Subaru is known for making all-wheel-drive vehicles, but how long will they last? An updated study from iSeeCars ranks the SUVs most likely to last 250,000 miles and beyond, and one Subaru SUV makes the top ten SUVs that will last the longest.
In last year’s study, no Subaru models ranked among the best. However, this year, the Outback is the one Subaru SUV to make the top ten SUVs iSeeCars list. iSeeCars says the average vehicle has only an 11.8 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles. The updated iSeeCars.com study identified the ten longest-lasting SUVs most likely to reach a quarter million miles or more.
iSeeCars.com established its industry-leading Longest-Lasting Cars study in 2013. The tenth-anniversary research analyzed over 260 million cars sold between 2012 and 2022 to determine which cars were most likely to survive high mileage. Top ten SUVs most likely to last 250,000 miles and beyond The Toyota Land Cruiser is ranked number one, followed by the Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, Toyota 4Runner, Acura MDX, Honda Element, Honda CR-V, Subaru Outback, GMC Yukon XL, and Ford Expedition.
The Subaru Outback midsize model is ranked the eighth most likely SUV to go over 250,000 miles. iSeeCars says the Outback has a 22.3 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles and longer. The overall SUV average is fifteen percent, making the Subaru Outback 1.5 times more likely to exceed the 250,000-mile mark.
The Subaru Outback also ranked among the top twenty-five vehicles with the longest life, including cars, SUVs, and trucks. The average of all vehicles is 11.8 percent. The Outback (22.3%) is ranked twenty-first and 1.9 times more likely than all vehicles to go 250,000 miles and beyond.
Where are the Forester, Crosstrek, and Ascent?
The Subaru Forester compact SUV, Crosstrek subcompact SUV, and Ascent 3-Row SUV do not make the current longest-lasting SUV list. However, Subaru says 96 percent of Subaru vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road today, more than Honda or Toyota brands.
The data is based on Experian Automotive non-luxury vehicles in operation vs. total new registrations for MY2013-2022 as of December 2022. Two Subaru cars make the longest-lasting passenger car list. The Subaru Legacy is the fifth longest-lasting car, most likely to go over 250,000 miles and beyond.
iSeeCars says the Legacy sedan has a 16.2 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles and longer. The overall car average is 8.6 percent making the Subaru Legacy 1.9 times more likely to exceed the 250,000-mile mark.
The Subaru Impreza is the sixteenth longest-lasting car, most likely to go over 250,000 miles and beyond. iSeeCars says the Impreza compact car has a 9.9 percent chance of lasting 250,000 miles and longer. The overall car average is 8.6 percent making the Subaru Impreza 1.1 times more likely to exceed the 250,000-mile mark.
The current generation 2023 Outback, Crosstrek, Forester Ascent, and other new Subaru models will likely go over 250,000 miles and, with regular maintenance, have proven to be long-lasting vehicles. iSeeCars says the Subaru Outback, Legacy, and Impreza have a better chance of reaching a quarter million miles.
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