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Ranked: Top 15 vehicles owners keep for 15 years or longer

Americans usually keep their vehicles for about seven years. That's about how long a vehicle generation lasts, so it makes sense that they would be buying a next-gen model once the new one comes out. Still, there are people out there (we all know them) that say things like, "I'm going to drive it until the wheels fall off."

Long after the warranties have expired and the new model smell has gone away, the vehicles on this list are still sitting in driveways. To find out which vehicles are sticking around in driveways, iSeeCars analyzed over 350,000 cars to determine which models are most likely kept by owners for 15 years or more.

No. 15 - Toyota Land Cruiser

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser

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The formidable Land Cruiser is more loved overseas than in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that American owners are quick to get rid of them.

No. 14 - Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic

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The Honda Civic is nearly as popular a buy as its big sister, the Honda Accord. Eleven percent of them are still on the road after 15 years, that's 1.4 times longer than the average vehicle.

No. 13 - Toyota Camry

2020 Toyota Camry

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Eleven percent of Toyota Camrys are still on the road after 15 years. That's 1.4 times longer than the average car.

No. 12 - Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

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The Toyota Corolla is all-new for the 2020 model year. Still, there's plenty of old ones out there. They last 1.5 times longer than the average car in parking spots across the U.S. and 11.4 percent of them last longer than 15 years.

No. 11 - Honda Odyssey

2020 Honda Odyssey

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The Honda Odyssey is one of America's favorite minivans. The three-row family hauler is kept 1.5 items longer than the average car and 11.6 percent of them are still on the road after 15 years.

No. 10 - Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner

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As one of the classic off-roaders on the market, the 4Runner has a lot to offer buyers. They're also known to last a long time, in fact, 1.5 times the average length of vehicle ownership. A decade and a half after being purchased, 11.8% of them are still in driveways.

No. 9 - Toyota Prius

2020 Toyota Prius

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The Toyota Prius is still one of the best-selling cars in the U.S. It sticks around in driveways too, lasting 1.5 times longer than the average vehicle. After 15 years, 11.9 percent of them are still on the road.

No. 8 - Honda CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

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The Honda CR-V is also beloved by Americans with over a quarter of a million purchased in 2019. After 15 years, 12.4 percent of them on the road. That's 1.6 times longer than the average car.

No. 7 - Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

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The Honda Pilot is the automaker's lone non-minivan three-row SUV model. Owners keep them 1.6 times longer than the average car and 12.6 percent of them are still being driven after 15 years.

No. 6 - Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4

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The Toyota RAV4 is America's top-selling SUV. It's also one of the models that Americans keep around for a long time. It sticks around homes 1.6 times longer than the average car and 15 years in, there's still 12.7 percent of them on the road.

No. 5 - Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester

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The lone Subaru on this list sticks around in driveways 1.7 times longer than the average car and after 15 years, 12.8 percent of them are still on the road.

No. 4 - Toyota Tundra

2020 Toyota Tundra

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The Toyota Tundra is the biggest truck Toyota sells and it's known as being highly reliable. After 15 years, 14.2 percent of them are still on the road, which is 1.8 times longer than the average vehicle.

No. 3 - Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma

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top-selling midsize pickuThe Toyota Tacoma is America's top-selling midsize pickup and it looks like they're loved for a long time. iSeeCars research indicates that Tacoma owners keep their vehicles 1.9 times longer than the average car. After 15 years, 14.5 percent of them are still on the road.

No. 2 - Toyota Sienna

2020 Toyota Sienna

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The average Toyota Sienna is kept twice as long as most people keep their cars. After a decade and a half, 15.5 percent of Siennas are still on the road.

No. 1 - Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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The Toyota Highlander is kept an average of 2.4 times longer than the average car. After 15 years, 18.3 percent of Highlanders are still on the road.

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The new Si gets many improvements over the standard Civic.

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The 2022 Civic and Civic Hatchback are just starting to hit our streets, but Honda's already moved on to higher performance versions of the car. The automaker just announced the Civic Si, which lands between the standard cars and the red-hot Type R in the Civic lineup.

2022 Honda Civic Si The Si's manual transmission gets rev-matching from the Civic Type R.Honda

The 2022 Civic Si gets a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The VTEC unit has been updated with broader power curves and better output at the top of the rev range. It's paired exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission that features the handy rev-matching feature from the Civic Type R. The system can detect downshifts and blips the throttle to perfectly align engine revs with the shift.

Honda tightened up the new Si's body with an 8 percent bump in torsional rigidity and a 13 percent increase in bending rigidity over the previous model. The 2022 Civic Si also rides on a longer wheelbase and has a wider rear track for better stability. Honda says that at 107.7 inches, the Si has the longest wheelbase in its class, which should give the car a stable and comfortable ride.

2022 Honda Civic Si The 2022 Civic Si's interior is clean and sporty. Honda

The Si's cabin borrows heavily from the standard Civic, but the sporty car gets more aggressive front sport seats with stronger bolstering and better thigh and shoulder supports. Honda raised the seats' bottom cushion by half an inch at the front for better thigh support. A 9-inch touchscreen display is standard that runs wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 12-speaker Bose stereo with Centerpoint 2 tech and SurroundStage digital signal processing are also standard.

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The Passport was lightly modified for competition.

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Honda recently announced a line of off-road-oriented trims and packages for its vehicles. Called TrailSport, the trim brings rugged appearance upgrades to the Honda Passport and will eventually offer more performance upgrades for other vehicles in the automaker's catalog. To further prove its mettle in the off-road space, Honda built a 2022 Passport rally truck to compete in the American Rally Association race series. The truck debuted over the weekend in Michigan and had a reasonably successful run for its first time out.

2022 Honda Passport Two Honda engineers handled driving duties.Honda

Importantly, the Passport's drivetrain and suspension were left untouched for the rally. The 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6, nine-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and suspension in the rally vehicle are the same components that you or I would see if we bought a new Passport today. Honda did add a transmission fluid cooler, but even then, it's the unit that everyday buyers can get with the available towing package. The SUV's interior was stripped and modified for safety and performance.

2022 Honda Passport Honda is pushing deeper into the off-road with its TrailSport trims.Honda

Honda did upgrade the Passport's wheels and tires for the event by fitting 17-inch BRAID Winrace T rally wheels and Maxxis RAZR M/T or A/T tires. The automaker also made modifications to the SUV's underside with custom 1/8-inch thick aluminum oil pan and rear differential skid plates. High-density panels protect the fuel tank and other sensitive components, while Carbontech XP12 brake pads and high-temp racing brake fluid slow things down.

2022 Honda Passport The Passport's interior had to be stripped and modified for the event.Honda

The ARA National and Regional Championship Series events feature modified street vehicles that travel at speeds well in excess of 100 mph. The courses include gravel, dirt, mud, and snow, and cover hundreds of miles. The Honda Passport rally vehicle was first driven by two Honda engineers and ran in the top ten out of 42 teams. Honda says that a tire de-bead eventually slowed the team, leading to a delayed finish.

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