Toyota Pickups Rank Among Longest-Kept Vehicles


Ever wonder which vehicles are being kept the longest? Not surprisingly, several pickup trucks are among the top 15 vehicles that owners keep the longest.

According to a recent study of long-lasting vehicles conducted by, the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma make the list along with the Nissan Frontier.

How did they rank? The Frontier took 14th place, with 11 percent of its owners keeping the mid-size pickup 15 years or more. The Tacoma took eighth place, with 12.4 percent of its owners keeping it at least 15 years. And the Tundra ranked the highest among pickups in third place, with 15.7 percent of owners keeping the full-size pickup at least 15 years.

The automotive research firm looked at more than 650,000 vehicles from model-years 1981 to 2002 sold in 2017. Of the top 15 vehicles, nine were Toyotas, which also took the top five spots and eight of the top 10. The survey also calculated that the Tundra is more than twice as likely to be kept longer than the average vehicle, while the Tacoma is 1.8 times more likely.

Other pickups that owners keep for at least 15 years include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (8.4 percent), GMC Sierra 1500 (7.4 percent), Ram 1500 (6.3 percent) and Ford F-150 (6.3 percent).

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