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Ford Escape vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Ford Escape 18
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Escapes, 5.1 months of data per Escape, average 4300 miles

 

2015 Ford Escape 36
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 11000 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 11900 miles

 

2014 Ford Escape 27
40.2857142857% 40.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 23700 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 23
31.1428571429% 31.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passat TDIs, 11.1 months of data per Passat TDI, average 33900 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passat gass, 9.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 27200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Escape 50
77.0935960591% 77.0935960591% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Escapes, 9.4 months of data per Escape, average 39000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 27
31.7733990148% 31.7733990148% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Passat gass, 9.0 months of data per Passat gas, average 36900 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
83.0049261084% 83.0049261084% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Passat TDIs, 10.3 months of data per Passat TDI, average 52100 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.

 

2012 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 47600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 29
32.0276497696% 32.0276497696% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 11.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 56800 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
76.267281106% 76.267281106% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Passat TDIs, 9.7 months of data per Passat TDI, average 58900 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.

 

2011 Ford Escape 25
18.253968254% 18.253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Escapes, 7.8 months of data per Escape, average 63100 miles

 

2010 Ford Escape 73
85.5311355311% 85.5311355311% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Escapes, 10.3 months of data per Escape, average 80700 miles

This model year has been much worse than the 2009 and 2011 for over a year. Unclear why.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 73800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Ford Escape 38
21.1484593838% 21.1484593838% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Escapes, 10.4 months of data per Escape, average 85300 miles
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 104100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Ford Escape 49
32.4175824176% 32.4175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Escapes, 9.8 months of data per Escape, average 91800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 114
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 80400 miles

 

2007 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Escapes, 8.6 months of data per Escape, average 134800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 88
63.8014527845% 63.8014527845% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 9.6 months of data per Passat, average 115100 miles

 

2006 Ford Escape 88
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Escapes, 8.4 months of data per Escape, average 123500 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Passats, 8.0 months of data per Passat, average 93200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford Escape 84
50.2132196162% 50.2132196162% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Escapes, 9.1 months of data per Escape, average 124400 miles
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 124500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escapes, 8.4 months of data per Escape, average 118000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat 123
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 8.6 months of data per Passat, average 147500 miles

 

2003 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Escapes, 8.3 months of data per Escape, average 150800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 113
60.3074141049% 60.3074141049% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 145400 miles

 

2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 145200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Escapes, 7.6 months of data per Escape, average 110100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 136100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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