Vehicles that are driven the most
Americans love to drive. In fact, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles each and every year, and the average 10-year-old car adds 11,987 miles to its odometer per year, according to iSeeCars.com. Some drivers, though, put a whole heck of a lot more miles on their vehicles than that.
The team from iSeeCars examined data from over 2.3 million used 10-year-old cars sold from 2015 to 2018. Heavy-duty pickup trucks, which also tend to rack up lots of miles since they are used for work and for towing, weren't included in this particular data set.
Without further ado, click on the image above to find out which vehicles tend to rack up the most miles.
Chevrolet Suburban: 14,862 miles per year
The Chevy Suburban is the quintessential family SUV, with tons of space for people, packages, or anything else you can cram into its cavernous cargo hold.
“The Suburban is known for its expansive cargo room while comfortably seating up to nine passengers, which makes it popular for large families as well as for fleet and livery use,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly. No wonder it racks up so many miles.
Chevrolet Suburban Information
GMC Yukon XL: 14,708 miles per year
It makes sense that the GMC Yukon XL would show up right after the Chevy Suburban on this list. They are basically the same vehicle wearing different badges, and they both offer tons of storage for big families that like to travel.
GMC Yukon XL Information
Toyota Sequoia: 14,193 miles driven
Another big SUV. The Sequoia is the first Toyota you see on this list, but it won't be the last. As the Japanese automaker's largest SUV, we're not surprised that it racks up lots of miles.
Toyota Sequioa Information
Honda Odyssey: 14,120 miles per year
The Honda Odyssey is the first of two minivans on the list, averaging more than 14,000 miles per year.
“Minivans offer more cargo space and better fuel efficiency than full-size SUVs, but lack towing capacity and all-weather performance,” said Ly. “Minivans are ideal for people who want extra cargo room and seating capacity, but don’t require a vehicle that performs like a truck.”
Honda Odyssey Information
Chevrolet Tahoe: 14,040 miles per year
Fullsize SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe, though one size class down from the Suburban, are often favored by families who like to hit the road for vacation, and that means they are often sold on the used market with higher-than-average mileage.
Vehicles like the Tahoe are also often used by livery corporations for transporting people to and from airports and the like, and those vehicles are sure to rack up the miles.
Chevrolet Tahoe Information
Honda Pilot: 13,920 miles driven
The Honda Pilot is a bit of an outlier on this list. Whereas most of the SUVs that rack up big mileage are traditional body-on-frame 'utes with burly V8 engines, the Pilot is a unibody crossover with a more efficient V6. That reduced fuel bill equals meaningful savings for families who take extended road trips.
Honda Pilot Information
GMC Yukon: 13,755 miles per year
As we've seen already, big American vehicles tend to rack up lots and lots of miles. The GMC Yukon, shown here in Denali guise, is no exception.
GMC Yukon Information
Nissan Armada: 13,753 miles driven
The Armada is the only Nissan to make the most-driven list. The Armada used to be based on Nissan's Titan pickup truck chassis but more recently switched to the version you see above, which shares its chassis with the overseas Patrol SUV. It will be interesting to see if it retains its high-mileage status as the years go by even with the change.
Nissan Armada Information
Ford Expedition: 13,704 miles per year
No surprise here. The largest passenger SUV that Ford builds is the only Blue Oval-badged vehicle on the high-mileage list.
One interesting side note: Ford no longer equips the Expedition with a V8 engine, instead opting for a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine.
Ford Expedition Information
Cadillac Escalade: 13,615 miles driven
The most luxurious of GM's big body-on-frame sport utility vehicles, the Cadillac Escalade, may get driven a tad less on average than its siblings from Chevrolet and GMC, but it's still in the top 10.
Cadillac Escalade Information
Toyota Prius: 13,534 miles driven
One of these things is not like the others. The Toyota Prius is the only vehicle on the high-mileage list that isn't either an SUV or minivan, and it's the only one that's sold primarily on its fuel-saving merits. We'd wager that a lot of high-mileage Prius hybrids are owned by ridesharing and taxi drivers.
“The Toyota Prius’ appearance on the list is not surprising given that hybrid vehicles are a popular and practical choice for high mileage drivers who want to save on fuel costs,” said Ly. “Despite initial longevity concerns, the Prius’ battery has been proven to last 12 to 15 years on average, which shows that it’s long-lasting to further add to its practicality.”
Toyota Prius Information
Toyota Sienna: 13,442 miles driven
The second and final minivan on the high-mileage list is the Toyota Sienna. That's the fourth Toyota on the list, and there's one more slot remaining.
Toyota Sienna Information
Toyota Land Cruiser: 13,434 miles driven
Rounding out our list of vehicles most likely to rack up high miles is the Toyota Land Cruiser, and we're not terribly surprised. Though it's pricey, Toyota's rugged SUV is known as one of the most longest-lasting and most durable vehicles all around the world.