2020 Honda Odyssey
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These Cars Are the Most Likely to Surpass 200,000 Miles

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2020 Honda Odyssey
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Cars Likely to Last 200K Miles

Sedans such as the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord are legendary for their reliability, but are there other vehicles that are even better bets for sticking with you for 15-plus years? Car search engine iSeeCars studied used-car sales data for nearly 12 million vehicles sold in 2020 to find out which were most likely to reach 200,000 miles. Overall, vehicles show a 1% chance of making it to that milestone — but some fare much better. Which ones came out on top? The answers may surprise you.


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2021 Toyota Prius
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Toyota Prius

Starting price: $24,525
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 2.6


One of two Toyota hybrids on this list, the mid-size Prius has long been prized for its fuel efficiency, but it's making a name for itself as an ultra-reliable option, too. While U.S. News says it could have a more powerful engine, its many standard features, roomy cabin, and spacious cargo area help balance that out.


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2018 Lincoln Navigator
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Lincoln Navigator

Starting price: $76,185
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 2.6


The pricey Navigator is in good company as one of many large SUVs on this list. “These vehicles are built on truck platforms, so they have the durability of a pickup truck while also being a family vehicle with ample passenger and cargo space,” says Julie Blackley, communications manager for iSeeCars. It also sticks out on this list in one important way: It’s the only luxury vehicle to make the cut. 


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2020 Toyota Tacoma
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Toyota Tacoma

Starting price: $26,400
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 2.8


If the price of the Toyota Land Cruiser, the top pickup on this list, is a little too rich for your blood, the Tacoma is another capable compact pickup that can go the distance. While the cabin isn’t as nice, it earns kudos from U.S. News for its off-roading abilities and payload capacity. 


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2020 Honda Odyssey
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Honda Odyssey

Starting price: $32,090
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 2.9


Here’s some vindication for families who ditched their sedans or small SUVs reluctantly: The perennially popular Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to crack this list of longest-lasting cars. But it has a lot more than reliability going for it. U.S. News ranks it first in its class, praising the spacious interior, family-friendly features, and driving dynamics.  


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2021 GMC Yukon AT4
2021 GMC Yukon AT4 by General Motors (CC BY-SA)

GMC Yukon

Starting price: $51,000
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.3


This “affordable” large SUV still clocks in at more than $50,000 to start, but it might be worth it, especially after a recent redesign. Car and Driver says the cabin is "roomier and better equipped" than previous models, but notes that this isn't the vehicle you want for fuel efficiency. 


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2020 Honda Ridgeline
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Honda Ridgeline

Starting price: $36,490
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.4


Need a compact pickup you can count on for well over a decade? The Honda Ridgeline may just be your workhorse. It also earns raves from critics: U.S. News says it makes up for a lower towing capacity with a smooth ride, upscale interior, plenty of safety features, and a versatile bed. 


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2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon by General Motors (CC BY-SA)

GMC Yukon XL

Starting price: $53,700
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.6


It’s no surprise to see the Yukon XL on this list — after all, it’s a stretched-out version of the Yukon, similar except for a longer wheelbase and more cargo room. 

2020 Toyota Tundra
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Toyota Tundra

Starting price: $34,025
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.7


Toyota’s second entry on this list is a full-size pickup that is plenty capable and reliable but is overshadowed by the competition when it comes to other metrics. U.S. News places it close to last in its class, complimenting the truck’s powerful engine while knocking its poor fuel economy and lower-than-average towing and hauling capabilities. 

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Starting price: $38,735
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.8


The Highlander Hybrid, a midsize SUV, is certainly one of the most fuel-efficient picks on this list, as well as one of the most beloved by car critics. It gets an estimated 35 mpg in city driving — not too shabby for an SUV. U.S. News praises it for its nicely finished cabin and safety features.


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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST by General Motors (CC BY-SA)

Chevrolet Tahoe

Starting price: $49,600
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.9


This full-size SUV shares a platform with the Yukon. But it’s the cheaper of the two, and it may just be the best value if you factor in praise from U.S. News for its powerful engine, spacious interior, and easy-to-use infotainment system. 


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2021 Toyota Avalon
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Toyota Avalon

Starting price: $36,125
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 3.9


The only large sedan to crack this list is the Toyota Avalon. It might not have the name recognition of its less-expensive sibling, the Camry, but it certainly has its trademark reliability. Though U.S. News says it has a high sticker price for its class, the upscale interior, safety record, and comfortable ride help justify it.


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Toyota 4runner
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Toyota 4Runner

Starting price: $36,765
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 4.1


The Toyota 4Runner is a midsize SUV that’s a solid choice for smaller families who want a vehicle they can depend on for the long haul. But critics say the reliability may be one of the only major upsides, assuming you don’t need its off-roading capabilities. U.S. News editors report that it has a stiff ride and an aging interior, while Car and Driver says it’s “not what you'd call state-of-the-art.” 


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2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch
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Ford Expedition

Starting price: $49,995
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 4.9


This full-size SUV has been a staple of Ford’s lineup since its introduction in 1997, and though it’s a little pricier than other large SUVs on this list, it’s U.S. News’ pick for the best large, non-luxury SUV. Editors praise the nicely finished cabin, roomy cargo hold, and, unsurprisingly, reliability.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban
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2021 Toyota Sequoia
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Toyota Sequoia

Starting price: $50,400
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 11.2


Toyota’s full-size SUV has been in production since 2000, fusing Toyota’s legendary reliability with the advantage of being a large SUV that owners simply expect to last. Though the cabin isn’t quite as nice as those of some newer competitors, it’s roomy and has a powerful engine, U.S. News says

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Toyota Land Cruiser

Starting price: $85,565
Percentage of cars still going over 200,000 miles: 16.3


It has the highest percentage of vehicles lasting past the 200,000-mile mark by far, but the Land Cruiser also deserves a look for its "brawny" engine and off-road abilities, as well as a long list of features from four-zone climate control to a moonroof. It's pricey, and handling isn't great, but this may be the vehicle to take you a couple hundred thousand miles — so long as no one has to sit in the cramped third row of seats the whole way.

2020 FORD F-150
The Ford Motor Company

Other Long-Lasting Pickups

As a segment, pickups are the most likely to keep on trucking after the 200,000-mile mark, with an average of 1.9% still on the road. “Pickup trucks are commonly used as work vehicles, so operators are more likely to undergo preventative maintenance and make necessary repairs,” Blackley explains. Besides the pickups on the overall longest-lasting vehicle list, iSeeCars also found that the Nissan Titan, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Ford F-150 are at or slightly above the average for pickups (2.3%, 2.1%, and 2%, respectively).

2019 Bentley Mulsanne
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What About Luxury and Sports Cars?

Pickup trucks are your best bet for getting a vehicle that will take a licking and keep on ticking, and at first blush, luxury cars seem to be the opposite. But that might not tell the full story, Blackley cautions. “It’s not that these vehicles are unreliable, it’s that these kinds of vehicles aren’t as likely to accrue high mileage,” she says. “Luxury vehicles are leased more often than non-luxury vehicles, and owners keep the mileage down as a result.” The same goes for pricey sports cars — since they aren’t typically driven daily, they’re unlikely to reach the 200,000-mile mark. 

2018 Toyota Camry XSE (13)
2018 Toyota Camry XSE (13) by Automotive Rhythms (CC BY-NC-ND)

Most Reliable Brands

Seven car brands were more likely to reach 200,000 miles, besting the 1% average for all models:

  • Toyota (2% of cars still going over 200,000 miles)
  • Honda (1.6%)
  • Chevrolet (1.5%)
  • Cadillac (1.5%)
  • GMC (1.4%)
  • Ford (1.4%)
  • Ram (1.1%)

As for the glut of American brands — what gives? “While American cars have historically been plagued by reliability issues, that perception has started to shift in recent years," Blackley says. "American full-size SUVs and trucks have proven to be reliable and … these SUVs boost the brands’ overall averages.”