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Toyota Land Cruiser: The Most Reliable Vehicle in the World

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Most of you may agree that Toyota makes cars which do last a long time. A new study conducted by research company iSeeCars.com further gives credence to the versatility of the brand wherein the Toyota LandCruiser emerged as the most reliable vehicle in the world.

According to the firm, it analyzed more than 15.8 million cars sold in 2019. It specifically studied which ones can go over the 200,000-mile (321,868 km) mark, and topping the survey was the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series 4×4.

The Land Cruiser did not only dominate the full-size SUV segment of the research, but it also beat the competition coming from Honda, BMW, Lincoln Acura, Audi, and Tesla, among others, in the overall tally. The auto got an average of 15.7% while another Toyota SUV, the Sequoia, bagged the second place with a score of 9.2%.

“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,” Phong Ly, chief executive of iSeeCars.com, commented.

“Like the LandCruiser, the Toyota Sequoia is built on a truck platform, so it has the durability of a truck and seating for up to eight passengers, making it a capable family hauler that is able to endure high mileage,” he added.

On the 13th rank of the list was the Toyota Avalon, which was the only sedan that made it in the top 15 position with a 2.6% rating.

Toyota Tops Consumer Reports in Terms of Reliability

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For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota emerged on top in terms of reliability. This was based on a survey conducted by Consumer Reports.

According to Fox News, Toyota took the top place among the 27 automotive brands surveyed by Consumer Reports. The brand was followed by Lexus, which also happened to be Toyota’s luxury vehicle division. The two exchanged places from their rankings in 2016. Another Asian brand, Kia, appeared in the top three spot of the study.

US brand Cadillac was listed as the worst among the 27 brands researched. Then, GMC and Ram were in the 26th and 25th places, respectively.

The source noted that the meticulous approach of Toyota in introducing new technology in its vehicles mostly contributed to its reliability. The Japanese brand has been known to implement new tech gradually and steadily in its new models. This was in contrast to the other brands featured in the survey, which garnered low scores because of complaints in their infotainment systems and new transmissions.

The report singled out the Toyota Camry sedan as an example. The latest model of the car possesses an eight-speed transmission gearbox. The system was first tested in the Highlander SUV.

Kia was two spots up from last year. Again, this was because of their decision not to rush things up when it comes to putting new tech in their vehicles. Most of the technology in their new models today first came out in their sister brand, Hyundai. The Kia Niro hybrid had the highest point in reliability among the other units in the brand’s lineup. Unfortunately for Hyundai, they dived three spots down to number 10 this year.

The biggest climber in this year’s survey was Chrysler. The brand was up by 10 positions compared to last year, thanks mainly to the positive remarks in its Pacifica minivan. Acura plunged the deepest by seven spots because of its new models’ transmission issues.

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