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Cars Proven to Get to 200,000 Miles and Beyond

Here are 12 models Consumer Reports analysts report that have proven themselves capable of reaching at least 200,000 miles and more in many cases where owners followed one key bit of advice.

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CR automotive experts tell us that a recent delve into car ownership surveys filled out by Consumer Report’s customers, revealed 12 models of cars proven capable of reaching significantly more miles during their lifetime than that of most other makes and models.

The 200,000 Mile Club

All of us know at least one car owner that has earned the bragging rights of owning a car that has passed the 200,000-mile mark. “Earned” because although some makes and models excel in reliability that should ensure success of reaching that milestone, just as important is the fact that the car has to have been well-maintained with regularly scheduled fluid changes and immediate attention paid to minor problems that crop up before they become big problems.

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According to a recent Consumer Reports newsletter:

Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond if you spend enough money on it. The better strategy is to start with a model that has proven to be safe, scored high in our road tests, has a strong reliability track record, and has been properly maintained. This put the odds on your side for a long, happy ownership experience. Just make sure you follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual and take care of minor problems as they arise.

Those That Made the List

To be sure, many models not on their list can achieve 200,000 miles or further; however, did not make the CR cut because overall they are not among those found to have a reputation of being trouble-free vehicles.

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That said, here is a summary of the list of those that made the cut that are guaranteed to be a smart and long-lasting purchase as long as the owner takes the time and effort to ensure periodic maintenance and are quick to notice and remedy problems as they occur.

However, be sure to pay special attention to their individual “Predicted reliability” and “Predicted owner satisfaction” scores that could make a difference in your car buying decisions.

12 LONG-LASTING CARS

No. 1: Toyota Camry 2024

Price Range:  $26,420 - $36,845

CR MPG:  Overall 32 / City 20 / Hwy 49 mpg

#3 of 11 Midsized cars

Predicted reliability: 86/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 2: Toyota Prius 2024

Price Range:  $27,950 - $36,365

CR MPG:  Overall 51 / City 40 / Hwy 59 mpg

#1 of 16 Compact cars

Predicted reliability: 84/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

No. 3: Honda Accord 2024

Price Range:  $27,895 - $29,910

CR MPG:  Overall 32 / City 21 / Hwy 46 mpg

#5 of 11 Midsized cars

Predicted reliability: 58/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 2/5

No. 4: Honda CR-V 2024

Price Range:  $29,500 - $36,160

CR MPG:  Overall 26 / City 19 / Hwy 33 mpg

#3 of 29 Compact SUVs

Predicted reliability: 78/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

No. 5: Toyota Tacoma 2024

Price Range:  $31,500 - $52,100

Mileage specs not available as of yet

Predicted reliability: 70/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 6: Toyota Tundra 2024

Price Range:  $39,965 - $78,845

CR MPG:  Overall 17 / City 12 / Hwy 23 mpg

#7 of 17 Full-sized pickup trucks

Predicted reliability: 30/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 7: Toyota Corolla 2024

Price Range:  $22,050 - $28,340

CR MPG:  Overall 36 / City 24 / Hwy 51 mpg

#6 of 16 Compact cars

Predicted reliability: 77/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 8: Honda Odyssey 2024

Price Range:  $38,240 - $50,370

CR MPG:  Overall 22 / City 14 / Hwy 33 mpg

#3 of 6 Minivans 3-row

Predicted reliability: 51/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

No. 9: Ford F-150 2024

Price Range:  $36,570 - $77,980

CR MPG:  Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 26 mpg

#3 of 17 Full-sized pickup trucks

Predicted reliability: 35/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 10: Toyota 4Runner 2024

Price Range:  $40,705 - $55,170

CR MPG:  Overall 17 / City 12 / Hwy 24 mpg

#8 of 17 Midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 87/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

No. 11: Toyota Highlander 2024

Price Range:  $39,270 - $53,375

CR MPG:  Overall 22 / City 14 / Hwy 33 mpg

#6 of 20 Midsized SUVs 3-row

Predicted reliability: 69/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

No. 12: Honda Civic 2024

Price Range:  $23,950 - $44,795

CR MPG:  Overall 33 / City 23 / Hwy 44 mpg

#11 of 16 Compact cars

Predicted reliability: 60/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

For a more detailed breakdown of the data, please visit the CR website. Note that while access to some information requires a CR membership, the potential savings make it negligible in comparison when looking for the latest information to aid your car buying research.

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Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on  “Zen and the Art of DIY Car Repair” website, the Zen Mechanic blog and on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites  and Facebook for daily news and topics related to new and used cars and trucks.

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