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Ford Escape vs. Ford Mustang Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Escapes, 3.8 months of data per Escape, average 3300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Ford Mustang   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Mustangs, 3.8 months of data per Mustang, average 3200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Escape 28
48.1366459627% 48.1366459627% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 8300 miles
2015 Ford Mustang 31
55.5900621118% 55.5900621118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Mustangs, 8.4 months of data per Mustang, average 6500 miles

Redesigned. Good start.

 

2014 Ford Escape 26
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 20200 miles
2014 Ford Mustang 11
3.71428571429% 3.71428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Mustangs, 9.4 months of data per Mustang, average 19800 miles

 

2013 Ford Escape 40
57.3891625616% 57.3891625616% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  82 Escapes, 9.2 months of data per Escape, average 37200 miles

Redesigned.
2013 Ford Mustang 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Mustangs, 9.2 months of data per Mustang, average 24200 miles

Common problem with lower control arms. Was common on the 2012 earlier. Also common problem with a kinked differential vent tube. TSBs for both.

 

2012 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Escapes, 8.5 months of data per Escape, average 42900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Ford Mustang 21
16.0714285714% 16.0714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Mustangs, 9.7 months of data per Mustang, average 32200 miles

 

2011 Ford Escape 26
21.0204081633% 21.0204081633% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Escapes, 8.0 months of data per Escape, average 58800 miles
2011 Ford Mustang manual 14
1.42857142857% 1.42857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Mustang manuals, 9.8 months of data per Mustang manual, average 56800 miles
2011 Ford Mustang automatic   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Mustang automatics, 9.3 months of data per Mustang automatic, average 48300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford Escape 68
78.2051282051% 78.2051282051% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Escapes, 10.2 months of data per Escape, average 77500 miles
2010 Ford Mustang 45
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Mustangs, 9.3 months of data per Mustang, average 45500 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2009 Ford Escape 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 82500 miles

 

2008 Ford Escape 52
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 88900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Ford Mustang 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Mustangs, 10.5 months of data per Mustang, average 47600 miles

 

2007 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Escapes, 9.2 months of data per Escape, average 128900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Ford Mustang 30
9.74025974026% 9.74025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mustangs, 10.5 months of data per Mustang, average 68800 miles

 

2006 Ford Escape 76
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Escapes, 7.7 months of data per Escape, average 117900 miles
2006 Ford Mustang 35
13.6591478697% 13.6591478697% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Mustangs, 11.1 months of data per Mustang, average 77900 miles

 

2005 Ford Escape 86
56.5759637188% 56.5759637188% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Escapes, 8.3 months of data per Escape, average 121600 miles
2005 Ford Mustang   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Mustangs, 9.9 months of data per Mustang, average 90900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escapes, 8.8 months of data per Escape, average 113100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Escapes, 9.1 months of data per Escape, average 142100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Ford Mustang   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Mustangs, 10.2 months of data per Mustang, average 58500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Escapes, 9.0 months of data per Escape, average 114500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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