We Found Some of the Highest Mileage Toyotas
It is no secret that Toyota makes some of the most reliable engines of all time, as they have built themselves quite the reputation. Over the years, we have seen some seriously long lasting Toyota vehicles, some surpassing the 1 million mile mark! We have put together a list of the longest lasting Toyota vehicles, with a little background information on each of them.
Matt Farah’s 1996 Lexus LS400
Matt Farah is an auto journalist and he purchased the LS400 for $1,500 with 897,000 miles on the odometer in 2014, with plans to break the million mile mark. In February of 2019, he finally hit that goal, with the help of many people. Over the 4 years he owned it, he put over $17,000 in maintenance, and over a hundred different people drove it. Not one person over those 4 years was left stranded for anything besides a dead battery.
Victor Sheppard’s 2007 Toyota Tundra
Victor Sheppard owned a 2007 Toyota Tundra, and he racked up over 1 million miles in just 9 years on the original engine and transmission. Quite an impressive feat for such a short amount of time. The original owner used the Tundra to travel across the country more than 100,000 miles per year to transport heavy equipment for his job. Toyota celebrated this by taking in his old Tundra to tear it down and examine it, whilst giving him a brand new Tundra.
Aaron Morvant’s 2007 Toyota Tundra
That’s right, another 2007 Toyota Tundra makes the list, this one belonging to Louisiana resident Aaron Morvant. He is a “hot shot” driver in the logistics business, meaning he’s on call 24/7 to pick up and deliver various packages to anywhere around the country. This one is a little worse for wear than Victor Sheppard’s Tundra, but it hit the million mile mark with the original engine nonetheless. The original transmission however, only lasted roughly 792,000 miles before having it rebuilt after a slight slip in third gear.
Michael Lipperman’s 2001 Toyota Avalon
Greensboro North Carolina resident, Michael Lipperman, is the proud owner of a 2001 with over 500k miles. He’s driven to New York and back over 100 times and has taken multiple other trips around the country, as well as a daily 120 mile commute. With the original engine and transmission still kicking, this may be another million mile Toyota in the future.
Manfred Dvorak’s 2005 Toyota Prius
Manfred Dvorak is an Austrian taxi driver who’s Prius amassed over 621k miles, all on the original battery while in use. While it is no longer a taxi vehicle, it is still being currently used as a roadside assistance vehicle. Dvorak said that the Prius has never broken down on him, and still maintains its ability to accelerate and handle quickly, regardless of the high mileage.
These are just a few of the highest mileage Toyota’s we could find, with many more not making the list. What is the highest mileage Toyota you have seen? Leave a comment down below!
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Hi from Bristol, England. My ‘91 Carina II estate which I purchased for £220 in 2005 with 107,000 miles has now racked up 280,000 on the original engine and transmission. It has been in continuous use as a family car, holidays around Europe and all over the UK, commuting to work and now being used for food delivery as well. The car is battered but solid and still looks good on original blue metallic, and importantly drives extremely smoothly with all the power, tractability and comfort still intact. This car is for life and will definitely go beyond 500,000 one day! A body restoration will happen sometime owing to many harsh, salty winters but it’s only ever been welded once 10 years ago to the rear of one sill. Such a strong car made of the best materials. Rob
Hi Rob, thank you for your comment! One of the many great things about Toyota’s is how long they last when they are taken care of. We have no doubts that you will one day surpass the 500,000 mark!
Hello from sevierville tenn. I have over 500,000 miles on 2000 Toyota tundra. Original motor and transmission.
I have a 2003 Toyota Camry KE with almost 230,000 miles on it. Still going strong!
Still working driving my 2005 Toyota Prius, bought new.
Done some major repairs. On my third odometer as
They stop at 299,999 miles. Toyota has graciously
Replaced them at no cost. Working toward the 4th one.
At 730,500 miles now.
MY daughters friend has a Canadian made 2006 Matrix which has had the odometer switched back twice..she thinks it is at 800,000 km now. Original engine and transmission. Is Toyota interested in this car?
My Tacoma is a 1996 and is now at over 600000 km. It has survived 4 rear end accidents and one front end accident and anyone in the truck at the time is fine. The truck doesn’t look as good as it once did, but who does! Lol
We do regular maintenance, have had the catalytic converter stolen, replaced the clutch once, replaced the shocks twice…
I have a 1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 with 475,000 miles on original engine and tranny.
(Sorry Bristol 😉 )
Love this article and thread,
I drive a 2004 scion xb 5mt with 257000 and going strong! If you aren’t familiar these were Japanese made Toyota products, using a 1.5 vvti common to some prius and corollas.
Was in service as a lyft car in san francisco for a while, and now is my city go cart around bumpy los angeles streets. I have done the clutch, and some suspension bits and bobs.
Engine sounds very nice and quiet. Very versatile and fun to drive.
I have a 2005 Prius it has 735,000 miles on it and I drive it
Every day for work. It’s on its 3rd odometer ( only go to 299999 miles and stop) 3rd transmission (average around 350,000 plus, gas Engine replaced 518,000 miles. Love the car.
My cousin has a 2004-05 Camry and the last time she checked it was 330k miles!! Cold ac, original engine, regularly maintained. Hopefully someday she’ll surpass 500k!
My 2004 Toyota Corolla S has 410k and is still going strong only just recently having the original spark plugs changed and since it’s new other then basic stuff like changing oil breaks etc we’ve only had one thing go bad and that’s the cylinder 1 coil pack the car is used and abused and best part doesn’t burn oil and the trans fluid which is the original still smells new nothing burnt at all
I saw a 1997 80 series Landcruiser ( Factory turbo diesel) with 930,000 km’s. All original motor & drivetrain except for 1 new clutch and standard maintenance.
My husband, John Reynolds drives a 2000 Toyota Sienna in excess of 350,000 miles. Original motor and transmission. He keeps up on fluids and maintenance. He travels from Florida to Louisianna every 2 weeks.
I have a2006 toyota tundra with 650,000 on it
I owned a 1993 Ford festivas 4 cylinder 5 speed that had over 461,000 miles on it in 1919 I sold it and it’s still on the road. I have owned 13 Ford Fedtivas in the last 35 years an got over 50 mpg on all of them years of the vehicles from 1988 to 1993 7 were 5 speeds 3 were 4 speeds and 3 were automatics all 13
Vehicles had over 300,000 on them.
MY 2002 tundra has 412,000 miles on , original transmission & engine. Used mostly for hunting, hauling firewood and general puttering around the back roads in my area of Virginia.
I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna that has 296,000 miles and is basically unkillable. I have hauled sheets of plywood in it, put 2 deer in it after hunting, pulled a boat hundreds of miles several times, all in North Dakota and Minnesota- a rough place for cars. The 90k belt/pump maintenance is pricey, but worth it. NEVER broken down. Even on a barren Canadian highway at -46F.
I have a 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS and it has 245,099 miles on it. I bought it at a auction and I’m so in love with it.
That’s amazing! Someone must have really taken great care of that Avalon XLS.
I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna, original motor and transmission….324,000 miles.
Incredible! You must have taken great care of your Sienna.
Hello we have a Toyota Camery 1997 Stick Shift and it has 373,199.00 orginal engine and still running Toyota makes awesome cars that last.
They sure do! That’s a lot of miles, you must keep your Toyota in great shape!
I have a 2008 Tundra with 499,000 miles use it for construction work. Very little repairs.
That’s amazing! The Tundra sure is a well-built pickup. Thank you for sharing.
I’ve got a 2003 4Runner with 289k and still chugging all original with the V8
Wow! You must take really great care of your 4Runner, thanks for sharing!
I just broke 260,000 miles on my 1997 Toyota Rav4. She runs good. I use conventional oil and change every 3,000 miles. After a 1,000 miles after my oil change I’m adding a half quart of oil or a little more. Not bad for the age and mileage. Hope she can go for another 50,000 to 100,000. Lol
Sounds like you take great care of your Toyota! We’re sure if you keep it up, she’ll have many more miles to offer. Thanks for sharing!
My 2012 Plug in has 260,000 with all original except tires. No repairs. Amazing at 51 mpg.
Today my Toyota 1995 Corolla just turned 55300 k all original motor and drive trane still driving it every day it’s going to need some love to keep going this year to stay in the road
Holy cow! It’s amazing to hear you’re still driving your Toyota everyday– Goes to show you how long-lasting Toyota’s can be if you take great care of them. Thank you for sharing!
I have a 2003 carmy le w 213,950 and going well
That’s amazing! It’s a Toyota after all 🙂 Thanks for reading!
I have a 2003 Toyota Tundra that is quickly passing the 350K mark and on original engine and transmission and still going strong. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a new truck but this one has been such a great vehicle that it’s hard to let go. Hoping it can keep on trucking for another 350K.
Wow! Sounds like you’ve taken really great care of you Tundra over the years. Congrats on nearly passing the 350K mark & thanks for reading!
284 now Toyota 4 runner 2001 original motor and trans runs like a baby with my experience does it say I got for 500,000 and probably no problem my mechanic says
Thanks for reading! Congratulations on keeping your over 20-year old 4Runner in good shape!
My 2002 Toyota canary has 365,980 thousand miles and Betsy runs great
Amazing! We’re happy to hear that Betsy is still going strong! Thanks for reading.
There is a guy in State College, Pa. that owns a 2004 Prius with 570,000 miles on it and still running….Original motor and transmission….
Holy cow! That’s a ton of mileage, your buddy must take really great care of their 2004 Prius! Thanks for sharing.
I have a 2012 Toyota Avalon with 302,000 miles on it. Bought it off my stepfather who drove 30k/year for work while he owned it. It is now my newly licensed 16 year old daughter’s car and she is absolutely in love with it. Runs like a champ, cold AC, no rust and beautifully maintained. My stepdad is a Toyota guy and this isn’t even his highest mileage vehicle! Amazing!
What a great legacy! Sounds like that 2012 Toyota Avalon has seen a lot but is in the best hands. Congratulations on keeping your Toyota in great condition throughout the years & miles, and passing it down the line. Thank you for reading!
My Toyota Highlander has way over 300,000
Amazing!! Thank you for sharing.
I have a 1997 Toyota Carina with 320,000 on the clock. I have had numerous holidays across Europe in the past 20 years and it has visited 87 of England’s 92 football league grounds. I used to cycle to work a lot to keep the mileage down !
Wow!! It sounds like you’ve taken amazing care of your Toyota over the years and she’s still going strong! Thank you for sharing.
In 2004 I bought a 1990 corolla for $1000 with 204,500 miles on it. Now I have 606,500 miles on it. Rebuilt the engine after 346,000 due to forgetting oil cap and loosing all the oil. Stick shift never has problems!!! 40 mpg love the car!!
Amazing!! What a great deal. Sounds like you’ve put a lot of work in to maintaining your Corolla, and she’s been able to provide you with that legendary reliability Toyota’s are known for. Thanks for sharing!
My uncle has a 1975 Toyota truck in Mexico and went over Millon miles already and still running fine he drives it daily to do errands
That’s incredible! The Toyota Pickups from that era are truly some of the most well-made & reliable vehicles of all time. I’m sure your uncle has taken amazing care of that truck. Thanks for reading!
I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla and she has 308,000 miles original engine and transmission. I’m from West Virginia
Amazing, you must take excellent care of you 2005 Corolla! Thank you for sharing.
My company has 2 Camrys and a Corolla. The 2011 Camry has 261k. The 2005 Camry has 396k and the 2009 Corolla has 362k. They keep on keepin on!
WOW! Those are some big numbers! Thank you for taking a moment to read and share with us.
My wife drives a 2007 Avalon on the original Engine and Transmission. It turned over 300k this week. She had planned for an oil change today, the car started vibrating so it’s in for a checkup. It’s still a beautiful car and over 70 years old, she can’t afford a new one.
Sounds like she’s taking very good care of her Avalon over the years. Toyotas are resilient, we with you both the best of luck with you Avalon! Thank you for reading.
I got a 2016 corolla le eco with 532,000 miles on it. [email protected]
That’s amazing, you must have been all over the country in that Corolla! Thank you for sharing.
My 2014 Prius C has 268000 miles on her…original battery and transmission. She’s amazing!
They just keep going don’t they? (Also, you must take amazing care of your 2014 Prius!) Thank you for taking a moment to read our blog.
I have a 2007 Avalon Touring with 370K miles. 1 owner with good service and tire maintenance records.
Sounds like your 2007 Avalon is doing great thanks to the awesome care you provide it with. Thank you for sharing!
I own a 2001 Toyota Tundra currently with 426,600 miles on the original engine.HOPE TO BREAK THE RECORD !
WOW! We hope you break the record too (come back here and tell us if you do!). Thank you for reading & taking a moment to share with us!
I have a 1996 Toyota corella with 258,000 miles… original motor/ transmission but struts replaces and belts… just sharing.. still driving it.. until it stops or me… which ever is first
Amazing! Sounds like your 1996 Corolla is in great hands. Thank you for sharing!
My daughters 2008 Camry hybrid with just over 385000 miles on it. It has had a hard life when she got it they had it Parked out in a yard under a tree for years. Good 500.00 investment. For her.
Glad to hear your daughter’s 2008 Toyota Camry could have a second chance at life! Thank you for reading & sharing your story with us.
There is a 2002 toyota corolla for sale in Sydney Australian that has done 970000kms
That’s incredible! Someone must’ve taken great care of that 2002 Toyota Corolla and had some really amazing road-trips. We hope she found a new owner!
We have a 2004 Toyota Highlander with 346,000 miles on it so far; original engine. Only changed the oil, tires, brakes when needed. Runs like a charm! We call it the “Gray Goose” since it is silver in color.
Amazing, we love “Gray Goose”! We’re thrilled to hear that your 2004 Toyota Highlander is still serving you well after all these years. Thank you for taking a moment to share!
Aloha, “GiGi” my 99 4runner has 257,000 miles on it. It was driven from FL (where it was bought) to CA, then shipped by barge to Hawai’i where I bought it. Original engine and tranny.
Amazing! Gigi has had quite an adventurous life! We’re so glad she’s got a great owner to make sure gets the service she needs to keep going strong. Thanks for sharing Cybil!
I have a 2001 camry solara and at the present time it has 299,730 miles I have installed two timing belts myself and that small engine just keeps on going. I am gong to test it jus to see how far it will go.
That’s incredible, we’re sure as long as you keep up with regular maintenance your 2001 Camry Solara will keep going strong! Thanks for reading.
Just wanted to tell someone that my 2011 Toyota Four Runner just passed 600,000 km. I love my truck. I am a foster parent and I rely on my truck to take me to remote places when needed.
We’re so happy to hear that you love your 2011 Toyota 4Runner and that it has served you well over the years! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
I love this thread I haven’t quite yet reached 200,000 miles in my 2006 Toyota Sequoia. But from the time I bought it till now it always turns over on the first crank never fail. I love these stories because it makes it seem like I made one he’ll of an investment.
You sure did! We’re so glad to hear that your trusty Sequoia is still going strong after all those many miles. Thank you for taking a moment to share with us, we hope you get to drive her for 200,000 more miles (at least!)
I would kind of like a newer model Toyota Sequoia, so when I get ready to give this one to one of my grandchildren I will have something to fall back on. I will probably never own anything other than a Toyota vehicle. My wife has a Rav 4 and it is 2008 and still runs like a champ with no major issues.
We’re so happy to hear that your Toyota vehicles are still going strong and will be passed down to your grandchildren someday! Very lucky kids. Thank you for taking a moment of your day to share with us.
Hello from Irvine CA. Original owner of a 2003 Toyota Tundra which now has 235,000 miles on it all original motor and trans no major repairs other than the timing chain. Still gets up and goes giving the new trucks a run for their money! I still get cash offers of close to 10 grand for her but she isn’t for sale.