Honda CR-V has new motto: In for the long haul

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If the popularity of vehicles made by Toyota and Honda need any additional proof, look no further than the latest longevity study by bankrate.com.

Six vehicles manufactured by Toyota and four made by Honda comprised the top-10 of car owners keep at least 10 years.

The site’s study looked at vehicles new in 2015 and sold between January 1 2015 to July 15, 2015.

Honda CR-V versatility equals its longevity

The Honda CR-V, a perennial top-10 selling vehicle, earned the top mark. While just edging the Toyota Prius, Honda CR-V models purchased in 2005 are still owned by 28.6 percent of their original owners.

The Toyota Prius, which has dominated the hybrid market since its debut, was second in the longevity study at 28.5 percent, followed by the Toyota RAV-4.

The 2005 Honda CR-V has best longevity percentage among owners of cars 10 years old.
The 2005 Honda CR-V has best longevity percentage among owners of cars 10 years old.

The Prius in the only alternative fuel vehicle on the list. The collection also includes five sport utility vehicles, two vans and two sedans.

Here’s the top-10 list of the 2005 vehicles still owned by their original owners:

Honda CR-V, 28.6%

Toyota Prius, 28.5%

Toyota RAV-4, 28.2%

Toyota Highlander, 26.5%

Honda Odyssey, 25.6%

Toyota Sienna, 25.4%

Toyota Camry, 24.4%

Toyota Avalon, 23.8%

Honda Pilot, 23.3%

Honda Element, 23.1%

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