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Ford Taurus vs. Toyota Camry Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Taurus or Toyota Camry reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Camry 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 Ford Taurus   11 Tauri, 8.8 months of data per Taurus, average 10600 miles

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2014 Toyota Camry 43 Camrys, 6.7 months of data per Camry, average 6400 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Taurus 35 Tauri, 9.6 months of data per Taurus, average 23200 miles

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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Camry 36 Camrys, 9.8 months of data per Camry, average 13800 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Taurus   12 Tauri, 9.1 months of data per Taurus, average 34400 miles

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2012 Toyota Camry 104 Camrys, 9.5 months of data per Camry, average 28700 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Taurus 38 Tauri, 9.9 months of data per Taurus, average 44000 miles

Common problem with chrome peeling off tail lights.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Camry 55 Camrys, 9.6 months of data per Camry, average 44200 miles11
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Taurus 33 Tauri, 10.2 months of data per Taurus, average 48300 miles

Redesigned. With some common problems fixed, repair frequency now improving. Remaining common problem with HVAC actuators.
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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Camry 39 Camrys, 9.7 months of data per Camry, average 60200 miles16
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Taurus   11 Tauri, 9.8 months of data per Taurus, average 100100 miles

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2009 Toyota Camry 49 Camrys, 9.6 months of data per Camry, average 80600 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Taurus 61 Tauri, 10.1 months of data per Taurus, average 90700 miles

Refresh of the Five Hundred. Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Camry 26 Camrys, 8.2 months of data per Camry, average 90200 miles22
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2007 Toyota Camry 4 39 Camry 4s, 9.3 months of data per Camry 4, average 89200 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry V6   19 Camry V6s, 10.2 months of data per Camry V6, average 105600 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 26 Camry Hybrids, 9.6 months of data per Camry Hybrid, average 113100 miles

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2006 Toyota Camry   14 Camrys, 8.8 months of data per Camry, average 112900 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus   15 Tauri, 9.2 months of data per Taurus, average 116700 miles

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2005 Toyota Camry 40 Camrys, 9.4 months of data per Camry, average 112500 miles38
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Taurus   15 Tauri, 9.7 months of data per Taurus, average 109400 miles

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2004 Toyota Camry 29 Camrys, 9.0 months of data per Camry, average 122500 miles28
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Ford Taurus   18 Tauri, 9.0 months of data per Taurus, average 134300 miles

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2003 Toyota Camry 33 Camrys, 8.0 months of data per Camry, average 130500 miles55
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Ford Taurus   17 Tauri, 8.4 months of data per Taurus, average 127300 miles

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2002 Toyota Camry 35 Camrys, 8.7 months of data per Camry, average 139700 miles59
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Ford Taurus 28 Tauri, 8.7 months of data per Taurus, average 129800 miles109
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Toyota Camry 26 Camrys, 9.5 months of data per Camry, average 152200 miles58
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2000 Ford Taurus   19 Tauri, 8.2 months of data per Taurus, average 153000 miles

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2000 Toyota Camry   19 Camrys, 8.3 months of data per Camry, average 127000 miles

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1999 Toyota Camry 25 Camrys, 4.6 months of data per Camry, average 169300 miles83
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Reputation for quality instills confidence. Have not had the car back in the repair shop in 10,000 miles. Do minor maintenance myself.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I have owned a Camry before and it was virtually problem free.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This Camry and the previous Solara owned for 10 years, have been trouble-free.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have Solara 2004, has been durable.
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.