"Nationwide study reveals Merc drivers in Gloucestershire to be the top regional high miler in the UK SUVs in rural locations consistently cover long distances Drivers in Scotland and the South West work their cars the hardest Annual London mileage figures a quarter below average Subaru Legacy is the overall high mileage champion Mercedes owners based in Gloucestershire rack up almost 50% as many miles more than the average motorist, according to a study by Warranty Direct. Cars wearing the three pointed star in the South West area are estimated to cover an average of 14,684 miles each year, 46% more than the national average of 10,076 miles and some 18% more than the average figure for Gloucestershire itself. Elsewhere in the UK, Land Rovers prove their ‘go further’ mantra as they are the hardest-working vehicles in Hampshire, West Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Berkshire – more regions than any other car – with each registering an average mileage of over 13,000. Overall, Subaru’s cars have the most annual mileage put on them, with an average of 13,740; the Japanese brand’s Legacy is also the highest-miling individual model. Swedish manufacturers Volvo and Saab both were both revealed as popular choices for high milers, appearing in third and sixth place respectively, while vehicles from top-selling marques Ford and BMW clearly appeal to those who cover long distances as the brands registered 9th and 10th overall. Cars in Scotland or the South West do the most miles in the UK, with Stirlingshire, Perthshire Gloucestershire, and Somerset all featuring in the top 10 locations for high-mileage cars. Away from rolling hills and countryside, cars registered in London are far more likely to spend more time sat in traffic than negotiating winding roads - Londoners clocked up characteristically low mileage figure of 7,990, or 26% below average. David Gerrans, managing director at Warranty Direct commented: “The mileage you do will dictate how quickly certain components on your car could deteriorate, as well as how long you have between service intervals. “Naturally, some people work their cars harder than others and that means they need to be mindful of the potential for servicing and maintenance costs to rise.” The highest mileage vehicles according to Warranty Direct data Highest mileage by region/brand Average annual mileage Gloucestershire – Mercedes Benz 14,684 Hampshire – Land Rover 14,076 West Yorkshire – Land Rover 13,953 Kent - Volvo 13,714 Essex - Citroen 13,667 Leicestershire – Land Rover 13,615 Merseyside - Audi 13,578 Hampshire - Volvo 13,432 Somerset - BMW 13,396 Berkshire – Land Rover 13,277 Highest mileage by region Average annual mileage Stirlingshire 12,984 Perthshire 12,536 County Down 12,454 Gloucestershire 11,900 East Lothian 11,710 Somerset 11,707 Northumberland 11,537 Oxfordshire 11,470 Wiltshire 11,320 County Durham 11,219 Highest mileage by brand Average annual mileage Subaru 13,740 Ssangyong 12,136 Volvo 11,663 Nissan 11,090 Volkswagen 10,899 Saab 10,884 Audi 10,873 Land Rover 10,766 Ford 10,215 BMW 10,180 Highest mileage by model Average annual mileage Subaru Legacy 15,976 Nissan Navara 15,376 Volvo V50 13,578 Audi A8 13,546 Volvo XC60 13,250 Volvo V70 13,226 Audi A5 12,830 Volvo XC70 12,695 Volkswagen Tiguan 12,402 Audi Q7 12,321"