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11 Cars That Will Last More Than 250,000 Miles

The reliability of your car is something you should pay particular attention to if you consider your car to be an investment. There are a number of models that have excellent ratings for longevity. The list demonstrates that reliability is not directly linked to a price tag.


11. Lexus ES 350/450

While you may consider this Lexus to be boring with its average design and rather mild performance, ES 350/450 compensates with its longevity. These cars are simply well built, and a great testament to that fact is the large number of happy owners whose cars are still serving them well after 200,000 miles on the clock.


10. Acura RDX

Acura’s crossover SUV is one of the most reliable cars in its class, proven by numerous happy customers around the world. The RDX comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, which also helps the maximum mileage and if the car is maintained regularly, it can easily pass the 250,000-mile mark.


9. BMW 5 Series E39

Produced from 1995 to 2004, E39 generation of the BMW 5 Series sedan has not aged incredibly well, but was one of the prime examples of German engineering too. On the second hand market, it’s not strange to see an E39 with more than 250,000 miles on the clock, and a well-kept example can cover even more.


8. Nissan Titan XD

Cummins diesel engines are synonymous with ruggedness, reliability and durability, and Nissan Titan XD offers exactly that under the hood. 5.6L V8 petrol engine comes as standard, and it’s also an engine that will run for hundreds of thousands of miles.


7. Toyota Sequoia

As many other Toyotas on the list, the Sequoia is also a rugged, extremely reliable SUV, albeit in a full-size package. Its 5.7L V8 with 6-speed automatic transmission is the engine that can survive even the most extreme driving conditions or neglect, so a well-kept Toyota Sequoia will have no worries reaching and passing 250,000 miles.


6. Mazda MX-5

Even though the Miata is a sports car, you’ll have no worries about maximum mileage of your car, as long as you take good care of it. That’s because it’s extremely simple mechanics are crowned with a 2.0L Skyactiv inline-four engine, which means that as a MX-5 owner, you’ll just have to maintain it regularly.


5. Toyota RAV4

Toyota’s bestseller crossover is now in its fourth generation, and as all previous generations, the last one has also proven itself when it comes to reliability. Basically, that means that the XA40 RAV4 can also cover more than 250,000 miles, especially if you follow regular maintenance schedule and if you don’t put it through much hassle.


4. Subaru Legacy

Subaru’s boxer engines are renowned for their ability to endure even the toughest situations, so if you decide to buy the Legacy sedan, you’ll have no worries reaching 250,000 miles and more. Your rugged companion has all-wheel-drive as standard, and comes with either 2.5L or 3.6L engine.


3. Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

The Silverado 3500HD is one of the most popular and trusted heavy duty trucks on the market, and when equipped with Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, it can really endure all sorts of abuse and still get to the 250,000-mile mark with ease.


2. Chevrolet Impala

As one of the most reliable cars on the North American market, Chevrolet Impala is a car ready to suit all your needs, even if that means covering quarter of a million miles in its lifespan. The standard engine choice is the ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder, but if you want to be sure that you’ll squeeze the most out of this sedan, you should go for a 305-horsepower 3.6L DOHC V6 with 6-speed automatic as standard.


1. Ford Taurus

If you are ready to maintain it regularly, the Ford Taurus can reach that 250,000-mile mark with ease. For optimal result, go for the 288 horsepower 3.5L V6 engine rather than 2.0L Ecoboost inline-four or 3.5L Ecoboost V6 of the SHO. The engine of the Taurus is mated to 6-speed automatic transmission, which will definitely help its durability too.