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These Are the Oldest New Cars Still on the Market

Later today, I’ll be reviewing a rather old new car — and that got me thinking about the oldest new cars still on the market. Which vehicles have been around the longest without a major redesign? I went through the entire car industry, and here’s what I came up with — and while I skipped commercial vehicles, honorable mention goes to the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans (which hail from 2003) and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which made its debut in 2008.

Nissan Frontier – 2005

The oldest new vehicle on the market is the Nissan Frontier, which debuted for the 2005 model year and still exists in its original form, with only updates and revisions over the years — but never a significant redesign. Indeed, the Frontier — which debuted before Twitter — even still uses the same old-school 4.0-liter V6 it did back when it came out nearly 15 years ago. Find a Nissan Frontier for sale

Toyota Tundra – 2007

The Toyota Tundra has been on sale in its current form for a long time — 12 years, to be precise. Admittedly, it was face-lifted heavily in the mid-2010s, but it didn’t change the underpinnings: a big, lumbering truck with some old-school roots. The fact that the Tundra is so old is especially surprising in an age where trucks are now very popular — something Toyota has surely noticed, given the recent success of its 4Runner SUV and smaller Tacoma pickup. Find a Toyota Tundra for sale

Dodge Challenger – 2008

Dodge Grand Caravan – 2008

Lexus LX – 2008

Maserati GranTurismo – 2008

Toyota Land Cruiser – 2008

Toyota Sequoia – 2008

Several vehicles that debuted for the 2008 model year are still on sale. The most surprising is the Maserati GranTurismo, which has been out for 11 years without a redesign — an eternity in the exotic car world. The Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX and the Toyota Sequoia have all also been allowed to languish in their current designs for a long time — and while the Dodge Grand Caravan has been replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica, the old-school Grand Caravan is still around, primarily for fleet sales. The most successful car on this list is the Dodge Challenger, which still enjoys decent success despite its old design. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale or Find a Dodge Grand Caravan for sale or Find a Lexus LX for sale or Find a Maserati GranTurismo for sale or Find a Toyota Land Cruiser for sale or Find a Toyota Sequoia for sale

Dodge Journey – 2009

Ford Flex – 2009

Nissan GT-R – 2009

Nissan 370Z – 2009

Four more new models debuted for the 2009 model year: two are Nissan sports cars, the 370Z and the GT-R, which are both getting impressively old for performance vehicles. The 2009 model year also gave us the Ford Flex, which is headed for cancellation, and the mediocre Dodge Journey, which continues to tout its impressively low pricing (especially for a 3-row crossover) as a major selling point. Find a Dodge Journey for sale or Find a Ford Flex for sale or Find a Nissan GT-R for sale or Find a Nissan 370Z for sale

Ford Taurus – 2010

Lexus GX – 2010

Lincoln MKT – 2010

Rolls-Royce Ghost – 2010

The 2010 model year gave us four new models that are still around. Two are Ford models that are headed for cancellation: the Taurus full-size sedan and the Lincoln MKT crossover, which is Lincoln’s luxury version of the Ford Flex. The Lexus GX also made its debut for 2010 — and while it’s been face-lifted (substantially) since then, it hasn’t been fully redesigned since the second-generation model went on sale for the 2010 model year. Find a Ford Taurus for sale or Find a Lexus GX for sale or Find a Lincoln MKT for sale or Find a Rolls-Royce Ghost for sale

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