Proven Get to 200,000 Miles - Toyota 4Runner

Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond, if you’re willing to throw enough money at it.

But that's not necessarily a good idea. It's better to buy a safe, reliable model, and then properly maintain it—follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual, take care of minor problems as they arise, and keep it clean.

Here are the 10 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks that Consumer Reports' survey respondents reported have reached more than 200,000 miles, ranked (in descending order) by the percentage of those with zero claimed problems in the past 12 months.

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The analysis compensates for the popularity of cars among CR members. Simply put, these are the most problem-free cars that have proved to go the distance. Many other models in our survey have made it to 200,000 miles, but they required significant repairs to get there in the past year.

The cars that shined in this analysis would be considered used cars at this point. To help new-car shoppers, we have highlighted the latest model years below. We encourage you to click through to the model pages, where you will find information and pricing on both new and used cars.

Given that we're looking at a long span of years for this analysis, be aware that road-test scores, reliability, and other ratings vary over time. Whether buying new or used, it's smart to check the ratings on CR's model pages for the specific model year that you're considering.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry sedan is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The redesigned Camry brings snazzier styling and slightly more nimble handling while retaining its comfortable, quiet demeanor. It again stands as one of the best midsized sedans. The lower stance makes access a bit more difficult, and the rear seat has lost some roominess. The standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine provides ample power and gets an impressive 32 mpg overall. A 3.5-liter V6 is also available. Both are paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission that could be smoother. The very frugal hybrid LE gets 47 mpg overall without sacrificing trunk space. The Entune infotainment system is capable but lacks Android Auto or Apple CarPlay compatibility. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, but blind-spot warning is optional.  

Read the complete Toyota Camry road test.

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord sedan is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The Accord offers two turbocharged, four-cylinder engines: The base is a 1.5-liter that's shared with the Honda CR-V compact SUV and the Civic compact car. The new 192-hp engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a combination that is mostly unobtrusive and delivers adequate power. The uplevel turbocharged 2.0-liter brings 252 hp and a slick 10-speed automatic transmission but has an unintuitive push-button gear selector. A hybrid version is also available. The new infotainment system is a big improvement, and includes knobs for tuning and volume adjustment. Handling is responsive, and the ride is comfortable. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.

Read the complete Honda Accord road test.

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

In our tests the Prius returned 52 mpg overall, a significant improvement over the previous generation's 44 mpg. Plus, the new car handles more responsively and rides more comfortably. Colorful digital gauges dominate the dashboard with abundant fuel-economy information. The touch-screen infotainment system is fairly straightforward. The sensible Prius has always been about efficiency and low running costs. The car can drive solely on electric, usually up to about 25 mph, and the engine now is quieter when it kicks in. On the down side, the seats offer only mediocre support, tire noise is noticeable, and the car's lower stance makes it a challenge to get into and out of. Forward-collision warning and automatic braking are standard.

A plug-in version, the Prius Prime, can go about 23 miles on electric power, and takes five hours to charge on 120V. 

Read the complete Toyota Prius road test.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V SUV is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The CR-V is one of the better models among small SUVs, thanks to its roomy cabin, good fuel economy, and competent handling. The base engine is a 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and EX and above trims sport a 190-hp, 1.5-liter turbo. Both are mated to a CVT that works well. Fuel economy is impressive at 28 mpg overall for the EX. Handling is nimble and surefooted, and the firm ride is steady. Road noise is well-suppressed, and the cabin is quiet for its class. The interior is very comfortable and roomy, particularly the rear seat, although the seats in the base LX are less supportive. EX and above trims get a standard 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as standard automatic emergency braking and blind-spot warning.

Read the complete Honda CR-V road test.

Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna minivan is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

As minivans go, the Sienna is a sensible choice, but it isn't very engaging to drive. The Sienna rides comfortably and is quiet inside, but handling is lackluster. It has a lively 3.5-liter V6 engine, but the new eight-speed automatic transmission doesn't shift as smoothly as the previous six-speed one did. However, the transmission helps improve fuel economy to 21 mpg, up from 20. The all-wheel-drive version—the only so-equipped minivan on the market—sacrifices 1 mpg. Owners can store the eighth seat in the back when it isn't needed. 2018 brings standard forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Read the complete Toyota Sienna road test.

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The Civic is a substantial and capable compact car. The base 2.0-liter engine and optional 1.5-liter turbo both deliver good fuel economy, with the turbo bringing more available power. The continuously variable transmission amplifies the noise of the base engine; it works better with the turbo. The ride is comfortable, handling is precise, and the interior has a lot of storage space. However, the car's low stance means occupants must do the limbo to get in and out. In addition, the front seats lack adjustable lumbar support, which could cause discomfort. We found Honda's infotainment system to be unintuitive on most trims. The Sport version is a four-door hatchback that adds practicality, while the Si version presents a performance bargain. The 306-hp Type-R is a track-ready, high-performance version.

Read the complete Honda Civic road test.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The Corolla delivers a comfortable ride and has a quiet, spacious interior for a compact sedan. Its handling is lackluster but the car stays securely on the road. The sportier SE version has a tauter suspension with marginally better handling. The CVT is fine when drivers are loafing around, but it can create a loud engine noise we pushed to higher revs. Fuel economy is excellent at 32 mpg overall, and the Corolla returns 43 mpg on the highway. Inside, padded and stitched surfaces contrast with a number of drab, hard-plastic bits. Upscale features include standard Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, and a touch-screen radio with simple controls. The rear seat is one of the roomiest in the category. Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now standard.

Read the complete Toyota Corolla road test.

Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Tough and ready to tackle off-roading adventures, the 4Runner falls short of most modern SUVs. Its rough-sounding 4.0-liter V6 is powerful and reasonably fuel-efficient. But the ride is unsettled, and its handling is clumsy. The body leans noticeably while taking corners, and the bobbing and bouncing ride chips away at driver confidence. A high step-in, and low ceiling, make getting in and out difficult, and compromise the driving position. Ground clearance is generous, and underbody skid plates are standard. The part-time 4WD system includes a low range for tough off-road duty. Controls are simple, with big buttons and knobs, but the radio touch screen is relatively small. A third-row seat is optional, and the power-retractable rear window is handy. Modern electronic safety gear such as blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning is unavailable.

Read the complete Toyota 4Runner road test.

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander SUV is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

The Highlander ranks among the best midsized three-row SUVs, with a desirable balance of an absorbent ride, responsive handling, and generous interior space. A third row allows seating for eight in a pinch—seven if shoppers get the optional second-row captain's chairs—and folds flat easily to increase cargo space. The punchy 3.5-liter V6 engine is now matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While this new transmission isn't as smooth as the previous six-speed one, it helped improve fuel economy to 22 mpg overall. The hybrid version gets 25 mpg overall. Drivers face a long reach to some controls, particularly the touch screen. The Entune system includes a larger 8-inch screen. A comprehensive suite of safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, is standard. 

Read the complete Toyota Highlander road test.

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 pickup truck is a good choice to get to 200,000 miles.

Ford's big-selling pickup truck has an all-aluminum body, which saves about 700 pounds over its steel-bodied predecessor. Engine choices include a new 3.3-liter V6, 2.7- and 3.5-liter turbo V6s, and a 5.0-liter V8. For 2018, the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter turbo V6s and the V8 are teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both turbo V6s are quiet and effortless, lending themselves to towing. Fuel economy is commendable. In our tests, the 2.7 version got 19 mpg overall, and was surprisingly quick from 0 to 60 mph. The cabin is very quiet, but the ride is stiff and jittery. Handling is ponderous but the truck remains secure. We recommend getting the optional Sync 3 infotainment system. The 2018 truck also gets pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. Diesel and hybrid versions are on the horizon.

Read the complete Ford F-150 road test.