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Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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 F-150 34
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  74 F-150s, 5.2 months of data per F-150, average 6700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Good so far. Now has an all-aluminum body. Other Ford models have had corrosion issues with aluminum hoods once they're over four years old.
2015 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 6900 miles

 

2014 Ford F-150 32
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  73 F-150s, 8.8 months of data per F-150, average 13900 miles
2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 12000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 24
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 F-150 EcoBoosts, 10.2 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 30300 miles
2013 Ford F-150 37
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 F-150s, 9.9 months of data per F-150, average 23300 miles
2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 28900 miles

 

2012 Ford F-150 29
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 F-150s, 8.6 months of data per F-150, average 39900 miles
2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 40
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 F-150 EcoBoosts, 9.2 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 36800 miles
2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tacomas, 11.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 52600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Ford F-150 27
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 F-150s, 9.6 months of data per F-150, average 55000 miles

First year for the EcoBoost V6 engine in the F-150.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 45
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 F-150 EcoBoosts, 9.7 months of data per F-150 EcoBoost, average 59000 miles

First year for the EcoBoost V6 engine in the F-150.
2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 33900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford F-150 34
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 F-150s, 9.5 months of data per F-150, average 75000 miles
2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 7.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 65900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Ford F-150 64
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 F-150s, 9.0 months of data per F-150, average 75300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 77400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Ford F-150   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 F-150s, 9.0 months of data per F-150, average 81500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 8.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 98500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Ford F-150 31
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 F-150s, 9.9 months of data per F-150, average 101300 miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tacomas, 8.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 93700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Ford F-150 35
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 F-150s, 9.0 months of data per F-150, average 115200 miles
2006 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 103900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford F-150   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 F-150s, 9.8 months of data per F-150, average 130800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Tacoma 36
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 108000 miles

Redesigned.

 

2004 Ford F-150 80
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 F-150s, 9.7 months of data per F-150, average 119100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 10.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 119900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford F-150   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 F-150s, 8.2 months of data per F-150, average 132800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 150100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford F-150 69
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 F-150s, 9.3 months of data per F-150, average 140000 miles
2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 10.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 174900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford F-150   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 F-150s, 8.8 months of data per F-150, average 140800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 10.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 159900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Ford F-150   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 F-150s, 5.8 months of data per F-150, average 143000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2000 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 5.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 134000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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 the Reliability and Durability of the Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Reliability and Durability: 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 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
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.
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
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
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 Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 300-horsepower 5.4L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
I have had no problems thus far.
Ford F-150 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Good reputation for reliability - most known issues are minor and the 2011 is far enough into the 2nd Gen to have most resolved.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Toyota has a great reputation for building quality vehicles with low repair rates.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It always started
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
They are top notch according to Consumer reports. I compared all trucks before buying, the Tacoma came in #1.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Hopefully very few repairs over the next 200K miles vs. a ford ranger.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Takes a beating. Uses regular gas. Easy maintainance. 4cyl runs forever.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
To date I have 31K miles on the taco with NO PROBLEMS! It gets excellent fuel economy for a 6,000lb pickup truck.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I have over 31K miles and never been into the dealership
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
After 10,000 miles, no problems to report so far.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Toyota makes some of the best I4 engines out there. I wanted an engine and drive train that would be trouble free for years.
Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Tacoma front axe had to be replaced at 15k. Rear differential started to go at 29k, and eventually went out at 34k. Rear leafspring snapped in half at 38k. Toyota told me to kick rocks. transmission actec funky when shifting. and more to the list.