One of the key things that car shoppers should be concerned with is reliability: How long will the car you’re considering last? A new study gives some insight into the vehicles that you can probably depend on for at least 15 years.
Vehicle research site iSeeCars.com recently released its list of cars that are most often kept by their original owners for that period of time.
Toyotas Top List of Cars That Owners Keep for 15+ Years
To come up with its list, iSeeCars analyzed more than 350,000 cars from the 1981-2004 model years that were resold for the first time in 2019. Vehicle types included SUVs, pickup trucks, luxury vehicles and sports cars.
Here are some key findings from the report:
- The list is made up entirely of Japanese vehicles, with Toyota landing 10 models in the top 15
- Many of the vehicles on the list are SUVs, which take up seven of the 15 spots
Here are the top 15 vehicles and the percentage of original owners who keep the vehicle for 15+ years:
|Rank||Car||% Original Owners Keeping Car for 15+ Years||Compared to Average
|15||Toyota Land Cruiser||10.6%||1.4x|
“While American automakers have abandoned smaller cars from their lineups to focus on trucks and SUVs, the proven dependability and solid reputation of these vehicles has not only kept them in production, but helped them remain popular even amid their segment’s decline,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.
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