Honda Accord, Civic, Ridgeline, Odyssey, and CR-V Earn Spot On Longest-Lasting Cars List
Researchers from the publication iSeeCars have analyzed over 15.8 million used cars sold in 2019 to determine which models have the highest percentage of cars that reached 200,000 miles. The results clearly show that Honda is a leader in this regard.
The chart above shows which models were tops in their respective segments. Five Honda brand models and one Acura brand model top important, high-volume family vehicle segments. They include the Honda Civic in the small sedan segment, the Accord in the midsized sedan segment, the Odyssey in the minivan segment, the CR-V in the compact crossover segment, and the Ridgeline in the midsized truck segment. The Acura MDX also earned the top spot in the luxury midsized crossover segment.
iSeeCars CEO, Phong Ly, commented on Honda's strong showing. “The Honda Accord and the Honda Civic are known for their reliability and longevity, which helps explain why they have remained so popular among consumers despite the declining popularity of sedans” said Ly. “Minivans generally offer more cargo space, better gas mileage, and added convenience features when compared to full-size SUVs, but lack the all-weather performance and towing capacity,” said Ly. “The Honda Odyssey consistently earns the distinction of being at the top of its class thanks to its handling, functionality and safety.”
Overall, Toyota and Honda topped the list of brands with the longest-lasting vehicles. “Given the track record for reliability among Toyotas and Hondas, it’s no surprise that they earn the top two spots on the list,” said Ly.
The Honda Pilot also ranked well. It was the 11th-ranked vehicle overall in the study. Clearly, Honda owners are not afraid to keep a vehicle longer than most brands owners.
You can view the full report from iSeeCars at its focus page on the topic.
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