Ranking 86 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.

Manufacturers don't always make it clear when a new generation begins, but we do our best to keep our generation data accurate to better predict problems. Use this information as a guide for making your decisions. Or don't (but you really should).

Rank Model Years Reliability PainRank (?)
86th Camry Gen 6 2007—2011
52.62
85th Camry Gen 5 2002—2006
29.73
84th RAV4 Gen 3 2006—2012
27.79
83rd Sienna Gen 2 2004—2010
23.67
82nd Corolla Gen 9 2001—2006
23.54
81st Camry Gen 7 2012—2017
22.22
80th RAV4 Gen 2 2001—2005
21.79
79th Corolla Gen 10 2007—2013
21.17
78th Tacoma Gen 2 2005—2015
20.51
77th RAV4 Gen 4 2013—2018
19.32
76th Corolla Gen 11 2014—2018
15.43
75th Highlander Gen 2 2008—2013
14.77
74th Tacoma Gen 3 2016—2019
14.74
73rd Highlander Gen 1 2001—2007
13.75
72nd Prius Gen 3 2010—2015
13.36
71st Prius Gen 2 2004—2009
10.95
70th Camry Gen 4 1997—2001
10.65
69th Avalon Gen 3 2005—2012
10.17
68th Highlander Hybrid Gen 1 2006—2007
10.06
67th Camry Hybrid Gen 1 2007—2011
9.73
66th Matrix Gen 1 2003—2008
9.26
65th Tundra Gen 2 2007—2019
8.99
64th Avalon Gen 4 2013—2018
8.69
63rd Highlander Gen 3 2014—2019
8.36
62nd Yaris Gen 2 2007—2013
8.35
61st Camry Gen 8 2018—2019
8.0
60th Sienna Gen 3 2011—2019
8.0
59th Tundra Gen 1 2000—2006
7.94
58th Sequoia Gen 1 2001—2007
7.46
57th Prius Gen 4 2016—2018
7.12
56th Venza Gen 1 2009—2015
6.74
55th 4Runner Gen 4 2003—2009
6.74
54th Camry Hybrid Gen 2 2012—2017
6.12
53rd Sienna Gen 1 1998—2003
5.78
52nd 4Runner Gen 5 2010—2019
5.35
51st Corolla Gen 8 1996—2000
5.19
50th Highlander Hybrid Gen 2 2008—2013
5.12
49th Solara Gen 2 2004—2008
4.43
48th Matrix Gen 2 2009—2013
4.24
47th FJ Cruiser Gen 1 2007—2014
4.24
46th Celica Gen 7 2000—2005
4.07
45th Avalon Gen 2 2000—2004
3.86
44th Prius Gen 1 2000—2003
2.88
43rd Prius v Gen 1 2012—2016
2.8
42nd Tacoma Gen 1 1995—2004
2.68
41st Avalon Hybrid Gen 1 2013—2018
2.65
40th RAV4 Hybrid Gen 4 2016—2018
2.6
39th 4Runner Gen 3 1996—2002
2.51
38th Camry Gen 3 1992—1996
2.29
37th RAV4 Gen 1 1995—2000
2.05
36th Sequoia Gen 2 2008—2019
1.53
35th Prius c Gen 1 2013—2019
1.23
34th Yaris Gen 3 2014—2019
1.13
33rd Corolla Hatchback Gen 1 2019—2019
1.06
32nd Corolla Gen 6 1988—1991
1.01
31st C-HR Gen 1 2017—2019
0.97
30th Prius Plug-in Gen 1 2012—2015
0.92
29th Corolla Gen 7 1992—1995
0.81
28th Avalon Gen 1 1996—1999
0.76
27th 4Runner Gen 2 1990—1995
0.74
26th MR2 Gen 3 2000—2005
0.69
25th Land Cruiser Gen 5 2008—2019
0.68
24th Camry Hybrid Gen 3 2018—2018
0.66
23rd Prius Prime Gen 2 2016—2018
0.66
22nd Highlander Hybrid Gen 3 2014—2018
0.61
21st Camry Gen 2 1987—1991
0.57
20th Solara Gen 1 1999—2003
0.56
19th Land Cruiser Gen 4 1998—2007
0.43
18th Celica Gen 5 1990—1993
0.35
17th Camry Gen 1 1983—1986
0.33
16th Mirai Gen 1 2016—2018
0.29
15th Celica Gen 6 1994—1999
0.23
14th RAV4 EV Gen 1 2012—2014
0.17
13th 4Runner Gen 1 1988—1989
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 Land Cruiser Gen 3 1990—1997
0.04
8th MR2 Gen 2 1991—1999
0.03
7th Land Cruiser Gen 2 1984—1989
0.03
6th Avalon Gen 5 2019—2019
0.0
5th Avalon Hybrid Gen 2 2019—2019
0.0
4th Corolla Gen 12 2019—2019
0.0
3rd CH-R Gen 1 2018—2019
0.0
2nd RAV4 Gen 5 2019—2019
0.0
1st 86 Gen 1 2017—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).