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Ford Focus vs. Toyota Corolla 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    
2015 Ford Focus 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Focuses, 7.3 months of data per Focus, average 6200 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 10300 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 34
56.2857142857% 56.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 19600 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 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.7 months of data per Corolla, average 21400 miles

 

2013 Ford Focus ST 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Focus STs, 9.4 months of data per Focus ST, average 36100 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Focuses, 9.5 months of data per Focus, average 38300 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
  23 Corollas, 7.2 months of data per Corolla, average 40200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Ford Focus 45
58.9285714286% 58.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  89 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 51000 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 6.3 months of data per Corolla, average 43500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.6 months of data per Corolla, average 44000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford Focus 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 65000 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla 28
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 70200 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Focuses, 11.1 months of data per Focus, average 87300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 24
4.94505494505% 4.94505494505% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 80400 miles

 

2008 Ford Focus 36
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 97400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Toyota Corolla 31
12.6373626374% 12.6373626374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 94200 miles

 

2007 Ford Focus 91
73.1168831169% 73.1168831169% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 107600 miles
2007 Toyota Corolla 55
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 102700 miles

 

2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.5 months of data per Focus, average 109300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Toyota Corolla 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 116700 miles

 

2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 130500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Corolla 29
4.87528344671% 4.87528344671% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 147600 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.8 months of data per Focus, average 120100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 44
16.0980810235% 16.0980810235% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 148500 miles

 

2003 Ford Focus 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.7 months of data per Focus, average 129500 miles
2003 Toyota Corolla 69
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 155700 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.3 months of data per Focus, average 138700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 10.4 months of data per Corolla, average 123200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 139300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Corollas, 7.6 months of data per Corolla, average 170600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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2014 4dr Sedan 103-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
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