The hunt for a car that meets your expectations and desires is a bona fide struggle. However, some vehicles can deliver on nearly every front, including longevity. In fact, some long-lasting sedans and hatchbacks will last well over 200,000 miles with proper maintenance. Check out 10 of the longest-lasting cars that will keep you moving, like the Toyota Avalon or Chevrolet Impala. 

  • Toyota Avalon
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Lexus GS 350
  • Honda Fit
  • Honda Civic
  • Lexus ES 350
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Mazda6

What car lasts the longest?

The Toyota Avalon shows the greatest longevity among popular sedans and hatchbacks. According to iSeeCars’ study, 1% of Avalons on the road have around 245,710 miles. That puts the Avalon about 15,000 miles ahead of the nearest competitor from the last 20 model years, the Chevrolet Impala. Specifically, the second-place Chevrolet Impala has an average of around 230,343 miles. 

cars, chevrolet, toyota

Toyota Avalon | Toyota

Moreover, the Avalon is also one of the top 15 long-lasting cars in the country, with a sizable percentage of models still running at over 200,000 miles. The Toyota Avalon boasts 3.9% of vehicles last longer than the 200,000-mile benchmark. That’s good news for Avalon owners, considering the Toyota model has excellent longevity figures and top safety scores from the NHTSA and IIHS. 

What cars are still reliable after 100k miles?

In addition to the Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala, eight other long-lasting cars can go the distance. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have potential lifespans of 226,168 and 223,249 miles, respectively. Also, the Lexus GS 350 and Honda Fit both promise an average of over 207,000 miles.

cars, chevrolet, toyota

Chevrolet Impala | Stan Honda, AFP via Getty Images

Moreover, the Honda Civic, Lexus ES 350, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda6 all return over 200,000-mile lifespans. However, compared to the top 20, only one of the long-lasting gas-powered cars from the last 20 years, the Toyota Avalon, made the list.

Which brands of car last the longest?

In iSeeCars’ longevity study, Toyota dominated the long-lasting car game. The marque produced half of the vehicles with the greatest potential lifespans. For instance, the Toyota Sequoia, Prius, Avalon, Camry Hybrid, and Land Cruiser all had over 230,000 miles on average. In addition to Toyota, Honda, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, and Nissan are represented in the longest-lasting car brands.

Moreover, iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer said, “this study isn’t reporting the maximum lifespan of these vehicles.” “Most of these cars are still in use and going strong,” Brauer said about the vehicles. While most of these cars have figures over 200,000 miles, many of them have the potential to go even further with proper care and maintenance.

Can cars last 300,000 miles?

Cars can last well over 300,000 miles if owners take good care of them. However, most vehicles with the highest probability of eclipsing that mileage benchmark are SUVs and trucks. For instance, 1% of Toyota Sequoia models have around 296,509 miles. Also, the Chevrolet Suburban has an average of about 265,732 miles.

Keep up with MotorBiscuit for the latest automotive news, content, and consumer advice!


3 Most Reliable Lexus Models

While there are a few automotive brands out there known for being reliable, one of the top companies with several durable models in its lineup is Lexus. Which vehicles are the top three for being reliable rides? Why does reliability matter? Lexus logo | Getty Images When you buy a ...

View more: 3 Most Reliable Lexus Models

The Cheapest New Dodge Charger Is a Versatile Sedan Option With One Big Issue

The Dodge Charger offers everything from a sensible V6 and all-wheel drive to supercharged tail-happy sports sedans. Better yet, the cheapest offering in the model’s lineup, the SXT, is versatile and well-suited for daily driving. However, the 2023 Dodge Charger SXT has one glaring issue: it’ll be the last car ...

View more: The Cheapest New Dodge Charger Is a Versatile Sedan Option With One Big Issue

Cheapest New Audi Is 1 of the Best Small Luxury Cars, Says Car and Driver

Audi has a solid lineup of luxury vehicles — with their good driving dynamics, premium features, and attractive designs. Also, compared to some other luxury brands, Audi models are relatively affordable. This includes the 2023 Audi A3 subcompact sports sedan, which is the cheapest new Audi car. Also, according to ...

View more: Cheapest New Audi Is 1 of the Best Small Luxury Cars, Says Car and Driver

GM Just Announced An All-New Small-Block V8 Is Coming

The electrification zeitgeist is in full swing, but gasoline-powered engines won’t disappear overnight. Nor will V8 power, as GM just confirmed a new small-block V8 engine is coming soon. This will be the sixth generation of the legendary small-block V8 that has powered so many Chevy and GM products since ...

View more: GM Just Announced An All-New Small-Block V8 Is Coming

Best car tool kits 2023

Whether you're looking for an emergency set of basic tools or something more comprehensive, a good tool kit can save you lots of stress – but who makes the best?...

View more: Best car tool kits 2023

The Lectron Adapter Will Let You Charge a Ford Lighting at a Tesla Station

Electric vehicle charging ports are mess. Some use one type developed in Europe, others use a Japanese system, and then Teslas use their own. But, what about those who have access to a Tesla charger, but want to charge something else, like a Ford F-150 Lightning? The Ford F-150 Lightning ...

View more: The Lectron Adapter Will Let You Charge a Ford Lighting at a Tesla Station

How Much Does a Nissan Tune-up Cost, and What Do They Do?

Keeping up with your Nissan‘s regular maintenance means you get optimal performance and fewer chances of major breakdowns. With that, you save on fuel costs and significant repairs and avoid the inconvenience of your car breaking down or stalling in the middle of the road. Naturally, tune-ups are a considerable ...

View more: How Much Does a Nissan Tune-up Cost, and What Do They Do?

How Does the New Corvette E-Ray Stack Up Against Hybrid Hypercars?

The new 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray isn’t just the latest stage in the Corvette’s evolution into a world-class supercar. Instead, it’s a reminder that the latest generation of plastic fantastic can punch well above its weight class. For instance, the new hybrid Corvette is quick enough to compete with several ...

View more: How Does the New Corvette E-Ray Stack Up Against Hybrid Hypercars?

4 Snow Plow Safety Tips When Encountering These Vehicles on the Road

Alpine is Coming to the U.S, but it’s Not Bringing the Goods

What’s the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Towing Capacity?

1990s GMC Typhoon: There’s Never Been an SUV That Can Beat It

Your 2022 Ford Maverick Might Have Faulty Airbags

This Older Porsche Infotainment Upgrade Helps Modernize Your 911 and Cayenne

Only 1 Type of Buyer Should Even Consider the 2022 Jeep Compass

3 Most Common GMC Sierra 1500 Problems Reported by Hundreds of Real Owners

5 Used Cars with the Biggest Price Drops

Incredibly Rare and Awesome Pontiac GTO Judge Sold for $1.5 Million

Is the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Too Old to Keep Up?

Carroll Shelby’s 100th Birthday Honored by Centennial Edition Mustang


Top Car News Car News