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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.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Taurus and Toyota Camry reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Camry were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Camry have been recently.

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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 Toyota Camry 26 Camrys, 3.8 months of data per Camry, average 4700 miles0
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 Toyota Camry 37 Camrys, 7.9 months of data per Camry, average 7000 miles12
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 Toyota Camry 107 Camrys, 9.6 months of data per Camry, average 22400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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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 Toyota Camry 52 Camrys, 9.3 months of data per Camry, average 37500 miles5
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 Toyota Camry 36 Camrys, 10.1 months of data per Camry, average 51300 miles13
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 Toyota Camry 51 Camrys, 9.2 months of data per Camry, average 72400 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 Toyota Camry 25 Camrys, 7.6 months of data per Camry, average 83000 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Camry 4 39 Camry 4s, 9.6 months of data per Camry 4, average 86500 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 28 Camry Hybrids, 9.7 months of data per Camry Hybrid, average 110000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Camry V6   21 Camry V6s, 9.5 months of data per Camry V6, average 96200 miles

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2006 Toyota Camry   14 Camrys, 8.4 months of data per Camry, average 102500 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus   15 Tauri, 9.9 months of data per Taurus, average 107300 miles

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2005 Toyota Camry 45 Camrys, 9.4 months of data per Camry, average 108200 miles40
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 Toyota Camry 31 Camrys, 8.9 months of data per Camry, average 124100 miles39
0% 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 Toyota Camry 32 Camrys, 9.8 months of data per Camry, average 130300 miles54
10% 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 Toyota Camry 40 Camrys, 8.6 months of data per Camry, average 134300 miles70
20% 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 Toyota Camry 28 Camrys, 8.4 months of data per Camry, average 147500 miles36
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Ford Taurus   24 Tauri, 8.5 months of data per Taurus, average 151500 miles

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2000 Toyota Camry 25 Camrys, 6.9 months of data per Camry, average 138400 miles76
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Ford Taurus   10 Tauri, 9.4 months of data per Taurus, average 134200 miles

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1999 Toyota Camry 32 Camrys, 8.1 months of data per Camry, average 168400 miles42
0% 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 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..... 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.
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
No problems with this one or previous owned taurus in over 100 K miles.
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
top notch - equal to honda/toyota
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.
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 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 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.
2009 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Camry has a good reliability record.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have Solara 2004, has been durable.
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
So far so good. I have not had any problems whatsoever.
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.