25 Cars Guaranteed to Last You Over 250,000 Miles
There are few things in life better than paying off your car and continuing to drive for 5, 10, 15 years without a car payment. Here are 25 cars guaranteed to last you over 250,000 miles with regular care and routine maintenance, letting you live that sweet car payment free life for many years.
Lexus ES 350
Scooping up a top prize as the most dependable compact premium car in the 2018 J.D. Power dependability study, the Lexus ES 350 sedan is a standout 300-horsepower vehicle for both luxurious appointments, long-standing quality, and reliable V6 performance over the long haul. These are the 10 things you should never do to your car.
The Prius has long been the benchmark for a dependable hybrid capable of lasting 250,000 miles, or more. It remains both a cultural touchstone and an affordable compact car that will last for the better part of a lifetime, with the help of several, still-pricey battery pack replacements. It is no accident that this green, eco-friendly Toyota is the polar opposite of a disposable ride.
Subaru’s flagship SUV may just be the dictionary definition of a family car going on and on well past 250K miles. For many years, the Forester, which gets over 30 MPG and starts under $25,000, has been thought of as one of the most dependable, visually unique, and transcendent 4WD vehicles on the road. This remains true as we head into the second decade of the 21st century. Discover the best used cars to buy.
It may be hard to believe that any vehicle in the lineup from the brand that once gave away a free car with a purchase—let alone the one with the lowest price tag—would rank here, but those who have been paying attention to the auto industry know that Kia has quickly become one of the most reliable car brands in the world. To get 250,000 miles from a car that barely dents your bottom line (Rio starts at just over $15,000) is a dream which is why the Kia Rio, one of J.D. Power’s most dependable rides, makes the grade. Here are the best car deals under $18,000.
Any car or truck that can not only no longer see 250,000 in its rearview mirror but has witnessed the odometer max out at 999,999 as it drives on past a million miles easily makes the cut as dependable in our book! You may not need your Toyota Tundra for a million miles but it is nice to know that you could still be driving your truck long after the final payment! And if you opt for the evocative rich orange leather of the 1794 Edition Tundra, you will never tire of the interior design.
Thanks to an unassailable record of reliability year after year, no midsize sedan can compete with the Honda Accord‘s reputation for long-lasting performance with minimal to no maintenance issues. Helping you keep your ride on the road year after year, the 2019 Accord comes standard with Honda Sensing, a smart suite of safety tech to assist in avoiding collisions. Check out the 13 ways in which you’re shortening the life of your car.
America’s most famous reliable car for racking up over 250,000 miles now comes in a tidy hybrid iteration. Getting over 50 MPG city and highway means that you will be saving money, and the planet, with every single one of those miles put on the trusty Toyota Camry‘s odometer over the span of decades if you treat her right. Every Camry comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense which includes smart cruise control and high beams, lane departure alert, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, all tools that not only will keep your car safe from harm but will make driving it for well over a decade more pleasant.
She may not win any best-dressed awards, but the Corolla is a bona fide star on and off the red carpet. This classic Toyota sedan is as steady as it gets when it comes to a car that can cruise on up to and beyond 250,000, at a price point (starting under 19K) that fits within many budgets. Every Corolla has Toyota Safety Sense P standard. Its lane departure alert with steering assist and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection will keep you and your car safe from harm and make driving it for well over a decade more enjoyable.
This classic American workhorse just runs and runs, like the wild horses its meaty V-8 engine conures as it tows, pulls, and delivers the goods for ranchers and regular drivers alike. The ‘Built Ford Tough’ catchphrase isn’t just an iconic three-word slogan, it speaks to the long-lasting quality under the hood of every F-150 truck. You may not need to haul raw materials like an independent contractor but if you need a reliable vehicle that will last you a lifetime, the Ford F-150 is a perfect fit. Don’t miss these 34 secret car-buying tips.
You know vehicles last a long time when a manufacturer officially names the club of owners who successfully log hundreds of thousands of miles in them. The ‘Truck Legends’ is the exclusive club of Chevy owners who have put over 100,000 miles on their trucks, with nearly 5,000 Chevy lovers soaring past the quarter-century mark (and several over a million miles!) The 2019 Silverado 1500 is the next-gen V-8 beast in a long line of strong, dependable Chevy trucks built to last a lifetime.