One of the biggest challenges of buying a car is knowing how far it can take you. Some cars have reputations for going 300,000 miles without a problem, while others are lucky to reach the end of their 100,000-mile warranty. Which kind of car would you prefer? This list will show you the most reliable cars you can own. These vehicles laugh at the idea of only going 250,000 miles. From Subarus to Toyotas, the cars you’re about to see will always get you where you’re trying to go.
Which one are you going to buy?
The Subaru Forester Is Still The King Of The Road
Introduced in Japan in 1997, the Subaru Forester is one of the most reliable cars on the road. It has twice been awarded Motor Trends coveted SUV of the Year award and was named Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy in 2014.
With minimal maintenance, the Forester will easily go more than 250,000 miles. We wouldn’t be surprised if it even takes your far beyond 300,000, the benchmark for the most reliable cars. This reputation for reliability is one of the reasons Subaru is one of the world’s most trusted car brands.
The Volkswagon Passat Built Its Reputation On Reliability
You know the Passat has a great reputation since it’s been around since 1973! Currently in its eighth generation, Volkswagon’s flagship model has stood the test of time. Proving it’s worth every penny, Motor Trend named the Passat the 2012 Car of the Year.
With two variants to choose from, there has never been a better time to jump on the Passat bandwagon. Whether you choose the sedan or the hatchback, you won’t have to worry about engine problems for a long time.
Up next, a luxury car that will keep you comfortable for years to come!
The Lexus RX 350 Is The Most Reliable Car In Its Class
Considered the most reliable car in the luxury SUV class, the Lexus RX 350 will get you where you want to go and back multiple times. Available as a traditional gas car or a hybrid, the powerful vehicle comes with up to 450 horsepower!
The name RX stands for “Radiant Crossover.” The Lexus RX has been available since 1998 and was originally based off of the Toyota Highlander. Lexus, of course, is the luxury branch of the Japanese automaker.
The Honda CR-V Got a Facelift In 2017
Humbly beginning as an SUV version of the Civic, Honda introduced a brand new version of the CR-V in 2017. It was the fifth iteration of the flagship vehicle, which continues to take its inspiration from Honda’s compact sedan.
In 2018, Honda saw record sales for the CR-V, with 379,013 cars sold in the United States alone! The massive popularity of the crossover is no doubt related to its reliability ratings, which put it at the top of its vehicular class.
Reliability Is The Selling Point Of The Lexus ES 350
Lexus went all in on reliability when the company designed the latest generation of its ES model. Going more than 250,000 miles is no problem for this car, doing it in a timely manner is another issue, however.
Despite how reliable the ES is, it was noted upon its release for having underwhelming power, subpar performance, and boring design. Consumers have been slow to buy into the new look, as well. The ES sold less 48,000 units in 2018, which is 10,000 less than in 2016.
Toyota is up next, with a model that’s been going places since 1982!
The Toyota Camry Has Been Getting Families There Since 1982
The Toyota Camry is known as a 300,000-mile car. When you buy one, it will be with you for decades. These cars run forever and have been one of the most popular cars in the country for nearly 40 years as a result.
Camry’s are also one of the safest cars on the road. They come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, a pre-collision system that has been praised for its lane departure warning and pedestrian detection warning abilities.
The Toyota 4Runner Hasn’t Needed To Change In A Decade
The fifth generation of the Toyota 4Runner was introduced in 2009. Since then, features have been added, but the basic SUV hasn’t changed. It’s just that reliable and safe. Most recently, Toyota added their Safety Sense System to the vehicle.
Since being introduced in 1994, sales have only gone up for the 4Runner. Its popularity reached new heights in 2018, with overall sales in the United States of 139,694 units. Not bad for a car that looks the same as it did ten years ago!
Coming up, an Infiniti model that was underrated for its time.
The Inifiniti QX70 Is Nissan’s Most Reliable Luxury Vehicle
The Inifiniti QX70 was Nissan’s attempt to create a reliable luxury SUV, and they hit a homerun. The mid-size vehicle was made between 2003 and 2017, and is designed on the same platform as the Nissan Altima.
For years, the QX70 was one of the best selling luxury SUVs on the market. By 2013, however, market interest declined and Inifiniti sold just over 3,000 units. They kept the car alive for four more years before finally admitting defeat in 2017. That makes the SUV a great reliable option to find on the used market!
Lincoln Town Cars Will Be On The Road Forever
Next to the Crown Victoria, there may not be a more recognizable car on the road than the Lincoln Town Car. Did you know these uber-reliable cars were discontinued in 2011? We had no idea considering how many we still see on the road today!
Despite its incredible reliability, sales of the Lincoln Town Car took a nose dive at the turn of the century. In 2011, only 9,460 units were sold. That’s a steep decline from the 84,629 units sold in 1999.
It’s Named The Nissan Titan For A Reason
First introduced in 2003, the Nissan Titan received its first big facelift in 2016 in a move that more than doubled its year-to-year sales. Not the biggest seller, Nissan must have been ecstatic when sales jumped from 21,880 in 2016 to 52,924 in 2017.
Part of the reason for the increased popularity was the introduction of a new, more powerful engine than the previous generation. Add that to the car’s reputation for reliability, and it’s clear Nissan solved their problem of consumer interest against stiff competition from Ford and Chevrolet.
Speaking of Chevrolet, they’re up next!
The Chevrolet Silverado Is Its Price In Gas
Let’s be honest, you won’t be saving any money if you buy a 250,000-mile truck; they’re gas guzzlers. If you’re okay with that, you can’t do much better than the Chevrolet Silverado. Competing at the top end of the market against Ford, this Chevy truck rates just a little better.
What’s really important is how hard you can be on this beast. The perfect truck for cowboys or off-road enthusiasts, the Silverado can take a beating and keep on driving.
The Honda Odyssey Is The Perfect Family Van
When you have a family, there is no minivan more reliable than the Honda Odyssey. With three rows of seating and plenty of power, the Odyssey won’t leave you stranded. Since first being released, it has won several Car and Driver awards.
Introduced in 1994, it took a few years for sales to pick up steam. In 2000, it was firmly established as the country’s go-to minivan, selling 126,000 units. Since then, it has never sold less than 100,000 in a calendar year.
The Acura RDX Was Built To Be Better
When Acura decided to jump into the luxury SUV market, they took a big leap, releasing the RDX to universal praise. The car was built from the ground up, without using another model’s platform to inspire the company’s engineers.
The third generation RDX was released in 2019 and today comes fully loaded with several tantalizing standard features. You can get to wherever you’re going in style in Acura’s first luxury SUV; an automobile they made sure to be built better than the rest.
The Chevrolet Impala Is Finally Reliable
The Impala is Chevrolet’s on-again-off-again model that is currently on the market and making a big splash. The newest generation of Impala was introduced in 2014 during a period of renaissance for the American car maker.
In the last decade, Chevrolet has become one of the go-to automakers for reliable cars. Watch any of their advertisements, and see for yourself how many awards they have won. It makes sense, then, that the re-introduction of the Impala would come with increased reliability and safety features.
Next, learn just how Toyota has kept the Corolla so relevant!
The Toyota Corolla Is Old Reliable
Few cars have the reputation for reliability that the Toyota Corolla has. Forget the idea of a 250,000-mile car when it comes to this compact stalwart; it should get you closer to 400,000.
The twelfth generation Corolla comes in three versions; a hatchback, a sedan, and station wagon. The versatility makes it the perfect reliable car for a small family. Once the brood gets too big, though, it’ll be time to upgrade to the Honda Odyssey, which you’ve already seen on this list.
Honda Tested The Limits Of Size With The Pilot
Honda wasn’t worried about size when the carmaker released the Pilot in 2002. It was and still is, the biggest SUV available from Honda, with three rows of seating and excellent performance.
To make the Pilot such a reliable SUV, Honda based it off the same platform as the Odyssey, its best-selling minivan. In 2010, the Honda Crosstour challenged the Pilot in size but came up short. Well, the Crosstour is actually longer than the Pilot, just not bigger.
The Scion xB Should Have Been A Bigger Deal
Scion was Toyota’s attempt to cater to a younger car-buying crowd. For years, the brand catered toward twenty-somethings, and the xB was the perfect affordable car to buy for new families. It quickly built up a reputation as the Energizer Bunny of cars.
Unfortunately, the plug was pulled on Scion in 2015. With sagging overall sales, Toyota discontinued the offshoot brand. The good news is the xB is still available. Toyota rebranded the car as the Corolla iM in 2017.
The Mazda6 Is Steady Until The End
If you own a Mazda6, then you know just how reliable this car is. What you might not notice is that you’ve gone more than 250,000 miles with how steady its performance is. It’s safe to say Mazda knew what they were doing with this mid-size sedan.
Sales for the Mazda6, while not spectacular, have stayed relatively steady through the car’s production life. Since 2007, the Mazda6 has averaged around 40,000 units sold per year, making it one of the more popular sedans on this list.
The Toyota Sequoia Can Handle The Worst Conditions
The Toyota Sequoia can take you around the world if you wanted it to without any problem. It also comes ready for the worst you can throw at it; like not driving it at all. If you don’t drive yours for months at a time, that’s okay, it will start up like new when you’re ready!
The key to the Sequoia’s success is to keep it up to date on its maintenance. If you treat it nicely under the hood, it will treat you nicely on, or off the beaten path.
The Honda Civic Is a Blank Canvas of Reliability
The oldest car on our list, the Honda Civic was first introduced to the world in 1972. Since then, no other vehicle has been more important to the Honda brand. Popular for its reputation for reliability, over 300,000 cars were sold in the United States in 2018.
In 2016, the Civic received a huge facelift, taking on a sportier look. The new look, while controversial, sparked a huge increase in sales to the number listed above. The bold look was a gamble that paid off for Honda. Buying a Civic, however, is one of the safest gambles you can make.