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Ford F-150 Potential Lifespan Among Top 20 Vehicles

One of the many driving factors behind the long-term success of the Ford F-150 is its general reliability, and the perennially best-selling pickup proved that by landing on iSeeCars’ list of the longest-lasting vehicles expected to reach 200,000 miles or more earlier this year. Now, iSeeCars has also recognized the Ford F-150 as one of the most likely models to enjoy the longest lifespan, too, a list that also recently featured the Ford Expedition as well.

The Ford F-150 ranked 19th on this list of 20 vehicles with an average potential lifespan of 232,650 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, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Expedition, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sienna, GMC Yukon, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Titan, as well as ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The F-150 also ranked fifth among all pickups 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.

“Trucks also offer a compelling blend of durability and utility, but they aren’t as flexible at hauling both people and cargo as SUVs, resulting in lower use and only half as many trucks making the list. 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.”

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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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  2. Gary . Virginia.

    Ford you should be embarrassed and ashamed. Not a fan of Toyota but Ford did you NOTICE how many of their vehicles made the list?

  3. Kevin M

    I think the limiting factor on the lifespan of all manufacturer’s vehicles will be the electronics, specifically the main computer, body control modules, and cabin screens. In 10 to 15 years most buyers will be forced to go electric just based on not being able to replace a lot of these components.

    1. JDE

      In many case right now the longevity seems to be around the design and quality of key parts, the VVT/DOD, the EGR systems and the cost of replacement parts seems to determine life of a vehicle most.

  4. Gunner

    Why doesn’t Ford bring back the 300 inline engine? Put a turbo on it, and put it in the F150 , would get better milage, great horse power, and would take less maintenance to keep it going. It was by far better then what they have on the market now days.


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