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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability Comparisons

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

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.

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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 Flex   21 Flexes, 9.1 months of data per Flex, average 19800 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 25 Tiguans, 10.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 11300 miles19
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Flex   13 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 27400 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 36 Tiguans, 9.9 months of data per Tiguan, average 23500 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Flex 37 Flexes, 9.3 months of data per Flex, average 42300 miles35
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 39 Tiguans, 10.0 months of data per Tiguan, average 31000 miles55
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 51 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 53200 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 26 Tiguans, 9.4 months of data per Tiguan, average 49400 miles54
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 40 Flexes, 10.2 months of data per Flex, average 62200 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 35 Tiguans, 9.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 60400 miles

First model year.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Flex

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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.
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!