The Most Reliable EVs According to Consumer Reports: 2024 Rankings

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Last updated Jan 9, 2024

Choosing the right electric vehicle is about more than just reducing your carbon footprint. Reliability is a crucial factor, particularly as the cost of repairing an electric vehicle outside of warranty becomes a frequent headline. Here, we present the top 10 most reliable EVs for 2024, according to Consumer Reports.

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The Most Reliable EVs Overall – 2024

2024 Lexus RZ - Most reliable EVs
MakeModelReliability ScoreOverall CR ScoreBase MSRP
LexusRZ7975$58,500 - $64,000
HyundaiIONIQ 67083$37,500 - $53,650
PorscheTaycan6676$90,900 - $197,500
NissanAriya6270$43,190 - $60,190
BMWi46083$52,200 - $69,700
BMWiX5984$87,100 - $111,500
KiaNiro EV5171$39,600 - $44,600
KiaEV64877$42,600 - $61,600
AudiQ4 e-tron4869$49,800 - $58,200
TeslaModel 34771$40,240 - $53,240

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The Complete List: Consumer Reports EV Reliability Ratings

Tesla Consumer Reports reliability
MakeModelConsumer Reports Reliability Score
HyundaiIONIQ 670
KiaNiro EV51
AudiQ4 e-tron48
TeslaModel 347
ChevroletBolt EUV46
TeslaModel Y41
AudiQ8 e-tron41
FordF-150 Lightning39
ChevroletBolt EV37
HyundaiIONIQ 533
TeslaModel S30
TeslaModel X27
Mercedes-BenzEQS SUV23
Mercedes-BenzEQE SUV23
PolestarPolestar 25

CarEdge’s Take

We have a number of EV enthusiasts on the CarEdge team, from Tesla fans to Hyundai IONIQ 5 owners. In our opinion, Consumer Report’s EV reliability ratings need to be taken with a grain of salt. Several of the best-rated electric vehicles on the list have some of the slowest charging, lowest range, and in some cases, all-around poor reviews.

Take the all-new Lexus RZ for example. Although it’s a Lexus, it shares the same electric powertrain with the Toyota bZ4X and even the Subaru Solterra. In Out of Spec’s test, the RZ went just 176 miles on the interstate at 70 miles per hour on a full charge in warm weather. Most of the competition is good for at least 200 miles on the highway between charging stops.

Much of the same could be said about the Nissan Ariya, Audi Q4 e-tron, and overpriced Kia Niro EV.

The best-equipped EVs on the Consumer Reports reliability list are, in terms of charging speeds and range, the Hyundai IONIQ 6, Tesla Model 3, Kia EV6, and BMW’s electric offerings. These models offer more range, and less time spent at charging stations. 

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If you’re planning to keep your next vehicle for years to come, and you’re willing to exchange convenience on road trips for fuel savings and slashing tailpipe emissions, then 2024 is a good time to go electric. If you’re likely to need an upgrade in a few years, we strongly recommend an EV lease. Resale values continue to undergo wild swings in the used EV market. This will continue as better-equipped EVs hit the market in years to come.

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1 Comment

  1. Rhiele Marctun

    These results are clearly purchased by the manufacturers. I have friends with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th car and they all have reported issues within a couple of months of purchase if not the first month of owning their new car.


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