Heavy-Duty Pickups Top List of Most-Driven Vehicles in U.S.


Ever wonder which vehicles are driven the most and the least? Not surprisingly, the versatile pickup truck dominates the latest list of the most-driven vehicles. In fact — again, not surprisingly — heavy-duty pickups rack up the most miles driven of any pickups (although the data does not distinguish between single rear-wheel or dual rear-wheel models).

According to a new report from used-car website, of the top 15 vehicles that log the most driven miles each year, heavy-duty pickup trucks fill out eight of the top spots. Full-size SUVs claim five of the top spots, while the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the fleet-popular Chevrolet Impala sedan round out the list.

The survey is based on data for model-year 2015 vehicles gathered from more than 1,600,000 sales transactions from Jan. 1 to May 23, 2018, in which a "sold" vehicle is defined as a single vehicle identification number that is no longer listed for sale at a dealer. Make and model classifications were limited to those models with more than 1,000 recorded sales in the previous five months. The analysis also focused on model-year 2015 vehicles to remove rental-fleet and leased vehicles from the results.

What were the least-driven vehicles? As you might expect, sports cars, specialty mini-class options and European models fell into that category.

Below are the top 15 most-driven model-year 2015 vehicles with their average annual mileage.

  1. Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab: 18,400

  2. Ram 3500 Crew Cab: 18,400

  3. Ford Super Duty F-350 Crew Cab: 18,300

  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500: 18,100

  5. Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab: 18,000

  6. GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab: 17,800

  7. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab: 17,700

  8. GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab: 17,300

  9. Dodge Grand Caravan: 16,900

  10. GMC Yukon XL: 16,800

  11. Chevrolet Tahoe: 16,600

  12. Ford Expedition EL: 16,200

  13. Ram 2500 Crew Cab: 15,900

  14. Chevrolet Impala Limited: 15,700

  15. GMC Yukon: 15,300 photo by Evan Sears




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