In the 80s and 90s, a car with 150,000 miles on the clock was treated as extremely reliable and long-lasting vehicle. Nowadays, thanks to the new technologies and use of new materials, cars with 300,000 miles are not rare. Even Toyota Prius can achieve the mentioned mileage! How to determine will a brand new car be long-lasting? Actually, it is very simple. We looked at manufacturers known for reliability and quality. The bottom line is the ultimate list of the longest lasting cars produced in 2017 or will be produced in 2018.
1. 2018 Ford Expedition ($50,000)
Ford Expedition has been rated as one of the most reliable cars ever made. Models made in 2016 and 2017 proved the claim. There is no doubt the new version will be even better. It is made from aluminum and it comes with a much better engine. 375HP (estimated) will be sufficient for moving this large SUV. Because the engine has plenty of torque, drivers don’t need to reach high rpms. This saves the engine and allows it to run for a longer period of time. The maximum torque is available at 3.500rpm.
Suspension, interior, and practicality are at the highest level. Each element is tough and designed specifically to last for decade or two. If you are looking for one of the longest lasting cars which is large, affordable and practical, Ford Expedition is the best choice.
2. 2018 Toyota Sequoia ($47,000)
Toyota makes reliable car and we all know that. Sequoia is one of the cars which is just bulletproof. It has been on the market for 20 years, which made it the oldest SUV in the segment. Obviously, it has been improved constantly. The 2018 version brings several visual improvements, but the base is the same. The advantage in this matter.
The engine is 5.7L, V8 with 381HP. All-wheel drive is preferable and with this amount of power, any possible challenge can be completed. 6-gear automatic transmission is one of the best we tried, while the suspension is more comfortable than usual. Blind-spot monitoring and cruise control are optional extras, while infotainment system is standard.
3. 2017 Ford F-150 ($40,700)
It isn’t a coincidence that another Ford is on the list. F series has been known for reliability and the new car shares the same passion. 375HP, all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and 10-speed automatic transmission are all available. The engine is reliable, the chassis cannot be destroyed even if you want and all minor elements of the car are focused on durability.
We liked this car. It is simply a true American beast which can be luxurious at one moment, but in another, it can tow 5 tons. Fuel consumption of 17/21mph isn’t great, but keep in mind that this is a big truck. When it comes to speed, it has better acceleration than most cards of today.
4. 2017 Toyota Tacoma ($23,000)
It may be rated as a 4th longest lasting car on the list, but in its own price range, it is simply the best. Tacoma features heavy-duty suspension, massive brakes, wheels and chassis specifically designed to withstand anything an owner may have in mind. V6 with 3.5L is strong, powerful and even economical (18/27mpg). It can tow up to 6.800 pounds, but you will need upgrades and tweaks.
Tacoma was designed to do the same thing as famous Hilux, to be indestructible. Maintenance is rare and cheap. All gadgets and elements inside are heavy-duty, suitable for workers. The TRD Pro may be more expensive, but it comes with superior suspension and plenty of other improvements.
5. 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe ($50,000)
One of the longest lasting cars has to be Tahoe. The SUV in question doesn’t look special, nor it is fun to drive, but it has heavy-duty construction and super-duty engine. We liked the fact the V8 with 355HP is ‘’old-school’’ unit. It doesn’t have plenty of electrics and technology, meaning that it is more reliable than similar engines. 383 pounds-feet of torque are just right.
While the engine and suspension are simple, safety tech isn’t. Line departure, forward collision warning, Wi-Fi, UBB ports and etc. are advanced. A good thing is that all of the systems are well-known and made by best brands. All of this means that the systems will last long. Furthermore, if you are looking for a safe car, Tahoe is the one.
6. 2018 Honda Odyssey ($31,000)
With well-known reputation, it would be foolish not to list this car. From the 3.5L engine, Honda obtained 250HP. 9 or 10-speed transmission is available, automatic of course, while the newer transmission is still available as an option. What to like about this car is functionality. Without a question, it is one of the best family cars ever. It is reliable, durable, practical and can be used for longer journeys. The fact it comes with onboard vacuum cleaner justifies that.
Safety features such are brake assist and line departure are available on more expensive models. Even the premium version is still more affordable than rivals. Keep in mind that all versions since 2010 are extremely durable. The only exception is a model from 2011. The new 2018 brings minor upgrades, so we believe it will be as reliable and long lasting as the 2017 model.
7. 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ($30,000)
You won’t be able to destroy this car even if you want it. The engines are massive (4.3L, 5.3L, and 6.2L) all focused on torque and raw power rather than performance or something irrelevant such is fuel consumption. This car will achieve 15/21mpg and it will reach 99mph.
At the moment, this is one of rare American cars which is based on old models. It doesn’t come with all-new technologies but the cargo space, suspension, and chassis are just perfect. Silverado is commonly used as a heavy-duty vehicle for commercial applications.
8. 2018 Subaru Legacy ($28,500)
Subaru Legacy is a reliable car ad it has always been. We liked their engines which can last as long as you need them. The suspension and the gearbox are tough as well. Interior is made only from high-quality materials, so it follows the same path. Engines you can get are 25L with 176HP and 3.6L with 256HP. Both are paired with the CVT transmission.
Fuel consumption is 26/36mpg, ride is comfortable and the top speed is 130mph. This car truly justifies the name Subaru reserved for it. Additionally, you will want to know that it is generally good-looking car. V6 models can even be tuned for a better drive without compromising the functionality.
Cars that are made to withstand almost anything are reliable and they will last long regardless of your driving capabilities and demands. These were the longest lasting cars period. Expect to reach 300,000 miles or more with any of them.