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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Tiguan 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    
2014 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Flexes, 8.4 months of data per Flex, average 18500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Flex 45
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Flexes, 9.9 months of data per Flex, average 45800 miles
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 41
56.6666666667% 56.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Tiguans, 9.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 29700 miles

 

2012 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Flexes, 9.3 months of data per Flex, average 50900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 36
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tiguans, 9.4 months of data per Tiguan, average 42100 miles

 

2011 Ford Flex 50
60.2040816327% 60.2040816327% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Flexes, 9.7 months of data per Flex, average 72300 miles
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 52
63.4693877551% 63.4693877551% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tiguans, 9.9 months of data per Tiguan, average 51000 miles

 

2010 Ford Flex 46
44.2857142857% 44.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 77200 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tiguans, 9.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 56600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Ford Flex 42
24.7252747253% 24.7252747253% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Flexes, 9.5 months of data per Flex, average 82800 miles

First model year.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 89
76.3736263736% 76.3736263736% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Tiguans, 9.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 81200 miles

First model year.

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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Flex and Volkswagen Tiguan reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Tiguan were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Tiguan have been recently.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex

Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Pushing 98,000 miles. $300 wheel bearing is biggest/only problem so far.
Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Bummed out about the heating system.....not enough heat !!!! Set at 90 degrees, but it never gets there. When vehicle stopped in traffic, air temp in full heat position delines very noticeably...have had it to dealership twice for this problem, both und
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In three years had no service related problems.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
But, here is the problem. At 89,000 miles I've spent more on maintenance than I spent on my last car, a Toyota Camry, in 200,000 + miles. I've replaced an intake manifold, thermostat, water pump, cooling fans, door handle and a few other smaller things.
Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore!
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Electrical glitches. Direct injection issues... Carbon on intack valves. 3 water pumps....4 sunroof drain tubes. Not so good