Toyota has long been known as one of the most consistently reliable automotive brands on the market. The vehicles that Toyota makes last for decades on average, so much so, that the automaker’s advertising budget in the past has gone to researching and publishing data on just how many Toyotas are still on the road years after they were built.
Recently, iSeeCars published a study highlighting the top 20 cars offering the greatest potential lifespan. Not surprisingly, half of the 20 vehicles highlighted were produced by Toyota. Oddly enough, in the top 7, three GM SUVs stood out amongst the crowd and beat many of Toyota’s offerings. Here is everything you need to know about the Toyota and GM SUVs with the greatest lifespan according to iSeeCars.
Among the top 7 longest-lasting cars according to iSeeCars, 3 GM vehicles stood out among the sea of Toyota-produced vehicles. Among these Toyota-produced vehicles, the vehicles that made the list includes, the Toyota Prius, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Toyota Sequoia, all of which have been known for their reliability and dependability for years now. But don’t count GM out of the running, three of their SUVs made the top of this list.
One of the GM SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe was initially the next generation of the old Chevrolet Blazer. In 1995, the original K5 Blazer was renamed the Tahoe, leaving the smaller S10 Blazer as the lone Blazer model. This Tahoe was significantly smaller than the larger brand-leading Chevy Suburban, but it shared the same truck platform, making this a true old-school SUV. Not only was the body capable, but the powerplant was a proven one, with a GM 350 V8 as the main engine option.
Today, the Chevy Tahoe has retained its small, capable mentality, but it has matured over the years. For the 2023 model year, the Tahoe has gained independent rear suspension, and the V8 is now mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission for fuel economy and optimal power when it is needed.
GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet Suburban
Initially, the Suburban name spanned multiple automotive brands. Near the beginning of automotive history, “Suburban” was a name typically given to large, station wagon-type vehicles built on a commercial platform. Since 1934, GM has used the Suburban name on its large, truck-platform-built SUVs, and it has been a best-seller ever since. While the Suburban, and similarly the GMC Yukon XL, have largely been turned into luxury-adjacent people haulers over the years, they still share the same GM truck platform bones that keep them on the road and trouble-free for years.
While the GMC Yukon XL is the more luxurious option between these two, the Yukon does carry more technology and luxury features, meaning less possible reliability over time. This puts the Chevy Suburban just above the Yukon XL in overall reliability and dependability over time. Still, both of these SUVs rank right at the top of their class.