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Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma 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    
2016 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tacomas, 3.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 3300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 8400 miles

 

2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 13300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tacomas, 9.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 31800 miles

 

2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 11.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 55900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 34000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 8.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 67300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 79400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 8.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 103000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 8.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 99000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 10.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 106200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Tacomas, 9.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 107200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 9.4 months of data per Ranger, average 95500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 10.0 months of data per Tacoma, average 121800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Rangers, 9.3 months of data per Ranger, average 111600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 7.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 141000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Rangers, 9.4 months of data per Ranger, average 125000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 175200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Ranger   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Rangers, 9.4 months of data per Ranger, average 127800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 156100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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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 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Good reputation for reliability - most known issues are minor and the 2011 is far enough into the 2nd Gen to have most resolved.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Toyota has a great reputation for building quality vehicles with low repair rates.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Takes a beating. Uses regular gas. Easy maintainance. 4cyl runs forever.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
To date I have 31K miles on the taco with NO PROBLEMS! It gets excellent fuel economy for a 6,000lb pickup truck.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I have over 31K miles and never been into the dealership
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
After 10,000 miles, no problems to report so far.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Toyota makes some of the best I4 engines out there. I wanted an engine and drive train that would be trouble free for years.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It always started
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
They are top notch according to Consumer reports. I compared all trucks before buying, the Tacoma came in #1.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Hopefully very few repairs over the next 200K miles vs. a ford ranger.
Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Tacoma front axe had to be replaced at 15k. Rear differential started to go at 29k, and eventually went out at 34k. Rear leafspring snapped in half at 38k. Toyota told me to kick rocks. transmission actec funky when shifting. and more to the list.