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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Ford Freestyle Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Chrysler Pacifica or Ford Freestyle reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Chrysler Pacifica and the Ford Freestyle truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2007 Chrysler Pacifica   19 Pacificas, 8.2 months of data per Pacifica, average 89400 miles

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2007 Ford Freestyle 39 Freestyles, 8.6 months of data per Freestyle, average 85400 miles47
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica   11 Pacificas, 9.1 months of data per Pacifica, average 100900 miles

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2006 Ford Freestyle 41 Freestyles, 9.5 months of data per Freestyle, average 102100 miles74
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica   13 Pacificas, 9.6 months of data per Pacifica, average 106400 miles

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2005 Ford Freestyle 49 Freestyles, 10.0 months of data per Freestyle, average 109100 miles63
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica   14 Pacificas, 7.8 months of data per Pacifica, average 132900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Chrysler Pacifica

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Could not pass on the life time warranty
2007 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lifetime PowerTrain Warranty and Life-Time Max-Care extended Warranty was a major reason for buying this Pacifica. At 3 years and 74,400 miles we are very pleased we bought this Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD.
2006 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have had ZERO problems with it.
Chrysler Pacifica Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Earlier year models had very shaky reliability.
2007 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Motor mounts are troublesome on Pacifica's and prone to failure. Every car has its issues though. This one is not a dealbreaker, just something to be aware of. Stick with Mopar replacement parts.
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Transmission problems from the 1st day. Constant shuddering, clunking when coming to a stop, sometimes doesnt shift into 1st coming to a stop. Intermittent starting problems Needs front power steering rack replaced - been waiting 2 months for part.
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Battery needed replacing after 2 years. Interior starting to disintegrate. Paint chipping badly on hood.
2007 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For the most part, this car is very reliable. The one major problem is with the motor mounts, which pretty much break and have to be replaced every 40,000 miles. They are costly, but not exorbitantly so, and this one issue certainly shouldn't be enough for most people to rule out this vehicle. When they do need to be replaced, you absolutely must ensure that they are replaced with OEM parts—the aftermarket parts are commonly made of solid rubber (instead of being gel-filled), and they will not absorb engine vibrations the way they are supposed to, resulting in absolutely insufferable vibrations and rattling noises in this otherwise wonderfully smooth and quiet car.
2006 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
very high (not normal) oil consumption
2006 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do not feel comfortable taking long trips in this car due to the transmission noises. I drive in the heat of Florida and often to Virginia. My last few trips I have rented a car just to not have the worry of a breakdown.
2005 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
within 80,000 miles i already had problems with body molding clips and anchor nuts not working properly. also within 80,000 miles i had the front motor mount go out and they are $75 to $150 a piece just for one. plenty of other small mechanical gliches.
2004 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Suspension was poorly engineered. Everything is expensive. $348 per shock absorber! $600 for A-arm bushing. $1500 for engine harness which fails when $347 engine mount fails.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Wagon 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT AWD
I have had any problemes
2005 4dr Wagon 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT FWD
Logged 51K miles with no major problems.
Ford Freestyle Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Wagon 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT AWD
transmission is going and had to replace air bag pigtail
2005 4dr Wagon 203-horsepower 3.0L V6
CVT AWD
it is not reliable at all, real piece of junk