20 Most Reliable Cars That Can Last Over 250,000 Miles
Reliability has always been one of the main factors when it came to buying a car. Even if the modern consumer mindset dictates changing your car every two or three years, still, a lot of people prefer cars that'll keep going after they hit the 250,000 miles marker. And here are 20 new and classic cars that'll definitely last more than 250,000 miles.
1. Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester became a hit ever since the first one hit the road. This car not only comes with a great choice of engines but also sports the best 4WD system available today. Although the turbocharged variants are great, the naturally aspirated engines are known to reach beyond 250,000 miles with regular maintenance.
2. VW Passat
Europe's best-loved station wagon has gained its popularity through its functionality and reliability. This applies to most generations of VW Passat, the latest one included. Their diesel engines are known to outlast everything else on the car. Their more recent 1.8 Turbo engines have proven to be almost as durable.
3. Lexus RX350/450h
The Lexus RX350/450h is another kind of car that'll go the extra mile. Its gas and hybrid variants have both earned a reputation for being reliable. In fact, it's considered one of the most reliable cars in its class, which has definitely expanded its customer base.
4. Honda CR-V
This compact crossover from Honda is as functional as a swiss army knife and has rock solid reliable engines. The most impressive feature is its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the older models. This car has nothing flashy, especially considering its repulsive exterior design. However, it's indisputable that Honda CR-V simply keeps on driving well into six-figures on the clock.
5. Lexus ES 350/450
The Lexus ES 350/450 may be considered a bit boring with its average design and rather mild performance, but its longevity compensates. These cars are simply well built, and a great testament to that fact is a large number of happy owners whose cars are still serving them well after 200,000 miles on the clock.
6. Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry has been considered one of the most reliable cars you can buy for decades, so it needs no special introduction on this list. The Camry at this point is probably one of the few go-to cars for those who are looking for durable and reliable transportation, but unfortunately, it doesn't provide much more than that.
7. Toyota 4Runner
This compact SUV has a very extensive history of serious off-road use, so it's one of the more favored options for 4x4 enthusiasts the world over. The Toyota 4Runner also comes with a number of engines that could take that kind of abuse on a regular basis, while delivering the necessary torque.
8. Lincoln Town Car
The Lincoln Town Car, as well as the Ford Crown Victoria, is one of the three models that share the same platform. With similar specs as the Crown Vic, the Town Car features a more luxurious package. The 4.6 litre V8 engine of this car definitely deserves some praise, especially since it hasn't changed much in its 13 years duration.
9. Nissan Titan XD
Cummins diesel engines mean ruggedness, reliability, and durability, and Nissan Titan XD offers exactly that under the hood. Its 5.6L V8 petrol engine is good to run for hundreds of thousands of miles. If you really don't want any worries, opt for the Cummins 5.0L turbo diesel V8.
10. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
The rivalry between Ford and Chevy transpires to the well-known performance car segment. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD trucks are the main competition to Ford's F-series. They are currently tied for market share and have earned loyal followings in the US. This durable Chevrolet truck can take the abuse and keep driving even with six-figure mileage on the clock all over.
11. Honda Odyssey
With its flexible 3.5 litre V6 engines, Honda Odyssey minivans are known to easily reach the 200,000-mile mark and keep serving their owners reliably. Aside from the engine, the transmission and many other parts of the mechanical system were also proven to be wear resistant. Whether you like its design or not, the Odyssey is definitely a great choice if you need a reliable ride for your whole family.
12. Acura RDX
Powered by a decent 3.5L V6 with 279 horsepower, this crossover SUV of Acura's has been proven to be one of the most reliable cars in its class by numerous happy customers around the world. The Acura RDX can easily pass the 250,000-mile mark with regular maintenance. It also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, which helps the maximum mileage as well.
13. Chevrolet Impala
The Chevrolet Impala is one of the most reliable cars on the North American market. This sedan is sure to suit all your needs, even though that means covering 250,000 miles in its lifespan. The standard engine choice is the ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder, but if you want to squeeze the most out of this car, go for a 305-horsepower 3.6L DOHC V6 with 6-speed automatic as standard.
14. Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corollas, especially the old ones circa 1989 and onward, were some of the most resilient cars Japan has ever produced. Numerous happy customers have proven that these small sedans can easily reach the 250,000-mile mark. Thanks to a great selection of well-built engines, the Corolla was just made to last no matter if it's the JDM, European, or American version.
15. Honda Pilot
Luxurious SUVs are not always synonymous with reliable vehicles, but the Honda Pilot is an exception. The first generation of Pilots have proven to come with some pretty ridiculous mileages. The latest version of this SUV promises to bring the same reliability, too.
16. Audi Allroad
The Audi Allroad has a similar story to the VW Passat. It's the crossover variant of the Audi A4 and has proven to be quite resilient and capable of reaching great mileage if maintained regularly. This applies to most engine choices.
17. Scion xB
Scions are liked by some whilst at the same time hated by others. When it comes to these cars, you'll hardly find a person who doesn't have an opinion. No matter what opinion you hold about this brand though, the Scion xB has proven to be a reliable car. According to customer feedback, it'll reach 250,000 miles with ease and just keeps going.
18. Nissan Patrol
If the Toyota Land Cruiser is the Yin, the Nissan Patrol is the Yang. These two vehicles feature similar almost indestructible engines, impressive off-road capabilities, and overall great build quality. However, this SUV was not designed for everyday use such as the soccer moms school pickup, but rather to traverse any and all the hostile terrains you could possibly find.
19. GMC Sierra 2500HD
This solid vehicle with capable engines is another well-known choice for those who need a pickup truck suitable for heavy-duty use. It may not be as popular as the Chevy or Ford, but GMC Sierra 2500HD always had an established presence in the American market. These trucks are reliable enough to both tow and transport heavier loads.
20. Mazda 6
The Mazda 6 has a similar reliability to the Camry we already mentioned, but this luxury sedan has a form that will make you grin every time you press the gas pedal. These things are a great combination of formidable performance and reliability. That's something we rarely see these days.