durable vehicles, capable of more than a quarter-million miles of use if properly maintained,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “And to be clear, this study isn’t reporting the maximum lifespan of these vehicles. This is simply a measure of current odometer readings. Most of these cars are still in use and going strong.”

We’ll have more insights like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Expedition news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Thurston Munn

    Our 2017 has been very good and has 90K on it now. Hoping it’s good for another 100K. Disappointed though in the high depreciation rate.

  2. Matthew Thomas

    I have a 04 ford expedition Eddie Bauer and I have well over 320,000 miles into it and she still runs strong

  3. Bryan

    I have 2004 Ford Expedition and I have fuse box issue and fuse pump relay burn out and it stop running and it cost me $200 for rebuilding it and it last a little over a year and now it the same thing relay short out again and now what but there no recall on this problem on the fuse block


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