Which Car Gives You the Most Reliability and Longevity?

Founded in 1976, Bankrate has a long history of helping people make smart financial decisions. We have maintained this reputation for more than four decades by demystifying the financial decision-making process and giving people confidence in what steps to take next. When it comes to cars, reliability and longevity are two of the most important factors to consider. After all, no one wants to buy a car that will break down after a few years or require frequent repairs.

So, which cars give you the most reliability and longevity? The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most reliable cars on the market. While Toyota has recalled the model in the U. S., this is all due to its class-leading reliability and credible reports that drivers can continue to sail a Land Cruiser beyond 300,000 miles. The Lexus RX is another reliable model that can last up to 300,000 miles with proper maintenance.

We delved into used car websites and found Lexus RX models with more than 200,000 miles and in perfect condition. So not only do Lexus RX models last a long time, but they also don't suffer as many problems as other luxury vehicles. The Chevrolet Tahoe is an incredibly reliable model with the level of longevity you won't get from many vehicles. In addition, an iSeeCars study revealed that 4.9% of Suburban models crossed the 200,000 mile mark, and 0.2% took it one step further, crossing 300,000 miles.

The Toyota Camry is another car that is known for its reliability and longevity. Much of the Toyota Camry's tremendous success can be attributed to its reliability and longevity. Toyota Camry is frequently ranked on several lists of cars likely to exceed 300,000 miles. Many real-life Camry owners attest to this, with some reaching 350,000 to 400,000 miles.

In addition to this, an iSeeCars study showed that 1.5% of Toyota Camry models had surpassed the 200,000 mile mark. Each of these models has fewer than 100 complaints, making them the best of the best. For prospective owners who like used cars, these models should definitely be considered. Over twelve generations, the Toyota Corolla built and maintained a reputation for longevity and reliability.

Many experts believe the Toyota Corolla can last more than 300,000 miles, and there hasn't been any solid reason to doubt that. Honda Accord models expected to last up to 250,000 to 300,000 miles with proper maintenance. In fact, MotorBiscuit reported that some owners had crossed more than a million miles on their Honda Accord models. The Toyota Sequoia is another vehicle that stands out for its durability and longevity.

Durability and longevity are perhaps Sequoia's most notable strengths. Expected lifetime mileage between 250,000 and 300,000 miles. In fact, an iSeeCars survey ranked it among the top 2 most durable SUVs. The study further revealed that it is nine times more likely to reach 200,000 miles than any other car - isn't it more than impressive? The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the most popular pickup trucks in the U.

S. Introduced in 1998, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 quickly rose to the top of the fiercely competitive pickup section, both in critical and commercial terms. One of the most durable trucks on the market, with an expected lifetime mileage of up to 300,000 miles according to owner testimonials. An extensive survey conducted by iSeeCars also showed that 2.1% of Silverado models had crossed the 200,000 mile mark - significantly more than average - these models have the least problems and will give you a combination of overall durability of the Silverado 1500 and its individual reliability. The Ford F-150 is arguably the most successful vehicle model in American history - what better way to describe a pickup truck that has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for more than three decades? It's a substantial part of Ford's F-Series, and much of its success can be attributed to its longevity and reliability. You can expect an average F-150 model to last up to 300.00 miles and your expectation is likely to be exceeded - some model years have been an absolute disappointment though so it's not always an optimistic story for F-150 in terms of reliability. The Ford Fiesta is another vehicle that is part of the list of most feared and least reliable cars - owners complained about a faulty “Powershift” dual transmission as a result many will receive payment from a class action lawsuit filed against Ford. When looking for a good family car there are many great options in all shapes and sizes - new or used - although not all vehicles marketed as family cars can be a good option for your family and within your budget. Consumer Reports study is based on surveying more than 400,000 people who own current-generation vehicles manufactured in the last three years - owners are asked to evaluate engine performance infotainment options safety systems and other aspects of their vehicles. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus tend to perform well overall as do Korean brands like Hyundai and Kia - Korean cars often outperform Japanese rivals including Nissan Honda Infiniti and Acura. Rankings show that brands with a more conservative approach to new features tend to sell the most reliable rides says Jake Fisher senior director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. The Toyota Corolla won first place as the most reliable against Chevrolet Cruz and Hyundai Elantra in compact car category - aside from that this car has fewer problems making it one of the most favorable cars for small families. After driving your car for a while you will be able to familiarize yourself with what your car sounds like - refer to Kelley Blue Book or National Used Car Price Guide for pricing information.