Only 1 Hybrid SUV Lasts Over 240K Miles According to a New Study

The average new SUV model should be able to last for 200,000 miles of ownership. Some reliable SUVs can last for much longer. ISeeCars.com conducted a study to find which vehicles last the longest. Only one hybrid SUV lasts over 240,000 miles, according to ISeeCars’ study.

One Toyota hybrid SUV has incredible longevity

A blue 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid midsize hybrid SUV is parked.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a reliable midsize hybrid SUV. According to ISeeCars.com, the Highlander Hybrid can last for up to 244,994 miles. Based on the average annual driving range, a new Highlander Hybrid can last for up to 17 years.

The average new vehicle only last for about 14 years. Toyota’s hybrid midsize SUV is especially dependable. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the longest-lasting SUVs on the market. It’s also one of two hybrid models that made ISeeCars’ list of top 20 vehicles offering the greatest potential lifespan. The other hybrid vehicle on the list is another Toyota hybrid, the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Should you get a 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

A blue 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid midsize SUV is parked.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota

The 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid starts at $40,220. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors to make 243 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Highlander Hybrid achieves 36 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Highlander Hybrid comes standard with heated outside mirrors, a smart key system with push-button start, and a height-adjustable power liftgate. It also includes a blind-spot monitor, a tire pressure monitor system, and a leather steering wheel.

Kelley Blue Book praises the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for its incredible fuel economy, long list of standard features, and high safety rating. U.S. News & World Report claims that the Highlander Hybrid has a classy cabin, smooth ride, and responsive infotainment system.

What is the best midsize SUV on the market?

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The Toyota Highlander Hybrid may outlast many midsize SUVs, but it isn’t the undisputed best option on the market. The most popular midsize SUV in the Kia Telluride. The Telluride is popular because it offers amazing value for the money and comes loaded with great standard features.

The 2023 Kia Telluride starts at $35,690 (before taxes and additional fees). It uses a 3.8-liter V6 engine to make 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Telluride gets 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. Car and Driver gave the 2023 Telluride a perfect overall score.

The Hyundai Palisade, Chevrolet Traverse, and Honda Passport are also competitive midsize SUVs. If you’re looking for the best midsize SUV on the market, all signs point to the Telluride. That being said, the Highlander Hybrid does offer unique perks like its extraordinary longevity and incredible driving range. The Highlander Hybrid is able to travel for over 600 miles on a full tank of gas. That’s more driving range than some small SUVs and cars.

If you want to get the most out of your SUV, make sure to regularly get oil changes and maintain it. Most SUVs won’t last as long as the Highlander Hybrid, but there are still plenty of SUVs on the market with above average longevity.