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Dodge Durango vs. Mercury Mountaineer Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Dodge Durango   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Durangos, 5.9 months of data per Durango, average 6100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Dodge Durango 28
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Durangos, 9.5 months of data per Durango, average 16200 miles

Related Grand Cherokee has many problems related to the new Uconnect interface. None reported for the Durango, though, perhaps because it went into production later.

 

2012 Dodge Durango   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Durangos, 8.4 months of data per Durango, average 54400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Dodge Durango   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Durangos, 9.1 months of data per Durango, average 59000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Mountaineers, 8.9 months of data per Mountaineer, average 81000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Mountaineers, 9.4 months of data per Mountaineer, average 123200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Mountaineers, 9.5 months of data per Mountaineer, average 117800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Mountaineers, 8.3 months of data per Mountaineer, average 124600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Mountaineers, 7.7 months of data per Mountaineer, average 123600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Mountaineers, 9.4 months of data per Mountaineer, average 150200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Mercury Mountaineer 75
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Mountaineers, 8.3 months of data per Mountaineer, average 137900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2001 Mercury Mountaineer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Mountaineers, 9.2 months of data per Mountaineer, average 168000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Dodge Durango vs. Mercury Mountaineer Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Dodge Durango

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Does not require much in the way of maintenence.
2004 4dr SUV 330-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
with 110000 miles on it i put tires once front brakes once and a battery.
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time
Our 2003 has had two minor recalls and two instances of vacuum hoses cracking, causing the "Check Engine" light to come on. Easy fixes and other than that, no problems at all.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mercury Mountaineer

Mercury Mountaineer Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic AWD
This unit has been fairly reliable for me. I had a battery problem when I first purchased the SUV but it was rectified quickly.
2002 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
Vehicle has been extremely reliable with almost no problems since new.