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Ford Escape vs. Ford Mustang Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2013 - 2016 Ford Escape
47.1428571429% Best 120% Worst
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2015 - 2016 Ford Mustang
61.4285714286% Best 145% Worst
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2013 - 2014 Ford Mustang
23.1428571429% Best 78% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Ford Mustang
10.5714285714% Best 56% Worst
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2008 - 2012 Ford Escape
50.5714285714% Best 126% Worst
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2005 - 2009 Ford Mustang
4.85714285714% Best 46% Worst
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2001 - 2007 Ford Escape
47.1428571429% Best 120% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Escape

Ford Escape Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
full 2010 Ford Escape review
2010 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Excellent vehicle as I owned a previous 2009 Ford Escape XLT but decided to get hybrid. Very reliable! full 2010 Ford Escape review
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
family member has one and has not had any problems, plus consumer reports on this vehicle full 2009 Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
We purchased this car with about 100k miles already on it. The car served us well for about a year (40,000 miles). We averaged 31MPG combined w/o the AC on and about 28 with the AC on. We like the car but it had a lot of high pitched noises at all speeds. On 7/4/13 the car suddenly lost all drivetrain power. It was diagnosed with a failed hybrid water pump. A warning should have come on to pull over but did not. By the time the computer shut down the vehicle, it was too late. Ford said a new transaxle is in order at a cost of over $12,000 (includes installation). Think long and hard before you buy into the theory that a hybrid will save you money. full 2008 Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
have had no problems at all after owning for 1yr, 3mos full 2008 Ford Escape review
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
It has not broken down once since I bought it - most owners like the reliability/durability full 2007 Ford Escape review
2006 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The 2.3L 4CYL engine is agreat little engine, and when teamed with the manual 5spd, provides a good level of fun and performance. As expected I have not returned to the dealer for anything since new.32000 miles. full 2006 Ford Escape review
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Looking for a small SUV to replace my 1990 Toyota PU. Do not buy cars often. Consumer report rated Ford Escape high on reliability. Rented this vehicle and drove from Reno to Lake Tahoe. Enjoyed the ride. Bought used only 2 yrs old, 17k, 1/2 off MSRP. full 2006 Ford Escape review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Fords track record overall. full 2005 Ford Escape review
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I put over 90000 miles on my Escape with ZERO issues. ZERO. full 2005 Ford Escape review
Ford Escape Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Over the last 2 years I've put over $2,000 in this thing. One major repair was some real BS - an IDLER puller BRACKET should not BREAK OFF the timing cover, yet here I was, stranded and with no help from Ford AT ALL, and $1200 later I was back on the road. Now it's got some BS fuel filler that needs to be repalced due to the "capless" filler neck. I'm selling or trading this heap ASAP. full 2010 Ford Escape review
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
A bit jerking into gear on first gear already as new. Not sure how long the transmission can last. Ford Explorer was one of the MOST complainted cars in history. Not sure how well the Escape will stand up. full 2009 Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
reliability so not that great after 3 years it developeped some leaks, squeaks etc. full 2008 Ford Escape review
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Seems to go to the shop for little things frequently. full 2006 Ford Escape review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
The 2005 Ford Escape has been anything but reliable. Every couple 3 months this pile has fed me some more problems that hurt the wallet and leave me scrounging for a credit card to get buy until the next disaster. Do Not Buy This 2005 Curse! full 2005 Ford Escape review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
Much improved interior materials that should last as well as decent to good reliability from last iteration of the Mustang. full 2010 Ford Mustang review
2007 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
This is my third Mustang. My first two held up very well and I expect no less from this one. I did research reliability before my purchase and found nothing to deter me from my purchase. full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2007 2dr Coupe supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Forged-internal engine can withstand any mod you throw at it. Reliability has improved significantly over previous-generation Mustangs. full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
Other than one small electrical issue the car has been flawless. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
One hiccup when first purchased, since then not a lick of trouble. The chassis is solid. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
easy and cheap maintenance full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
A relatively simple car with good performance, yet is cheap to own. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Front engine, rear wheel drive. Proven and true. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2003 2dr Convertible 190-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Consumer Reports rated the Mustang V6 as average or above average for reliability. full 2003 Ford Mustang review
Ford Mustang Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
I have little faith in Ford reliability over the long haul (compared to that of my Toyotas). full 2007 Ford Mustang review
2006 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
At 20,000 miles the AC unit had gone out twice, the fuel system had to be replaced (not just one part, I mean ALL of the fuel system), and the final straw was when the car had an electrical problem no one knew how to fix. full 2006 Ford Mustang review
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Problems with the CD player, fuel tank, fuel pump, rattling interior/suspension and overall very cheap feeling interior. full 2005 Ford Mustang review
2003 2dr Coupe supercharged 390hp 4.6L V8
6-speed manual RWD
usually by 60k miles they squeak or rattle. a usual place for this is the windows, they squeak a lot. also some people with modifications have had belts snap. full 2003 Ford Mustang review