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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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New sports car

2022 Subaru BRZ pricing announced

The BRZ is all-new for 2022.

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Earlier this year, Subaru announced the all-new BRZ sports car, which is coming this fall to replace the previous generation of the car that was discontinued in 2020. It, along with its Toyota cousin, the 86, get more power, updated interiors, and better technology than their predecessors.

The BRZ Premium is the base trim of the car. It starts at $28,955 after destination. Adding an automatic transmission drives the price up by $1,600 to $30,555. The BRZ Limited starts at $31,455 after destination, which shifts to $33,255 with an automatic transmission.


2022 Subaru BRZ The BRZ's compact size and manual transmission make it enthusiast friendly.


The 2022 BRZ gets a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 228 horsepower. Part of the appeal of small, sporty cars like BRZ is that they are infinitely more fun to drive than larger, more computerized vehicles. To that end, the car comes standard with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Buyers can opt to swap in a six-speed automatic transmission, but that almost defeats the point of the car. A Torsen limited-slip differential, vehicle stability control with track mode, and 17-inch wheels round out the car's standard performance features.

Inside, the BRZ comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, and dual-zone automatic climate controls. A new gauge cluster display can show amps, coolant temperatures, or the car's lateral g-forces, and when track mode is engaged, the tachometer shifts from a circular to a color linear graph.


2022 Subaru BRZ An updated interior and tech are highlights of the new BRZ,

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Friday auction find

Is this the cleanest Honda Prelude left?

This 22-year-old Honda looks almost new.

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It's Friday, which means we're rounding out the week by obsessing over sales listings and car auctions. It's a good time to be looking, if only from a distance, because there are cars like this 1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH just waiting for us to take them home.

We hear it all the time, but this is likely one of the cleanest remaining fifth-generation Preludes around today. No modifications have been performed, which alone makes this car rare, but the mileage takes the exclusivity a step further. With just 28,700 miles on the clock, this Prelude is nearly new.

The Prelude's 2.2-liter inline-four made 200 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque when new, and this one's mileage is low enough that those numbers are likely still close to accurate. A five-speed manual is on board here, and despite the fact that the car is front-wheel drive, Honda made numerous upgrades to the car that gave it sharp handling.


1999 Honda Prelude Type SH Manual transmission and patterned cloth seats. Does it get much better?Cars and Bids


The Prelude Type-SH was better than its standard counterpart in nearly every measurable way. It rode on 16-inch alloy wheels and lowered suspension that set it an inch lower than the normal car. It also features an active torque transfer system, which could transfer as much as 80 percent of drive power to the outside wheel during cornering. Independent front and rear suspension rounded out the package to make the Prelude Type-SH a quick and nimble front-drive car.

It's easy to get wrapped up in the nostalgia of these cars. After all, for many of us they bring back fond memories of our school years, when cars like the Prelude were new and unobtainable by most young drivers. Even so, it's important to remember that a 20-plus-year-old Honda won't provide a modern driving experience and won't be as sharp as you probably think it will. That's not enough to stop many people (us included) from wanting one, but it's worth noting.


1999 Honda Prelude Type SH The Type SH features many upgrades over the standard Prelude.Cars and Bids

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