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Ford Focus vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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    
2015 Ford Focus 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Focuses, 8.5 months of data per Focus, average 8100 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 12
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 12700 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 40
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Focuses, 8.9 months of data per Focus, average 22500 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
1.42857142857% 1.42857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 26000 miles

 

2013 Ford Focus ST 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Focus STs, 9.9 months of data per Focus ST, average 39800 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 50
77.0935960591% 77.0935960591% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 41000 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
  21 Corollas, 8.2 months of data per Corolla, average 37100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Ford Focus 47
65.2073732719% 65.2073732719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Focuses, 9.5 months of data per Focus, average 52000 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Corollas, 8.4 months of data per Corolla, average 42200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 44700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Ford Focus 20
7.87545787546% 7.87545787546% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 67200 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla 24
13.7362637363% 13.7362637363% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 72300 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 10.5 months of data per Focus, average 90700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 16
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Corollas, 9.5 months of data per Corolla, average 85500 miles

 

2008 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 101500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Corolla 27
8.24175824176% 8.24175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 95300 miles

 

2007 Ford Focus 88
63.8014527845% 63.8014527845% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 108900 miles
2007 Toyota Corolla 68
44.4309927361% 44.4309927361% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 106500 miles

 

2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 112800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Toyota Corolla 23
2.46753246753% 2.46753246753% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 9.6 months of data per Corolla, average 120100 miles

 

2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 129700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Corolla 28
2.45202558635% 2.45202558635% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 148800 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.8 months of data per Focus, average 121000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 46
18.3982683983% 18.3982683983% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 141200 miles

 

2003 Ford Focus 80
36.4376130199% 36.4376130199% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 133500 miles
2003 Toyota Corolla 63
24.1410488246% 24.1410488246% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 154700 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Focuses, 9.5 months of data per Focus, average 145000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Corollas, 8.5 months of data per Corolla, average 126700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 7.6 months of data per Corolla, average 164400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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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