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Most Reliable Electric Cars for 2024

Reliability ratings for electric cars are calculated based on analyzing over 312 million vehicles to assess each model's long term durability.

How reliable is the electric car I want to buy? This question is top-of-mind for electric car shoppers, but with limited unbiased and free resources available to consult, it can be difficult to answer. iSeeCars's objective and data-driven Reliability Rating, based on a rigorous analysis of over 312 million vehicles, addresses this lack of information by calculating each electric car model's useful lifespan and its ability to last 200,000 miles or more. The electric cars on this page are organized by electric car segment and powertrain, allowing shoppers with any budget to find a reliable model.

The most reliable electric car is the Tesla Model S with a 9.4 out of 10 reliability score. The Hyundai IONIQ Electric is the second most reliable electric car with a rating of 7.9 out of 10. The average reliability score for the electric car category is 7.6, with 2 models scoring above average for reliability. iSeeCars.com has ranked 6 electric cars based on their reliability scores, which represents the likelihood of a vehicle to reach a high mileage threshold on the odometer.

The best electric vehicles not only offer attractive styling, engaging driving dynamics, and a comfortable ride, but also provide owner satisfaction through long-term, trouble-free operation. New car shoppers will find warranty coverage for electric vehicles similar to what’s offered on gasoline and hybrid drivetrains. For used shoppers, a battery pack warranty that covers EVs for 8 years or 100,000 miles adds peace of mind for EV buyers looking to reduce their purchase costs. And because EV powertrains have fewer moving parts than internal combustion engines, electric car reliability is comparable to gasoline models.

While lower-cost EVs will have less driving range on a single charge, these models can work for drivers with short commutes and consistent access to either a home charger or local public charger. Longer-range EVs can travel more than 300 miles on a full charge. Of course these models will cost more, but the higher price may be worth it for drivers with larger distances to cover. Buyers should research which state or federal tax credits they may qualify for to offset an EV’s purchase price.

Beyond price and reliability, electric vehicle shoppers needing maximum practicality should look at iSeeCars’ Best Electric SUVs and Longest Range Electric Truck pages. Automakers recognize the popularity of SUVs which provide increased passenger and cargo space. Pickup trucks take practicality a step further, offering open-bed cargo hauling, towing, and off-road confidence.

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The best electric vehicles not only offer attractive styling, engaging driving dynamics, and a comfortable ride, but also provide owner satisfaction through long-term, trouble-free operation. New car shoppers will find warranty coverage for electric vehicles similar to what’s offered on gasoline and hybrid drivetrains. For used shoppers, a battery pack warranty that covers EVs for 8 years or 100,000 miles adds peace of mind for EV buyers looking to reduce their purchase costs. And because EV powertrains have fewer moving parts than internal combustion engines, electric car reliability is comparable to gasoline models.

While lower-cost EVs will have less driving range on a single charge, these models can work for drivers with short commutes and consistent access to either a home charger or local public charger. Longer-range EVs can travel more than 300 miles on a full charge. Of course these models will cost more, but the higher price may be worth it for drivers with larger distances to cover. Buyers should research which state or federal tax credits they may qualify for to offset an EV’s purchase price.

Beyond price and reliability, electric vehicle shoppers needing maximum practicality should look at iSeeCars’ Best Electric SUVs and Longest Range Electric Truck pages. Automakers recognize the popularity of SUVs which provide increased passenger and cargo space. Pickup trucks take practicality a step further, offering open-bed cargo hauling, towing, and off-road confidence.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 9.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.7 / 10
  • Reliability 7.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
6.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 6.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability 7.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability 6.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability 6.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.2 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.5 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 6.3 / 10
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.3 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.2 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.2 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 6.0 / 10
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How We Rank These Cars

The iSeeCars Reliability Rating indicates how dependable and long-lasting each vehicle is through a calculation of a vehicle's useful lifespan and its ability to last 200,000 miles or more.

Each vehicle is rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest Reliability Rating. Vehicles within a given category are sorted to show the most reliable ones first. If two cars have the same ratings, the tie is broken by the higher overall iSeeCars Quality Score. iSeeCars displays comprehensive Quality Scores along with the Reliability Ratings for each model because multiple factors should be taken into account when buyers are seeking the best overall vehicle. Two of these factors are safety and resale value, both of which are included in the iSeeCars Quality Score system.

The overall iSeeCars Quality Score combines analyses of these three factors: reliability, resale value, and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 312 million vehicles as reported in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies. These two factors are combined with NHTSA and/or IIHS Safety Ratings to determine a car's Quality Score.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).