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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator 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 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 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 Explorer 38
62.0879120879% 62.0879120879% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Explorers, 9.9 months of data per Explorer, average 31900 miles

 

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 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 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 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.

 

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.
2008 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Navigators, 8.4 months of data per Navigator, average 106500 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.
2007 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Navigators, 10.6 months of data per Navigator, average 115100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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.
2006 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Navigators, 8.8 months of data per Navigator, average 92100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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.
2005 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Navigators, 10.4 months of data per Navigator, average 137200 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.
2004 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Navigators, 7.8 months of data per Navigator, average 129200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.
2003 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Navigators, 9.5 months of data per Navigator, average 123300 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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