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Ford Expedition vs. Ford Explorer Reliability Comparisons

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

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Ford Explorer   22 Explorers, 10.3 months of data per Explorer, average 14200 miles

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2012 Ford Explorer   17 Explorers, 10.5 months of data per Explorer, average 27600 miles

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2011 Ford Explorer   23 Explorers, 9.5 months of data per Explorer, average 34800 miles

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2008 Ford Expedition   18 Expeditions, 10.9 months of data per Expedition, average 80300 miles

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2008 Ford Explorer   22 Explorers, 9.0 months of data per Explorer, average 61700 miles

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2007 Ford Expedition 28 Expeditions, 8.1 months of data per Expedition, average 91800 miles53
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Explorer 27 Explorers, 8.3 months of data per Explorer, average 87900 miles54
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2006 Ford Expedition   12 Expeditions, 8.2 months of data per Expedition, average 83100 miles

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2006 Ford Explorer 28 Explorers, 8.3 months of data per Explorer, average 100600 miles

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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Expedition   14 Expeditions, 8.5 months of data per Expedition, average 101300 miles

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2005 Ford Explorer   15 Explorers, 9.1 months of data per Explorer, average 100100 miles

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2004 Ford Expedition   18 Expeditions, 8.4 months of data per Expedition, average 121700 miles

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2004 Ford Explorer   24 Explorers, 8.7 months of data per Explorer, average 109800 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition   19 Expeditions, 9.4 months of data per Expedition, average 128800 miles

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2003 Ford Explorer   15 Explorers, 8.7 months of data per Explorer, average 137100 miles

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2002 Ford Explorer 29 Explorers, 8.7 months of data per Explorer, average 128700 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Ford Explorer   12 Explorers, 9.4 months of data per Explorer, average 158200 miles

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2000 Ford Expedition   10 Expeditions, 8.5 months of data per Expedition, average 186600 miles

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2000 Ford Explorer   13 Explorers, 6.8 months of data per Explorer, average 167800 miles

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1999 Ford Expedition   10 Expeditions, 10.4 months of data per Expedition, average 161200 miles

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1999 Ford Explorer   11 Explorers, 8.4 months of data per Explorer, average 153900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Expedition

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What Our Members Are Saying about Ford Expedition Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford Expedition: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
No issues in 22,000 miles except for cheap plastic chrome trim....corroded after one winter. Had to dechrome the truck at my own expense...$1,200.
2006 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
FORD TOUGH.WHEN I TOLL MY 20 FT BOAT [ 3600 LBS ] IN THESE COLORADO MOUNTAINS I CAN NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE RELIEABLE OR DURABLE.
2005 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
No problems except brakes in 77,000 miles
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
After 120,000 miles nothing has needed replaced on the expedition other then normal scheduled maintenance.
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
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