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The 10 longest-running American cars are all Japanese


The top 10 has remained largely unchanged over the past three years, only reversing positions, or some new products appearing, but still Japanese cars.

Loyalty is something automakers still want constantly from customers. The fact that someone has kept a car of the same brand for many years shows the durability and reliability of the products, and also reflects the quality of its production.

In this respect, it seems that Toyota owners are the most loyal to the car they have bought, when kept and used for more than 15 years. Here are the research results of iSeeCars.com from analyzing more than 660,000 units of the 1981-2005 model year sold in 2020.

Class Car model Vehicle percentage over 15 years
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first Toyota Prius 13.7
2 Toyota Highlander 12.4
3 Toyota Tacoma 11.6
4 Toyota Sienna 11.5
5 Toyota Tundra 11.3
6 Honda CR-V 10.7
7 Honda Pilot 10.4
8 Subaru Forester 9.8
9 Toyota 4Runner 9.4
ten Toyota Sequoia 9.1

Accordingly, the Toyota Prius is the longest owned car with 13.7% of the cars kept in use by the first owner from the time of purchase and are 15 years old or longer. Second is Highlander with 12.4% rate. The average is 6.1%.

The top 10 are also all Japanese cars, with Toyota occupying 7 positions, the rest being Honda (two cars) and Subaru (one car), all of which have higher rates than the average.

Prius born 2020 in the US. Image: Toyota

If only the SUV line, the Top 10 is almost all Japanese cars, with 9 products under the brands Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Acura. No. 9 and the only non-Japanese car, is the Hyundai Tucson.

Only to the list of pickup trucks, the new American brands appeared, but the Top 3 were still Japanese cars: Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Frontier. Then, in addition to the Nissan Titan 6th place, the rest were American cars, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford and Ram.

The longest-running sports cars in the US are six products, and are still at the top of the list: the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Behind the turn is the BMW Z4, M5, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford GT and Audi S4.

iSeeCars.com also ranked the most loyal American car brands. Japanese carmakers occupy 8 positions, with Toyota’s champion. Two non-Japanese firms are named Hyundai and Chrysler.

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