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Ford Focus vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 M-Classes, 7.4 months of data per M-Class, average 20800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 47
71.1822660099% 71.1822660099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 M-Classes, 7.0 months of data per M-Class, average 40300 miles

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 M-Classes, 9.1 months of data per M-Class, average 50300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M-Classes, 10.7 months of data per M-Class, average 52600 miles

* Very 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

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M-Classes, 7.5 months of data per M-Class, average 65300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M-Classes, 9.8 months of data per M-Class, average 85400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 10.2 months of data per M-Class, average 105100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 8.2 months of data per M-Class, average 102900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 9.1 months of data per M-Class, average 129400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.

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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