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Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford F-150 or Toyota Tacoma reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Ford F-150 41 F-150s, 7.1 months of data per F-150, average 7600 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 37 F-150 EcoBoosts, 7.1 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 9300 miles23
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Tacoma 33 Tacomas, 9.0 months of data per Tacoma, average 9800 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford F-150 28 F-150s, 10.0 months of data per F-150, average 17300 miles34
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 33 F-150 EcoBoosts, 9.9 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 20900 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Tacoma   19 Tacomas, 10.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 25900 miles

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2011 Ford F-150 40 F-150s, 8.9 months of data per F-150, average 28600 miles

EcoBoost V6 has TSBs for intercooler condensation. Also multiple reports of poor transmission shift quality.
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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 52 F-150 EcoBoosts, 10.0 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 36700 miles

EcoBoost V6 has TSBs for intercooler condensation. Also multiple reports of poor transmission shift quality.
55
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Tacoma   20 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 27900 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 68 F-150s, 9.4 months of data per F-150, average 47700 miles41
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Tacoma   15 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 43700 miles

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2009 Ford F-150 51 F-150s, 9.5 months of data per F-150, average 59600 miles

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42
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 53100 miles

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2008 Ford F-150   15 F-150s, 9.0 months of data per F-150, average 72300 miles

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2008 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 8.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 64800 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 31 F-150s, 8.9 months of data per F-150, average 82100 miles52
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 25 Tacomas, 8.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 77400 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford F-150 30 F-150s, 9.4 months of data per F-150, average 88900 miles43
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota Tacoma   24 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 85200 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 27 F-150s, 7.7 months of data per F-150, average 113700 miles92
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 26 Tacomas, 8.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 100700 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford F-150 28 F-150s, 9.6 months of data per F-150, average 100400 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 101100 miles

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2003 Ford F-150   20 F-150s, 7.5 months of data per F-150, average 130900 miles

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2003 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 142000 miles

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2002 Ford F-150 28 F-150s, 8.2 months of data per F-150, average 139000 miles73
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Toyota Tacoma   16 Tacomas, 9.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 137000 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 26 F-150s, 7.7 months of data per F-150, average 141000 miles60
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 169800 miles

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2000 Ford F-150   18 F-150s, 9.7 months of data per F-150, average 161300 miles

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2000 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 6.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 151300 miles

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1999 Ford F-150   16 F-150s, 7.4 months of data per F-150, average 145100 miles

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1999 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 164500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford F-150

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What Our Members Are Saying about Ford F-150 Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford F-150: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
While only having only 4000 miles on my FX4, I also have a Ecoboost F150 Platinum with 10,000 miles on it and no problems to report so far. Neither has failed us at any time and the engines have zero oil consumption. Seen long trips with no problems too!
2010 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed 310-horsepower 5.4L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Tested and true power plant
2010 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 310-horsepower 5.4L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
So far I have about 48,000 miles on it and have not needed any repairs.
2010 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 310-horsepower 5.4L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I like having a truck I can count on. I want my dollars per mile driven to to be low I want to be able to haul and pull when needed So far my Ford trucks have not let me down This the definition of reliability 300,000 miles is the definition of durability
2009 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed 248-horsepower 4.6L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
owned 7 of them so far all with over 200k miles and one with over 500k miles
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 310-horsepower 5.4L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Driven 17,000 miles, across country twice. Changed the oil... added gas. One flat tire.
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
These trucks have a very good reputation, and have served my family well in the past
2008 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
What few issues I have had with the vehicle have been immediately remedied and issues known for this vehicle from other owners has never been anything serious that would hinder using the vehicle.
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Solidly built pick-up, best work truck in the market
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 231-horsepower 4.6L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Bought this 4 years ago at 44K miles and am the 3rd owner. I had to replace the 4WD solenoid ($25) and both 4WD IWEs ($150 for 2) shortly after purchase. These are common issues on the 4WD system from my research. Absolutely no problems since, at 93K. This continues to be an extremely dependable and capable truck.
Reliability and Durability of the Ford F-150: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
I've been hearing an inconsistent low-speed hum (sounds like you're driving through snow). It goes away after 15-20 mph. Seems to happen most often in -20 to +10 temps.
2013 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
The bi-xenon headlights developed a problem at around 30,000 miles. The high beams either wouldn't work or would stay in the high position. It seems to have worked itself out - but I don't have a lot of confidence in them. It's also worth mentioning that while the xenons are great, the difference between the high and low beams isn't very significant.

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