When you’re looking to buy a car brand new, chances are you want to get as much out of your car as possible. For some drivers, this can mean high-end luxury, fun driving experience, or off-road utility. For most people, what is also at the forefront of your mind is reliability. You want to know that your car isn’t going to break down on the side of the road and that it’s going to continue to get you where you need to go for as long as you own it. With the major metric for how we measure a car’s life being mileage, Consumer Reports looked to this year’s cars that they expect will exceed our normal expectations for a car’s lifetime mileage.
2020 Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry has a long-standing history of being a safe and reliable vehicle, and the 2020 model year does well to uphold that. The Camry made the top of the list for Consumer Reports when looking at cars we expect to make it to 200,000 miles or more. Besides one minor recall, there haven’t been any major problems or complaints so far with this year’s Camry.
Consumer Reports also took into consideration how reliable previous model years have been and took into account how high the mileage on older Camrys could get without compromising the car. Since you can confidently buy a used Camry with high mileage it’s easy to say that the new 2020 models will follow in those footsteps.
2020 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord is another car with a history of reliability, which is why it makes the list. Consumer Reports make it a point to clarify that with enough money spent on repairs and replacement almost any car can go 200,000 miles, but they wanted to make a list of cars that won’t break the bank along the way. Accords are typically easy to work on, with low maintenance costs and cheaper repairs than you’d get on some high-end German cars.
What makes the Accord even better is that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and a little bit of luxury. Of course, it may not have the high-quality leathers of an Aston Martin, but you won’t be miserable driving one to work every day.
2020 Toyota Prius
The 2020 Toyota Prius seems to have taken a backseat in popularity as electric and plug-in hybrid sedans grow in number on the new car market. While there are some newer cars available, they don’t quite have the age of the Toyota Prius that can back up claims of the cars lasting to 200,000 miles and beyond.
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This year’s Prius has great gas mileage, low yearly maintenance costs, and the line’s history leads us to expect can make it hundreds of thousands of miles without needing costly repairs.
While they may not be the fanciest, most expensive cars on the new car market, you get a great bang for your buck with these sedans. You can rely on them mile after mile, and hopefully our speculation will prove that these cars can really go the distance.