These Are the Cars People Are Still Driving After 15 Years

January 9, 2018, 9:20 PM UTC

When you buy a new car, typically the dream is that you’ll be driving it around for a least a few years. If you’re really lucky, it might even still be in good enough shape down the line to pass it down to someone else when you’re ready for something new.

But some vehicles remain in the original owner’s possession for more than a decade after they’ve finished paying for them.

Website iSeeCars recently did a study to see which cars people were still holding onto after 15 years. Fourteen of the top 15 were Japanese models, while a single German vehicle, the Volkswagen Golf, crept in at the number 15 spot.

“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 said in a statement. “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.”

Here’s a rundown of the top 15:

  1. Toyota Highlander
  2. Toyota Sienna
  3. Toyota Tundra
  4. Toyota Prius
  5. Toyota RAV4
  6. Honda Odyssey
  7. Toyota Sequoia
  8. Toyota Tacoma
  9. Honda CR-V
  10. Toyota Avalon
  11. Acura MDX
  12. Toyota Camry
  13. Subaru Forester
  14. Nissan Frontier
  15. Volkswagen Golf