Top 6 vehicles that owners keep the longest

by Aug 9, 2021Old Cars0 comments

Which vehicles are kept the longest by car owners? And how long will you plan to keep your car?

vehicles that owners keep the longest

Automotive research firm has compiled a list of cars owners keep for over 15 years. All of the vehicles top the list are made by Japanese automakers: Toyota and Honda.

On average, 7.7% of all vehicles purchased new are kept for over 15 years. However, the Toyota Highlander, which tops the list, is kept over 15 years by 18.3% of its original owners. This is 2.4 times above the average.

“Japanese vehicles, especially Toyota and Honda, are known for their reliability and durability,” iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly said in a statement. “Owners are more likely to hold onto cars that are still dependable and don’t require a great deal of expensive maintenance.”

1. Toyota Highlander

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 18.3%

How much longer than average: 2.4 times

Toyota Highlander is at the top of the list. 18.3% of Highlander owners keep their crossovers for 15 years or longer, which is more than 2.4 times the average figure.

2. Toyota Prius

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 13.7%

How much longer than average: 2.2 times

It’s 13.7% of Toyota Prius owners keep their little hybrid hatchbacks for 15 years or longer, easily putting the Prius in first place.

Prius owners who have kept their vehicles on the road for at least 15 years are early adopters of hybrid vehicle technology. Priuses also attract practical drivers thanks to their fuel economy and their low ownership costs, and prolonged ownership of the vehicle helps drivers maximize their fuel savings.

3. Toyota Tacoma

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 11.6%

How much longer than average: 1.9 times

Seeing the Toyota Tacoma on this list isn’t a surprise, as it’s known as a durable truck that’s capable of racking up hundreds of thousands of miles without needing major work.

Top 6 vehicles that owners keep the longest

4. Toyota Sienna

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 11.5%

How much longer than average: 1.9 times The next Toyota on the list is the Sienna. According to iSeeCars, 11.5% of Sienna owners keep them parked in their driveways for 15 years or more. It’s the only minivan to make it into the top 10.

5. Toyota Tundra

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 11.3%

How much longer than average: 1.8 times

The Tundra is the only full-size pickup truck listed on the top five of the list. Ly claims Toyota trucks have made the list because the vehicles are “indestructible” and therefore replaced less frequently.

6. Honda CR-V

Percent kept by the original owner for at least 15 years: 10.7%

How much longer than average: 1.8 times “The Honda CR-V is among the most spacious vehicles in its class, while the Pilot rivals a minivan in terms of appearance and cargo room,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “These vehicles also have stellar safety and reliability ratings, which make them popular and practical choices for family vehicles.

vehicles that owners keep the longest

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