The January 2016 issue of Consumer Reports puts Model S reliability into some context. Here are the reliability ratings for any vehicles that could be construed as Tesla competitors (a stretch in some cases, but just go with it, dammit). Any conspicuously absent models were simply not rated, for lack of data.
Consumer Reports' Tesla Model S P85D
Of course, looking beyond this one metric, Tesla’s customer satisfaction could not be rosier despite the hiccups.
Much better than average: Audi A4 Audi Q3 BMW 2 Series Lexus (anything) Toyota (anything)
Better than average Audi A5 Audi A6 Audi A7 Porsche 911 Porsche Cayenne Porsche Boxster
Average Audi A3 Cadillac CTS Hyundai Genesis sedan Infiniti Q70 Mercedes E-Class Mercedes GLE-Class
Worse than average: BMW 5 Series BMW i3 BMW X5 Cadillac XTS Tesla Model S Porsche Cayman Porsche Macan
Much worse than average: Acura RLX Cadillac ATX Cadillac Escalade Chevy Corvette Chevy Suburban Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon Chrysler 300 Dodge Challenger Infiniti Q50 Infiniti QX60 Jeep Grand Cherokee Mercedes CLA Mercedes C-Class Mercedes GL-Class Mercedes S-Class
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