Nod your head once if the following characteristics describe you: you are conscientious of spending money at lunch so you brown-bag it most of the week. You have an entertainment budget and stick to it. You shop for practical cars that deliver the most bang for your buck and you diligently care for your car so as to protect your investment. You pride yourself on purchasing cars that last beyond 200,000 miles.
As fate would have it, this article focuses on five vehicles that have proven track records at meeting and exceeding the 200,000 mile marker. Consumer reports recently conducted a survey on cars that last the longest, considering such factors as road tests, owner satisfaction, and overall reliability. Without further ado, here are five of the top models that consistently surpass 200,000 miles.
Toyota Camry: The darling of the midsized sedans. A top-running, long-standing Toyota benchmark car that comes out on top in fuel economy, safety, and overall satisfaction. 2018 promises a wealth of surprises for the stalwart sedan, and you may find the Toyota Camry on sale here.
Honda Accord: You knew it. We knew it. Everybody knew it. Of course, the Accord made the list. Who doesn’t know of someone who has an Accord that has lasted beyond 200,000 miles? This adored midsized sedan is well-equipped and as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. Look out for the upcoming redesigned 2018 Honda Accord that is generating a lot of buzz!
Toyota Prius: The Prius is the eco-conscious driver’s best friend. This Toyota can glide beyond 200,000 miles easily, provided the Prius gets regular maintenance and basic car care. Whether you opt for the 100% electric or the plug-in model, you’ll soon be BFFs with your Toyota Prius. Each year Toyota seems to improve an already outstanding efficiency—the reward is in the mpg and return on investment. It’s a relationship that lasts and lasts.
Honda CR-V: This prized SUV truly took our breath away this year. The CR-V is fun to drive and easy to navigate with remarkable visibility. This year’s CR-V borrows the Civic frame and class-leading drivetrain with an all-new 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, generating 190-hp with 179 lb-ft of torque, more punch, and super-fluid acceleration. We could get used to this. You may find the Honda CR-V on sale here.
Toyota Sienna: Hello, Toyota. How’s the minivan world these days? The market never looked better. Especially for families that want the quintessential family vehicle and they want it to last, which is good news if you’re a Toyota Sienna owner. Families can use their savings on more altruistic purposes—like the college fund, which, regrettably, we can’t help you with. But they grow up so fast, don’t they? The Sienna gets a ranking of MVP in the minivan category for being the only vehicle in its class to offer an all-wheel-drive option. The backup camera, extra LATCH attachment, and eighth seat that can be folded down in back certainly do not hurt the Toyota Sienna’s cause either.
No matter what your reason is for wanting your car to last, you’ll find yourself heading in the right direction if you steer towards one of the aforementioned cars. You’ll also save more in the long run, which frees your cash to flow in many other directions.