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Updated CR’s 12 Cars Proven to Go 200K Miles And Beyond And Why No Subarus Make The List

What are the longest-lasting cars? An updated Consumer Reports study says no Subaru models are on the list. Here's why.

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Which are the longest-lasting Subaru models you can buy today? An updated study from Consumer Reports (by subscription) says twelve vehicles will go 200,000 miles and beyond. Here is the list from CR, and I will explain why no Subaru models are on this updated ranking again.

CR says these are the top 12 most problem-free cars, minivans, pickup trucks, and SUVs that have proved to  "most often" go 200,000 miles or farther, according to surveys of Consumer Reports members.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek on the street

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"Many other models in our Annual Auto Surveys reached that milestone, but they did not have as high a percentage of trouble-free vehicles." 

CR says the vehicles below are presented in descending order, starting with the most trouble-free model. The rank is based on the percentage of vehicles with zero problems reported in the past 12 months.

2024 Subaru Outback in front of showroom

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Consumer Reports 12 Long-Lasting Cars Proven to Get to 200,000 Miles and Beyond

  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Toyota Prius
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Honda CR-V
  5. Toyota Tacoma
  6. Toyota Tundra
  7. Toyota Corolla
  8. Honda Odyssey
  9. Ford F-150
  10. Toyota 4Runner
  11. Toyota Highlander
  12. Honda Civic

As you can see, Honda and Toyota vehicles dominate the list. Why are there no Subaru models?


Even though Subaru has no models on the 12 Cars Proven To Go 200K Miles list, in the Consumer Reports annual report earlier this year, Subaru is the best mainstream (non-luxury) lineup of vehicles for 2023. CR ranked thirty-two car brands, with Subaru claiming the best mainstream brand title. Subaru scores ahead of its main rivals Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundais, and even luxury brand Lexus.

2024 Subaru Forester in the showroom

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Subaru Forester ranks number one.

The Forester is a Consumer Reports top-10 car of 2023 and the best in class.

Are Subaru vehicles reliable?

The answer is yes, but they aren't among the top five automakers. Those top five spots, according to a new Consumer Reports survey, are reserved for Lexus #1 with a score of 79, followed by Toyota (76), Mini (71), Acura (70), and Honda (70). Subaru wasn't far behind, with a score of 69 points.

Check the iSeeCars longest-lasting cars study.

Which Subaru models are the most likely to last 250,000 miles and beyond? An updated study from iSeeCars ranks the cars, trucks, and SUVs most likely to last 250,000 miles and beyond, and three Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicles make the top models that will last the longest.

In the most recent ranking, the Subaru Outback midsize SUV, Subaru Legacy midsize sedan, and Impreza compact car make the updated iSeeCars list.

So, depending on which lasting car study you look at, Subaru models are reliable and will last a long time. But as with any vehicle, you have to perform the scheduled maintenance. For that report, check here.

Which Subaru models are the most reliable?

According to the latest CR data, the Subaru BRZ sport coupe, WRX performance sports sedan, Forester compact SUV, and redesigned 2024 Crosstrek subcompact SUV score above-average or well-above-average reliability. The 2024 Subaru Outback, Ascent, Solterra EV, and Legacy are all average in reliability. 



Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the Subaru longest-lasting car story. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.

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peter wolfson (not verified)    February 11, 2024 - 7:51AM

Maybe I missed it but anyone who's owned a Subaru knows that when you get to approximately 100k miles, the horizontally opposed engine's head gaskets need to be replaced. This is a pricey repair in the neighborhood of $3k. A Toyota Camry for example doesn't need this repair.

Allen Oshana (not verified)    February 11, 2024 - 2:06PM

You have left out many great European cars that can easily go past 200k miles. Volvos, and especially Mercedes and VW diesel powered cars.