The Toyota Land Cruiser is a high-mileage champ, easily able to cover 200,000 miles or more. Search one of your favorite online classifieds and it’s not uncommon to see them listed with this kind of mileage, still in good condition with plenty of life left. According to iSeeCars, the Toyota Land Cruiser has a long potential lifespan. But there is one Toyota SUV that destroys it.
In a recent survey by iSeeCars, the Toyota Sequoia bested the Land Cruiser. Not surprisingly, both vehicles have a lot in common. They are both large, three-row SUVs and share many of the same mechanical components. Yet the Sequoia manages to best its Land Cruiser sibling as the new high mileage champ.
How iSeeCars Determines the Longest SUVs
iSeeCars has collected data on more than two million cars manufactured for at least 10 of the past 20 model years. It ranked the top 20 models based on their highest average mileage. At least 2.5% of vehicles in each of the top 20 models exceeded 200,000 miles, and the top 1% of these vehicles delivered between 230,000 and 297,000 miles.
The Toyota Sequoia is the new perennial champ
The top 1% of Toyota Land Cruisers averaged 280,236 miles. This is an impressive number that puts it at number 2 on the list. However, the Toyota Sequoia went further with the top 1%, averaging 296,509 miles on the odometer.
It turns out three-row SUVs make up about half of the iSeeCars list. This ensures that these vehicles get the heavy use, as commercial and family haulers that cover more miles than any other vehicle segment. It also highlights the popularity of these vehicles. In fact, the three-row SUV has become one of the most popular segments in the last 20 years.
This popularity explains why the Sequoia has likely outlived the Land Cruiser. Although they both share similar vehicles and many parts, the Sequoia has a reputation for being more family-friendly.
As iSeeCars summed it up in their findings, “The Land Cruiser has a proven track record of durability, but its aging platform has been replaced by the modern and refined Sequoia, reflecting the heavy use and high mileage achieved by Toyota’s new SUV,” Brauer said.
How many miles can a Toyota SUV run?
A vehicle’s lifespan is determined by two things. First of all, the quality of the car plays an important role in its longevity. A well-built vehicle is more reliable, costs less to repair, and has a better chance of outlasting other vehicles that hold up.
Equally important is how well the owners take care of the car. Maintenance and regular maintenance is very important for the longevity of a vehicle. A well-maintained vehicle, where recommended service schedules are followed and cleaned regularly, will last longer. This is true of any car. In fact, a car with a lower quality and reliability score will outperform one with a higher score if it is better maintained.
According to Kelly Blue Book, the average car on the road today is 12.2 years old and that number continues to rise. Cars and trucks have become more reliable and better built, but Toyota still has a reputation for making some of the longest-lasting cars. Assuming a Toyota SUV is driven more than 15,000 miles a year and has an average age of 12.2 years, it will have about 200,000 miles on it.
According to iSeeCars, at 200,000 miles both the Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Sequoia have plenty of life left and are capable of hitting 300,000 miles with care and maintenance.