10 Cars That Are The Most Likely To Last Over 200,000 Miles

New cars come with loads of technology that essentially makes them computers with four wheels. While that may not sound like the best thing when it comes to a reliability standpoint, a few automakers out there still make cars that are capable of traveling over 200,000 miles.

ISeeCars put out its list of top 10 cars that are capable of making it to that mark and Toyota, which should surprise no one, had the most cars on the list.

Before we get to the top 10 cars, here’s some information on how they gathered the data. The outlet analyzed data from roughly 13.5 million cars from 1981 to 2017, which is a different route than what Consumer Reports does to make its top 10 list, which is why there are some differences between the two.

Read: Consumer Report’s Top 10 Cars Proven To Reach 200,000 miles

If you’re looking for reliability, you’re best bet, according to the outlet, is to go with an SUV. More specifically, the Toyota Sequoia is the longest-lasting vehicle of the bunch. The outlet found that 6.6 percent of Sequoias have over 200,000 miles.

The Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban followed closely behind with the former having 5.4 percent of vehicles with over 200k miles, while 5.2 percent of Chevy’s offering has that many miles.

The Toyota 4Runner and GMC Yukon XL round out the top five. For the second Toyota on the list, the outlet found that 4.2 percent of SUVs on the road had more than 200,000 miles, while 3.9 percent of Yukon XLs had traveled that distance.

The rest of the list features a lot of same brands and includes the GMC Yukon, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Avalon, and Honda Odyssey in order from highest percent of vehicles over 200,000 miles to the lowest.

 

ISeeCars Longest Lasting Vehicles

If you’re not interested in a SUV or pickup truck, the outlet also put out a list of cars that can make it to the illustrious 200,000-mile mark. Those vehicles include:

 

  • Toyota Avalon
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Honda Accord
  • Ford Taurus
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Camry
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Toyota Prius
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Chrysler Pacifica

 

 

ISeeCars Top 10 Longest-Lasting Cars

Toyota’s vehicles have faired exceptionally well with previous findings from the outlet as the 4Runner and Tacoma were found to be some of the five lowest depreciating vehicles earlier this year, while Toyota also topped the list for making cars that U.S. owners kept for more than 15 years.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Almost 1/2 were Toyota’s? No surprise.

    • LeStori

      Life is too short to own a Toyota…
      I remember driving one of my fathers Toyotas. We were driving sedately down the road at 50 mph and a wheel dropped off the edge of the tarmac . “Instantaneously” the car threw itself across the road onto the oncoming traffic side with out any driver imput. I can now see why Toyota have the “Oh what a feeling, Toyota” as one of their messages.

      I then decided I would buy handing over “perceived longevity”.

      • Jason Hall

        There’s no such thing as “perceived longevity” – it’s just called “longevity”. Your citing Alfa Romeo as an exemplar of reliability speaks volumes….

      • danno

        Translation…
        You drove off the edge of the road, you panicked, you over corrected, you drove across the road into opposing traffic
        Don’t take us for fools

  • Karter Harmon-Wilkening

    How does a brand new model like the Chrysler Pacifica make this list?

    • eb110americana

      Rentals?

    • Nihar

      2004-2008 crossover, not the minivan.

    • Rocket

      Probably the first generation Pacifica crossover.

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      have u driven the pacifica.its an amazing van..buddy it kills the honda.

  • kachuks

    So basically family SUVs that rack up a lot of city mileage + plenty of road trips and vacations. Intermixed with some rental fleet sedans.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’m surprised the Nissan Maxima made it on this list. I thought the 2004+ or so Maximas weren’t as reliable.

  • jon4uu

    What’s really interesting about these lists is there is not a single german vehicle on any of them. So much for premium German engineering…

    • Christian Wimmer

      There are tons of German cars in my country with over 200,000 miles on them. Heck, I’m a member of an American W210 E-Class board where there are tons of guys with 200,000+ W210s and other Mercedes’.

      German cars most likely don’t make this list in the US because of a number of factors, the most common one probably being that buyers of these cars don’t drive them to 200,000 miles since they always want the newest product with the newest gizmos.

      Any modern car will easily last over 200,000 miles. But every car also needs maintenance and seeing how many of these luxury cars owners “maintain” their cars sends shivers down my spine.

      • LJ

        German cars are notoriously unreliable.

    • Andrew Riles

      If the same study was done in Europe, it would feature a different list of cars, and there’d be someone making the same comment as you about American cars not being on the list….

  • no25

    My mom’s 2004 Sequoia has 306k miles! No problems with her either 🙂

  • eb110americana

    I’m not sure poling the percentage to make it to 200,000 miles is a scientific way of assessing a car’s capability of doing so. For starters, most luxury cars won’t get driven as much, but just because they don’t, doesn’t mean they can’t. Secondly, this favors fleet vehicles and rentals, which tend to rack up more miles and are provided routine maintenance schedules–something that fits the bill for many of those on the list. Lastly, and this is kind of brain-warping, resale value actually affects the results. How could that be? If you have a car worth $500 after 15 years and it needs a $2000 transmission rebuild, you get rid of it or stop driving it. If that same vehicle is worth $7000, maybe you eat the $2000 and keep driving the thing for another 5 years. The same would be true in a minor fender-bender, only the insurance would be the one to total the car for you instead of repairing it.

    So what you need are expensive cars that hold their resale value well, are offered in rental fleets, but aren’t considered luxurious enough to avoid heavy use. That is pretty much exactly what the list consists of: large SUVs, minivans, and staple sedans from brands with ridiculous resale value.

    • Kash

      I think a lot of this also has to do with how long people keep these cars, and I’d say there’s a direct correlation between the 2 lists, and if you look at it the Sequoia, Sienna, Avalon, Camry, Accord, Tacoma, Odyssey, and Prius are on both lists.

      If someone keeps a car for 15 years they obvious maintain it quite well, and continue to keep the same maintenance schedules throughout. Different owners, different standards. Luxury cars tend to be traded in every 3-4 years, but the ones kept for long periods of time tend to be running great, because again, a single owner will maintain their standard of maintenance and upkeep because they plan on keeping the car for a long time. Or the cars typically come with service contracts so the owners will be less hesitant about taking it into the shop for a problem or for routine maintenance because they aren’t paying for it. When the cars get traded in, typically the next owner won’t be willing to pony up for a service contract, so they’ll be paying out of pocket, thus pushing the limits of things like tires, brakes, oil changes, fluid flushes, etc. and if the car is out of warranty when they buy it then what’s the point of following the maintenance schedules (most people don’t even know about them), or the 2nd/3rd/4th owner can’t afford to have things done, so those things really won’t get done by them, thus the car develops problems, breaks down, and eventually dies.

    • Bash

      Lexus ES jumps to mind, which didn’t even make it on any list!

      • TrevP

        Acura TL came to my mind, or an Infiniti of sorts, but I didn’t even see a single Nissan…which I thought was weird.

        • Bash

          Absolutely!

      • brn

        Because what the survey really means is different than the conclusion you’re expected to draw.

  • LeStori

    Looking at that list, the car might last 200,000 miles but will you.

  • Liam Paul

    please any car can make it past 200k miles today if people do basic stuff like oil changes etc. I had a 2007 Hyundai Sonata with 179k miles that I traded in for a truck, it was over 5 years old and still ran strong.. I just wanted a pickup…

    • dtd

      My 2004 Toyota Sienna is approaching 200K miles this month ( 400 miles to go) in exactly 15 years.

    • brn

      Exactly. If, with proper maintenance, your car can’t make 200K, you have a lemon.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Any modern car will easily last over 200,000 miles.

    My car, a 2007 BMW 118i, is not at 200,000 miles yet, but over 213,000 km now and it’s been driven HARD since day one. Speeding on the Autobahn at high RPM is FUN and I do it all the time. That little engine still works like a charm and shows no signs of falling apart, and neither does the car. 😉

    I will drive it until it falls apart because it’s got a naturally aspirated engine, handles well and because the interior ergonomics are top notch A+ perfect! Switching to another car would suck as I am not a fan of change.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b578855ad8bd5f7a5712879e8e8b4a20bcc77f9a097f239427b5a1f6ce3bf03c.jpg

  • benT

    ALL of those cars would be wheezing and coughing getting to 200,000 miles (360,000 klms).

    YET NOT 1 VOLVO. !!!!!

    Volvo average life is over 35 years.

    @ 20,000 klms av. per year that is about 700,000 kilometers —- AVERAGE !

    biased reportage, or, as your POTUS says, – FAKE NEWS !!!!!

  • Mr.M

    I’m just surprised the tundra is not in the list, not because it’s a Toyota just because it’s mechanical identical to the Sequoia same thing to the Ford and Chevrolet’s counter parts

    • brn

      The list is more about relative sales. If sales were strong 15 years ago, but weak today among CR readers that still own them, the vehicle will do well in the list. If sales were weak 15 years ago, but strong today among CR readers that still own them, the vehicle will do poorly on the list.

      The survey is garbage.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I wonder if Toyota realizes they have created an in house tuner called Turd?

  • Stealth333

    Meh…all the cars are ultra boring that I wouldn’t even want to own them for that long. You live 1 life, enjoy fun cars!

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