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How Many Miles Can A Chrysler Last? (8 Popular Models)

How many miles can a certain model of Chrysler last? When you’re in the market for a new or second-hand Chrysler, that’s, of course, a very reasonable question to ask. After all, you’re probably looking to get the most bang for your buck. In this blog, we’ll look at the most popular models but first, let’s start with a quick answer:

On average, a Chrysler lasts between 210,000 – 240,000 miles. The Chrysler 200 is the most reliable Chrysler and can reach a maximum of 260,000 miles. The Chrysler Crossfire is the least reliable Chrysler with a maximum of 160,000 miles.

Having said that, we’re certainly not done. Below you’ll find an overview of the most popular Chrysler models. We’ve done an extensive research to determine the average and the maximum number of miles the car will go for each model. Furthermore, you’ll find the average life expectancy of the car, the average reliability rating, and how much money you will have to spend annually on maintenance. Read on!

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How Many Miles Can A Chrysler Last?

To answer how many miles a Chrysler can last, we needed to do some research. For this, we’ve used the database of Autotrader.com. For each model of car that we’ve researched, we looked at several factors such as:

  • Number of cars that the sample size consists of
  • What the highest mileage was for that model of car
  • How many of these cars had a mileage of more than 150,000 miles
  • What the reliability rating for the car is
  • Average annual spending for maintenance
  • Average number of unexpected visits to a garage
  • Probability of an unexpected issue being severe

Chrysler 300

Sample size: 3,360

A Chrysler 300 can last a maximum of 240,000 miles. Chrysler 300’s are reliable cars with a total of 4.58%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler 300 will last around 200,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 13 years and 4 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that Chrysler 300’s are indeed very reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 3.5/5 stars. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are average for a car of this size, with average annual spending of $631. The car is brought to a mechanic for unexpected maintenance around 0.3 times per year, with a 13% probability of severe issues.

Common Recalls

  • Failing alternator in 2011 – 2014 models
  • Risk of automatic transmission components fracturing.
  • 2011 – 2012 models may have airbags that malfunction
  • Fear of remote hacking in 2015 200’s

Chrysler 200

Sample size: 3,840

A Chrysler 200 can last a maximum of 260,000 miles. Chrysler 200’s are reliable cars with a total of 5.49%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler 200 will last around 220,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 14 years and 8 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that Chrysler 200’s are very reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 4.0/5 stars. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are below average for a car of this size, with average annual spending of $549. The car is brought to a mechanic for unexpected maintenance around 0.3 times per year, with a 12% probability of severe issues.

Common Recalls

  • V6 engines had a rollaway risk
  • Replace shocks and struts in 2015 200’s
  • 2.4L engine loss of oil pressure with risk of stalling the engine
  • Active head restraints may not function properly in 2011 – 2013 200’s
  • Broken fuel valve in the engine assembly may cause leaking in 2013 model
  • Fear of remote hacking in 2015 200’s

Chrysler Town & Country

Sample size: 2,971

A Chrysler Town & Country can last a maximum of 320,000 miles. Chrysler Town & Country’s are very reliable cars with a total of 19.22%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler Town & Country will last around 260,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 17 years and 4 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that Chrysler Town & Country’s are indeed reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 3.5/5 stars. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are average for a minivan, with average annual spending of $636. The car is brought to a mechanic for unexpected maintenance around 0.3 times per year, with a 12% probability of severe issues.

Common Recalls

  • 2016 model hood may open unexpectedly
  • Replacement of ignition switch in 2008 – 2010 models
  • Problem with tire pressure monitor system in 2014 models
  • Overheated switch may cause fire in 2010 – 2014 models
  • 2013 model airbags may deploy on wrong side

Chrysler Pacifica

Sample size: 4,411

A Chrysler Pacifica can last a maximum of 220,000 miles.  Chrysler Pacifica’s aren’t very reliable, with a total of 1.77% reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler Pacifica will last around 180,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 12 years with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com and USnews.com, we can see that Chrysler Pacifica’s are indeed reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 76/100, which is considered to be average. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are below average for a car this size, with average annual spending of $481.

Chrysler Sebring

Sample size: 376

A Chrysler Sebring can last a maximum of 210,000 miles. Chrysler Sebring’s are very reliable cars with a total of 16.49%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler Sebring will last around 170,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 11 years and 4 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com and Consumeraffairs.com, we can see that Chrysler Sebrings are reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 3.5/5, which is considered to be average. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are below average for a car this size, with average annual spending of $428.

Common Recalls

  • 2011 – 2013 recall for active head restraints that may not function properly

Chrysler Aspen

Sample size: 58

A Chrysler Aspen can last a maximum of 210,000 miles. Chrysler Aspen’s are very reliable cars with a total of 55.17%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler Aspen will last around 170,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 11 years and 4 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that Chrysler Aspens are reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 3.7/5, which is considered to be average. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are below average for a car this size, with average annual spending of $543.

Common Recalls

  • Rear axle pinion nut may loosen at rear differential
  • Defective suspension

Chrysler Crossfire

Sample size: 158

A Chrysler Crossfire can last a maximum of 160,000 miles. Chrysler Crossfire’s aren’t very reliable, with a total of 1.77% reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler Crossfire will last around 130,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 8 years and 8 months with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that Chrysler Crossfires are reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 4.2/5, which is considered to be average. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are below average for a car this size, with average annual spending of $422.

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Sample size: 451

A Chrysler PT Cruiser can last a maximum of 250,000 miles. Chrysler PT Cruisers are very reliable cars with a total of 19.96%, reaching a mileage of more than 150,000 miles. On average, a Chrysler PT Cruiser will last around 210,000 miles, giving it a life expectancy of 14 years with an average mileage of 13,500 miles per year.

Looking at data from Repairpal.com, we can see that PT Cruisers are indeed reliable cars to own. The car gets a reliability rating of 3.5/5 stars. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are above average, with average annual spending of $641. The car is brought to a mechanic for unexpected maintenance around 0.24 times per year, with a 14% probability of severe issues.

Common Recalls

  • Power steering pressure hose may get damaged because it makes contact with the automatic transaxle differential cover

Should You Buy A Chrysler With A Higher Mileage?

Another important question to ask yourself when you’re in the market for a used Chrysler is whether or not it’s smart to buy a high mileage one when the focus is the price-quality that you’ll get.

Using data from Caredge.com, we can see that buying a used Chrysler can indeed be a good financial decision, given that most of them don’t seem to hold their value very well. On average, a Chrysler that’s 3 years old has depreciated 34.15%. Furthermore, a Chrysler that is 5 years old has a depreciation of 52.32% (1).

Given that a Chrysler normally lasts anywhere between 10 – 14 years, a car that is 5 years old and has depreciated 52.32% will normally still last you anywhere between 5 – 9 years, making it a fairly good deal if you intend on driving it for the remainder of its life expectancy.

Also read: The Complete Cost Of Maintaining A Chrysler

How To Maintain A Chrysler So That It Will Reach High Mileages?

For a Chrysler to reach high mileage, regular maintenance must be carried out according to the maintenance schedule of Chrysler. Also, this maintenance schedule gives you a clear overview of what you can expect for maintenance when you’re buying a used Chrysler. Below you’ll find the list of the 11 maintenance points that need to be carried out and when this should happen exactly.

  • Oil Change And Filter: Every 8,000 miles or 6 months
  • Rotate The Tires: Every 8,000 miles or 6 months
  • Inspect And Change Air Filter: After every 16,000 miles the air filter should be inspected and should be changed if necessary. If the air filter is still in good condition it should be changed every 32,000 miles.
  • Inspect And Change The Brake Linings: After every 16,000 miles the brake linings should be inspected and changed if necessary. If the brake linings are still in good condition it should be changed every 32,000 miles.
  • Change The Air Conditioning Filter: Every 16,000 miles
  • Inspect Front Suspension: Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play and replace if necessary, every 16,000 miles
  • Inspect The Exhaust System: Every 24,000 miles
  • Inspect The CV Joint: Every 24,000 miles
  • Change The Spark Plugs On 2.4L Engines: Once after 32,000 miles
  • Replace Engine Coolant: Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months, if not done at 104,000 miles (169,000 km).