Table 1-25: Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the United States
|Year||Automobiles||Light trucksa||All trucksb|
Mean age of household vehicles for several yearsc
|Automobile||Van||Sport utility||Pickup||Other truck||RV/motor home|
KEY: N = data do not exist.
a Gross vehicle weight 1-3.
b Gross vehicle weight 1-8.
c The 1969, 1977, 1983, and 1990 surveys do not include a separate category for sports utility vehicles (SUV), while the 1995 and 2001 surveys do. In the 1990, most SUVs were classified as automobiles.
Data for median age of automobiles are as of July 1 of each year.
Median age of automobiles:The R.L. Polk Co., R. L. Polk & Co. Reports Vehicle Age In U.S. On The Rise, available at http://usa.polk.com/News/LatestNews/ as of August 2008.Mean age of household vehicles:U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey: Summary of Travel Trends (Washington, DC: 1999); U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data, available at http://nhts.ornl.gov/2001/index.shtml as of Aug. 21, 2003.