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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Escape Reliability

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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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Ford Escape 17
22.7272727273% 22.7272727273% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Escapes, 6.9 months of data per Escape, average 6000 miles
2016 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Explorers, 6.4 months of data per Explorer, average 8400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Escape 34
59.5238095238% 59.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  48 Escapes, 9.6 months of data per Escape, average 13600 miles
2015 Ford Explorer 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Explorers, 9.1 months of data per Explorer, average 18900 miles

 

2014 Ford Escape 23
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  56 Escapes, 10.3 months of data per Escape, average 26500 miles
2014 Ford Explorer 38
62.0879120879% 62.0879120879% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 31900 miles

 

2013 Ford Escape 47
71.1822660099% 71.1822660099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  70 Escapes, 9.2 months of data per Escape, average 41000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Ford Explorer 30
37.684729064% 37.684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Explorers, 8.3 months of data per Explorer, average 48200 miles

 

2012 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Escapes, 9.2 months of data per Escape, average 50300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 8.9 months of data per Explorer, average 53500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Ford Escape 54
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Escapes, 9.0 months of data per Escape, average 67300 miles
2011 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Explorers, 9.4 months of data per Explorer, average 78100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford Escape 65
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Escapes, 9.7 months of data per Escape, average 81300 miles

This model year has been much worse than the 2009 and 2011 for over a year. Unclear why.
2010 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 8.5 months of data per Explorer, average 62400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Ford Escape 46
32.2157434402% 32.2157434402% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  44 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 87200 miles

 

2008 Ford Escape 52
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 94400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Explorers, 8.1 months of data per Explorer, average 85200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 136300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 126300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Ford Escape 54
36.7924528302% 36.7924528302% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  30 Escapes, 8.9 months of data per Escape, average 127700 miles
2006 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Explorers, 8.8 months of data per Explorer, average 118500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford Escape 65
34.0085287846% 34.0085287846% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Escapes, 8.9 months of data per Escape, average 124000 miles
2005 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Explorers, 7.5 months of data per Explorer, average 129200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escapes, 8.5 months of data per Escape, average 119000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 120300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Escape 104
57.8095238095% 57.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Escapes, 7.8 months of data per Escape, average 157800 miles
2003 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 8.9 months of data per Explorer, average 148400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Explorers, 7.5 months of data per Explorer, average 142100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 7.3 months of data per Explorer, average 176800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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