A study released this week conducted by iSeeCars.com, a US car search engine website, found the Toyota LandCruiser was the most likely vehicle to reach over 300,000 kilometres on its odometer.
Over 15.8 million cars that were sold in 2019 were analysed to determine which had the highest percentage reaching 300,000kms, and the LandCruiser came out on top with 15.7 per cent. In fact, seven out of the top 15 were Toyotas, with the large SUV Sequoia (not sold in Australia) coming in second place with 9.2 per cent.
Showing today’s trend of people buying more SUVs, the list included 10, plus three pickups, one sedan, and one people mover.
Each segment was also studied which showed Honda kicking goals as well, coming out winners for compact SUV with the CR-V (1.1 per cent), the Accord representing the mid-size sedan at 1.8 per cent, and the small sedan went to the Civic with 2.3 per cent.
Other notable mentions of models reaching 300,000kms are the BMW X3 topping the luxury compact SUV list with 0.2 per cent, the Toyota Tundra (which is available in Australia from conversion companies) topped the pickup list with 2.9 per cent, and the Toyota Prius in the hybrid car segment with 2 per cent.
Based on cars reaching nearly 250,000kms, the Audi TT topped the sports car segment with 4.1 per cent, and the Tesla Model S, based on reaching over 150,000kms, was number one in the EV category with 2.3 per cent.
“With roots dating back to 1950, the iconic and indestructible Toyota LandCruiser is designed to last at least 25 years, and it is relied upon in many developing countries where off-road driving is the norm,” said iSeeCars CEO, Phong Ly.
A quick look online reveals a startling amount of LandCruisers for sale with well over 300,000kms on the odometer.
A 1968 FJ-45 with 800,000kms claims to start and run, a daily-driven 2000 GXL with 660,000kms, and a 2004 Muster reading 586,000kms can also be found. Many hold their value quite well, considering the high mileages.