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Top 15 Cars That Owners Keep for 15 Years or More

Top 15 Cars That Owners Keep for 15 Years or More

Reliability and safety are two of the most important factors shoppers take into account when looking for a new vehicle.

Most folks just want a safe, reliable car to take them to and from work that won’t be too expensive to fix when things inevitably go wrong. It can be hard to determine which cars will prove to be the longest lasting and least costly to maintain, but luckily car buying and research website iSeeCars.com is here to help.

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iSeeCars.com recently analyzed the ownership data from over 750,000 cars from the 1981-2003 model years to try and determine which vehicles owners keep the longest. Many cars from 1981-2003 aren’t even on the roads anymore, so this data is a little bit distanced from today’s automotive landscape, but it’s interesting to see which automakers performed the best during those years.

View the list below and remember, while the photos are of modern-day models, this information is relevant to 2003 model year vehicles and older.

15. Toyota Avalon

10.8% of Toyota Camry owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.4x above the industry average.


14. Toyota 4Runner

11.2% of Toyota 4Runner owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.5x above the industry average.

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13. Acura MDX

11.4% of Acura MDX owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.5x above the industry average.


12. Toyota Camry

11.5% of Toyota Camry owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.5x above the industry average.


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12.1% of Toyota RAV4 owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.6x above the industry average.


10. Subaru Forester

12.1% of Subaru Forester owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.6x above the industry average.


9. Honda CR-V 2018 honda cr-v

12.4% of Honda CR-V owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.7x above the industry average.


8. Honda Odyssey 2019 honda odyssey

12.6% of Honda Odyssey owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.8x above the industry average.


7. Toyota Tacoma 2019 Toyota Tacoma Sport

13.4% of Toyota Tacoma owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.8x above the industry average.

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6. Toyota Sequoia

13.5% of Toyota Sequoia owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.8x above the industry average.


5. Toyota Tundra

14.1% of Toyota Tundra owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 1.9x above the industry average.


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15.3% of Honda Pilot owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 2x above the industry average.


3 .Toyota Sienna

16.1% of Toyota Sienna owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 2.2x above the industry average.


2. Toyota Prius

16.2% of Toyota Prius owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 2.2x above the industry average.


1. Toyota Highlander

18.5% of Toyota Highlander owners kept their car for 15 years or more, 2.5x above the industry average.