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Dodge Durango vs. Mercury Mountaineer Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Dodge Durango and Mercury Mountaineer reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Dodge Durango and the Mercury Mountaineer were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Dodge Durango and the Mercury Mountaineer have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Dodge Durango 32 Durangos, 6.9 months of data per Durango, average 7500 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.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mercury Mountaineer   21 Mountaineers, 8.8 months of data per Mountaineer, average 70900 miles

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2007 Dodge Durango   11 Durangos, 7.7 months of data per Durango, average 128500 miles

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer   18 Mountaineers, 6.6 months of data per Mountaineer, average 106900 miles

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 26 Mountaineers, 9.3 months of data per Mountaineer, average 110400 miles

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90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Mercury Mountaineer   14 Mountaineers, 9.7 months of data per Mountaineer, average 106900 miles

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 28 Mountaineers, 8.9 months of data per Mountaineer, average 121300 miles

Marginal sample size might explain why this stat is so high.
120
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer   16 Mountaineers, 6.4 months of data per Mountaineer, average 148100 miles

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 27 Mountaineers, 8.0 months of data per Mountaineer, average 139100 miles

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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Mercury Mountaineer   13 Mountaineers, 7.1 months of data per Mountaineer, average 152700 miles

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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.