Here in Iowa and in the United States, we love our pickup trucks.

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Kelly Blue Book came out with its list of the best-selling cars in 2022, the top three vehicles were trucks. The Ford F Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and the Ram Pickup trifecta dominated vehicle sales this year.

Photo by Caleb White on Unsplash
Photo by Caleb White on Unsplash

In Iowa, the Chevrolet Silverado dominated car sales as being the most registered new vehicle in the state in 2022. This makes sense for a state that is known for its agriculture and hard work.

Pickups often see the harshest use from their owners. Between driving rough roads, carrying loads, and even hauling trailers, it’s important to keep up with maintenance to extend their lifetime.

A report recently came out ranked the longevity of different cars and pickups. However, the top trucks on the list aren’t even on Kelly Blue Book’s 25 best-selling vehicles list.

The top three trucks with the greatest potential lifespan are;

  1. Toyota Tundra- 256,022 miles
  2. Honda Ridgeline- 248,669 miles
  3. Toyota Tacoma- 235,070 miles
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So, not the most popular trucks that we see here in Iowa. We don’t start seeing the more popular trucks until halfway down the list.

  1. Nisan Titan- 233,295 miles
  2. Ford F-150-232,650 miles
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500- 230,515 miles
  4. GMC Sierra 1500- 222,691 miles
  5. Ford Ranger- 220,980 miles
  6. Nissan Frontier- 215,775 miles
  7. Ram 1500- 215,521 miles

To get mileage as indicated on the list, drivers need to be dedicated to routine maintenance. This includes regular oil changes, injector service, coolant flushes, and brake pad inspections.

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