When shopping for a car, most of us are in the market for a safe, dependable vehicle that will last for ages. It’s the best way to get the most out of our automobile investment, and it’s more likely to keep us out of some Redondo Beach personal injury lawyer’s office because we got into a dangerous accident.
All you need to do is narrow down your options to the most dependable vehicle brands that are out there. This list will give you a run-down of which automobiles are the most reliable, and have the longest lifespans on average.
Breaking Down The Longest Lasting Cars
Data for this topic comes by way of iSeeCars. The automotive research firm took a close look at nearly 16 million cars that were sold in 2019, then analyzed their finding to determine which brands and models had reached 200,000 miles. Far and away, full-size SUVs were the most likely to reach that metric, followed by hybrid SUVs and midsize SUVs:
- Full Size SUVs — 15.7% over 200,000 miles
- Hybrid SUVs — 4.2% over 200,000 miles
- Midsize SUVs — 3.9% over 200,000 miles
The brand that dominates those top categories is one that has staked a reputation on reliability — Toyota. The Land Cruiser holds the spot for top full-size SUV (and most long lasting vehicle of all), while the Toyota Highlander claimed the hybrid SUV category and the Toyota 4Runner occupies the slot for top midsize SUV.
The Toyota representation doesn’t just end there either. Among the 15 top longest lasting cars, Toyota has seven of their vehicles on the list:
- Toyota Land Cruiser — 15.7% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota Sequoia — 9.2% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid — 4.2% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota 4Runner — 3.9% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota Tundra — 2.9% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota Avalon — 2.6% over 200,000 miles
- Toyota Tacoma — 2.5% over 200,000 miles
Without a doubt, you’re most likely to get your money’s worth out of a Toyota brand automobile. There are a few other choices, however, if you feel comfortable driving one of the runners-up.
The Ford Expedition, for instance, made the list with 5.2% of the model coming in over 200,000 miles. Similarly, the Chevrolet Suburban,Tahoe, and GMC Yukon also had a significant percentage of vehicles that went the proverbial distance. You can learn more by reading the full report, but the key takeaway should be that larger SUVs will, generally speaking, last you the longest.