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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  
2014 Honda CR-V 38 CR-Vs, 4.5 months of data per CR-V, average 3800 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Taurus 32 Tauri, 8.6 months of data per Taurus, average 16400 miles43
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 10700 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Taurus   10 Tauri, 9.5 months of data per Taurus, average 29300 miles

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2012 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 21000 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Taurus 39 Tauri, 9.8 months of data per Taurus, average 39800 miles

Common problem with chrome peeling off tail lights.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda CR-V 54 CR-Vs, 9.1 months of data per CR-V, average 31500 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Taurus 42 Tauri, 9.4 months of data per Taurus, average 48300 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 47 CR-Vs, 10.1 months of data per CR-V, average 44700 miles3
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Taurus   12 Tauri, 9.4 months of data per Taurus, average 87700 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V 26 CR-Vs, 10.9 months of data per CR-V, average 55500 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Taurus 61 Tauri, 10.0 months of data per Taurus, average 83800 miles

Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda CR-V 53 CR-Vs, 9.6 months of data per CR-V, average 62300 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda CR-V 60 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 76300 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda CR-V 30 CR-Vs, 9.0 months of data per CR-V, average 92500 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Taurus   15 Tauri, 9.9 months of data per Taurus, average 107300 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V 32 CR-Vs, 7.9 months of data per CR-V, average 104600 miles38
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Taurus   13 Tauri, 10.1 months of data per Taurus, average 99900 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V 28 CR-Vs, 9.1 months of data per CR-V, average 114600 miles61
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Ford Taurus 25 Tauri, 7.2 months of data per Taurus, average 134000 miles93
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda CR-V 25 CR-Vs, 10.0 months of data per CR-V, average 111900 miles63
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Ford Taurus   15 Tauri, 8.9 months of data per Taurus, average 121700 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V 35 CR-Vs, 9.7 months of data per CR-V, average 133400 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with seized brake calipers.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Ford Taurus 27 Tauri, 8.9 months of data per Taurus, average 129700 miles115
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda CR-V   12 CR-Vs, 9.5 months of data per CR-V, average 131500 miles

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2000 Ford Taurus   24 Tauri, 8.5 months of data per Taurus, average 151500 miles

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2000 Honda CR-V   15 CR-Vs, 9.0 months of data per CR-V, average 163500 miles

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1999 Ford Taurus   10 Tauri, 9.4 months of data per Taurus, average 134200 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 the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever..... 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. I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. 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. 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. Again.....Best Car Ever..... No I do not work for Ford. This is just an awesome automobile.
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever..... 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. I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. 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. 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. Again.....Best Car Ever..... 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.
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 Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Few problems. Inexpensive to fix.
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.
Ford Taurus Reliability and Durability: 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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
We have had zero problems with this vehicle. Most vehicles I've had in the past required one more return trips when new.
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
In 4 years and 60,000 miles we have had zero problems with the car. And the interior has very little wear. It is a very well-built car.
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
With one exception, every Honda that myself and my family have owned has been bulletproof--follow the maintenance and you can expect years of reliable service.
2009 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Likelly to be outstanding.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
In 4 years of ownership, we\'ve never had an issue with reliability. I am a cautious person, but at no time did I ever suspect that this vehicle would leave me in the lurch. I give it a full 5 stars for reliability.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
For the time that we have had the vehicle, we have had no problems and we know others with the same type of vehicle and they have had no problems either.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda quality
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Its a Honda!!
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Reliability & durability are the top two things you look at in buying a new vehicle
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Past experience with my 2002 Honda Accord SE.,very durable with little maintenance. I have had this CRV for 3 months only, no issues with maintenance yet . It has 96,000KL.
Honda CR-V Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Air conditioner compressor blew up at 76,000 miles, a $1200 repair after discounts(they wanted $2500). I rebuilt the front brake caliper at 86000 miles.
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
It has been somewhat reliable, but have had brake pad wear above what I would expect.
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
owned for six months - never driven without some break-down. constant mechanical problems. expensive parts.