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Cars Americans Keep the Longest

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10. Toyota Sequoia
> Share of original owners who kept their Toyota Sequoia for 15+ years: 9.1%

This full-size SUV was introduced by Toyota in the 2001 model year and was derived from the company’s Tundra pickup. The Sequoia was the first full-sized SUV from a Japanese marque to be sold in North America, and was intended to compete with the Ford Expedition. It underwent a minor facelift for the 2005 model year and a full revamping for the 2008 model year.

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9. Toyota 4Runner
> Share of original owners who kept their Toyota 4Runner for 15+ years: 9.4%

Introduced in the 1984 model year, the 4Runner was originally a compact SUV. For the 1995 model year, it was redesigned with a new body shell and chassis as a mid-size SUV. The redesign expanded interior space and lengthened the chassis. For the 2003 model year, the mid-size semi-luxury SUV with off-road capabilities underwent additional design changes and added a V8 engine as an option.

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8. Subaru Forester
> Share of original owners who kept their Subaru Forester for 15+ years: 9.8%

A compact crossover SUV, the Forester was introduced to the American market in the 1998 model year. The vehicle, which looked similar to a station wagon, was styled more like a car than most SUVs but had a higher stance and all-wheel drive. In the 2003 model year, Subaru revamped the auto, saving weight with such features as an aluminum hood. In the 2009 model year, the car was redesigned to embrace more features of an SUV as opposed to a station wagon.

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7. Honda Pilot
> Share of original owners who kept their Honda Pilot for 15+ years: 10.4%

Honda introduced the Pilot, a crossover SUV, in the 2003 model year. The Pilot, which was primarily intended for the North American market, offered three rows of seating and was Honda’s largest SUV. In 2009, the Pilot underwent a redesign, making it larger, with a length of 190.9 inches, a width of 78.5 inches and a height of 71.0 inches.

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6. Honda CR-V
> Share of original owners who kept their Honda CR-V for 15+ years: 10.7%

The Honda CR-V, a compact crossover SUV, was first sold in the North American market in the 1997 model year. It used the Honda Civic platform with an SUV body design. For the 2002 model year, the CR-V underwent a full redesign. It was named Car and Driver magazine’s Best Small SUV for 2002 and 2003. For the 2007 model year, the vehicle was redesigned again, with one notable change being a rear liftgate instead of a side-opening tailgate.

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