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Ford Focus vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 M-Classes, 8.4 months of data per M-Class, average 18400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 59
94.8275862069% 94.8275862069% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 M-Classes, 7.0 months of data per M-Class, average 34600 miles

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 M-Classes, 7.6 months of data per M-Class, average 45900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 10.8 months of data per M-Class, average 50600 miles

* Very 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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 7.5 months of data per M-Class, average 63400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M-Classes, 9.5 months of data per M-Class, average 65100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M-Classes, 10.7 months of data per M-Class, average 81700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 9.0 months of data per M-Class, average 100400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 9.6 months of data per M-Class, average 99000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

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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