Since the average price of a new car in the United States hovers at around $30,000, it’s safe to assume more consumers are considering keeping their current cars longer. It’s probably a good idea, too, since Consumer Reports has released a list of 10 vehicles likely to drive at least 200,000 miles.
The list has some obvious and some surprising choices and it’s lead by a sure bet — the Toyota Prius. It’s the top-selling hybrid, of course, and the Prius family of cars is expansive.
The Prius C is the smallest Prius offered and the lineup extends through several editions of the Prius hatchback and continues to the largest in the family, the Prius V.
The Consumer Reports’ list includes only two manufacturers — Honda and Toyota. The publication’s list is based on its annual research survey, which encompasses responses on 1.1-million vehicles. The high-mileage cars are all base models, since higher-level trims of the longest-lasting vehicles have more features and thus can have more go wrong.
Having a vehicle last 200,000 mile also includes its owner’s maintenance practices.
Here’s the publication’s list of 10 cars likely to last 200,000 miles. Clicked on the hyperlink to read to current or recent year review on theweeklydriver.com.
Toyota Camry (with four-cylinder engine)
Honda Accord (with four-cylinder engine)
Honda Civic (but not the hybrid, Si or GX)