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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator 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    
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 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 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 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 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 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.

 

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.
2008 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Navigators, 10.2 months of data per Navigator, average 101400 miles

* Very 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.
2007 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Navigators, 8.7 months of data per Navigator, average 112900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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.
2006 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Navigators, 7.9 months of data per Navigator, average 94800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.
2005 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Navigators, 7.7 months of data per Navigator, average 127700 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.
2004 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Navigators, 6.9 months of data per Navigator, average 126700 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.
2003 Lincoln Navigator   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Navigators, 7.7 months of data per Navigator, average 126900 miles

* 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 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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