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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.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Expedition and the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Expedition and the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer   19 Explorers, 6.2 months of data per Explorer, average 6100 miles

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2013 Ford Explorer   24 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 17000 miles

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2012 Ford Explorer   17 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 30800 miles

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2011 Ford Explorer   21 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 39100 miles

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2008 Ford Expedition   17 Expeditions, 11.1 months of data per Expedition, average 83100 miles

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2008 Ford Explorer   22 Explorers, 9.0 months of data per Explorer, average 64200 miles

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2007 Ford Expedition 26 Expeditions, 8.3 months of data per Expedition, average 94600 miles56
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Explorer   21 Explorers, 8.8 months of data per Explorer, average 93100 miles

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2006 Ford Expedition   13 Expeditions, 7.0 months of data per Expedition, average 86300 miles

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2006 Ford Explorer 28 Explorers, 7.6 months of data per Explorer, average 102200 miles

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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Expedition   12 Expeditions, 10.7 months of data per Expedition, average 103200 miles

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2005 Ford Explorer   15 Explorers, 8.2 months of data per Explorer, average 106500 miles

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2004 Ford Expedition   15 Expeditions, 8.9 months of data per Expedition, average 122800 miles

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2004 Ford Explorer   24 Explorers, 9.0 months of data per Explorer, average 113700 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition   19 Expeditions, 9.2 months of data per Expedition, average 128500 miles

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2003 Ford Explorer   14 Explorers, 8.6 months of data per Explorer, average 144800 miles

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2002 Ford Explorer 28 Explorers, 8.7 months of data per Explorer, average 131100 miles

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2001 Ford Explorer   11 Explorers, 10.1 months of data per Explorer, average 160700 miles

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2000 Ford Explorer   12 Explorers, 6.6 months of data per Explorer, average 176400 miles

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1999 Ford Expedition   10 Expeditions, 10.2 months of data per Expedition, average 161500 miles

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1999 Ford Explorer   11 Explorers, 7.1 months of data per Explorer, average 155700 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
see above
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.

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