These Are the Cars Most Likely to Last 200,000 Miles

  • Rugged, truck-based SUVs represent the majority of the list

  • Toyotas account for 6 of top 10 vehicles, with the Land Cruiser and Sequoia dominating the competition

  • The sixth-ranked Avalon is the only sedan to make the list, while the eighth-ranked Highlander Hybrid is the only crossover

  • Toyota’s Prius proves it can deliver both excellent fuel efficiency and long-term durability

Consumers looking to buy the longest-lasting, most-reliable cars should consider Toyotas and full-size SUVs. These are the longest-lasting vehicles with the highest chance to reach 200,000 miles or more, according to the latest study by automotive research firm and car search engine Many owners who keep their cars for a long time choose these models.

iSeeCars analyzed over 11.8 million cars sold in 2020 to determine which models best demonstrate longevity and reliability. The study specifically looked at which models had the highest percentage of cars reaching at least 200,000 miles.


“Toyotas account for the majority of the top ten longest-lasting cars and is the most represented automaker, validating the brand’s reputation for building enduring and reliable vehicles,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “While trucks and truck-based SUVs dominate the list, two Toyota hybrids and the Avalon sedan also make the list, confirming there is a reliable Toyota available for a wide range of consumers.”

Longest-Lasting Cars: Toyota’s Land Cruiser Easily Wins the Top Spot

To earn a spot on the Longest Last Cars list at least 2.5 percent of a vehicle must reach 200,000 miles. Just 1 percent of the average model gets to 200,000 miles, making every vehicle on this list at least two-and-half times more likely to hit that mileage benchmark.

Longest-Lasting Vehicles to Reach 200,000 Miles - iSeeCars Study



% of Cars Over 200k Miles


Toyota Land Cruiser



Toyota Sequoia



Chevrolet Suburban



Ford Expedition



Toyota 4Runner



Toyota Avalon



Chevrolet Tahoe



Toyota Highlander Hybrid



Toyota Tundra



GMC Yukon XL



Honda Ridgeline



GMC Yukon



Honda Odyssey



Toyota Tacoma



Lincoln Navigator



Toyota Prius


Average for All Vehicles


The Toyota Land Cruiser clearly proves its reliability, with 16.3 percent of them achieving 200,000 or more miles. Ironically, and somewhat tragically, Toyota recently announced the end of Land Cruiser production after the 2021 model year. If you want a new Land Cruiser you better hurry, though with this level of reliability you can certainly find a sub-100,000-mile example with plenty of life left in it. “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,” said Brauer.

Truck-Based SUVs Dominate the Longest Lasting List

Another truck-based, body-on-frame Toyota model, the full-size Sequoia SUV, takes the second spot on our list. With 11.2% of Sequoias reaching 200,000 miles, this model is more than twice as likely to reach 200,000 miles as the third-ranked car on the list, Chevrolet’s Suburban.

Including the Suburban, a total of six American full-size SUVs make the list: the fourth-ranked Ford Expedition, the seventh-ranked Chevrolet Tahoe, the tenth-ranked GMC Yukon XL, the twelfth-ranked GMC Yukon, and the fifteenth-ranked Lincoln Navigator. While they have six different names, these six SUVs all spring from two full-size truck chassis -- one from General Motors and one from Ford. Consumers can buy any of these models with confidence in their roomy interiors, strong towing capacities, and long-term reliability.

Reliable Smaller SUVs, Plus Two Car Options

Toyota accounts for the two midsize SUVs to make the list, the fifth-ranked Toyota 4Runner and the eighth-ranked Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The truck-based and off-road capable Toyota 4Runner provides ample cargo room and has an optional third row for those who want a rugged family hauler, while the crossover Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers a spacious third-row of seating and a more fuel-efficient alternative to traditional gas-guzzling family vehicles.

Toyota’s Avalon is the one and only traditional sedan to make the list, and the vehicle to climb the most spots since last year, jumping from thirteenth to sixth in our longest-lasting vehicle rank. The Avalon provides a spacious interior and serves as a capable and comfortable alternative for those seeking a reliable family hauler without the third row of seating, capable towing, and higher fuel bill of a large SUV.

Toyota’s Prius is the only other hybrid, and the only other non-utility vehicle, to display this level of reliability. The Prius has developed a loyal following seeking a practical vehicle with low maintenance costs and high fuel efficiency.

These are the Two Most Reliable Trucks

Buyers requiring the flexibility and functionality of a truck, combined with long-term reliability, have three options: the ninth-ranked Toyota Tundra, the tenth-ranked Honda Ridgeline, and the fourteenth-ranked Toyota Tacoma. The Toyota Tacoma and Tundra offer trademark Toyota quality and reliability, while the Honda Ridgeline’s unique unibody design gives it the function of a pickup truck with the ride comfort and fuel efficiency of a crossover SUV, making it one of the most flexible, multi-purpose vehicles you can buy. See the full list of longest-lasting trucks below.