When looking at stucco and vinyl siding, one of your primary concerns should be the longevity of your choice. Between these two options, vinyl siding will last longer. Both of these options are fairly durable, but vinyl will generally last longer. Vinyl is also less susceptible to damage. With vinyl, you have the same color all the way through. This means that if something scratches it or dents it, you will most likely not even notice, because it is the same color underneath. It also holds up to the weather very well and will not break down.