Stats of our lives
On America's roads, the typical car is more than a decade old — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
Cars and trucks registered in the U.S. in 2011
Average age, in years, of those cars
Average age, in years, of a car in 1995. These days, the recession has played a "huge role" in deterring Americans from buying new cars, while "improved technology" has also made cars more durable.