Saturday, September 30, 2023


Wanna drive a car, SUV or truck 200,000 miles? Toyota is the best bet

Vehicle buyers seeking a purchase with longevity in mind have the best odds of driving it 200,000 miles if they choose a car, truck or SUV made by Toyota.

A new study by, the online automotive search engine and research website, reveals the manufacturer accounts for six of the top 10 vehicles, with Land Cruiser and Sequoia dominating competition.

The Toyota Tundra is among country's top-10 long-lasting vehicles.
The Toyota Tundra is among the country’s top-10 long-lasting vehicles.

The Toyota Land Cruiser has an 18.2 percent longevity rate of at least 200,000 miles. The Toyota Sequoia is second among the top-10 longevity list at 14.2 percent.

More than 14.9 million vehicles sold in 2021 were analyzed by to determine the most reliable models based on their long-term reliability with the highest percentage of cars reaching 200,000 miles.

The Toyota Avalon and Prius are the only two sedans on the list.

According to analysts, the average vehicle has 1.2 percent of its cars and trucks reaching 200,000 miles.

“With new and used car prices at record highs, many consumers are likely keeping their vehicles on the road for an extended period of time or are looking to buy a reliable vehicle to get the most return on their investment,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer.

“Toyotas account for the majority of the top ten longest-lasting vehicles, which validates the brand’s reputation for building enduring and reliable vehicles.”

Here’s the list of the top-10 vehicles with the highest percent of longevity of at least 200,000 miles:

1. Toyota Land Cruiser, 18.2 percent;
2. Toyota Sequoia, 14.2 percent;
3. Chevrolet Suburban, 6.6 percent;
4. GMC Yukon XL, 5.2 percent;
5. Toyota 4Runner, 4.6 percent;
6. Ford Expedition, 4.5 percent;
7. Chevrolet Tahoe, 4.4 percent;
8. Toyota Tundra, 4.0 percent;
9. Toyota Avalon, 3.9 percent;
10. Toyota Prius, 3.9 percent.

To read the complete list, visit: longest-lasting cars

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, He can be reached via email:



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Donald N Wright
1 year ago

Darn. I sold my 96 Suburban at 403,000 miles , no wrecks, no rust.

Tom S
1 year ago

We had 2 GMC Safaris that went over 310+K, a third with 260+K and a have Honda Civic with 371K. I did change the head gasket on the Civic 50K miles ago and that did bring the mileage back to 42mpg. Is it the vehicle or the driver?

Sharon W.
1 year ago

I own a 2010 Toyota Sequoia, purchased new. There’s 131,000 miles on it and it still drives like a dream. Best vehicle I have ever owned. Only do regular maintenance that is recommended.

Thomas D
1 year ago

Sign me up as soon as Toyota or Nissan make a truck that has the capacity of my F350 diesel. Im sure they have that in Japan but nothing for the usa market

Gary G
1 year ago

2005 RAM 3500, 325,000 miles and 3 transmissions. Going to try something else.

Rey L.
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary G

After being a Chevy guy throughout most of my life, I purchased a ‘05 Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 new (my son-in-law worked for Chrysler). With religious maintenance & typical worn parts changed-out, it’s still going strong with 221K miles! 😉🤞

The Lazy Q
1 year ago

My wife’s vehicles have been Toyota for the win. We Started with a toyota pickup at the time of marriage, went to a Corolla after first child. Moved to Alaska and tried an Isuzu 4×4, ended up with engine problems so traded in for ford Aerostar AWD. Traded that in for F250 in Anchorage and bought my first Lance slide in camper, start of our RVing days together in 93, bought 89 Camry for wife. Drove out of Alaska in both. Camry had 220k when we gave to my niece with minor oil burning in 2002. Bought her a 4Runner then tried a Honda crosstour-piece of junk, traded for Prius put 248k on it, gave to son, niece now driving it and bought another Prius putting another 180k on it. Recently traded for AWD RAV4 so hopefully this will drive as well as all the Toyota before. No to minor issues with all Toyota vehicles, basically just scheduled maintenance. As we drive into next chapter of life my 2014 Ram 2500 pulling my eagle ht fiver and her new RAV4 will take us to Michigan.

1 year ago

My work Tundra will turn over 300,000 miles next month with NO signs of giving up. I don’t have the same faith in the new Tundras with the Twin Turbo V6 motors.

Gary Broughton
1 year ago

We had 3 Ford 3/4 ton diesels and ran them all over 200,000 miles. The last one had the power steering pump go out.

1 year ago

I own a 2006 Toyota 4Runner (V8). I purchased it new and use it primarily to tow my travel trailer (23′ Keystone Passport). My 4Runner has 289,000 miles on it and is still going strong!

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