We already told you about the most reliable car brands, but now let's look at the top high mileage vehicles by class like compact, midsize, full size, crossover, SUV, pickup and minivan. We analyzed almost 300,000 vehicles on Mojo Motors from the model years 2002 to 2012 to find the highest mileage used vehicles.

These model year requirements kept out vehicles like the Chrysler 200, Hyundai Genesis or Buick LaCrosse in our study, but using this guide should give you a better idea about the models to consider while shopping for a car.

Mojo Motors only lists used vehicles for sale at a dealership. This means the vehicles we looked at retain enough of their value for a dealer to resell them and make a profit. It also indicate the vehicles below are more reliable than their competitors long term.

Let's get started.

Highest mileage compact cars

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Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is often overlooked in the compact category because it tends to be more expensive than similarly equipped Civics or Corollas. What sets the Impreza apart, however, is its optional turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive. Just try having as much fun driving through four inches of snow in a Kia Rio.

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Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is repeatedly named one of the most Followed, most popular, most reliable, etc and etc. It's no surprise the Civic's history of reliability goes back to 2002 and likely far earlier. Two generations of Civics were studied in our analysis, the seventh generation from 2000 to 2005 and the eighth generation from 2006 to 2011. You definitely see both generations on the road today.

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Toyota Corolla

The Corolla is like the Civic. Reliable, well priced and economical. These two are the heavyweights in the compact class. They run on a similar production cycle as well with the 9th generation Corolla produced from 2000-2008 and the 10th generation from 2009 to 2013. Buying either one is a shrewd choice.

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Kia Rio

You might be surprised to find the Kia Rio on this list. Running on a production cycle almost identical to the Civic, the Rios studied include its first generation from 2000 to 2005 and second generation from 2005 to 2011. The Rio is technically a subcompact so it's smaller than the Corolla and Civic, but its smaller stature means stellar gas mileage and lower prices on the used market. If money or credit is an issue, a used Rio might be your best bet.

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Hyundai Accent

The Accent, like the Rio, is technically a subcompact. The Accents exterior and interior styling is very similar to the Rio, but like most Hyundais, it comes with a little more pizazz and an additional body style. The Rio has more of station wagon look, while the Accent has more of a sedan and car look. So if you're deciding between an Accent with high miles and Rio, it will ultimately come down to what's available on the used market near you and which design you prefer.

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Highest mileage midsize cars

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Acura TL

The TL is a glorified and dolled up Honda Accord, but that's OK because the TL got none of the Accords looks and all of its reliability. And get this, in Japan the Acura TL is actually sold as a Honda. Anyways, our study looked at the second, third and fourth generation TLs. It is also important to note the TL is the only luxury midsize car to top our highest mileage analysis.

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Volkswagen Passat

Unlike the typical Honda or Toyota production cycles, Volkswagen production cycles run a bit longer. Our study only looked at the fourth generation B5 Passat and the fifth generation B6 Passat - both sedan and wagon. The older Passats have built up a cult following over the years and owners tend to keep them forever, hence the high mileage.

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Honda Accord

No explanation is really necessary here, the Accord has been named a ten best under $10,000 and is one of the most popular used cars in every state. It is one of the most Followed, longest lasting, most reliable and well designed cars anyone can buy, used or new.

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Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is one of the most Followed cars on Mojo Motors and one of the longest lasting. It all started with the introduction of the third generation Altima for the model year 2002. It set the foundation for the design language you see on the newer Altimas. This car ages well and expect this theme to continue.

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Toyota Camry

Like the Honda Accord, no list on highest mileage and/or longest lasting would be complete without the Toyota Camry. What makes the Camry so legendary is its 2.4 liter four cylinder engine which was used in the fifth and sixth generations of the car. This small four banger produced great gas mileage and since it was used in two generations of Camrys, repairing and replacing parts is easy for mechanics and your wallet.

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Subaru Legacy

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The all-wheel-drive, turbocharged Legacy is unlike other high mileage midsize car on this list. It isn't quite a luxury car like the TL, but it isn't quite an entry-level car like the Accord or Altima. The Legacy sits somewhere in between, but it drives and looks much different.

Highest mileage full size cars

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Ford Crown Victoria

Cabs and police cars, that's the Crown Victoria. Most of them have been beat to hell and back, yet they keep chugging along. Chock it up to their long production run leaving repair shops with parts galore. Now, not all were given the fleet treatment. Some Crown Vics may have been owned by the town elders, but typically the Grand Marquis and Town Car were reserved for the greatest generation.

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Lincoln Town Car

The luxury version of the Crown Victoria and that's basically the Town Car. Primarily owned by car service companies or people who found Elvis' dance moves offensive, the Town Car is reminiscent of a different time. A time when big V8 engines in an equally big car didn't mean inefficiency, it meant being American.

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Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon shares the same consumer base as the Town Car or Crown Victoria, but it's a bit different. Instead of rear wheel drive and a V8 engine, it has front wheel drive and a V6. This makes it more efficient and practical for everyday driving. Think of the Avalon as an oversized Camry.

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Chevrolet Impala

The Chevrolet Impala is sort of like the Avalon, front wheel drive and equipped with efficient V6 engines. The older Impalas we studied were built on the GM W platform which were used for over 26 years. The older Impalas might not be pretty compared to its newest generation, but it makes up for it with low resale prices and longevity to boot.

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Chrysler 300

While the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon have their front wheel drive and V6 engines, the 300 sports rear wheel drive and one V6 engine, but two V8 engines. It isn't exactly practical, but the 300 is one of the longest lasting big cars on the used car market.

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Highest mileage crossovers

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Volvo XC90

Aside from the Crown Victoria and the Land Rover Defender, not many cars have production cycles that go over a decade without a substantial redesign. Then again, not many cars are like the XC90. This crossover was built with a few different engines over the years, some more reliable than others, so make sure to study up on engines that helped propel the XC90 as the highest mileage crossover being sold across the country.

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Hyundai SantaFe

We were surprised to see the Hyundai SanteFe make the cut as one of the top high mileage crossovers to buy considering the vast differences the first gen SantaFe and the its second generation. The first gen, built from 2001 to 2006, had a very unique design and room for only five passengers. The second generation, built from 2007 to 2012, had three rows and a much more contemporary design. Our recommendation? Get the second generation SantaFe which shares many of its components with the Sonata. This means cheaper parts and easier repairs should you ever need service on this immortal crossover.

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Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is an eight passenger crossover which means it drives more like a car, but looks more like an SUV. Two generation were studied in this analysis including the first generation, built from 2000 to 2007 and the second generation from 2008 to 2013. If space is key, either the Honda Pilot or Highlander will suit your family and both will last long enough to drive the kids' carpool to elementary school and then move them into college.

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Honda Pilot

Similar to the Highlander, the three row Honda Pilot is perfect for the mom or dad avoiding the minivan. The study looked the first gen Pilot and the early years of the second gen Pilot which is still being built today. Since it's under the hood where it really matters, both generations use the same 3.5 V6 engine which is a hallmark in two other longest lasting cars, the Acura TL and Honda Accord.

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Honda CR-V

The smallest crossover on this list is the CR-V. It was once said the CR-V is basically the crossover version of the Honda Civic which isn't a bad analogy. The CR-V and Civic share many of the same components including engines. It might not be easy finding a used CR-V at a low price, since most drivers prefer to keep them in the family.

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Highest mileage SUVs

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Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe / GMC Yukon & Yukon XL

The Suburban and Yukon XL is a fully enclosed Silverado 1500 or Sierra 1500 with three rows of seats and enough room inside for a few Smart Cars. Our study considered the tenth and eleventh generation Suburban and Yukon. These trucks will not have the polished driving dynamics you expect from newer vehicles or even an F150, but they will drive you and your entire extended family to the end of the world and back. Gas mileage is abysmal, but this should be expected with most older SUVs.

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The Tahoe is the lower level full size SUV while the Yukon is a step up, but the the differences between the Yukon and Tahoe aren't so obvious. It takes a test drive to really feel the difference, yet even in the older generations it can be difficult to separate the two. The analysis took into account the second and third generations of each SUV.

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Ford Expedition

The Expedition was Ford's answer to the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon. Our study looked at the first, second and third generation Expeditions. The full size SUV was available in two sizes, one that's about the size of the Chevrolet Tahoe and another that's the size of the Suburban which is called the Expedition EL. The EL is only available in the third gen Expedition so if you're looking for that extra third row legroom, search from the 2007 model year and newer.

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Toyota Sequoia

When most people think of an SUV, they think of the big boys like the Suburban, Yukon or Durango so you might be surprised to see the Sequoia included as one the highest mileage SUVs to buy. Toyota followed the same format as Chevrolet by taking their pickup truck, in this case the Tundra, enclosing the bed and giving it seats for up to 8 people. The Sequoias in our study included the first generation and second generation which is still being built.

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Highest mileage pickups

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Ford F250

No surprises here. The heavy duty trucks, especially the F250 is quite possibly the longest lasting, highest mileage vehicle you can find on the road that a dealership is still likely to be selling. These things will not die. Our study included every generation of the F250, but they are not created equal. Do a little research to see what's the best combination for F250 longevity.

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Chevrolet Silverado 2500 / GMC Sierra 2500

The Silverado 2500 and Sierra 2500 are basically twins except for a nicer interior sported by the the Sierra 2500. Both are heavy duty monsters like the F250 and will likely survive the zombie apocalypse before you. Our study accounted for the first and second generation Chevrolet and GMC trucks . Like all vehicles with a wealth of engine choices, make sure to research the most reliable options that suit your needs for a heavy duty truck.

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Dodge Ram 2500

The heavy duty Ram 2500 in our study included the second, third and fourth generations. Like the other heavy duty pickups, the Ram 2500 was available with a swath of engine choices so make sure you decide on a particular engine before buying. While Dodge trucks aren't as popular as the Silverado, Sierra or F250, they are still a smart pick when trying to save a buck or two over its more popular competitors.

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Ford F150

The F150 is the only light duty truck on this list and it's the best selling vehicle in the United States. It's also the most Followed pickup truck on Mojo Motors. The F150 has a long tradition as being the work horse of choice and our study took into account the tenth, eleventh and twelfth generations. Most shoppers find the F150 to be the most refined and responsive pickup available on the market.

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Highest mileage minivans

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Dodge Grand Caravan / Chrysler Town & Country

The Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country are the only minivans still produced by an American automaker. They are also the only American minivans to make it on this list as a top high mileage pick. While the Grand Caravan looks very similar to the Chrysler Town & Country, the Grand Caravan is typically cheaper and lacks the luxury refinements of the Town & Country. If you have young kids, that luxury definitely won't matter to them so if wood grain interiors don't excite you, stick to the Grand Caravan.

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Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are considered the kings in the minivan category. When it comes down to which one you should buy, it's all about the looks and all wheel drive. If AWD is a must, go with the Sienna. If not, then pick whichever one suits your personality best because you will probably have it for a while. Our study of the Odyssey included its second, third and fourth generations.

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Kia Sedona

Shoppers looking to buy used minivans probably aren't considering the Sedona, but they really should. Yes, it's smaller than the other minivans on this list and it lacks some of the refinements, but it still has room for up to eight people and those quintessential sliding doors. Our study looked at the first and second generation Sedonas which are easy to find and significantly cheaper than any other minivan on this list.

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Toyota Sienna

All three generations of the Toyota Sienna were covered in the study, but the second and third generations are the best options. The Sienna is the only minivan with all wheel drive as an option so if you want the look of a minivan, but driving dynamics of a car equipped with AWD, you're in luck. Expect a hit in MPG if you do decide to go with the AWD version, though.

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