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Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs. Ford Escape 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 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Escapes, 3.8 months of data per Escape, average 3300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Escape 28
48.1366459627% 48.1366459627% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Escapes, 9.5 months of data per Escape, average 8200 miles

 

2014 Ford Escape 26
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Escapes, 10.0 months of data per Escape, average 20000 miles

 

2013 Ford Escape 41
56.6666666667% 56.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  82 Escapes, 9.0 months of data per Escape, average 37200 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Escapes, 8.5 months of data per Escape, average 44000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Ford Escape 26
21.0204081633% 21.0204081633% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Escapes, 7.9 months of data per Escape, average 58800 miles

 

2010 Ford Escape 64
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Escapes, 10.1 months of data per Escape, average 76500 miles
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Explorer Sport Tracs, 8.7 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 56100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Ford Escape 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Escapes, 10.2 months of data per Escape, average 82500 miles

 

2008 Ford Escape 53
36.8131868132% 36.8131868132% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Escapes, 9.4 months of data per Escape, average 88500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Explorer Sport Tracs, 9.1 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Escapes, 8.4 months of data per Escape, average 130700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorer Sport Tracs, 7.3 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 123700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Ford Escape 76
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Escapes, 7.7 months of data per Escape, average 117900 miles

 

2005 Ford Escape 86
55.3571428571% 55.3571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Escapes, 8.3 months of data per Escape, average 121600 miles

 

2004 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escapes, 8.8 months of data per Escape, average 113100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Escapes, 9.4 months of data per Escape, average 141500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Escape   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Escapes, 9.0 months of data per Escape, average 114500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorer Sport Tracs, 9.6 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 173100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs. Ford Escape Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr SUT 203-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
In 7 yrs of ownership-it has had to have a side viw mirror motor replaced under warranty-and besides oil changes and tire changes-thats it.
 

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

Ford Escape Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Excellent vehicle as I owned a previous 2009 Ford Escape XLT but decided to get hybrid. Very reliable!
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
family member has one and has not had any problems, plus consumer reports on this vehicle
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
have had no problems at all after owning for 1yr, 3mos
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
We purchased this car with about 100k miles already on it. The car served us well for about a year (40,000 miles). We averaged 31MPG combined w/o the AC on and about 28 with the AC on. We like the car but it had a lot of high pitched noises at all speeds. On 7/4/13 the car suddenly lost all drivetrain power. It was diagnosed with a failed hybrid water pump. A warning should have come on to pull over but did not. By the time the computer shut down the vehicle, it was too late. Ford said a new transaxle is in order at a cost of over $12,000 (includes installation). Think long and hard before you buy into the theory that a hybrid will save you money.
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
It has not broken down once since I bought it - most owners like the reliability/durability
2006 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The 2.3L 4CYL engine is agreat little engine, and when teamed with the manual 5spd, provides a good level of fun and performance. As expected I have not returned to the dealer for anything since new.32000 miles.
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Looking for a small SUV to replace my 1990 Toyota PU. Do not buy cars often. Consumer report rated Ford Escape high on reliability. Rented this vehicle and drove from Reno to Lake Tahoe. Enjoyed the ride. Bought used only 2 yrs old, 17k, 1/2 off MSRP.
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Purchased this vehicle new 4 years and 79,350 miles ago. Knock wood, it has never been to the shop for any repair.
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
it ranked right up there with comparable imports, and was cheaper than them.
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Almost 70,000 miles without spending a dime on repairs.
Ford Escape Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
A bit jerking into gear on first gear already as new. Not sure how long the transmission can last. Ford Explorer was one of the MOST complainted cars in history. Not sure how well the Escape will stand up.
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
reliability so not that great after 3 years it developeped some leaks, squeaks etc.
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Seems to go to the shop for little things frequently.
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
The 2005 Ford Escape has been anything but reliable. Every couple 3 months this pile has fed me some more problems that hurt the wallet and leave me scrounging for a credit card to get buy until the next disaster. Do Not Buy This 2005 Curse!