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Ford Taurus vs. Honda CR-V Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Taurus or Honda CR-V reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Taurus and the Honda CR-V truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Ford Taurus 29 Tauri, 6.9 months of data per Taurus, average 12200 miles42
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 7.6 months of data per CR-V, average 7000 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Taurus   11 Tauri, 8.6 months of data per Taurus, average 21900 miles

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2012 Honda CR-V 57 CR-Vs, 9.9 months of data per CR-V, average 15100 miles6
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Taurus 49 Tauri, 8.8 months of data per Taurus, average 34800 miles

Common problem with chrome peeling off tail lights.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda CR-V 58 CR-Vs, 8.1 months of data per CR-V, average 26400 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Taurus 50 Tauri, 9.0 months of data per Taurus, average 43200 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with chrome peeling off tail lights, HVAC actuators, and grinding brakes.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 39400 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Taurus   12 Tauri, 9.0 months of data per Taurus, average 73600 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V 25 CR-Vs, 10.7 months of data per CR-V, average 49500 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Taurus 62 Tauri, 10.2 months of data per Taurus, average 73100 miles

Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda CR-V 52 CR-Vs, 9.9 months of data per CR-V, average 57700 miles30
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda CR-V 66 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 75400 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Taurus   10 Tauri, 8.1 months of data per Taurus, average 101700 miles

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2006 Honda CR-V 30 CR-Vs, 8.8 months of data per CR-V, average 85400 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Taurus   19 Tauri, 9.0 months of data per Taurus, average 103600 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V 30 CR-Vs, 8.5 months of data per CR-V, average 99800 miles28
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Taurus   12 Tauri, 9.9 months of data per Taurus, average 102800 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V 33 CR-Vs, 8.7 months of data per CR-V, average 107500 miles67
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Ford Taurus 28 Tauri, 7.8 months of data per Taurus, average 131500 miles77
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda CR-V   20 CR-Vs, 9.3 months of data per CR-V, average 117200 miles

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2002 Ford Taurus   16 Tauri, 9.3 months of data per Taurus, average 121600 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V 37 CR-Vs, 10.2 months of data per CR-V, average 125100 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with seized brake calipers.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Ford Taurus 25 Tauri, 8.6 months of data per Taurus, average 110200 miles100
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda CR-V   14 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 131000 miles

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2000 Ford Taurus 28 Tauri, 8.3 months of data per Taurus, average 140800 miles134
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda CR-V   16 CR-Vs, 8.9 months of data per CR-V, average 159600 miles

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1999 Ford Taurus   13 Tauri, 6.7 months of data per Taurus, average 140200 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Taurus

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What Our Members Are Saying about Ford Taurus Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford Taurus: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever.....<br />
It is a Ford Made by the Ford Motor Company of the USA. Ford has never taken money from the Government like the other two USA car makers.<br />
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I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. <br />
I own a Ford now and it will either be the last car I ever own or I may just buy another Ford when I wear this one out.<br />
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Right now I have 20,000 miles on it and the only maintenance has been oil/filter change and new wiper blades. I saved the original blades for spares since they were in fine condition and just wanted to be extra prepared for our trip.<br />
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Again.....Best Car Ever.....<br />
No I do not work for Ford. This is just an awesome automobile.
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I just wanted to give an update on this car now that I have driven it in snow. And lots of it here lately. One of my criteria when looking for a car was that it have All Wheel Drive, and the SHO fits the bill. It came with Goodyear Eagle something or others on it, and I was not expecting much from the tires come winter. Thus the reason for this update.

I am extremely pleased with this car and the way it handles winter. The AWD system is top notch and I have had zero issues. Even the Goodyear tires have performed well, much better than I expected. (If you want to know which tires I have, drop a line.. I forgot to look before posting this review)

The car is very solid, and it is very stable on the road. It does not get skittish when driving on snow covered roads, icy or windy conditions. It is a full size car, comfortable, quiet and a pleasure to drive and look at.

All in all I am happy with my Taurus and at this point would certainly buy another.
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever.....<br />
It is a Ford Made by the Ford Motor Company of the USA. Ford has never taken money from the Government like the other two USA car makers.<br />
<br />
I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. <br />
I own a Ford now and it will either be the last car I ever own or I may just buy another Ford when I wear this one out.<br />
<br />
Right now I have 20,000 miles on it and the only maintenance has been oil/filter change and new wiper blades. I saved the original blades for spares since they were in fine condition and just wanted to be extra prepared for our trip.<br />
<br />
Again.....Best Car Ever.....<br />
No I do not work for Ford. This is just an awesome automobile.
2009 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Reported reliability is excellent
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
top notch - equal to honda/toyota
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
No problems with this one or previous owned taurus in over 100 K miles.
2004 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The Duratec V-6 is bulletproof, one best engines Ford has ever made.
2003 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The car does not need much maintenance to keep running well for a long period of time. It can take high mileage.
2002 4dr Wagon 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Drivetrain is rock solid; this car is dependable and starts up and goes day in and day out. Very reliable transportation. Note: Ford maintenance schedule followed precisely.
2002 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Has never been to the shop for any reason even after 80000 miles. Taken vehicle on countless roadtrips, and it has always done great.
Reliability and Durability of the Ford Taurus: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I still have the occasional clunking sound in the front end. While the dealer tells me he is willing to fix it his actions say otherwise. The noise at this point doesn't seem to affect anything, it's just something I need to get looked at. I think I will have to take it to a private garage if I want action on it.
2001 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The Taurus completely fell apart on me, starting at a whopping 90K miles. The insides hold together well, but everything important, the powertrain, suspension, etc., failed at very ripe ages.

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