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The Vehicle Models That Last the Longest

Posted on April 28, 2017.

Getting your vehicle to 200,000 miles is a goal that every vehicle owner should have.  Vehicles are expensive, and getting the most out of them should be first and foremost.  Consumer Reports has come out with a list of ten vehicles that are the most likely to get to 200,000 miles and beyond, that are not only reliable but they also scored well in all of their road tests. So let’s dive in.

The Honda Accord, Odyssey, Civic, and CR-V are models that can make it to that milestone.   The Accord is one of the top-rated family sedans, and with its 3.5-liter V6 it gets a very good 26 mpg while the hybrid model gets a whopping 40 mpg. The Odyssey is one of the most efficient minivans on the road and it can sit up to eight people comfortably with various cargo configurations.  The Civic has been significantly improved and is now a more substantial, refined, and capable vehicle than the previous model. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuous variable transmission that works well with the turbo.  Lastly, the CR-V is one of the most functional small SUVs on the market.  At 24 mpg, the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is very efficient.

The Toyota Camry, Prius, Sienna, Corolla, and 4Runner are also on the list.  The Camry has a long history of reliability and owner satisfaction that makes it attractive to vehicle owners.  The Prius is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road, and has received an upgraded engine and battery cells with a high energy density. The Sienna sports high reliability and all-wheel drive for a minivan, which gives it a bit of an edge over the Odyssey.  The Corolla has a huge 43 mpg highway and a very roomy rear seat.  Lastly, the 4Runner has above average reliability, but falls short of most modern SUVs.

As you can see, Honda and Toyota dominate the market when it comes vehicle longevity, but it is important to note that almost any vehicle can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond if you’re willing to maintain and repair the vehicle.  However, buying a safe and reliable model to begin with and properly maintaining it could prove to be less expensive in the long run.