The 11 pickup trucks people keep the longest in the US

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2001 Nissan Frontier.JPG
2001 Nissan Frontier.JPG

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Automotive research firm iSeeCars.com has compiled a list of trucks that US owners keep for at least 15 years and found that the list is topped by a Japanese pickup truck, the Toyota Tacoma.

The Toyota Tacoma is kept at least 15 years by 14.5% of its original owners. To compare, 7.6% of average pickup truck owners keep their vehicles for the same duration.

Three of the cars on the list — the Ram 1500, Ford Ranger, and Ford F-150 — fall under 7.6%, but have been included because of the percent of owners that still retain the trucks for at least 15 years.

"Because pickup trucks are often used as work vehicles, their owners are more likely to keep up with the necessary preventative maintenance to keep these vehicles on the road for longer," iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly said in a statement.

Of the top five pickup trucks on the list, four are Japanese — from Toyota and Nissan — and one is an American: Chevrolet. Ly claims this is because Japanese trucks are known for durability, while American trucks have a higher towing capacity and therefore could be used more heavily.

The firm analyzed over 350,000 used cars — including SUVs, luxury cars, sports cars, and compact cars — made during the 1981 to 2004 model years that were sold by its original owners in 2019 to determine which cars were kept the longest for the study.

Keep scrolling to see the other pickup trucks included on the list.

11. Ford F-150 — keep for 15 years or longer by 5.9% of owners

2004 Ford F 150.
2004 Ford F 150.

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"F-150 owners likely replace their trucks before the 15-year mark because they want a newer model," Ly said.

10. Ford Ranger — keep for 15 years or longer by 6.4% of owners

Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger

Ford9. Ram 1500 — keep for 15 years or longer by 6.5% of owners

1994 Ram 1500
1994 Ram 1500

FCA

"The Ram 1500 has a more premium interior, which may attract buyers who may opt to turn the vehicle in when it becomes dated," Ly said.

8. GMC Sierra 1500 — keep for 15 years or longer by 7.9% of owners

2019 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — keep for 15 years or longer by 7.9% of owners

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet6. GMC Canyon — keep for 15 years or longer by 8.9% of owners

2020 GMC Canyon
2020 GMC Canyon

GMC5. Nissan Frontier — keep for 15 years or longer by 9.3% of owners

2001 Nissan Frontier.JPG
2001 Nissan Frontier.JPG

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Rebecca Cook/Reuters4. Nissan Titan — keep for 15 years or longer by 9.5% of owners

2004 Nissan Titan
2004 Nissan Titan

Richard Drew/AP Photo3. Chevrolet Colorado — keep for 15 years or longer by 10.3% of owners

2003 Chevrolet Colorado
2003 Chevrolet Colorado

Carlos Osorio/AP Photo2. Toyota Tundra — keep for 15 years or longer by 14.2% of owners

2003 2004 Toyota Tundra
2003 2004 Toyota Tundra

Toyota1. Toyota Tacoma — keep for 15 years or longer by 14.5% of owners

2000  Toyota Tacoma.JPG
2000 Toyota Tacoma.JPG

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