10. Toyota Avalon – 9.7 Years
The Toyota Avalon may not get the recognition like its Corolla and Camry siblings, but it appears the Avalon gets the last laugh as this is the only Toyota sedan to make this list. The Avalon slots above the Camry in the Toyota lineup.
9. Toyota Sequoia – 9.9 Years
The Toyota Sequoia is the first of several SUVs that made the list. Toyota is a brand that built its reputation on reliability. It’s a massive SUV with a $50,000 starting price today. That’s a serious investment, and probably one reason why people keep them for so long.
8. Porsche 911 – 9.9 Years
This one is a bit hard to explain because Porsche builds so many different 911 models. You have entry-level offerings with respectable performance. Then you have high-horsepower cars that are better suited for the race track. They can get expensive, and are collectible. The Porsche 911 on the list makes perfect sense.
7. Toyota 4Runner – 10 Years
A new Toyota 4Runner today is already a bit outdated, but that’s not stopping people from holding onto them. Customers can upgrade the 4Runner to be a respectable off-road performance machine.
6. Ford Mustang – 10 Years
This one feels like an outlier, but according to the study, people keep the Ford Mustang for a decade, which seems like a long time for the icon. The Mustang is a good option for those looking for affordable performance, low maintenance costs, and plenty of aftermarket parts.
5. Ford Expedition – 10.1 Years
The only other Ford to make this list is its biggest people mover that competes with the likes of the Chevy Suburban – the Ford Expedition. Ford has done a lot in the last few years to take the SUV to the next level in terms of design, performance, and features.
4. Audi TT – 10.2 Years
Audi’s two-door TT sports car squeaks by the Ford Expedition for fourth place on the list. There was a moment when the TT’s future was in question, but it appears it will live on for now. Then again, it’s not like the owners keep the Audi TT for a few short years before upgrading. They're in it for the long haul.
3. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – 10.3 Years
Here’s another example of an expensive sports car ending up on this list. The Mercedes SL-Class is an expensive, two-seat roadster. People buy them to drive on those special weekends when the sun is out, and the temperatures are perfect.
2. Chevrolet Corvette – 10.5 Years
The Chevy Corvette is an American icon with people often making it their dream car to own. It makes sense that something performance-oriented that lacks the practicality of other vehicles on the list takes the number two spot. Corvette owners just won’t let go.
1. Toyota Land Cruiser – 11.4 Years
Taking the top spot by a wide margin is the Toyota Land Cruiser by nearly a year. It’s pricey for a Toyota – a new model today starts at $85,000. That’s luxury car money. That’s a substantial investment – almost as expensive as some homes. It’s easy to see why people hang onto it.
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