If you're the kind of Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen driver who likes to own a car instead of leasing it, you may want to know more about the longest-lasting car brands on the road. Of course, just by driving around Syracuse and Baldwinsville, you may have some idea of these brands just by being a keen observer.

Maguire Dealerships is backing your beliefs with data, thanks to the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study rating, or the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating if the former is unavailable. Now, here they are, some of the longest-lasting brands you'll find.


Under the Lexus umbrella, the ES and NX stand out for their perfect reliability ratings. The ES was recently redesigned in the 2019 model year and comes with a well-appointed cabin, selectable driving modes to get the ride you want, and sleek design drivers will fall in love with. The NX is somewhat similar, though it's larger in its SUV setup.

Mostly every other Lexus model is close to the perfect reliability rating. Every model comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty along with a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty. These luxury vehicles are just as fun to drive in year five or 10 as they are on day one.


This only makes sense, seeing that Lexus is merely the luxury extension of the Toyota brand. For years, the Toyota Corolla has been one of the most reliable compact cars on the market, and it scores a perfect five out of five in the latest J.D. Power ratings.

All of the other Toyota models, except for the sports car Toyota 86 and Toyota Avalon, are able to say they score a four out of five or higher. Every new Toyota comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.


The Ram 1500 has long been known as one of the most reliable pickup trucks money can buy. This makes an excellent choice for those who do a lot of towing and hauling, and it has reliability rating of four out of five stars. Plus, with the ride quality, towing capacity, and high-quality cabin with recent models featuring an available 12-inch touchscreen, it's as high-tech as trucks come.

The Ram 1500 comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.


Subaru has always done a good job of raking in the awards. You may have heard the statistics, but it is indeed true: 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. According to Kelley Blue Book, Subaru also has the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own of all brands for 2019, too.

Almost every single model in the Subaru lineup comes standard with all-wheel drive, too. This ensures you're getting the best possible grip when the roads become slippery. From the Outback to the Forester to the Legacy, see what makes a Subaru shine.

These Brands Are Ready for the (Long) Road Ahead

When it comes to the longest-lasting vehicles on the road, these are the brands Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen can turn to. The team at Maguire Dealerships looks forward to seeing Syracuse and Baldwinsville drivers. We're here to help you find that next car!

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