If you are looking for a bulletproof car that will last 200,000 miles or more, Toyota is the brand to buy.
That is the obvious conclusion after the automaker’s models dominated this year’s iSeeCars ranking of the vehicles that most commonly reach 200,000 miles.
Toyota models took the top two slots, and comprise fully half of the 16 vehicles that made iSeeCars’ 2021 list.
Just 1% of all vehicles last at least 200,000 miles, on average. But all the 16 models on the iSeeCars list had from 2.6% to 16.3% of their cars last at least that long. The models on the list are:
- Toyota Land Cruiser: 16.3%
- Toyota Sequoia: 11.2%
- Chevrolet Suburban: 5.1%
- Ford Expedition: 4.9%
- Toyota 4Runner: 4.1%
- Toyota Avalon: 3.9%
- Chevrolet Tahoe: 3.9%
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 3.8%
- Toyota Tundra: 3.7%
- GMC Yukon XL: 3.6%
- Honda Ridgeline: 3.4%
- GMC Yukon: 3.3%
- Honda Odyssey: 2.9%
- Toyota Tacoma: 2.8%
- Lincoln Navigator: 2.6%
- Toyota Prius: 2.6%
Truck-based SUVs make up much of the list, with just one sedan — the Toyota Avalon — cracking the top 16. In addition, just a single crossover — the Toyota Highlander Hybrid — earned a place in the rankings.
In compiling its list, iSeeCars looked at more than 11.8 million cars sold in 2020. The top two models — the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Toyota Sequoia — led all others by a large margin. In a press release, Karl Brauer, iSeeCars executive analyst, says:
“The iconic and indestructible Toyota Land Cruiser is engineered to last at least 25 years, even under the harshest of driving conditions, as it is relied upon in many developing countries where off-road driving is the norm. And like the Land Cruiser, the truck-based Toyota Sequoia has the durability of a pickup chassis with three full rows of seating for up to eight passengers, making it a capable family hauler that is able to endure high mileage and tow heavy loads.”
Overall, about 2% of all Toyota models make it to the 200,000 mark, iSeeCars says. That also places Toyota first among automakers. The percentage of automakers’ vehicles that last at least 200,000 is as follows:
- Toyota: 2%
- Honda: 1.6%
- Chevrolet: 1.5%
- Cadillac: 1.5%
- GMC: 1.4%
- Ford: 1.4%
- Ram: 1.1%
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