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: U = data are unavailable.
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 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., News, Latest News, U.S. Vehicle Median Age Increased in 2008, According To Polk, available at http://usa.polk.com/News/LatestNews/ as of July 29, 2009.
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 as of September, 2009.