Looking for a reliable used car? A Toyota is about as sturdy as they come. But we know what you’re thinking: where’s the evidence to support that claim?  Find out below, and then explore our used Toyota cars for sale in Charleston, South Carolina, to see how easy and affordable reliability can be.

Yes, Toyotas Are Reliable Used Cars

You don’t have to look far to find proof that Toyota cars are among the most reliable on the road. Consumer Reports ranked Toyota first overall in its 2017 reliability rankings — for the fifth consecutive year. There are a few reasons:

Retained Value

In a study of vehicle depreciation, Toyota cars were found to retain value longer than any other brand. The average Toyota puts 210,705 miles on the road before reaching a value of $0.


J.D. Power’s 28th annual Vehicle Dependability Study identified the 18 most reliable used cars of 2017. Seven of the 18 winners were Toyotas, and Toyota wasn’t even eligible for every class. The following Toyota models took home the top spots:

  • Prius (Compact Car)
  • Camry (Midsize Car)
  • Avalon (Large Car)
  • Sienna (Minivan)
  • FJ Cruiser (Compact SUV)
  • Venza (Midsize SUV)
  • Prius V (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle)


YourMechanic put together a study of the most and least expensive cars to maintain. With 30 different brands studied, Toyota was found to be the least expensive.


In a Fortune study of the top 15 cars still being driven after 15 years on the road, Toyota models accounted for nine of the spots — including each of the top five.

Test Drive a Used Toyota in Charleston, SC

The evidence doesn’t lie. Now that you know you can trust a Toyota, contact us with any additional questions or to schedule your test drive today at Fred Anderson Toyota of Charleston.