When you buy a used SUV you hope that it will last a long time. After all, you never quite know what your vehicle has been through before you get it. Yet careful shopping can increase the likelihood that your new-to-you truck will last a long time. iSeeCars has looked at 1.8 million vehicles and determined those that are the most likely to reach 200,000 miles. There’s one brand that keeps showing up on the SUV list – Toyota. Here’s why a used Toyota SUV just may be your best bet for a long-lasting ride.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is the most reliable large SUV
iSeeCars says that the Toyota Land Cruiser is the most reliable large SUV you can buy. It gives it a very high reliability score of 9.8 out of 10. That’s very nearly perfect. In fact, it says that the Land Cruiser takes first place by a mile and that it’s “amassed a following of loyal enthusiasts who enjoy racking up miles on their Land Cruisers.”
Why does the Toyota Land Cruiser last so long? It was designed to. The Land Cruiser is supposed to last at least 25 years and it isn’t updated often so “drivers likely keep older versions for longer because they still look like the latest models.” Unfortunately, you can’t buy a new Land Cruiser as they’ve been discontinued, but there are still used models available. You’ll pay about $91,117 for a three-year old Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Toyota Sequoia is the second longest-lasting SUV
Don’t want to spend Land Cruiser money? You could always buy a used Toyota Sequoia. The Toyota Sequoia scores an overall 9.4 for reliability. It “embodies Toyota’s reputation for reliability help the automaker earn the title as the longest-lasting car brand.”
What makes the Sequoia and the Land Cruiser last so long? They’re both built on the same platform as the Toyota Tundra, a hardy beast of a pickup. The Toyota Sequoia has three rows and can tow and haul a whole lot. If you’re in the market for a fantastic three-row used SUV, the Toyota Sequoia is a great option.
The Toyota 4Runner is the longest-lasting midsize SUV
The Toyota 4Runner is the most reliable and longest-lasting midsize SUV. iSeeCars says that the “4Runner’s presence on the list is no surprise, as its age-old 4.0-liter V6 is one of the toughest engines out there.” Like the Land Cruiser, the 4Runner has legions of fans who are devoted to it years after it comes out.
In fact, the Toyota 4Runner is so beloved that right now you’ll pay even more for a used one than you will a new one. A three-year old Toyota 4Runner costs an average of $45,844. A brand new 2022 Toyota 4Runner will cost you $44,713.
The Toyota Highlander is one of the best used midsize SUVs
Another great option for a used SUV is the Toyota Highlander. It ranks third for the best used midsize SUVs. The Highlander has an overall reliability rating of 8.5. It’s a “a capable crossover with a high-quality cabin and three spacious rows of seats.”
You’ll pay just slightly less for a three-year old Toyota Highlander at $41,763 to a new Highlander’s price of $42,357. The Highlander also comes with a suite of important safety features that make the Highlander a great choice for safety-conscious shoppers.
Toyota makes some of the best used SUVs out there. It seems that if you want a used SUV you really can’t go wrong with a Toyota.