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Japanese Brands Own List Of Cars U.S. Owners Keep For Over 15 Years 13
Posted by Sean Szymkowski in honda, Honda Odyssey, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, used cars on 01 13th, 2018

Toyota owners have quite the attachment to their cars, especially those who have a Highlander, as a new survey conducted by iSeeCars showed the Japanese SUV top the list of vehicles owners keep for 15 years or more.

The research firm looked at 650,000 vehicles between the 1981 and 2002 model years sold in 2017 and Toyota flooded the list. In fact, the top five vehicles kept for 15 years or more are all Toyotas, namely the Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Prius and RAV4, with the Honda Odyssey following at sixth place.

Each of the cars listed was at least 1.6 times more likely to be kept by the original owner for 15 years or more, but the Highlander outpaced the average even further. Highlander owners were 2.7 times more likely to keep their vehicles, with 18.3 percent of original owners hanging on to them. The Sienna followed closely behind and was 2.5 times more likely to stick around in the driveway for at least 15 years, with 17.1 percent of owners holding onto the minivan for 15 years or more.

The entire list is populated solely by Japanese automakers, save for the Volkswagen Golf at the final, 15th spot, with 10.6 percent of original owners hanging on to their Golfs for at least 15 years.

“While a decade on the road used to be a significant milestone for vehicle life expectancy, the elevated quality of cars being produced has raised this standard to beyond ten years ,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com. “Japanese automakers are known for setting quality and reliability standards, so it is no surprise that they are the most likely to reach the fifteen-year milestone.”

Toyota Highlander Tops Consumer Reports’ SUV Satisfaction Survey 22
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, Film, honda, Honda Pilot, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, video, VW, VW Touareg on 12 22nd, 2017

As consumers have, for some time now, been flocking towards crossovers and SUVs, it’s inevitable that more of these vehicles end up on the used car market.

So, let’s say you’re looking for a 3- to 5-year old mid-sized SUV, which still has a lot of life left in it, do you know what to shortlist and what to avoid?

If not, then Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction survey, put together using feedback from owners, should help you decide better, and Japanese automakers scored big here, bagging three spots in CR’s Top 5.

Toyota tops the list with the Highlander, which is followed by the 4Runner. Honda’s Pilot also made it into the Top 5, although it’s not all Japanese, as Jeep fans love the Wrangler in spite of its faults, as it’s a hoot to drive off-road, and most VW Touareg owners said they’d buy it again.

On the other hand, CR also lists three SUVs that owners were mostly dissatisfied with, and one of them comes from the FCA group – but you’ll have to watch the following video to find out more.


Toyota’s Building Hybrid Powertrains In America For The First Time 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hybrids, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander on 09 30th, 2017

Toyota makes a lot of hybrids – and sells a lot of them in the US. It hasn't actually made any of those hybrid powertrains in America until now, but that's about to change.
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2017 Midsize SUV Comparison Has No Clear Winner 27
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in GMC, GMC Acadia, honda, Honda Pilot, Mazda, Mazda CX-9, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, video, VW, VW Atlas on 08 27th, 2017

While this midsize non-premium SUV comparison test doesn't include all the models available for the U.S. market, it's still worth knowing how the GMC Acadia, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander compare.
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Consumer Reports Names Its Best And Worst SUVs 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Consumer Reports, porsche, Porsche Macan, RAM, Subaru, subaru forester, Subaru XV, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Trucks on 03 17th, 2017

Consumer Reports has named its best and worst SUV models and those that took home top honors hail exclusively from Japan, Germany and the United States.
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The 10 Best Cars Of 2017, According To Consumer Reports 2
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Audi Q7, Chevrolet Cruze, Consumer Reports, Honda Ridgeline, Kia Optima, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, subaru forester, Top Picks, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota Yaris on 03 2nd, 2017

In order to figure out how to put together a top 10 list featuring the year's best vehicles, several factors had to be taken into account.
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Toyota To Invest $600 Million Into Indiana’s Highlander Plant 25
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander on 01 25th, 2017

Toyota has announced that it will invest $600 million into its Princeton, Indiana factory responsible for producing the Highlander SUV.
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Facelifted Toyota Highlander Earns Top Award From IIHS 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in IIHS, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Videos, video on 01 12th, 2017

Just like the previous version of the Toyota Highlander, the updated model has qualified for a Top Safety Pick+ rating.
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Japanese Brands Own The List Of Cars U.S. Owners Keep For 10+ Years 24
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in honda, Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus RX, Study, Subaru, subaru forester, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna on 12 24th, 2016

A new study shows that, in the US, the top 10 cars most likely to be owned for 10 or more years are built by either Toyota, Honda, Subaru or Lexus.
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Top 10 Vehicles America’s Rich Bought In 2016 18
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in BMW X5, Ford Explorer, Ford F-Series, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Lexus RX, Reports, Toyota Highlander on 12 18th, 2016

You probably think that the rich are indulging in the finer things in life, and that could be true, but when it comes to cars, they don't really go for the flashy and outrageous, as one might have expected.
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Toyota Drops Pricing Details For U.S-Spec Highlander Range 4
Posted by Brad Anderson in prices, Reports, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander on 11 4th, 2016

Pricing details for U.S.-bound 2017 Toyota Highlander models have been announced just before the model reaches dealerships in mid-November.
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Toyota Recalls 2016 Highlander SUVs Over Faulty Brake Fluid Warning Light 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Recalls, Reports, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander on 10 21st, 2016

Toyota will be conducting a safety recall of 7,100 model year 2016 Highlander units in the US due to a brake fluid reservoir sensor issue.
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Toyota’s U.S. Sales Fall For The Fourth Straight Month, Down 5% 3
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Scion, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Mirai, Toyota RAV4 on 09 3rd, 2016

Toyota has posted its four consecutive month of declining sales in the United States.
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Aftermarket Toyota Seat Heaters Could Short Circuit, Spark Flames 14
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Recalls, TOYOTA, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza on 06 14th, 2016

Owners of certain Toyota vehicles, equipped with aftermarket seat heaters, will have to take their rides back to the dealers, as these could burst into flames.
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Toyota Slaps A New Face On 2017 Highlander, Gives It More Grunt Too 25
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, New York auto show, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander on 03 25th, 2016

Toyota's family-friendly Highlander SUV has been updated for the 2017MY with a more modern look, more power and an array of available safety features .
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