Do you know how many miles your vehicle can take you before it needs to be replaced? Part of the challenge of buying a vehicle, especially for families or commuters, is finding one that is as reliable as you are. Some brands have reputations for producing 300,000-mile vehicles, making the decision easy. Other brands make it a gamble whether you’ll actually make it through your 100,000-mile warranty. From Subarus to Toyotas, the vehicles you’re about to see will always get you where you’re trying to go.
The Honda Odyssey is one of the most reliable family vans on the market. It’s also one of the roomiest. Featuring three rows of seating and plenty of power, this reliable auto will never leave you stranded.
First released in 1994, the Odyssey has gone to win several Cra and Driver awards. Since 2000, it has never sold less than 100,000 units a year, which speaks to the trust the consumer base has in it.
Acura took a big leap in the luxury SUV market with the RDX. The high risk came with a huge reward, as the SUV was released to universal praise. Built with an entirely new model base, Acura’s engineers outdid themselves with this one.
The 2019 RDX is the best and most reliable generation yet. It also comes loaded with incredible features. If you want a luxurious and reliable family SUV, there is no better SUV to buy then the RDX!
The biggest SUV released in the history of Honda is also one of the best. The Pilot came out in 2002 and provided spacious seating and standard Honda reliability. It was no slouch in the performance department either!
To keep the SUV up to standard, Honda based the Pilot off the Odyssey. To this day, no SUV from the automaker has come close to matching the Odyssey in size, although the Crosstour came close in 2010.
Mazda6 owners shouldn’t be surprised to see this car on the list. They know it will take them to the ends of the earth and back. They also know how consistent the car’s performance is from its first mile to its last.
Surprisingly, sales for the Mazda6 have never been stellar. While it sells consistently from year to year, we’re sure Mazda would prefer a jump from 40,000 annually to closer to 100,000. And when you consider the car’s reputation, that seems understandable to us.
The Chevy Equinox is reliability and brains in one incredible package. Its release coincided with Chevy’s recent renaissance, and the car itself has helped lead the charge in company’s high tech revolution!
The Equinox comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay among other things. Don’t worry, though, Chevy didn’t sacrifice performance for technology. The Equinox will take you everywhere you want to go without you having to worry about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere.
The Subaru Forester was first introduced in Japan in 1997 and since then has gained a reputation for its reliability. Twice it has been named Motor Trends SUV of the Year and in 2014 was named the Best Cra to Buy by Car Connection.
The Forester easily goes more than 250,000 miles with minimal maintenance. With regular care, the SUV should even be able to eclipses 300,000 miles without breaking a sweat. SUVs like the Forester are why Subaru is one of our most trusted brands.
When a car has been around as long as the Passat, you know it’s got to be solid under the hood. Volkswagon’s flagship model has stood the test of time thanks to a combination of reliability and good looks.
Today, there are two kinds of Passats to choose from – a standard sedan or hatchback. Whichever one you choose to take you on the road to life, you can rest easy knowing it will be with you until the end of time. Or until you’re ready to move on to your next car.
Lexus RX 350
One of the most reliable luxury SUVs ever built, the Lexus RX350 is can be driven in a variety of ways. It can also be bought that same way – as a gas or hybrid vehicle. Whichever version you choose, the SUV comes loaded with 450 horsepower!
The name RX stands for “Radiant Crossover,” meaning Lexus knew what they were building from the start. It helps that they were able to use the Toyota Highlander as the original base to build the SUV off of.
Taking its inspiration from the Honda Civic, the CR-V is the kind of SUV you can take anywhere and turn heads. In 2017, Honda redesigned the CR-V but continued to be inspired by the SUV’s humble beginnings.
The redesign proved popular, and the CR-V broke sales records in 2018, selling 379,013 units in the United States. The massive popularity of the vehicle, we think, can be directly linked to the undeniable reliability it provides its owner.
Lexus ES 350
When Lexus designed the most recent generation fo the ES 350, reliability was at the top of their list. They knocked the car out of the park, creating a luxury sedan capable going well beyond 250,000 miles. Unfortunately, making the car so reliable hurt its performance.
When the ES 350 was released, it was praised for its build, but reviewers were critical of performance, most notable what was described as “underwhelming power.” Basically, it will take you anywhere, just maybe not in a timely manner.
The Toyota Camry is much more than just another 250,000-mile car. It can easily eclipse 300,000 miles and if cared for properly just might be able to run forever. Don’t take our word for it, that’s just the reputation this Toyota stalwart has garnered over the years.
On top of being as reliable as cars come, the Camry is also one of the safest. It comes equipped with the brand’s Safety Sense technology, a pre-collision system praised for its pedestrian detection warning and lane assist ability.
In 2009, Toyota gave the world the fifth generation of the 4Runner. In the decade that followed, the company added technology and modern features but has largely left the build of the SUV alone because it as just that good.
Since first being released in 1994, popularity of the 4Runner has steadily grown. Sales peaked in 2018 with the SUV selling 139,694 units. That’s not too bad for a SUV that hasn’t had a facelift in ten years!
Lincoln Town Car
The Lincoln Town Car is one of the most recognizable cars on the road. It’s also one of the most reliable. Let us ask you a question – how many of these beauties have you seen on the road this week? If you said a lot, you’ll be surprised to know Lincoln stopped making the Town Car in 2011!
Despite being a road beast, sales for the Town Car cratered at the end of its run. In 2011, only 9,000 units were sold, explaining the sudden end to the production run of the amazing vehicle.
Luxury automaker Infiniti is owned by Nissan, and it can be argued the QX70 was Nissan’s attempt to create a reliable luxury SUV. The mid-size vehicle was produced for 15 years, ending its run in 2017. That doesn’t mean the QX70 disappeared though.
The SUV may not be produced anymore, but it can still be seen every day on the road. Especially earlier models. Finding a used QX70 could be a gold mine if you’re in the market for a reliable SUV but can’t afford a brand new one!
A facelift in 2016 has helped bring the uber-reliable Nissan Titan back to relevance. Sales jumped from 21,000 to over 50,000 units, peaking with 2017. Always a dependable vehicle, the Titan took a big leap in performance with its second generation.
Introduced in 2003, the 2016 model was the truck’s second iteration, and it was due for some changes. Nissan added a more powerful engine, turning the Titan into a true working person’s vehicle, helping it compete in the market against Ford and Chevy.
When you buy a truck, reliability is important because the vehicle is already going to cost you an arm and a leg in gas. Trucks are gas guzzlers and there is no way around that, so owning one that won’t need expensive repairs for 250,000 or more miles is vital.
Enter the Chevrolet Silverado. This truck competes at the top of the market and is rated slightly higher than the most comparable Ford truck. If you’re a cowboy and you drive a Ford, you might want to consider saddling up to a new horse.
The Chevy Impala has had a rough life. Its popularity over the years has varied widely, something the most recent generation is trying to change. The newest Impala was released in 2014 and was an instant and reliable hit.
Since 2010, Chevy has gained a reputation for building consistently reliable cars. The newfound consumer trust in the brand has led to increased sales to several models, most notably the Impala.
Alongside the Camry, the Corolla sets the standard for reliability. If Toyota only ever made two cars for the rest of time, the company would be okay thanks to the consumer loyalty these reliable cars have afforded it.
The newest generation of the Corolla comes in several varieties including sedan, station wagon, and hatchback. No wonder what kind of adventure you’re looking for, Toyota has you covered, and you won’t have to worry about getting stranded.
Toyota created the Scion brand to try and cater to a younger generation of car buyers. Designing affordable and reliable cars, the best of the best was the xB, which could be described as the Energizer Bunny of small cars.
Tragically, Toyota pulled the plug on Scion in 2015, putting an end to production of one of the best small cars ever made. The good news is that now these incredible cars can be found on the used market for the best possible prices.
If roads could literally take you everywhere, then the Toyota Sequoia could take you on a round trip without any problems. This vehicle is big, reliable, and as bad as they come in the best ways possible.
The key to keeping this beast running is staying up to date on maintenance. Always remember to get your oil changed and your brakes checked (and a few other things) and your Sequoia will be around for a long, LONG time.
The Honda Civic is the oldest car on this list, first being introduced in the United States in 1972. Since that time, no vehicle has been more important to the Honda brand. Popularity has also never dwindled. In 2018 over 300,000 units were sold.
Part of the reason for the surge in 2018 sales was the car’s 2016 facelift. Honda redesigned the Civic, making it sportier to reach a younger crowd. Through it all, the Honda made sure to keep the car reliable. As far as car buying goes, buying a Civic is one of the safest options out there.
Ford stepped up their game when they released the F-250 Super Duty. Always known for vehicles being built “Ford Tough,” the Super Duty took things to the next level. It will take you, and whatever you may need to haul, to anywhere you can dream of going.
The F-250 was built for working. It won’t break down in the middle of the job and can be loaded with miles. One of these beasts will easily go over 250,000 miles, just be prepared to spend on a pretty penny on gas!
The Ford F-150 Is No Slouch Either
If you really want a Ford F-250, but would like to save some money on gas, consider the F-150 instead. Trust us, you won’t be settling. The F-150 is just as reliable as the F-250 and has even been dubbed “America’s workhorse.”
There’s a reason the F-150 is Ford’s flagship truck. Making thing even better is the affordability of this hard-working vehicle. Buying one won’t break the bank. It’s perfect for the working farmhand or the everyday commuter.
As an automaker, Saab has never had the best reputation for creating reliable vehicles. Owners of the car “made from jet parts” know all too well how quickly maintenance costs can add up, so it’s shocking to see the Saab 9000 on this list.
The most reliable vehicle Saab ever made sadly was not one of its most popular. You can find these cars at good prices on the used market, it just might need a new paint job. Everything under the hood should be fine, though.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The most popular off-road vehicle is easily the Jeep. Any Jeep. But does that mean Jeep makes the best off-road vehicle? If Toyota has anything to say about it, the answer is a resounding no.
The Land Cruiser is a great choice for any off-road lovers who want to move on from their Jeep. Why buy a new Jeep when there are other options, especially onest that care the namesake of one of the most reliable automakers in the world
Consumers weren’t sure what to make of the Prius when Toyota first introduced the hybrid vehicle to the world. Thanks to the company’s already stated reputation, consumers took a chance and found themselves happy they did.
Since first being released, the popularity of the Prius has only grown. If there is any downside, it is that the battery in the car gets negative grades. Everything else about the Prius makes it one of the cars that make consumers happiest.
The VW Gold is undeniably one of the cutest cars on this list. It is super compact and can fit just about anywhere. It also happens to be one of the most reliable cars you can buy on the market today.
Don’t worry about sacrificing power for size either. The Golf may be small, but it packs a punch on the freeway. Just please don’t try and race any bigger cars to show off, that would be irresponsible. Going to and from work – that would be smart.
The Toyota Sienna is top of the line when it comes to what van you should buy to trek your family around the neighborhood. A van that surpasses 300,000 miles with easy happens to be cheap to maintain and efficient on gas as well.
Honestly, of all the vans listed here, the Sienna might be the best, and the best looking! It’s no wonder Toyota discontinued the Previa to make the Sienna their flagship family van model.
At this point on this list, you should just expect Toyota. The reliable brand just keeps making cars that never die – like the HIghlander. The Highlander comes in two varieties, as a gas guzzler or a more wallet-friendly hybrid.
Whether you but the hybrid version or not, you will be getting a long-lasting SUV that you will be able to pass down generation-to-generation. With regular maintenance, we wouldn’t be surprised if you could yours to around 500,000 miles!
Recently Ford announced it would be discontinuing most of its sedans to focus on trucks and SUVs. The Ford Taurus was not one of these victims of circumstance. The extremely reliable car will remain on the road for the foreseeable future, which is good news for everyone.
One of the reasons Ford can’t come to discontinue the Taurus is because of its loyal consumer base. Once you drive a Taurus, you never want to drive another car, which drives business back to Ford every year.
No other vehicle on this list is as aptly named as the Subaru Legacy. The long-lasting Subaru flagship vehicle just keeps going, and going, and going. It is equipped with the most reliable engine on the market and doesn’t cost a lot to repair in a pinch.
And on top of all this, the Legacy is also just a flat out beautiful car. Subaru knocked it out of the park with the sedan. Once you buy one, you’ll never buy a vehicle from another automaker again.
There are way too many cars to choose from on the compact market, so let us help you out. The Hyundai Elantra is a can’t miss compact model for the everyday commuter. It’s more powerful than many of its competitors and is amazingly reliable.
The Elantra, for how small it looks, is also surprisingly spacious and can fit five people with zero problems. If you’re a taller or larger person there might be mild discomfort, but that’s probably true for any car you get into.
Is there anything we can say about the Jeep Wrangler that hasn’t been said before? It’s the most popular Jeep model of all-time and built its reputation on the ability to never die. Even through the worst conditions imaginable, the Wranger should be able to get to 250,000 miles.
Chances are if you buy a Wrangler, it’s not as a commuter vehicle. While we’re sure that’s what some people use them for, they are best suited for weekend warriors who love looking for new and exciting adventures.
The reason the Ford Crown Victoria is so reliable is simple; they have to be because they are used most commonly as police vehicles. Ford put everything the had in the Crown Victoria, and if you’re lucky enough to own one, you know just how amazing they are.
The only downside is since the Crown Victoria is an older car, it can cost a lot if gas. Luckily you won’t be paying a lot in repairs, so in a strange way it evens out. And no one on the road is going to look cooler than you.
Dodge Ram Cummins
It’s time to talk about Dodge. So far not a single Dodge has appeared on this list, but that changes now. When the automaker teamed up with Cummins, one of the most reliable trucks, the Dodge Ram Cummins, was introduced.
The Ram is a powerhouse that can handle the toughest job you can throw its way. It also won’t break down on you in the middle of the workday. Keep this beat maintained and it will keep you happy for hundreds of thousands of miles.
Mercedes Benz E Class
At first, the Mercedes Benz E Class might seem like a simple redesign, but that’s not even close to the truth. The German car company built the E Class from the ground up to create the new standard in luxury sedans.
While most luxury cars will struggle to get to 150,000 miles, the E Class nearly doubles that. And if you can’t afford to buy a new one, it has been around long enough that it can be bought for fair prices on the secondary market.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the best mid-size SUVs available on the market, It is reliable, and carries the Jeep name just in case you had any doubts. These SUVs were built to last, even if they drink up a lot of gas.
While there are many great reasons to buy a Grand Cherokee, it’s reliability is the best of them all. Like the Wrangler, you can take this beast off-road, but you can also use it as a family vehicle as your clan grows.
The most iconic roadster of them all is also the first one on this list – the Mazda MX-5. This reliable speed machine gets great miles per gallon and shows off just how much style you have. What could possibly be better?
When Mazda designed their soul sister to the Miata they made sure to go all out. It comes standard with Skyactiv technology and maintenance costs get kept to a minimum. It’s also the perfect summer car to show up at the beach in!
The Nissan Altima is one of the automakers most famous models – and for good reason. Kept in good condition, it will easily go over 300,000 miles without breaking a sweat. You’ll look pretty stylish doing it, too.
New Altimas also come packed to the brim with standard features that rival companies can’t compete with. These additions include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. That means that not only is the Altima incredibly reliable, it is also incredibly safe.
Easily one of the most stylish cars on this list, the Chevy Malibu is also top of the line when it comes to reliability. The automaker pulled out all the stops to create this award-winning marvel, and when you get behind the wheel you understand why.
While it may look like a luxury vehicle, the Malibu isn’t just for the elite. It’s priced fairly enough for anyone who can make a reasonable monthly payment and make a new investment. Trust us, it’s worth it!