Sur­vey at the in­ter­sec­tion of re­li­a­bil­ity and qual­ity sees Toy­otas take top spots

Edmonton Sun - Autonet - - FRONT PAGE - COLE­MAN MOL­NAR DRIV­ING.CA

A new study nam­ing the top 15 cars most likely to be kept by their orig­i­nal own­ers for 15 years or longer has al­most all the top spots taken by Toy­ota prod­ucts.

On­line au­to­mo­tive search com­pany iSeeCars’ sur­vey looks like a paid en­dorse­ment for the brand, but the re­search firm came by the stats hon­estly, an­a­lyz­ing more than 750,000 cars from the 1981 to 2003 model years that were sold in 2018.

All 15 spots were snagged by Ja­panese au­tomak­ers, with Toy­ota tak­ing 10 of them, in­clud­ing the top three, which went to its High­lander (1st), Prius (2nd) and Si­enna (3rd).

“Ja­panese ve­hi­cles are known for their qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity, which is reaf­firmed by the re­sults of this list,” said Phong Ly, chief ex­ec­u­tive of iSeeCars.

The au­tomaker in sec­ond place is Honda, with three ve­hi­cles in the top 15 (four if you count the Acura MDX). Its Pi­lot, Odyssey and CR-V all ranked within the top 10.

Just one hy­brid made the list — the Prius.

Here is the list of 15 ve­hi­cles:

Toy­ota High­lander

Toy­ota Prius

Toy­ota Si­enna

Honda Pi­lot

Toy­ota Tun­dra

Toy­ota Se­quoia

Toy­ota Ta­coma

Honda Odyssey

Honda CR-V

Sub­aru Forester

Toy­ota RAV4

Toy­ota Camry

Acura MDX

Toy­ota 4Run­ner

Toy­ota Avalon

The study also fo­cused on the most pop­u­lar SUVs to keep around for 15 or more years and found that, sim­i­larly, it was the Ja­panese brands that tended to stand the test of time. In this seg­ment, a few other na­tions were rep­re­sented on the list: the Kia Sorento, GMC Yukon XL and Chevro­let Sub­ur­ban rounded out the list in 9th, 10th and 12th spots, re­spec­tively.

The top three, mean­while, were dom­i­nated by the High­lander, Pi­lot and Se­quoia, in that or­der.


Toy­ota High­lander.

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