10-year maintenance costs: The Tesla Model S and Model X are the least expensive, according to a survey published by ClunkerJunker in the United States.
Maintenance costs: even the unattainable Toyota beat
Model 3 and Model Y, which have a more contained track of results having been released in 2017 and 2020, were still classified in 4th and 9th position. The survey took into consideration data from 185 most popular cars in the US, examining how many scheduled maintenance interventions are required and at what price. A fundamental figure in a market where consumers, before buying, examine not only the purchase price, but also the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). That is, the figure that includes maintenance costs and fuel (or energy) for a certain number of km. Traditionally the brand that came out best on the maintenance cost charts it was Toyota. Also in this survey, the Japanese brand confirmed its excellent levels, with a cost of 13,41% of the car's value. But the Teslas do much better, col 7,09%, better than even Toyota's premium brand, the lexus, which is at 12,28%.
It would also be interesting to know the degradation of the batteries…
The 5 most expensive brands, again according to ClunkerJunker, are the Mitsubishi, la Hyundai and the three American brands of the Stellantis group, RAM, Jeep e Chrysler. If you examine the individual models instead, the ranking of the American site sees in the top five Model S. Model X, Nissan GT-R, Model 3 e Toyota Land Cruiser. While the 5 worst result RAM Promaster City, Kia Rio 5, BMW X1, RAM ProMaster Professional e BMW X2. However, one thing should be specified: these classifications refer to the sole scheduled maintenance and they were born taking thermal cars as a reference. We are not talking about reliability. And obviously a fundamental fact such as the is not taken into consideration battery degradation, which is a completely different matter and which it would be very interesting to know.