Wait a second, doesn’t the Toyota Tacoma have a reputation for being durable and long-lasting? It’s supposed to be one of the most reliable trucks you can buy. However, the Toyota Tacoma didn’t make it on the top 10 longest-lasting vehicles list.
How many miles will the Toyota Tacoma last?
According to iSeeCars, the average Toyota Tacoma model makes it to about 235,070 miles. That falls short compared to the drivers that report their Tacoma models, making it between 250,000 to 300,000 miles.
However, iSeeCars isn’t reporting the maximum lifespan for the longest-lasting vehicles. Instead, it analyzed current odometer readings. Over two million vehicles that were produced at least for 10 of the last 20 years were evaluated.
Then the vehicles were ranked according to the highest-mileage-achieving vehicles. Nearly 75 percent of the top 20 vehicles are comprised of trucks and SUVs. The Tacoma did make it in the top 20, but not the top 10.
Meanwhile, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Avalon, and Toyota Land Cruiser dominate the top 10. The only mid-size tuck to make it in the top 10 is the Honda Ridgeline, which makes it to 248,669 miles.
This is a little surprising. Who would expect the Toyota Prius and Honda Ridgeline to outrank the incredibly popular Tacoma?
What is the max life span for the Tacoma?
A well-maintained Toyota Tacoma can reach 300,000 miles, but some owners have made it past 400,000 miles. Nearly 2.8 percent of Tacoma models make it over 200,000 miles, making it the third longest-lasting truck.
The Honda Ridgeline has a maximum life span of about 250,000 to 400,000 miles. Also, about 3.7 percent of Ridgeline models make it past 200,000 miles. The Toyota Tundra has the most longevity, and 4.0 percent of models make it over 200,000 miles.
But maintenance could play a key role. The Toyota Tacoma is a durable and rugged truck that’s off-roading oriented. It could be used to dominate trails in the woods and for an adventure more than the Honda Ridgeline.
Vehicles that are used conservatively with regular maintenance typically have the best lifespan. The Honda Ridgeline has a uni-body design and drives like a comfortable SUV. It could be less prone to situations with higher wear and tear.
How reliable is the Tacoma?
The Toyota Tacoma has an above-average reliability ranking. It earned a score of 81 out of 100 from J.D. Power. Any score between 91 to 100 is considered to be the best, but scores between 81 to 90 are great. Scores that fall between 70 to 80 are average.
On an interesting note, the Honda Ridgeline earned a score of 78 out of 100 from J.D. Power, which makes it average.
Also, the vehicles used in the iSeeCars study were still kicking. Some of the trucks and SUVs still have a lot of life to live. It’s possible that the Tacoma could get its revenge.
Used Tacoma models aren’t considered to be high milage until they approach 150,000 miles. Just remember to take a look at the vehicle’s history report before making your purchase.