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Ford F-350 Super Duty Most Likely To Last Beyond 250K Miles

Several Blue Oval models have been recognized in recent years for providing owners with hundreds of thousands of reliable miles, including the Ford Expedition and the Ford Super Duty, which in at least one case has exceeded the one-million mile mark. Now, the latter model – or more specifically, the Ford F-350 Super Duty – has been recognized by iSeeCars as one of the most likely vehicles on the road that’ll last beyond the 250k mile mark.

Not only did the Ford F-350 Super Duty make iSeeCars’ annual list of the vehicles that are most likely to make it to 250k miles, it actually came out on top, finishing in first place with a 49.1 percent chance of hitting this particular milestone. That’s 4.2 times better than the average vehicle, which only has an 11.8 percent chance of making it to the quarter-million mile mark. And, of the top 23 vehicles that made the cut, nearly half – 10 – are pickup trucks.

“It’s not surprising to see so many trucks, including heavy duty trucks, on this list,” said Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “Trucks like the Ford F-Series Super Duty are work vehicles, often purchased by businesses to serve as a key resource driving a company’s success.”

To come up with this list, iSeeCars analyzed over 260 million vehicles sold between 2012 and 2022 to determine which are most likely to survive to the quarter-million mile point. The average odometer reading for each vehicle was calculated at each yearly age, and a proprietary model based on these average mileages was developed to estimate the probability that each vehicle would survive to various thresholds. Ultimately, this latest study found that the average lifespan of vehicles in general is getting longer as time goes by.

“Vehicle lifespans continue to grow, with more than 20 cars now having a 20 percent or better chance of lasting at least a quarter million miles,” Brauer said. “For most of the automobile’s history, 100,000 miles was considered the maximum usable lifespan. Over the past 30 years we’ve watched an increasing number of cars reach 200,000-plus miles, and for our tenth Longest-Lasting Cars Study we’ve expanded our analysis to predict which vehicles have the greatest likelihood of reaching 250,000 miles or more.”

We’ll have more on the Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford Super Duty news, and non-stop 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. Dr. Westside

    For the price of these trucks it should last a lot longer than 250k . I’ve racked up over 400,000 miles on my last truck .

  2. cwj

    Glad Ford went back to simplier engines….pushrod…with the new 7.3 gas engine…also this engine doest have direct injection..or cylinder deaviation..i read….wish the rest of there lineup would offer at least one non turbo engine….in the lineup…and

  3. Thomas

    I have a 92 F-250 with the 7.3 IDI. Reliable engine. Starts instantly, especially cold that JOLTS me how quick it starts. I did have to fix the fuel problem first, though. But now it’s OK.
    Apparently, you have to change starters, and the entire fuel filter assembly. Not expensive or hard to do.
    I can’t find the duel fuel switch on the frame as the part is no longer made and the Chinese version is too unreliable so I modified the original part to just start from the first tank but that cuts the amount of fuel in half.
    I have 125,000 miles and it is true what they say. Diesels break in at 60,000 and 120,000 because at both times I notice a surge in engine power.


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