Ranking 77 Toyota Generations by Reliability

Nearly every model can be grouped into generations, which is a collection of years where the cars are continuously produced and very few, if any, changes are made. Sorting models by their generation gives us a clearer roadmap of potential problems.

Is our generation data perfect? Nah. Truth is manufacturers don't always make it clear when a new generation begins. But we do our best to keep our generation data as accurate as possible so we can predict problems and help you out. Use it as a guide for making your decisions. Or don't (but you really should).

Rank Model Years Reliability PainRank (?)
77th Camry Gen 6 2007—2011
52.83
76th Camry Gen 5 2002—2006
29.78
75th RAV4 Gen 3 2006—2012
27.87
74th Sienna Gen 2 2004—2010
23.73
73rd Corolla Gen 9 2001—2006
23.64
72nd Camry Gen 7 2012—2017
22.27
71st RAV4 Gen 2 2001—2005
21.83
70th Corolla Gen 10 2007—2013
21.26
69th Tacoma Gen 2 2005—2015
20.55
68th Tacoma Gen 3 2016—2018
19.58
67th RAV4 Gen 4 2013—2018
19.47
66th Camry Gen 8 2018—2018
16.24
65th Corolla Gen 11 2014—2018
15.38
64th Highlander Gen 2 2008—2013
14.98
63rd Highlander Gen 1 2001—2007
13.77
62nd Camry Gen 4 1997—2001
10.67
61st Avalon Gen 3 2005—2012
10.2
60th Highlander Hybrid Gen 1 2006—2007
10.07
59th Highlander Gen 3 2014—2018
10.04
58th Camry Hybrid Gen 1 2007—2011
9.76
57th Matrix Gen 1 2003—2008
9.27
56th Tundra Gen 2 2007—2019
9.01
55th Avalon Gen 4 2013—2018
8.75
54th Yaris Gen 2 2007—2013
8.38
53rd Sienna Gen 3 2011—2019
8.04
52nd Tundra Gen 1 2000—2006
7.74
51st Sequoia Gen 1 2001—2007
7.47
50th Venza Gen 1 2009—2015
6.7
49th Camry Hybrid Gen 2 2012—2017
6.16
48th Sienna Gen 1 1998—2003
5.79
47th Corolla Gen 8 1996—2000
5.2
46th Highlander Hybrid Gen 2 2008—2013
5.09
45th Solara Gen 2 2004—2008
4.47
44th Matrix Gen 2 2009—2013
4.26
43rd FJ Cruiser Gen 1 2007—2014
4.25
42nd Celica Gen 7 2000—2005
4.07
41st Avalon Gen 2 2000—2004
3.87
40th Prius v Gen 1 2012—2016
2.82
39th Tacoma Gen 1 1995—2004
2.69
38th Avalon Hybrid Gen 4 2013—2018
2.67
37th RAV4 Hybrid Gen 4 2016—2018
2.62
36th Camry Gen 3 1992—1996
2.29
35th RAV4 Gen 1 1995—2000
2.06
34th Sequoia Gen 2 2008—2019
1.55
33rd Prius Gen 4 2018—2018
1.49
32nd C-HR Gen 1 2017—2018
1.48
31st Prius c Gen 1 2013—2018
1.44
30th Yaris Gen 3 2014—2019
1.14
29th Corolla Gen 6 1988—1991
1.01
28th Prius Plug-in Gen 1 2012—2015
0.93
27th Corolla Gen 7 1992—1995
0.81
26th Avalon Gen 1 1996—1999
0.76
25th MR2 Gen 3 2000—2005
0.69
24th Land Cruiser Gen 5 2008—2019
0.68
23rd Camry Hybrid Gen 3 2018—2018
0.67
22nd Prius Prime Gen 2 2016—2018
0.66
21st Highlander Hybrid Gen 3 2014—2018
0.61
20th Camry Gen 2 1987—1991
0.57
19th Solara Gen 1 1999—2003
0.56
18th Mirai Gen 1 2016—2018
0.43
17th Land Cruiser Gen 4 1998—2007
0.43
16th Celica Gen 5 1990—1993
0.35
15th Camry Gen 1 1983—1986
0.33
14th Celica Gen 6 1994—1999
0.23
13th RAV4 EV Gen 2 2012—2014
0.17
12th Celica Gen 4 1987—1989
0.15
11th Celica Gen 3 1985—1985
0.12
10th Corolla Gen 5 1984—1987
0.1
9th MR2 Gen 2 1991—1999
0.05
8th Land Cruiser Gen 3 1990—1997
0.04
7th Land Cruiser Gen 2 1984—1989
0.03
6th Avalon Hybrid Gen 5 2019—2019
0.0
5th 86 Gen 1 2017—2019
0.0
4th CH-R Gen 1 2018—2019
0.0
3rd 4Runner Gen 5 2018—2018
0.0
2nd RAV4 Gen 5 2019—2019
0.0
1st Avalon Gen 5 2019—2019
0.0

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

Why Are Some Vehicles Missing a 1st / 2nd / 3rd Generation?

You might notice that some of our data starts at generation 5, 6, etc. So what happened to the older generations? One of two things. 1. some models have been around a long time and we don’t have any complaint or NHTSA data about them. 2. some new models share the same platform as existing models, so we typically tie them together. For instance, a new hybrid vehicle might be introduced during the 5th generation of its non-hybrid counterpart. We’ll typically start the hybrid’s generation at 5, unless it’s otherwise noted.

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).