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Top 14 Longest-Lasting SUVs – 5 Toyota Models Made the List (Where Was RAV4?)

See how Toyota ranked in this list of SUVs proven to last more than 250,000 miles. Did Toyota RAV4 make it?

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I really like the site iSeeCars.com. Especially their annual lists and rankings of the top cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market.

One of their intriguing recent stories focuses on “the longest-lasting cars, trucks, and SUVs to reach 250,000 miles and beyond”.

I wonder how Toyota did in the SUV category – especially Toyota RAV4.

Toyota RAV4 and iSeeCars.com

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition Midnight Black Metallic

For this study, iSeeCars looked at 260 million vehicles that were sold between the years of 2012 and 2022 to see what their chances were to achieve high mileage.

Specifically, what percentage chance did each model have of reaching 250,000 miles or more?

Turns out, the average vehicle only has an 11.8% chance of making it to one quarter million miles. That number is surprisingly low to me, but I guess it also makes sense too.

The Toyota SUV I keep an eye on is Toyota RAV4 (including RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 Prime as well). This is the best-selling SUV in the country due to its reliability, versatility, size, style, and comfort.

Plus, additions to 2023 Toyota RAV4 include the new Toyota Audio Multimedia and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 systems. I really like gadgets, multimedia capabilities, and fun features, so these are solid upgrades.

Did RAV4 even make this list, though?

The Longest-Lasting SUVs

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Blue profile view

Here is the list of the top 14 longest-lasting SUVs, according to iSeeCars. This ranking is based on each vehicle’s percentage chance of making it to 250,000 miles.

 

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser     47.9%
  2. Toyota Sequoia            47.1%
  3. Honda Pilot                   42.7%
  4. Toyota 4Runner            41.0%
  5. Acura MDX                   29.2%
  6. Honda Element             27.8%
  7. Honda CR-V                 27.5%
  8. Subaru Element            22.3%
  9. GMC Yukon XL             21.3%
  10. Ford Expedition            19.9%
  11. Toyota RAV4                 18.1%
  12. Toyota Highlander         17.5%
  13. Nissan Xterra                16.2%
  14. Chevrolet Trailblazer     15.6%

The overall average percentage was a 15.0% chance for SUVs to survive 250,000 miles. These are the ones that were overachievers, of sorts.

Time for Your Toyota RAV4 Comments

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition

Being a Toyota RAV4 fan, I am a little bit disappointed RAV4 only made it to 11th place on the list.

But being an even bigger Toyota fan in general, having 5 of 14 vehicles on this list is a huge achievement.

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And this is yet another validation of just how long a Toyota can last – giving people and families peace of mind their Toyota will keep going and going and going.

How do you feel about these rankings? Which vehicles highlighted here would you like to own?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

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Comments

Bob Bumgardner (not verified)    August 28, 2023 - 8:26PM

While I have never had a rav4, I have had 3 toyota pick up trucks with the 22r motor. The first was a 79 4x4, I loved that little truck. It had 170k when I bought it at 16 and it was still running with my uncle driving it when I turned 30. The second was a 92 Toyota pick up, another 4x4, which I gave to my dad. He drove it for several years and it was sold with 200k, still running great. Next I bought another 92, this time 2 wheel drive and it also made it over 200k. They just don't ever stop running and the worst repair I ever made was to my 92 4x4, which was a sending unit.
Now after these I spent the next 10 years driving full size trucks, because I needed them for work. My last full size was a 2004 dodge ram with the hemi, 1500 class. I sold it still running with 365k miles on it. 4x4 still worked, it would start on the first try, no problem. That was a terrific Truck. After selling it I bought a 2011 tacoma access cab 4x4. It just turned 200k and runs like a dream.
In reality, as long as you keep your oil changed, a Toyota truck will run till the body falls apart. They are just that reliable. I plan to give this model to my son and purchase another Toyota truck this spring, likely a tacoma with 4 full doors or maybe, depending on who gets elected and if we see reasonable gas again, a tundra. That literally all depends on whether or not we manage to get rid of the current democrat criminals selling our nation down the toilet.