SageBrush wrote:I believe the stat about the LEAF but comparing to other cars is an apples to oranges because of the huge difference in fleet average miles for each car. As one example, my LEAF has 29k miles after 5 years while my Prime has 23k after one year.
True to a point. The linked post is a bit light on the details of CR's methodology driving their rankings on this. But as noted several times on this site, the Leaf in theory should be extremely reliable, especially when compared to ICEVs. Of course, not addressed is the 'maintenance costs' associated with replacing the degraded batteries. The article seems to focus on reliability, not economic viability over a long lifespan.