Which automakers make the longest-lasting cars? According to a recent Consumer Reports study (by subscription) and a new report from iSeeCars, say the 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or other new Subaru models are not included as in past years.
As in past studies, Toyota and Honda have the most new models in the top twelve Consumer Reports rankings. Toyota has seven models; Honda has four and Ford one new model. In the iSeeCars top fifteen rankings, Toyota has eight models, Honda two, Chevrolet and GMC have two, and Ford one new model.
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CR's top-12 cars that go 200,000 miles and beyond
The Toyota Camry is ranked number one, followed by the Honda Accord, Toyota Prius, Honda CR-V, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Ford F-150.
Where is Subaru?
In Consumer Reports' recent annual report card, ranking thirty-two car brands, Subaru jumped two spots to claim the best overall car brand title in 2022. Subaru scores ahead of Toyota, Honda, and all luxury brands, including Lexus. And Subaru scored five recommended models and two green choices.
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What do the scores tell new car shoppers?
Consumer Reports says each car brand's overall score for individual models is based on four key factors: the road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. Subaru's top picks are the 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Impreza, and Legacy. The refreshed 2022 Forester is now a Consumer Reports' top-10 car of 2022 and the best in class. You can read the complete report here.
Why Subaru is not included in the top models to go beyond 200,000 miles
Consumer Reports says the Top 12 Cars That Go 200,000 Miles list includes the "most problem-free cars." CR says that many other models in its annual auto surveys reached the 200,000 milestone, "but they did not have as high a percentage of trouble-free vehicles."
Are Subaru models reliable?
According to the latest Consumer Reports ratings and reliability report, Consumer Reports is inconsistent with its ranks because, for the 2022 model year, Subaru now has four models that score highest in their class. The 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Crosstrek, and 2022 Outback scored the best SUVs in their category. The 2022 Impreza was the best in the small car segment.
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 the model year 2011-2020 as of December 2020.
Are Subaru vehicles trouble-free? In our experience of working with the Subaru brand for over 40 years, Subaru has had issues with some of its models, and no car brand is trouble-free. Overall, Subaru has been one of the most reliable car brands.
The current generation 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, and other new models are among the most reliable new vehicles that will go well over 200,000 miles and, with regular maintenance, have proven to be long-lasting vehicles.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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