A truck is worthless if it`s not dependable. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the jobsite, on the highway or pulling the boat on the way to the lake.
That’s especially true today, when cars are spending more time on the road than ever.
The average age of cars and trucks in use today is now 11.4 years, higher than at any point in history. In fact, 21.1% of cars and trucks on the road are 16 years or older, according to IHS Automotive. Experts point to the down economy as a primary reason why drivers are squeezing every possible mile out of their cars and trucks.
Times are tight, and we need trucks that won’t quit.
So I was a little curious. Which truck will give you the longest lifespan of any truck out there?
has the longstanding claim of being the longest-lasting, most dependable truck on the road. And it is, based on full-sized vehicle registrations from 1981 to 2011. There are more Silverados on the road than any other truck.
But which model of Silverado is best?
The used car aggregator iSeeCars.com recently combed through its inventory of 4 million cars and ranked cars sold with more than 200,000 miles on them.
Trucks and SUVs clearly stood out as the longest-lasting cars in their inventory, with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD leading the pack.
The Silverado 2500HD
clocked in with 3.6% of available inventory above 200,000 miles. It seems like a lot, but ask any Silverado owner, and with good maintenance, you can expect to more than double that mileage in its lifespan.
Here are the specs:
- 13,000 pounds standard towing capacity
- 3,760 pounds max playload
- 765 foot-pounds of torque
If that’s not enough, the transmissions in the 2500HDs were designed by Allison, makers of the transmissions used in American military tanks.
Not surprised to see the Sliverado at the top of the list. Just curious and I`d like to hear - what`s your top truck?