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Ford Focus vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 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    
2016 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 4.8 months of data per Focus, average 5000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Corollas, 5.2 months of data per Corolla, average 5200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Focus 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 9900 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 15600 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 41
68.6813186813% 68.6813186813% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  96 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 26400 miles

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2014 Toyota Corolla 10
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 28400 miles

 

2013 Ford Focus ST 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Focus STs, 9.7 months of data per Focus ST, average 42700 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 39
55.4187192118% 55.4187192118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 43000 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 37100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Ford Focus 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  81 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 54200 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Corollas, 9.5 months of data per Corolla, average 49700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 46200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford Focus 37
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 70700 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla 19
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 75000 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.9 months of data per Focus, average 95300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 89800 miles

 

2008 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 100600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Corolla 42
24.7252747253% 24.7252747253% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 97100 miles

 

2007 Ford Focus 82
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 109600 miles
2007 Toyota Corolla 41
18.9655172414% 18.9655172414% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 105600 miles

 

2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 115200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Toyota Corolla 29
9.83827493261% 9.83827493261% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 130100 miles

 

2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.8 months of data per Focus, average 132700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Corolla 31
5.01066098081% 5.01066098081% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 Corollas, 8.4 months of data per Corolla, average 153300 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.9 months of data per Focus, average 118300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 35
8.87445887446% 8.87445887446% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 142400 miles

 

2003 Ford Focus 113
64.6666666667% 64.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 140500 miles
2003 Toyota Corolla 31
2.19047619048% 2.19047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 156800 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 7.5 months of data per Focus, average 149700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 133300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Corollas, 6.1 months of data per Corolla, average 166000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Ford Focus vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Had a clunking noise in first 1000 miles that required front struts to be replaced. Clunking noise appears to be slowly reappearing. Starting to occasionally hear a low groaning noise when transmission shifts between 20 & 30 mph. full 2012 Ford Focus review
2015 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 103-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I backed into a GMC people carrier. Massive damage to his front end. Mine looked like it just came off the assembly line. Not even dust on the clearcoat. full 2014 Ford Focus review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Toyota Corolla Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 Even though the Corolla is a new design in its first year, among current compact sedan it will likely last the longest while requiring the fewest repairs. Few other models in TrueDelta's car reliability survey have been as consistently reliable.
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full 2014 Toyota Corolla review