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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Escape 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.

 

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 Explorer 26
43.1677018634% 43.1677018634% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Explorers, 10.6 months of data per Explorer, average 13000 miles

 

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 Explorer 32
51.7142857143% 51.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Explorers, 10.9 months of data per Explorer, average 25200 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 Explorer 34
45.5665024631% 45.5665024631% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 41800 miles

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 10.5 months of data per Explorer, average 50300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Explorers, 10.1 months of data per Explorer, average 70900 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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Explorers, 8.7 months of data per Explorer, average 56100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Explorers, 9.1 months of data per Explorer, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 7.3 months of data per Explorer, average 123700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 117400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Explorers, 8.1 months of data per Explorer, average 129700 miles

* Very 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.
2004 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 6.2 months of data per Explorer, average 123500 miles

* 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 Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 7.5 months of data per Explorer, average 152600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Explorer 72
32.0037105751% 32.0037105751% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Explorers, 7.3 months of data per Explorer, average 138600 miles

Redesigned.

 

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.
2001 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 9.6 months of data per Explorer, average 173100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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