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Ford Ranger vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2012 - 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
58.5714285714% Best 140% Worst
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2000 - 2011 Ford Ranger
12.2857142857% Best 59% Worst
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2006 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
56.2857142857% Best 136% Worst
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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. full 2010 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2009 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2008 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2007 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2007 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2006 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2004 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2003 Ford Ranger review
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. full 2001 Ford Ranger review
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Typical Ford cheap ( but still better then GM cheap) full 2001 Ford Ranger review
 

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). full 2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class review
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. full 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class review