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.
Source: Ford Authority