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Ford Ranger vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 M-Classes, 7.8 months of data per M-Class, average 16700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 54
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 M-Classes, 9.0 months of data per M-Class, average 32400 miles

 

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 M-Classes, 10.2 months of data per M-Class, average 42300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 11.0 months of data per M-Class, average 46900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 7.8 months of data per M-Class, average 60200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 M-Classes, 8.3 months of data per M-Class, average 65200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 M-Classes, 9.1 months of data per M-Class, average 79400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 M-Classes, 8.8 months of data per M-Class, average 101200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M-Classes, 9.8 months of data per M-Class, average 99600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

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
  15 Rangers, 9.3 months of data per Ranger, average 97900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 9.5 months of data per Ranger, average 125300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 8.6 months of data per Ranger, average 123900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Ford Ranger vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Been extremely reliable and will go to at least 250 k miles, unless we are unlucky and no sign of that so far (knock on wood).
2005 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Can last very long and have a proven track record. My friend has been driving his benz for 15+ years, still perfect.