OK, we’ll admit it: We spend a lot of time thinking about high-horsepower, impractical cars that tear through corners, turn tires into smoke, and wail like banshees. That’s all part of being an enthusiast. But want to hear something else? While it might not be as sexy as a record-breaking ring time, a vehicle that’s built to last commands a lot of respect from us too.
So if you’re looking for something ready to stand the test of time, you’re in luck. Because your local AutoNation dealer is ready to set you up with one of the most reliable cars you can buy, according to our friends over at Consumer Reports. The experts there say any of these babies should have no problem sailing past the 200k mark — and then some. Now you just have to pick one and arrange a test drive at your local dealer.
Ford’s venerable truck isn’t just the most popular pickup in the country, it’s the most popular vehicle. Period. And as you can imagine, it didn’t get to that point by being flaky. This American icon has spent decades proving that “Built Ford Tough” isn’t just a marketing slogan, and it’s been helping people all over the country get the job done long before the SUV and crossover craze took off. Read our F-150 King Ranch 4×4 Super Crew test drive review here.
Toyota’s workhorse is a practical, dead-reliable sedan that’ll ensure you get wherever you need to go every time. This is exactly the kind of machine that Toyota built its reputation on, so whether you go for the 2.5-liter four, or the 3.5-liter V-6 you can expect it to run like a sewing machine, basically forever. These cars are basically an analogy for rock-solid dependability. Read our Toyota Camry SE test drive review here.
Minivans can inspire strong feelings in people, as they’re kind of a love or hate proposition. We happen to love them, and if you’re looking to score a practical family hauler that you could essentially drive to the moon and back, the Sienna is just the ticket. If you’re looking for a perfect road trip machine with profound peace of mind, look no further. Read our Toyota Sienna SE test drive review here.
Right now, the crossover is king, and while every manufacturer’s built quality is better than ever before, Honda’s CR-V has consistently been at the front of the pack when it comes to reliability and sturdiness. It’s virtually impossible to find an owner that doesn’t just love these vehicles. Take one for a spin and you’ll see why. Read our Honda CR-V Touring AWD review here.
People didn’t really know what to make of the little Civic when it arrived on our shores back in the ’70s, but this plucky little Japanese newcomer quickly proved that it wasn’t just fun to drive, it was also unbelievably reliable. And while many things have changed with this little Honda over the years, its durability and build quality have remained excellent. Read our Honda Civic Hatchback Sport review here.