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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Escape 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
2016 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 5.8 months of data per Explorer, average 6100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Ford Explorer 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 15700 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 Ford Explorer 38
65.4285714286% 65.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Explorers, 10.2 months of data per Explorer, average 28700 miles

 

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 Ford Explorer 35
47.5369458128% 47.5369458128% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Explorers, 9.1 months of data per Explorer, average 44500 miles

 

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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 52100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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
2011 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Explorers, 9.4 months of data per Explorer, average 76100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 60200 miles

* Very 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

 

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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 8.2 months of data per Explorer, average 79700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.

 

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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Explorers, 9.6 months of data per Explorer, average 117100 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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Explorers, 7.7 months of data per Explorer, average 132900 miles

* Very 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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorers, 9.8 months of data per Explorer, average 114100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 10.4 months of data per Explorer, average 150100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Explorers, 6.9 months of data per Explorer, average 137900 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 Ford Explorer   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorers, 9.2 months of data per Explorer, average 174900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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