(iSeeCars) – The most reliable and durable cars are a mix of vehicle types led by full-size SUVs.
- Truck-based SUVs make up the majority of the list
- Toyotas represent 6 of the top 10 vehicles with Land Cruiser and Sequoia dominating the competition
- Avalon and Prius are the only passenger cars to make the list
- Nine SUVs make up the Top 15 list which also includes three pickup trucks, two minivans, a sedan and a hybrid sedan.
Toyotas and full-size SUVs are the longest-lasting vehicles that are most likely to reach 200,000 miles or more, according to a new study by an automotive research firm and a car search engine iSeeCars.com.
iSeeCars analyzed over 14.9 million cars sold in 2021 to determine the most reliable models based on their long-term reliability with the highest percentage of cars reaching 200,000 miles.
“With new and used car prices at record highs, many consumers are likely to keep their vehicles on the road for an extended period of time or are looking to purchase a reliable vehicle to get the best return on investment,” Karl said. executive analyst at iSeeCars. Brauer. “Toyotas represent the majority of the ten most durable vehicles, confirming the brand’s reputation for building durable and reliable vehicles.”
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The top 15 durable models identified each have more than 3.0% of their vehicles (more than two and a half times the global average) reach 200,000 miles and include a mix of vehicle types with 9 SUVs (including one hybrid), three pickup trucks, a sedan, two minivans and a hybrid sedan.
|The Longest Lasting Cars, SUVs and Trucks to Reach 200,000 Miles – iSeeCars Study|
|Rank||Vehicle||% of cars over 200,000 miles|
|1||Toyota Land Cruiser||18.2%|
|4||GMC Yukon XL||5.2%|
|11||Toyota Highlander Hybrid||3.8%|
|Average for all vehicles||1.2%|
Two Toyota full-size SUVs occupy the top spots, including the first Toyota Land Cruiser and the second Toyota Sequoia. These truck-based body-on-frame SUVs comfortably take the top spots, with the Sequoia twice as likely to hit 200,000 miles as the next ranked car on the list. “The iconic and indestructible Toyota Land Cruiser is designed to last at least 25 years, even in the toughest driving conditions, as it is used in many developing countries where off-road driving is the norm,” said Brauer. “And like the Land Cruiser, the truck-based Toyota Sequoia has the durability of a pickup truck chassis with three full rows of seating for up to eight passengers, making it a capable family hauler that stands up to heavy use. demanding while towing heavy loads.”
Five American full-size SUVs make the list, including the third-placed Chevrolet Suburban, fourth-placed GMC Yukon XL, sixth-placed Ford Expedition, seventh-placed Chevrolet Tahoe, and twelfth-placed GMC Yukon. “All made by General Motors, the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet Tahoe share a common platform and many common parts, confirming why these popular family vehicles are all likely to last 200,000 miles. “Brauer said.
Toyota has two midsize SUVs that make the list of most durable vehicles, including the Toyota 4Runner at number five and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid at number eleven. “The truck-based, off-road capable Toyota 4Runner offers ample cargo space and has an optional third row for those looking for a rugged family hauler,” Brauer said. “The Toyota Highlander Hybrid crossover offers three rows of seating to provide a more fuel-efficient alternative to traditional gas-guzzling family vehicles, and owners have an added incentive to drive the car further to take full advantage of its fuel savings, offsetting thus the initial cost of hybrid technology.
A second hybrid, the Toyota Prius wins the tenth position. “The Prius appeals to practical buyers who keep their vehicle on the road as long as possible to take advantage of its low maintenance costs and high fuel efficiency,” Brauer said.
Ranked ninth is the Toyota Avalon, which represents the only sedan on the list. “The Toyota Avalon is consistently at the top of its class for vehicle quality and reliability, which is why people are keeping them longer than ever,” Brauer said. “The Avalon offers a spacious interior and is a capable, comfortable alternative for those looking for a reliable family hauler but who don’t need the vast cargo space of a large SUV or minivan.”
Two pickups make the list, including the Toyota Tundra at number eight and the Honda Ridgeline at number thirteen. “Known for being indestructible, the Toyota Tundra offers the quality and reliability of the Toyota brand,” said Brauer. “The Honda Ridgeline’s unique unibody design gives it the function of a pickup truck with the ride comfort and fuel efficiency of a crossover SUV, making it one of the most flexible multi-purpose vehicles you can buy. “
Two minivans make the list – the Honda Odyssey in fourteenth place and the Toyota Sienna in fifteenth place. “Minivans generally offer more cargo space, better gas mileage and additional convenience features compared to family SUVs, but most of them lack all-weather performance. exception of the Toyota Sienna with available all-wheel drive,” Brauer said. “The Honda Odyssey consistently earns the distinction of being at the top of its class due to its handling, excellent functionality and safety features, which help it rack up mileage as a trusted family hauler. “
iSeeCars.com analyzed over 14.9 million used cars sold in 2021. Models that were not in production as of model year 2021, heavy-duty vehicles, and low-volume models were excluded from further analysis. For each model, the percentage of the number of cars with at least 200,000 miles was modeled mathematically.
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