Toyota drivers, as well as owners of three-row SUVs and pickup trucks, get the longest potential life from their vehicles, as confirmed by new research from automotive research firm and automotive search engine iSeeCars.com.
iSeeCars analyzed over two million vehicles built and sold in at least 10 of the last 20 model years, selecting the models with the highest mileage. At least 2.5% of the top 20 models have covered 200,000 miles (321,000 km), and 1% of these vehicles have driven 230,000 to 297,000 miles (370 to 477,000 km) in the past two decades.
What we see is a list of highly reliable vehicles capable of over a quarter of a million miles with proper maintenance. And to be clear, this study does not report the maximum lifespan of these vehicles. It’s just the current odometer reading. Most of these vehicles are still in use.
iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer
The study ranked the most durable crossovers and SUVs on the market, which included five Toyota models, two Chevrolet, Lincoln, GMC, Honda and Cadillac models, as well as one Acura, Subaru, Ford, Hyundai and Nissan.
Top 20 most durable crossovers and SUVs according to iSeeCars:
- Toyota Sequoia
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Chevrolet Suburban
- GMC Yukon XL
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- Ford Expedition
- Toyota 4Runner
- G.M.C. Yukon
- Honda Pilot
- Acura MDX
- Cadillac Escalade ESV
- Cadillac Escalade
- Lincoln Navigator
- Nissan Armada
- Toyota Highlander
- Honda CR-V
- Lincoln Navigator L
- Subaru Outback
- Hyundai Santa Fe
A general list of the most reliable cars was also compiled, which included Toyota Prius, Avalon and Camry passenger models, as well as Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey minivans.
Audi wants to release a competitor for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Land Rover Defender
Audi already produces premium cars, but wants more. As it became known, the German giant is going to release an SUV that will compete not just with premium cars, but specifically with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Land Rover Defender.
The car, of course, will be electric and will not be released very soon: only in 2027. Of course, for this reason, there is very little information about the car. Most likely, Audi does not even have a specific design yet. But it is known that the car will be built on the VW Group platform.
Since the upcoming SSP platform, meant to be used across all VW Group brands as a replacement for MEB, has been delayed until at least 2028, Autocar writes that it’s highly likely that Audi will turn to nascent sister brand Scout.
Given that the novelty will have to compete with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Land Rover Defender, the Audi SUV will have to be not only premium, but also powerful, and also have excellent off-road capabilities.
Coupe-shaped sedan with headlights like a Porsche. Xiaomi MS11 – the first car of the Chinese company – was first shown on renderings
Xiaomi is testing its first MS11 car on public roads in China, but prototypes tend to be well wrapped up so as not to declassify the design ahead of time. However, leaks do happen – just the other day, photos of the front and rear bumpers of the MS11 hit the Web. “Draining” even had to be commented officially – it was confirmed that the components really belong to Xiaomi cars, but this, they say, is not the final version. However, having collected the data of all the leaks together, in China for the first time they recreated the appearance of the first Xiaomi car.
It is noted that it is not final, but very close to what is now being tested by the company. The images show a coupe sedan that resembles the Porsche Panamera in its appearance, and the electric Porsche Taycan with its headlights. The tide on the roof in the area of the windshield is a clear sign of lidar, a feature of the rear lighting is interconnected lights.
The official premiere of Xiaomi MS11 is expected this year, probably by the end. Specifications have not yet been disclosed. It is only known that the car will be offered with advanced BYD and CATL solid-state traction batteries. There is no doubt that the car will be powerful (otherwise why would it need an exterior like a sports car?), but at the same time affordable: the expected price is about 30-35 thousand dollars.
Huawei is already testing its third car. Crossover Aito M9 will be larger than Land Cruiser 300
In China, spy photos lit up a new crossover Huawei – Aito M9. A car on the roads was noticed for the first time, before that nothing was reported about it. According to preliminary data, Aito M9 will become a luxury SUV with a price of about 73 thousand dollars, and its main competitor in China will be Li Auto L9, the best car in China last year.
Huawei already has a large 6-seat crossover Aito M7, the new model will be larger and longer than the Land Cruiser 300. Aito M9 is expected to receive Huawei’s most advanced autonomous driving system (probably L3 or L3+ level) and will premiere in September -October. Perhaps Aito M9 will be presented on the same stage with Huawei’s flagship phones of the Mate 60 line (Aito M7 was presented on the same stage with Huawei nova 10).
Recall that at the moment Huawei has hybrids Aito M5 and Aito M5, as well as a pure electric car Aito M5 EV. Formally, the Aito M9 will be the fourth model of Huawei, in fact it will be the third car, since the Aito M5 EV is just a version of the Aito M5.
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