To begin with, almost all cars can do 300,000 miles, but that's if you are ready to replace almost every part. Then again, would you be satisfied with having a totally different car from what you started with? Our guess is, you'd probably not. In this post, we will take a look at recent cars that can go 300,000 miles or more without the hassle of replacing every part.
The more reliable a car is, the longer it will serve you. Also, cars that come with advanced vehicle management systems tend to be more durable. These technologies do more than just help you in timing the ignition or changing gears; they can help you monitor the working conditions of your car in real-time.
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Meanwhile, the key to having a long-lasting car, regardless of the promised mileage is maintenance. While many people pore over their owner's manual to learn about the unique features of their vehicle, that piece of handbook holds some specific maintenance requirements that would help your car last longer. Follow the maintenance guidelines to the T, and your car will be able to stand the test of time. In no particular order, these lightly used cars are good for at least 300,000 miles on the odometer.
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10 2017 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord is a midsize family car with a lifespan of 200,000-300,000 miles, going by a survey carried out by Consumer Reports. While most model years have very few problems, the 2017 Accord has proven to be the most reliable model year, with just one recall recorded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Changing the Honda Accord's oils on a regular basis, as well as flushing the transmission will help to increase the durability of the car.
Driving the Honda Accord for about 15,000 miles annually, with a healthy maintenance culture, can give you a service life of over 20 years.
9 2016 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is what the Chevy Tahoe wished it could be. Ford was very particular about putting out a reliable vehicle that could haul 8 passengers for their getaway trip. The entire Ford Expedition lineup has very few recalls, so you can be sure of not grappling with many issues throughout the service life of the car. Even more reassuring is the fact that the 2016 Ford Expedition has had zero recalls.
In a recent study conducted by iSeeCars, the Ford Expedition ranked as one of the most durable cars, with over 4.9% of the total units produced coming with a service life of 200,000 - 300,000 miles. You can go an average of 16 miles per gallon with the 2016 Ford Expedition, placing it at the upper echelon of that segment in terms of fuel economy.
8 2019 Lexus LS
Toyota prides itself as one of the top luxury carmakers, and the Lexus LS is a testament to this claim. According to the NHTSA, the 2019 Lexus LS has the least number of recalls and complaints across all model years, with only three issued so far. The lifetime mileage of Lexus models is usually between 200,000 and 300,000, but you have to follow factory-recommended maintenance guidelines, and adopt safe driving habits.
Beyond the rock-solid reliability and stellar mileage, the Lexus LS has other qualities going for it including its cushy ride, whisper-quiet powertrain, and high-tech safety equipment. With all of these qualities, the Lexus LS is well-positioned to give the Audi A8 a run for its money.
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7 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
How long do you wish to soak up those warm summer sun rays? A few days, weeks, months, or even decades? The ever-spunky and dependable Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible has got you covered. In that research, iSeeCars revealed that the Mazda MX-5 Miata is well-equipped to reach 200,000-300,000 miles, if you play your part by adopting a regular maintenance culture.
J.D. Power agrees that the 2017 pint-sized roadster is undeniably reliable, with just one recall due to abrupt downshifting.
6 2017 Toyota 4Runner
The off-road prowess and performance of the Toyota 4Runner have never been up for debate. It offers a very reasonable amount of cargo area and impressive towing capacity for your family trips. But how many miles should you expect it to last? Well, iSeeCars also pointed out that
4.1% of the total produced Toyota 4Runner comes with a lifespan of 200,000 miles and beyond.
But then, you have to bear in mind that missing just one oil change session can cause engine wear, which would eventually reduce the life expectancy.
5 2015 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry checks all the boxes for what makes a great car. Whether it is performance, comfort, reliability, or safety you are looking for in a car, you can rest assured that the Toyota Camry is a great option. J.D. Power scored the 2015 model year 90 out of 100 with respect to build quality and reliability.
According to a Toyota Camry owner on the ToyotaNation forum, his 300,000-mile Camry is still fully functional because he drives gently and properly maintains the car.
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4 2015 Ford F-150
Over the years, Ford has succeeded in ingraining the F-150 into the consciousness of Americans as a reliable, efficient, and durable pickup truck. The iSeeCars survey shows that 2.0% of all Ford F-150 will be able to go 200,000 miles and beyond, with minimal maintenance required.
Whether you choose to use the F-150 as an everyday ride or work pickup, you should get at least 20 years of service, if your average mileage annually is about 15,000.
3 2014 Honda Civic
When you think of Honda Civic, durable, fuel-efficient, comfy, and user-friendly are the words that best describe it. 300,000 miles might seem like a stretch for the Honda Civic, but with regular servicing, it may even exceed that figure. The 2014 model year was the third-best compact car, with an overall rating of 83 out of 100, according to J.D. Power.
A trick to having a long-lasting Honda Civic is to avoid aggressive driving. While the adrenaline surge you get from pushing the Honda Civic to the edge is one of the reasons you got it in the first place, you don’t want to overdo things, if you want the car to serve you for up to 20 years.
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2 2018 Subaru Outback
When you think of practical, safe, and durable vehicles, Subaru comes to mind. According to Subaru, over 97% of all Outbacks sold over a decade ago are still alive and kicking. In another survey carried out by iSeeCars, 0.8% of Subaru Outback cars have over 200,000 miles on the odometer and could push beyond the 300,000 mark, by prioritizing routine maintenance. So, it's safe to say, Subaru Outback outshines competitors such as the Hyundai Santa Fe in terms of longevity.
In 2018, J.D. Power ranked the Subaru Outback as the second-best midsize SUV in terms of reliability, driving experience, and resale value.
1 2015 Toyota Highlander
Toyota Highlander has won the hearts of millions of car enthusiasts, thanks to its family-friendly features, off-road capabilities, and remarkable mileage. According to a report by iSeeCars, the Toyota Highlander has a life expectancy of 300,000 miles. Toyota Highlander is one of the longest-lasting cars out there, with over 12.4% of original owners still driving the car today after more than 15 years of purchase.
The 2015 Highlander sits comfortably on the #3 position of the best midsize SUV ranked by J.D. Power. On top of that, Consumer Reports showers praise on the Highlander, as it has topped owner survey ranking on the platform year after year.