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Ford Taurus vs. Toyota Camry Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2015 Toyota Camry 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Camrys, 7.5 months of data per Camry, average 6800 miles

 

2014 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tauri, 8.7 months of data per Taurus, average 27500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Toyota Camry 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Camrys, 9.4 months of data per Camry, average 15800 miles

 

2013 Ford Taurus 33
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Tauri, 9.2 months of data per Taurus, average 35400 miles

Refresh. Has improved in the past year.
2013 Toyota Camry 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Camrys, 9.1 months of data per Camry, average 25600 miles

 

2012 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Tauri, 7.7 months of data per Taurus, average 47500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Toyota Camry 17
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  110 Camrys, 8.8 months of data per Camry, average 39000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2011 Ford Taurus 20
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Tauri, 10.2 months of data per Taurus, average 58300 miles

Common problem with chrome peeling off tail lights.
2011 Toyota Camry 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Camrys, 9.3 months of data per Camry, average 55300 miles

 

2010 Ford Taurus 49
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Tauri, 10.3 months of data per Taurus, average 59700 miles

Redesigned. With some common problems fixed, repair frequency now improving. Remaining common problem with HVAC actuators.
2010 Toyota Camry 25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Camrys, 10.2 months of data per Camry, average 68600 miles

 

2009 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tauri, 8.2 months of data per Taurus, average 107700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Camry 24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Camrys, 9.3 months of data per Camry, average 84600 miles

 

2008 Ford Taurus 68
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Tauri, 9.3 months of data per Taurus, average 101700 miles

Refresh of the Five Hundred. Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
2008 Toyota Camry 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Camrys, 8.9 months of data per Camry, average 107500 miles

 

2007 Toyota Camry V6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Camry V6s, 9.5 months of data per Camry V6, average 97600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Camry 4 19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Camry 4s, 8.5 months of data per Camry 4, average 105600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. For the hybrid, one battery pack replacement has been reported for each year 2013 on.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Camry Hybrids, 10.0 months of data per Camry Hybrid, average 118900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Camrys, 10.6 months of data per Camry, average 120400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tauri, 10.8 months of data per Taurus, average 120200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Camry 33
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Camrys, 9.7 months of data per Camry, average 126000 miles

 

2004 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tauri, 9.3 months of data per Taurus, average 113500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Camry 47
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Camrys, 7.7 months of data per Camry, average 131700 miles

 

2003 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tauri, 8.9 months of data per Taurus, average 142600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Toyota Camry 40
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Camrys, 8.6 months of data per Camry, average 135300 miles

 

2002 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tauri, 8.9 months of data per Taurus, average 137400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Camry 59
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Camrys, 7.9 months of data per Camry, average 140200 miles

 

2001 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tauri, 9.3 months of data per Taurus, average 123400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Camrys, 7.4 months of data per Camry, average 153900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Ford Taurus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tauri, 5.4 months of data per Taurus, average 153700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2000 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Camrys, 4.8 months of data per Camry, average 131000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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.
2007 0 I am a retired auto mechanic and have tried to keep this 2007 Taurus running over the last 4 years for my daughter. This is the last year of the old Taurus, thank the Lord. Now 90,000 miles. NOTE: The current (2008 and up) Taurus is a much better and more reliable auto. I own a 2005 Ford Five Hundred, a transitional model very similar to the new Taurus, which has been a very good auto over the 5 years I have owned it. The 2007 Taurus: 90,000 miles currently. Repairs beyond normal, brakes, etc. At 60,000 miles, squealing which was misdiagnosed by a repair shop as a belt tensioner which they replaced. Not fixed. I looked at it and fixed itby replacing the camshaft synchronizer-very common problem. Would have cost about $350 at a shop. 68,000 miles. Misfire and barely ran. Caused by faulty coil pack and high resistence spark plug wires. Would have cost about $400 at a shop. 75,000 miles. Exhaust pipe with catalystsuddenly broke off at front of car and jammed into roadway because safety strap to keep broken exhaust off roadway had been eliminated in design. Local shop wanted $1300 to replace exhaust. Fixed with flex joint replacement for $100. Common problem according to Google search. 90,000 miles. Automatic transmission failed suddenly. No movement. 3500 tofix around here. I currently am overhauling this automatic (4th generation transmissionstill unreliable). Problem wasrubbervent becoming brittle andblocked and holding moist air inside until several ounces of water rusted critical components. Least reliable automatic in the industryall through Taurus history since 1991.Also found heater pipes mounted on engine side of firewall badly rusted from outside and starting to leak. Replaced--another common problem. So, if someone offers you one of these gems FREE, or just about ANY Taurus prior to 2008, check it out very thoroughly before you accept it.
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.
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.
2000 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Again, reliability and durability generally OK; developed engine cradle failure in 2012 in Maine. No other major issues with durability/reliability, except for a few minor electrical problems (failures) related to cruise control and trip computer.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Bullet proof reputation and easy access to dealer if there is an issue. Have never had a problem with a Toyota vehicle.
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My experience with this car has been great across all categories with the exception of a few minor cosmetic repairs. A little better MPG would be nice though.
2009 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Camry has a good reliability record.
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
owned a 1997 for 325,000 kms never a problem, 10litres/100km from day 1 to day I sold it.
2009 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Has a great reputation for reliability and durability...just keeps on going.
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This Camry has proven very reliable with no unscheduled repair issues in the first 80,000 miles. There were three Toyota recalls but no issues were apparent due to them.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have Solara 2004, has been durable.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
So far so good. I have not had any problems whatsoever.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far just oil changes and other regular maintenance visits to the shop at 60,000 miles. Other than the smell from airvents that was fixed with lysol.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
17K miles not a single issue.
Toyota Camry Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 178-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Know it would last , Leary of buying the VW
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No cons!
2002 4dr Sedan 157-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Cheap and weak parts. At 110,000 miles I have replaced the radiator and alternator neither of which are wear and tear parts that should be needing replacement so soon. In addition the front end of the suspension makes a clunking noise over bumps.