Table 1-25: Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the United States

Table 1-25: Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the United States

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Year Automobiles Trucks
1970 4.9 5.9
1975 5.4 5.8
1980 6.0 6.3
1985 6.9 7.6
1990 6.5 6.5
1991 6.7 6.8
1992 7.0 7.2
1993 7.3 7.5
1994 7.5 7.5
1995 7.7 7.6
1996 7.9 7.7
1997 8.1 7.8
1998 8.3 7.6
1999 8.3 7.2
2000 8.3 6.9

NOTE

The National Personal Transportation Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, estimates the mean age of automobiles, trucks, and vans for several years:

  1969 1977 1983 1990 1995
Automobiles 5.1 5.5 6.7 7.6 8.2
Trucks N 6.4 7.9 9.0 a8.3

a Includes vans.

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE

The R.L. Polk Co., personal communication, Aug. 9, 2001.