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Ford Ranger vs. Ford Flex Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2014 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Flexes, 8.9 months of data per Flex, average 16100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Flex 41
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 40600 miles

 

2012 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 46400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Ford Flex 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Flexes, 10.5 months of data per Flex, average 68700 miles

 

2010 Ford Flex 59
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Flexes, 10.4 months of data per Flex, average 73400 miles

 

2009 Ford Flex 42
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 80600 miles

First model year.

 

2004 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 9.5 months of data per Ranger, average 94700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Rangers, 9.6 months of data per Ranger, average 109100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Rangers, 9.8 months of data per Ranger, average 123800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 9.4 months of data per Ranger, average 125100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Ford Ranger vs. Ford Flex Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Ranger

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 143-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic RWD
Many still on the road after many years. My friend has a 2003 with over 190,000 miles with only normal maintenance.
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My 2009 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 with 4.0L engine now has approx 27,000 km and has not required a single repair. Owners manual suggests 12,000 km oil change interval but I change it on my own at 6,000 and then take it to the dealer at the next 6,000. I provide my own synthetic oil.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
As said abouve I have owned 2 in the past. And as long as you stay away from the Automatic Tranny, reliability is top notch.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
No major problems on any Ranger that I have owned. Keep up on basic vehicle needs and the truck will last for a very long time.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 148-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
The 3.0L engine is not a powerhouse, but is proven design and is durable.
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
This is my 3rd Ranger. I have had very good luck with my past Rangers. I was going to purchase a Toyota pickup. But got a reat deal on another Ranger.
2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Ranger does not Leave me stranded often. I dont have to worry about turning the key and not starting, as for Durability they will take alot of abuse.
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I know others who have had good experience with reliability and very long life for vehicle.
Ford Ranger Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Get good at fixin your own truck, otherwise you will know your mechanic real good! Its always something with a Ranger.
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Typical Ford cheap ( but still better then GM cheap)
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex

Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Pushing 98,000 miles. $300 wheel bearing is biggest/only problem so far.
Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Bummed out about the heating system.....not enough heat !!!! Set at 90 degrees, but it never gets there. When vehicle stopped in traffic, air temp in full heat position delines very noticeably...have had it to dealership twice for this problem, both und