Since the inception of the company back at the turn of the century, Ford vehicles have been built to last. A recent report from automotive research website iSeeCars has found Ford trucks are some of the vehicles most likely to make it past 200,000 miles — a milestone that lends a certain credence to the “Built Ford Tough” mantra.
From West Valley City, Utah to the rocky shores of the Atlantic, Ford vehicles are lauded for their reliability and durability. While the Ford F150 is well-known for being hardy, the Ford F250 Super Duty is king when it comes to longest-lasting vehicles.
According to the iSeeCars report, six percent of Ford F250 Super Duty trucks in the United States have more than 200,000 miles on them. iSeeCars analyzed a representative sample of the 12 million cars on the road, for every American model produced between 1981 and 2015. The results? Across the board, big industrial trucks lead the industry in reliability and long-lasting performance.
It may come as no surprise that Ford trucks are some of the most resilient vehicles in the U.S.; after all, the F150 hasn’t remained at the top of the sales bracket in Utah and throughout the nation for no reason. However, the breakdown of Ford rankings may surprise you.
Behind the F250 Super Duty, the Ford Expedition came in fourth place, with four percent of cars over 200k miles. The Ford Explorer came in at number 17 with 1.4 percent of vehicles over 200k miles, and America’s best-selling truck, the Ford F150 series, followed right behind at number 18 — also with 1.4 percent of vehicles still going strong after 200k miles.
The trend is clear: big ol’ heavy-duty trucks can really take a beating — and they simply last longer than your average small car or sedan. From the Midwest to Utah, for a vehicle that’ll last as long as your average marriage, go with a truck. Now that’s a commitment we can all get behind.